Archive for April, 2017

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

April 30, 2017 9:58 am
Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

In this file photo taken on February 22, 2016, opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich delivers a speech during a rally in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by AP) The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich […]

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Theresa May launches personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn as Labour closes gap

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Theresa May launches personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn as Labour closes gap

UK Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a harsh personal attack against Labour leader Jeremy Corybn, calling her main challenger in the upcoming general election “weak, unstable and nonsensical.” “I am strong and stable, Corbyn is weak and unstable. […]

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As tensions grow, US President Donald Tump praises ‘smart cookie’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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As tensions grow, US President Donald Tump praises ‘smart cookie’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stands in front of a group of his generals. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has drawn criticism by praising North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “a pretty smart cookie,” as Washington and Pyongyang position themselves for a possible military confrontation. Speaking to CBS […]

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US-led strikes killed 362 civilians in Iraq, Syria since 2014: Pentagon

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US-led strikes killed 362 civilians in Iraq, Syria since 2014: Pentagon

The file photo shows a US Air Force F-16 warplane. US-led strikes purportedly targeting Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have led to the deaths of at least 362 civilians since 2014, the Pentagon says. In a statement released on Sunday, the Pentagon said the strikes had resulted in […]

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Macedonia’s opposition plans to form government after violence

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Macedonia’s opposition plans to form government after violence

Police face protesters gathered outside Macedonia’s parliament after the governing Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker in Skopje, April 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Macedonia’s opposition Social Democrats say they would push ahead in forming a government with ethnic Albanian partners, following […]

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US President Donald Trump says ‘major conflict’ with North Korea possible

April 28, 2017 9:02 am
US President Donald Trump says ‘major conflict’ with North Korea possible

US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order at the US Department of the Interior, April 26, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has warned that a “major conflict” with North Korea is “absolutely” possible in the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and […]

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The United States losing ‘tremendous amount’ defending Saudi Arabia: US President Donald Trump

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The United States losing ‘tremendous amount’ defending Saudi Arabia: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman (R) shake hands in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump has criticized Saudi Arabia for not paying its […]

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The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

April 24, 2017 3:06 pm
The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with his military officers. (file photo) The United States has asked North Korea “to refrain from provocative” actions amid rising tensions between the two countries. “We call on [North Korea] to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice […]

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The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

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The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with his military officers. (file photo) The United States has asked North Korea “to refrain from provocative” actions amid rising tensions between the two countries. “We call on [North Korea] to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice […]

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

A file photo shows two Saudi women. A human rights watchdog group has lashed out at the United Nations for appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women. “Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and […]

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

A file photo shows two Saudi women. A human rights watchdog group has lashed out at the United Nations for appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women. “Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and […]

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures at the audience during a meeting at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, after the first round of the presidential election, April 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French centrist presidential candidate Emanuel Macron has underlined his determination to […]

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures at the audience during a meeting at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, after the first round of the presidential election, April 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French centrist presidential candidate Emanuel Macron has underlined his determination to […]

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s support for East Ukraine ‘obstacle’ in Washington-Moscow ties

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s support for East Ukraine ‘obstacle’ in Washington-Moscow ties

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s “actions” in eastern Ukraine serve as an “obstacle” in ties between the administration of US President Donald Trump and the Kremlin. […]

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s support for East Ukraine ‘obstacle’ in Washington-Moscow ties

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s support for East Ukraine ‘obstacle’ in Washington-Moscow ties

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia’s “actions” in eastern Ukraine serve as an “obstacle” in ties between the administration of US President Donald Trump and the Kremlin. […]

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Tony Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote

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Tony Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on registered Labour Party voters to break ranks and vote Tory or Liberal Democrat in the upcoming general election, further challenging Jeremy Corbyn’s troubled leadership over the main opposition party. In an interview with BBC on […]

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Tony Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote

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Tony Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on registered Labour Party voters to break ranks and vote Tory or Liberal Democrat in the upcoming general election, further challenging Jeremy Corbyn’s troubled leadership over the main opposition party. In an interview with BBC on […]

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Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’

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Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’

The Afghan nationals whose asylum applications have been rejected arrive from Germany in an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in […]

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Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’

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Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’

The Afghan nationals whose asylum applications have been rejected arrive from Germany in an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in […]

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UK wage growth almost disappears as higher inflation bites

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UK wage growth almost disappears as higher inflation bites

Consumers shopping at a supermarket in the UK (file photo) Rising levels of inflation coupled with lackluster wage growth have led UK consumer confidence to fall, according to a new survey, nearly a year after 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the European Union. According to the study by research […]

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