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Foreign interference in US elections 'unacceptable': Pompeo

Foreign interference in US elections 'unacceptable': Pompeo

AP, Washington :Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that any foreign interference in American elections is "unacceptable" and warned Russia and others that the Trump administration will protect

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: Watchdog

AFP, Washington :At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press

Johnson on track for 24-seat majority: Focaldata

Johnson on track for 24-seat majority: Focaldata

Reuters, London :Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on track for a 24-seat majority after Thursday's general election, polling company Focaldata forecast on Tuesday, down sharply from its forecast

US army preparing biggest European deployment in 25 years

US army preparing biggest European deployment in 25 years

AFP, Washington:The US Army is planning its biggest deployment of troops to Europe in 25 years, with 20,000 troops slated to take part in a massive force projection exercise at

Climate change tops list of global worries for young people: AI

Madrid (Thomson Reuters Foundation) :Four out of 10 young people view climate change as one of the most important issues facing the world, an Amnesty International survey on the state

Activists hold placards as they attend a protest against climate change as the COP25 climate summit held in Madrid, Spain.

Activists hold placards as they attend a protest against climate change as the COP25 climate summit held in Madrid, Spain.

Nobel laureates call for accountability of Suu Kyi

Nobel laureates call for accountability of Suu Kyi

Anadolu News Agency  :Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and country's army commanders must be held criminally accountable for crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims, seven Nobel peace laureates said

A Black Swan for Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy  :Myanmar's de facto leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-once internationally feted as a human rights champion-arrived with her delegation in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday. This time, her

Australia braces for bushfires as strong winds create ‘severe’ conditions

Australia braces for bushfires as strong winds create ‘severe’ conditions

AFP, GosfordAustralians braced for deadly bushfires to spread and intensify Tuesday, as strong winds and high temperatures created "severe" fire conditions.With Sydney and several other cities again cloaked in thick

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6 killed after gun rampage at Czech hospitalAFP, OstravaA gunman opened fire Tuesday in a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, killing six people, police said. "There are

At London temple, Boris Johnson pledges support to PM Modi's new India

At London temple, Boris Johnson pledges support to PM Modi's new India

PTI, London :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a pledge to partner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his mission to build a new India, as he and his

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

AP, Tehran :Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

Reuters, Riyadh :Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules

Arms sales increased nearly 5pc worldwide in 2018: Report

Arms sales increased nearly 5pc worldwide in 2018: Report

AFP, Stockholm:Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report published Monday by the Stockholm International

Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

AFP, Paris : Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold formal talks Monday for the first time with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine's east, at a highly

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US confirms Washington visit by Russian FMAFP, WashingtonUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday - the Russian's first visit to Washington since

Air of menace as Britain’s election gets nasty

Air of menace as Britain’s election gets nasty

AFP, Braintree :Candidates hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety

Trump tells Jewish-Americans he is Israel's best friend

Trump tells Jewish-Americans he is Israel's best friend

AFP, Hollywood :US President Donald Trump aimed to make inroads Saturday in the politically important Jewish-American vote with a Florida speech where he declared himself the best friend Israel has

Fix climate crisis and save earth, says physics Nobel prize winner

Fix climate crisis and save earth, says physics Nobel prize winner

Reuters, Stockholm :Fix the climate crisis and save the Earth, one of this year's Nobel laureates for physics urged on Saturday, saying the idea of humans escaping our planet to

Indian border officials on look out for fugitive cosmic guru

Indian border officials on look out for fugitive cosmic guru

AFP, New Delhi :Indian border officials and embassies have issued an alert for a fugitive guru accused of rape, the government said, days after the holy man announced the creation

Denuclearization off table in negotiation with US, says North Korea

Denuclearization off table in negotiation with US, says North Korea

Reuters, United Nations:North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not

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Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit todayGood Morning AmericaRussia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Russia and Ukraine will

US has 'other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on: US envoy

US has 'other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on: US envoy

AP, United Nations :U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use "other tools" if Tehran continues its

Documents show Japan army demanded 1

Documents show Japan army demanded 1 "comfort woman" per 70 soldiers in wartime

Reuters, Tokyo :The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one "comfort woman" for every 70 soldiers, Japan's Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents it had reviewed,

Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

Reuters, Seoul :U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as

US opens first round of resurrected peace talks with Taliban

US opens first round of resurrected peace talks with Taliban

AP, Kabul :U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held on Saturday the first official talks with Afghanistan's Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead

Lebanon's journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Lebanon's journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

AP, Beirut  :Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work - including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats - while reporting on nearly 50 days

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New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside blocAFP, Addis AbabaEuropean Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming

India's Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdict

India's Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdict

AP, New Delhi :India's largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling that favors Hindus' right to a disputed site 27 years

China's defence budget increased 850pc over 20 years: Pentagon

China's defence budget increased 850pc over 20 years: Pentagon

PTI, Washington :China's defense budget has grown 850 per cent in the last 20 years from $20 billion to $170 billion in 2018, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers