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Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

AP, Washington  :Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has

Violence escalates in Barcelona after 500,000 separatists rally

Violence escalates in Barcelona after 500,000 separatists rally

AFP, Barcelona :Violent clashes escalated in Barcelona late Friday, as radical Catalan separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police, who responded with teargas and rubber bullets, turning the city centre

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges Russia, US to hold nuclear talks

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges Russia, US to hold nuclear talks

Reuters, Moscow :Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, warned on Friday that the world was drifting into a dangerous era of militarised politics and appealed to Moscow and Washington to

Chile President declares state of emergency after violent protests

Chile President declares state of emergency after violent protests

AFP, Santiago :Chile's president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for security after a day of violent protests over increases in the

Lebanon paralysed by nationwide protests over proposed taxes

Lebanon paralysed by nationwide protests over proposed taxes

AP, Beirut :Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's management of a severe economic crisis and proposed

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High-profile cases turn spotlight on domestic violence in RussiaAFP, MoscowNatalia Tunikova's partner pushed her towards the open balcony in their high-rise Moscow flat, before punching her to the floor. Fearing

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

AP, Ceylanpinar :Fighting continued Friday morning in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went

Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoil

Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoil

AP, Jerusalem :Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israel's prime minister on Friday to reaffirm the countries' close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

AP, United Nations :Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries

China wanted executive fired for supporting Hong Kong protests: NBA chief

China wanted executive fired for supporting Hong Kong protests: NBA chief

AFP, Washington :China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said.Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ignited

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William, Kate back in Islamabad after mid-air storm dramaAFP, IslamabadBritain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived back in Islamabad Friday after spending an unexpected night in Lahore when thunderstorms

British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

AFP, London :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

AFP, Hong Kong :Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the

Brexit deal seen close as EU-UK talks go down to wire

Brexit deal seen close as EU-UK talks go down to wire

AFP, Brussels :The EU and Britain looked to be close to nailing down an elusive Brexit deal late Wednesday, just in time to be submitted to a key European summit.If

China 'leases' Pacific Island after Solomons cuts ties with Taiwan

China 'leases' Pacific Island after Solomons cuts ties with Taiwan

AFP, Honiara :A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in

Diplomatic stalemate fuels dangerous Saudi-Iran standoff

Diplomatic stalemate fuels dangerous Saudi-Iran standoff

AFP, Abu Dhabi :The dangerous rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, played out in proxy wars and mystery strikes, is destined to fester as long as neither reaches across the

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

AP, Washington :A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no

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Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for LibyaAP, United Nations African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand his impeachment

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand his impeachment

AFP, Westerville :Democratic White House hopeful united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves

EU and UK scramble for Brexit deal on eve of key summit

EU and UK scramble for Brexit deal on eve of key summit

AFP, Brussels :British and European negotiators ploughed on with Brexit talks Wednesday hoping that a deal can be found in time for this week's European summit.Brexit minister Steve Barclay described

NASA unveils spacesuit to be worn by first woman on Moon

NASA unveils spacesuit to be worn by first woman on Moon

Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of

Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016: Report

Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016: Report

Reuters, Brussels :Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016, the most recent year data is available, and almost every city-dwelling European is exposed to pollution

Qatar rules out possibility of war between US and Iran

Qatar rules out possibility of war between US and Iran

AFP, Doha :Qatar's defence minister ruled out Wednesday the possibility of a war between the United States and Iran amid rising tensions in the Gulf following attacks on oil tankers.Doha

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UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operationsAFP, United NationsThe UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Tuesday, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge

Russia will not allow Turkey, Syria clash

Russia will not allow Turkey, Syria clash

AP, Ceylanpinar, Turkey :Russia will not allow clashes between Syrian and Turkish forces, Russian president's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said on Tuesday.Speaking to the press in Abu Dhabi,

Delhi pollution 'action plan' comes into force

AFP, New Delhi :New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.Every winter, New

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

AFP, Tokyo :Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused

Brexit deal with Britain ‘possible this week’: EU's Michel Barnier

Brexit deal with Britain ‘possible this week’: EU's Michel Barnier

AFP, Luxembourg  :EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed.British and EU officials

Kids ‘should eat right’ as 1-in-3 are undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Kids ‘should eat right’ as 1-in-3 are undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

AFP, Paris :A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a

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Wildfires burn out of control in Lebanon and SyriaAP, Beirut Strong fires spread in different parts of Lebanon forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the