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Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of occupation’: US lawmaker

Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of occupation’: US lawmaker

AP, St. Paul :Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to

US tests first ground-launched cruise missile after INF Treaty exit

US tests first ground-launched cruise missile after INF Treaty exit

Reuters, Washington :The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since

'Save our oceans,' Oscar winner Bardem tells UN

'Save our oceans,' Oscar winner Bardem tells UN

AFP, New York :Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem made an impassioned plea at the United Nations to save the world's oceans Monday.The Spaniard, a keen environmental activist, called on countries to

Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine but clash on Syria

Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine but clash on Syria

AFP, Bormes-les-Mimosas (France) :French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria,

Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial "backstop" on

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Mike Pence to be Trump's running mate in 2020Reuters,WashingtonPresident Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in

Iran warns US against oil tanker seizure as ship leaves Gibraltar

Iran warns US against oil tanker seizure as ship leaves Gibraltar

AP, Tehran :Tehran said Monday it has warned its arch-foe Washington against attempting to seize an Iranian tanker that has set sail from waters off Gibraltar after being impounded for

Chinese firm suspends Venezuelan oil loading over US sanction fears

Chinese firm suspends Venezuelan oil loading over US sanction fears

Reuters, Washington :China National Petroleum Corp, a leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, has halted August loadings following the latest set of U.S. sanctions on the South American exporter, two Beijing-based

Trump hails progress in talks with Taliban

Trump hails progress in talks with Taliban

US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well.But while

Scientists find Arctic Ocean sea ice loaded with microplastics

Scientists find Arctic Ocean sea ice loaded with microplastics

AFP, Paris :At first glance, it looks like hard candy laced with flecks of fake fruit, or a third grader's art project confected from recycled debris.In reality, it's a sliver

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Reuters, Khartoum :Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following

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Trump confirms interest in buying GreenlandAFP, WashingtonUS President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his administration."It's something we

British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure Sunday to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit.More than 100 MPs have written to Johnson to

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

AP, Gibraltar :The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made

Ukraine peace the prize as Macron hosts Putin

Ukraine peace the prize as Macron hosts Putin

AFP, Paris :French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt to convince Russia to accept Ukraine's overtures of dialogue when he meets Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday ahead of a G7

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

AFP, New York :A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York.Larry K.

Dueling rallies in Portland end with no major violence

Dueling rallies in Portland end with no major violence

AFP, Portland :A far-right rally and leftist counter-demonstration in the city of Portland, Oregon wrapped up Saturday amid a heavy police presence with no major incidents, following fears that violent

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Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless US deploys themReuters, MoscowRussia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and

Pelosi assails ‘weakness’ of Trump and Netanyahu

Pelosi assails ‘weakness’ of Trump and Netanyahu

AP, Washington :House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week

Empty rice cookers create bomb scare in New York

Empty rice cookers create bomb scare in New York

AP, New York :New York went on alert for two hours Friday during the morning rush hour because of three suspicious objects that turned out to be empty rice cookers.Police

US govt to go ahead with $8b sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, angering China

US govt to go ahead with $8b sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, angering China

Agencies, Washington :The Trump administration is pushing ahead with a US$8 billion sale of 66 F-16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan, according to two influential senators, a move expected to add

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

AP, New Delhi :Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in

Discussions on Afghan peace deal go ‘very well’, says Trump's spokesman

Discussions on Afghan peace deal go ‘very well’, says Trump's spokesman

The White House says President Donald Trump's talks with his national security advisers to discuss Afghan peace talks went "very well" and that negotiations with the Taliban "are proceeding."Officials on

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Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next weekReuters, LondonBritish leader Boris Johnson will travel to meet his French and German counterparts on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, in his first foreign

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

AFP, Gibraltar :Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions,

Malaysia to question Zakir Naik for comments against Malaysian Hindus

Malaysia to question Zakir Naik for comments against Malaysian Hindus

Reuters, Kuala Lumpur :Malaysian authorities will summon controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on

Now Trump wants US to buy Greenland, reports Wall Street Journal

Now Trump wants US to buy Greenland, reports Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post :President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge

N Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

N Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

AP, Seoul :North Korea on Friday bluntly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the U.S. and over his rosy comments on inter-Korean

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Amnesty urges Sudan's military to extradite ousted al-BashirAP, Cairo Amnesty International is urging Sudan's military rulers to hand over longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to

Indonesia President proposes to move capital to Borneo

Indonesia President proposes to move capital to Borneo

Reuters, Jakarta :Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left