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Iran threatens to `vigorously` resume enrichment if US quits deal

Iran threatens to `vigorously` resume enrichment if US quits deal

AFP, New York : Iran warned Saturday it is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further "drastic measures"

Internet control key to stability: Xi

Internet control key to stability: Xi

Reuters, Beijing :China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from

Chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma two weeks after attack

Chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma two weeks after attack

The Telegraph :Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the

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Gunmen kill 2 Shiites in PakistanAP, QuettaPolice in Pakistan say gunmen have killed two Shiites and wounded a third in Quetta, the latest in a recent series of attacks

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

AFP, Toronto :The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations were gathered in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as provocation from

Queen marks 92nd birthday with star-studded C’wealth concert

Queen marks 92nd birthday with star-studded C’wealth concert

AFP, London :Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday with a star-studded, Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Shaggy.The monarch took to the stage

Thousands of  students to walkout across US  in call for gun reform

Thousands of students to walkout across US in call for gun reform

Reuters, Colorado : Thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Reuters, Washington  :An internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Reuters, Dubai :Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear

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Macron, Trump to dine at Mt Vernon on MondayAFP, Mount VernonThe Trumps, it seems, have not forgotten their intimate meal with the Macrons on the second floor of the

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

AP, Washington :James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to

China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability': US

China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability': US

AP, Washington :The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP, Seoul :North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern US history

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern US history

Reuters, Alabama :Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern

Cuba's new President Diaz-Canel vows to 'continue' revolution

Cuba's new President Diaz-Canel vows to 'continue' revolution

AFP, Havana, Cuba :  Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was on Thursday named as Raul Castro's successor, vowed to keep the Caribbean island on the path of "revolution"

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50 migrant caravan reach Mexico, US borderReuters, Mexico City A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S.

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

AP, Washington :Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing

Queen intervenes in succession plan, ‘wishes’ Prince Charles is heir

Queen intervenes in succession plan, ‘wishes’ Prince Charles is heir

PTI, London :Queen Elizabeth II today appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head, making her first direct intervention into a

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's President

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's President

AP, Havana  :A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

AFP, United Nations :A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma to allow experts to deploy soon to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack,

Trump says porn star Stormy Daniels is conning the media

Trump says porn star Stormy Daniels is conning the media

AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump accused porn star Stormy Daniels on Wednesday of pulling a "total con job" by releasing an artist's sketch of a man she said

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Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionAP, Beijing Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to

Trump hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

Trump hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

AFP, United States :US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead-but warned he was not afraid to

Modi confronted by angry protests in London

Modi confronted by angry protests in London

Reuters, London  :Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home,

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N Korea

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N Korea

AFP, Seoul :South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials

Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

AP, Riyadh :Saudi Arabia will hold a private screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters that are set to open to the

Mahathir sees 50-50 chance of opposition win

Mahathir sees 50-50 chance of opposition win

AP, Putrajaya, Malaysia :Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a

US in `extremely high` level talks with North Korea on summit: Trump

US in `extremely high` level talks with North Korea on summit: Trump

Reuters  Beach, Fla :President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is engaged in direct talks at "extremely high levels" with North Korea to try to set up

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Armenian protesters pile pressure on new PMAFP, YerevanThousands of people rallied in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed

Comey book says he threatened to call for special counsel over Hillary emails

Comey book says he threatened to call for special counsel over Hillary emails

Yahoo News :FBI Director James Comey threatened to call for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's email server in the spring of 2016, after Clinton's lawyers refused on