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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vows to turn country into world’s strongest nuclear power

December 13, 2017 7:30 am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vows to turn country into world’s strongest nuclear power

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 09, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting Mount Paektu in Ryanggang Province. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that he will turn his country into the “world’s strongest nuclear power.” According to North Korea’s […]

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

December 8, 2017 11:59 pm
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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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
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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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 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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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

December 5, 2017 11:39 pm
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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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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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The electoral tribunal in Honduras has finished counting votes in the country’s contentious presidential election after more than a week, with incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez having received more votes in the […]

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Iranian capital of Tehran hosts International Islamic Unity Conference

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Iranian capital of Tehran hosts International Islamic Unity Conference

The photo shows a view of the 31th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran, December 5, 2017. The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance. The event is […]

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Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudis warn against the US new policy on Jerusalem al-Quds to be “kiss of death”

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Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudis warn against the US new policy on Jerusalem al-Quds to be “kiss of death”

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s top representative in the US, Husam Zomlot The Palestine Liberation Organization’s top representative in the US says the formal recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital will be the “kiss of death” to so-called peace efforts. “That would be actually the kiss of death to […]

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Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa urges public unity to revive ailing economy

December 4, 2017 8:45 am
Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa urges public unity to revive ailing economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa officiates at the swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 4, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Zimbabwe’s new president has called for public unity to revive the African country’s ailing economy as his new cabinet took the oath of office. Emmerson Mnangagwa […]

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Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev

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Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev

Russia’s ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev (C) is escorted after a hearing at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on December 04, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe […]

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Turkish authorities warned that Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds status change by the United States to lead to catastrophe

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Turkish authorities warned that Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds status change by the United States to lead to catastrophe

This photo taken on October 27, 2016, shows Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag speaking during a press conference at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have warned that any change in the current status of Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, as proposed by the United […]

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during a meeting with Catalan mayors in Brussels on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Belgian judge will decide next week whether the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, should be sent back to Spain to face rebellion charges. Puigdemont’s lawyers said […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May under growing pressure to reveal true cost of European Union divorce bill

December 3, 2017 12:53 am
British Prime Minister Theresa May under growing pressure to reveal true cost of European Union divorce bill

Britain Prime minister Theresa May answers journalists after a summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on November 24, 2017. (AFP photo) British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing pressure from within her own Conservative Party to reveal the true cost of leaving the European Union and settling […]

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UN judge censures Croatia’s disrespect for victims of Bosnia war

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UN judge censures Croatia’s disrespect for victims of Bosnia war

People light candles in tribute to General Slobodan Praljak in Zagreb on November 30, 2017, after the Bosnian Croat war criminal took his own life in front of United Nations war crimes judges, apparently drinking poison just after they upheld his 20-year jail term for atrocities committed during the Balkans […]

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