President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

December 11, 2017 3:30 pm
President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s governing Socialist Party has won more than 300 of the 335 mayorships in local elections, a victory that strengthens the hand of its leader, President Nicolas Maduro, in next year’s presidential race. Speaking to supporters in a Caracas square shortly before midnight on Sunday, the […]

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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded an international peace prize for his anti-war efforts, an event that was largely ignored by major British and international media. Corbyn received the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament […]

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) David Matamoros addresses the media on December 3, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.(Photo by AFP) Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent with original data for the presidential election two […]

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US isolated at United Nations Security Council as allies condemn Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds decision

December 8, 2017 11:59 pm
US isolated at United Nations Security Council as allies condemn Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds decision

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley attends the Security Council’s emergency meeting on the situation in Palestine in New York on December 8, 2017. (AFP photo) The US has become isolated at the UN Security Council as Washington’s traditional allies condemn President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds […]

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100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

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100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

A general view of Jerusalem shows the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem al-Quds’s Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) More than 100 Jewish studies scholars have condemned President Donald Trump’s […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov censures Washington’s provocation in Korean Peninsula

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov censures Washington’s provocation in Korean Peninsula

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a press conference after the 24th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has censured the joint military exercises conducted by the United States and […]

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Russia concerned by the United States missile development budget

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Russia concerned by the United States missile development budget

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov (L) (photo by AFP) Russia has voiced concern about the allocation by the United States Congress of funds for the US military to develop new missiles. The US Senate and House of Representatives finalized the US military budget for 2018, in […]

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

An overview of the venue hosting the 31st Islamic Unity Conference in the Iranian capital of Tehran, December 7, 2018 (Photo by IRNA) Senior Muslim figures attending the international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have slammed a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” calling for a new […]

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China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

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China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang China has urged the United States and North Korea to exercise restraint, reminding the sides that war would not resolve the long-standing issues between them. The US military has been conducting joint exercises with South Korea since Monday, drilling mock attacks on North Korea in […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo by AFP) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly used a minor member of the royal family as a ‘proxy’ to buy the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction last month, at a time when the kingdom was rounding up billionaire princes […]

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14 US states sue Trump administration’s failure to enforce smog rules

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
14 US states sue Trump administration’s failure to enforce smog rules

This May 25, 2017 aerial file photo shows the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., with Los Angeles International Airport in the background and the El Porto neighborhood of Manhattan Beach, Calif., in the foreground. (Photo by AP) Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they […]

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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo by AFP) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims “many” world countries will follow the US in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” turning a deaf ear to international condemnations of Washington’s move. “I would like to announce that we are already in contact with other countries […]

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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters have demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the European Union to back its drive for independence from Spain. Demonstrators chanted “Wake up Europe!” and waved Catalonia’s red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag on […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin declares ‘complete victory’ on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

December 6, 2017 11:30 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin declares ‘complete victory’ on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses workers of the GAZ factory in Nizhny Novgorod on December 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a ‘complete victory’ over the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group on both banks of the Euphrates River in Syria, stressing the significance of switching to a […]

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US Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as head of Department of Homeland Security

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US Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as head of Department of Homeland Security

Donald Trump offers the podium to Kirstjen Nielsen after nominating her to be the next US Secretary of Homeland Security in Washington, DC on October 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US Senate has confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after she […]

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US President Donald Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

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US President Donald Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem al-Quds from the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2017. (AFP photo) US President Donald Trump has officially declared the disputed city of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering […]

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US President Donald Trump tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of intention to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds: Palestinian presidency

December 5, 2017 11:45 pm
US President Donald Trump tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of intention to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds: Palestinian presidency

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and US President Donald Trump (file photo) US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his intention to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, the Palestinian presidency says. In a phone call on Tuesday, Trump “informed the president […]

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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been detained by police at his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Saakashvili was forcefully taken into custody from his apartment in central Kiev by masked security forces on Tuesday. The forces then searched his house. Video footage appeared showing Saakashvili appearing […]

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

Catalan leader in exile Carles Puigdemont looks on during a visit to the city of Bruges on November 25, 2017. (AFP photo) A judge in the Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn European and international arrest warrants issued for leaders of an independence movement in northeastern Catalonia region. A Supreme Court […]

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Ex-campaign aide: Mike Pence’s wife finds US President Donald Trump ‘reprehensible, totally vile’

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Ex-campaign aide: Mike Pence’s wife finds US President Donald Trump ‘reprehensible, totally vile’

US President Donald Trump (2nd from L), his wife, Melenia (L), Vice President Mike Pence (2nd from R),and his wife, Karen. (File Photo) A former campaign aide for US President Donald Trump has said that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife finds Trump “reprehensible, totally vile.”  According to a report published in The […]

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Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

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Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

This file photo taken on November 08, 2013 shows Former King of Romania Michael I looking towards the audience at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest. (Photo by AFP) Romania’s former king Michael, who died Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered […]

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