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N Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

N Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

AP, Seoul :North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington

Rouhani urges ME states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Rouhani urges ME states to ‘drive back Zionism’

AFP, Tehran :Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", saying Israel and its US ally were the root causes of the region's

Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

Reuters, Istanbul :Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's

Facing arrest, Peru ex-President dies after shooting himself in the head

Facing arrest, Peru ex-President dies after shooting himself in the head

AFP, Lima :Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a

2nd phase of voting begins in India with Kashmir in lockdown

2nd phase of voting begins in India with Kashmir in lockdown

AP, Srinagar :Voting began in the second phase of India's general elections Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.Srinagar is one

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Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegationReuters, Kabul A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years

US waging 'financial war' against Palestinians

US waging 'financial war' against Palestinians

AP, Ramallah, West Bank :The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to

Satellite images show activity at North Korea's nuclear site: US report

Satellite images show activity at North Korea's nuclear site: US report

AFP, Seoul :Activity has been detected at North Korea's main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the collapse of a summit with Washington,

US Sudent sues Chinese billionaire for alleged rape

US Sudent sues Chinese billionaire for alleged rape

Reuters, Minneapolis :A University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China's e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc, filed a civil

Indonesian President calls for unity after election

Indonesian President calls for unity after election

Reuters, Jakarta :Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that vote "quick counts" indicated he had regained the presidency, but called on his supporters to wait for the election commission

Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war

Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution from Congress directing him to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the second such move of his presidency.The resolution

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Jailed ex-S Korean president requests temporarily releaseAP, Seoul Imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her

World leaders stunned by Notre-Dame fire, urge rebuilding

World leaders stunned by Notre-Dame fire, urge rebuilding

AFP, Paris :Global leaders and institutions shared the international shock at seeing Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral consumed by flames.They stressed the unique and iconic place the monument has in human history

Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

AP, New  Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan's nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed

Socialist Bernie Sanders is a millionaire, his tax returns reveal

Socialist Bernie Sanders is a millionaire, his tax returns reveal

Self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, the 2020 presidential candidate who has long assailed America's growing income inequality, released 10 years of tax returns Monday that confirm his newfound status as

Taiwan President says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

Reuters, Taipei :Taiwan has not been intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese maneuvers were denounced by a senior U.S.

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Kabul announces list of 250 Afghans for talks with TalibanAP, Kabul, AfghanistanKabul has announced a list of 250 people - including around 50 women - who are headed for Qatar

Sudan protesters demand 'immediate' civilian rule

Sudan protesters demand 'immediate' civilian rule

AFP, Khartoum : Sudanese protesters on Sunday demanded the country's military rulers "immediately" hand power over to a civilian government that should then bring ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to justice.Thousands remained

Moon pushes for summit with N Korea's Kim despite nuclear standoff

Moon pushes for summit with N Korea's Kim despite nuclear standoff

Reuters, Seoul : South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he will pursue "in earnest" another summit with Kim Jong Un despite the North Korean leader's recent criticism of Seoul's

Pompeo urges Maduro to allow aid entry at Colombia-Venezuela border

Pompeo urges Maduro to allow aid entry at Colombia-Venezuela border

AFP, Cucuta, Colombia : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his tour of South America on Sunday with a brief visit to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, crossed through

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video

AP, Washington  :Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist

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Danish police detain 23 after provocateur sparks violenceAP, CopenhagenDanish police say 23 people have been detained for violence after a far-right provocateur tossed a copy of the Quran in the

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

AP, Pyongyang :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington

Pompeo says US won't quit fight in Venezuela, defends sanctions

Reuters, Santiago :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended sanctions on Venezuela and said the United States would not "quit the fight" in the socialist-run Latin American nation

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

AFP, New Delhi :India is hopeful it will avoid US sanctions over its purchase of Russia's S-400 missile system, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told AFP.New Delhi has been "heard and

Trump confidant Roger Stone seeks full Mueller report

Trump confidant Roger Stone seeks full Mueller report

AP, Washington :President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, Roger Stone, asked a federal judge Friday to compel the Justice Department to turn over a full copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's

Pedal power: India election crusader cycling for 'real' democracy

Pedal power: India election crusader cycling for 'real' democracy

AFP, Patna :Lal Mani Das raises his voice above the morning din outside a railway station in the eastern Indian city of Patna city to make an appeal: Vote for

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Trump threatens to send illegal migrants to 'sanctuary cities'AFP, WashingtonUS President Donald Trump said Friday he is seriously considering funneling detained illegal migrants into the self-declared sanctuary cities that oppose

Sudan risks civil war as Bashir ousted in military coup

Sudan risks civil war as Bashir ousted in military coup

Agencies, Khartoum :Sudanese people have been protesting not only in the capital Khartoum but also in smaller towns. Although the country's outgoing president, Omar al-Bashir, has tried to mitigate the

US says countries reviewing aid plan for Venezuela

US says countries reviewing aid plan for Venezuela

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that a group of countries are discussing plans to provide financial support to Venezuela, amid the country's economic collapse.In addition, the representative of