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German parties head into long weekend of coalition talks

German parties head into long weekend of coalition talks

Reuters, Berlin :Germany's would-be coalition partners continued talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on

Zimbabwe's ruling party to hold rally as anti-Mugabe tide rises

Zimbabwe's ruling party to hold rally as anti-Mugabe tide rises

Reuters, Harare :President Robert Mugabe's own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Saturday to make the

Elizabeth appoints 1st woman in 650 years to top job in Houses of Parliament

Xinhua, London :British Queen Elizabeth II approved Friday the appointment of Sarah Clarke as the new Black Rod in the House of Lords, a job held by 60 men

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks UN renewal

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks UN renewal

Reuters, United Nations :An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, ignoring Trump

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, ignoring Trump

AFP, Bonn :Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and

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Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 daysAP, RafahGaza's border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade.Egypt opened the

Lebanon's PM arrives in Paris for talks with Macron

Lebanon's PM arrives in Paris for talks with Macron

Reuters, Paris :Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, a

Russia casts 10th UN veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

Russia casts 10th UN veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

Reuters, United Nations :Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to

Belgian judge weighs extradition bid for Catalan ex-leader

Belgian judge weighs extradition bid for Catalan ex-leader

AFP, Brussels :A Belgian court will on Friday consider whether to send axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont back to Spain to face charges of rebellion and sedition over his

Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

AP, Pyongyang :The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country's capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's

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India, Pakistan troops exchange fire in KashmirXinhua. SrinagarIndian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire here on Friday, and targeted each other's positions and civilian areas, officials said. The two

2 S Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption

AFP, Seoul :Two former heads of South Korea's spy agency were arrested Friday on suspicion of paying bribes to aides of ousted ex-president Park Geun-Hye, as a sweeping corruption

Senate Judiciary presses Kushner in Russia investigation

Senate Judiciary presses Kushner in Russia investigation

AP, Washington :The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are saying President Donald Trump's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming with the panel's probe into Russian election

Trump defends Asia trip, vows `maximum pressure` on N Korea

Trump defends Asia trip, vows `maximum pressure` on N Korea

AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of "maximum pressure" on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang

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Japan, US stage naval drill amid tensionAFP, TokyoJapan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear

House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump

House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump

AP, Washington :A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that

Saudi Arabia has `detained` PM Hariri :Lebanon President

Saudi Arabia has `detained` PM Hariri :Lebanon President

AFP, Beirut :Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in a statement from the kingdom earlier

Pakistani judge exempts ex-PM Sharif from attending trial

Pakistani judge exempts ex-PM Sharif from attending trial

AP, Islamabad :A Pakistani judge has exempted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from attending his corruption trial so that he could visit his wife as she undergoes cancer treatment

All nations must deny terror financing, says Trump

All nations must deny terror financing, says Trump

PTI, Washington :The US will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday while asserting that all nations must deny financing and the use

Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid

Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid

AP, Sarpol-E-Zahab, Iran :Many survivors in Iran were still awaiting badly needed aid on Wednesday, three days after the powerful earthquake along the Iraq border killed more than 530

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5 killed in California mass shootingAFP, Los AngelesFive people are dead and 10 others were left wounded, including two children, in a shooting spree that rocked a small Northern

Trump heads home after `tremendously successful` Asia trip

Trump heads home after `tremendously successful` Asia trip

AP, Manila :President Donald Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been "tremendously successful" and had put the world on notice that

Sessions facing Congress amid new Russia probe details

Sessions facing Congress amid new Russia probe details

AP, Washington  :Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump. And he will be bracing

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Refugees in Greece start hunger strikeReuters, Athens A group of mainly Syrian women and children who have been stranded in Greece pitched tents opposite parliament in Athens on Wednesday in

Spain`s Rajoy urges return of `democratic and free` Catalonia

Spain`s Rajoy urges return of `democratic and free` Catalonia

AFP :Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visits Catalonia for the first time since Madrid imposed direct rule on the region, a day after hundreds of thousands of Catalans marched

Qatar investigates UAE plan to devalue its currency

Al Jazeera News  :Qatar has opened an investigation into claims of an alleged plot by the UAE to weaken its currency in the early stages of the Gulf diplomatic

North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

Seoul, Reuters  :A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.The soldier was found on

Lebanon PM says free in KSA and will return home 'soon'

Lebanon PM says free in KSA and will return home 'soon'

AFP :Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon's prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is "free" in Saudi Arabia and will return to

Global 2pc rise in CO2 'giant leap backwards for humankind'

Global 2pc rise in CO2 'giant leap backwards for humankind'

AFP  :The carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming, flat since 2014, are set to rise two percent this year, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at UN

Trump and Duterte bond at Asia summit; U.S. says rights mentioned briefly

Trump and Duterte bond at Asia summit; U.S. says rights mentioned briefly

Manila, Reuters  :U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got