Post Tagged with: "World News"

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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US President Donald Trump signs massive defense policy bill worth nearly $700 billion

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US President Donald Trump signs massive defense policy bill worth nearly $700 billion

US President Donald Trump, surrounded by military officials and members of Congress, including Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (L), signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, during a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December […]

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Austria opens major corruption trial

December 12, 2017 3:21 am
Austria opens major corruption trial

Austria’s former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser (L) waits for the start of his trial in the Buwog’s case on December 2017, in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by AFP) A keenly awaited major trial in Austria delving into alleged high-level corruption began on Tuesday as a flamboyant jet setting former finance minister […]

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US President Donald Trump pushes Congress for tough immigration rules

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US President Donald Trump pushes Congress for tough immigration rules

US President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has urged Congress to legislate tough immigration rules in the wake of a blast that […]

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Russia suspends own diplomatic presence in war-torn Yemen: Foreign Ministry

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Russia suspends own diplomatic presence in war-torn Yemen: Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Russia says it has temporarily ended Moscow’s diplomatic presence in war-torn Yemen due to the current “situation in Sana’a,” as the Saudi-led military coalition has increased its airstrikes against the impoverished country during the past few weeks.   Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced […]

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US President Donald Trump rejects sexual accusations against him as ‘fabricated’

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US President Donald Trump rejects sexual accusations against him as ‘fabricated’

US President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, with the aim of returning Americans to the Moon, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump dismisses accusations of sexual misconduct, saying […]

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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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US, South Korea, Japan start missile tracking drill amid heightened tensions

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US, South Korea, Japan start missile tracking drill amid heightened tensions

In this photo provided by the South Korea’s Defense Ministry, Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea, September 4, 2017. (Via AP) The United States, South Korea and Japan have started joint war games amid high tensions on the Korean Peninsula […]

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Women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct should be heard: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

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Women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct should be heard: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a UN Security Council meeting. (file photo) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard.” “Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard […]

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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 President Donald Trump slams media over fake news, calling reporters a ‘stain on America’

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US President Donald Trump slams media over fake news, calling reporters a ‘stain on America’

President Donald Trump greets people during a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center on December 8, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has once again railed against the media blasting journalists and calling their work “a stain on America” after a string of errors in reporting […]

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Fox News ‘oblivious to the serial lying’ of US President Donald Trump

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Fox News ‘oblivious to the serial lying’ of US President Donald Trump

Protesters from the National Organization for Women (NOW) of New York hold a protest in front of the News Corporation Headquarters in New York, April 20 , 2017. (Photo by AFP) American basic cable and satellite television news channel Fox News is “abetting a cover up” in the White House […]

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End of nuclear weapons or end of us; choice is ours: Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN

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End of nuclear weapons or end of us; choice is ours: Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN

This file photo taken in 1971 shows a French nuclear test explosion in Mururoa atoll, French Polynesia, in the southern Pacific Ocean. ( Photo by AFP) A Nobel Peace Prize winning anti-nuclear weapons group has warned that the world is one “tantrum” away from nuclear war. The International Campaign to […]

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Former Fox News host Juliet Huddy accuses Trump of sex assault

December 10, 2017 9:51 am
Former Fox News host Juliet Huddy accuses Trump of sex assault

Former Fox News host Juliet Huddy A former Fox News anchor has accused US President Donald Trump of making an unwanted sexual advance on her in an elevator and joked about it later on. Juliet Huddy, who worked with Trump’s favorite news outlet for more than a decade before ending […]

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The United States would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND Corporation

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The United States would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND Corporation

US military aircraft drop live ordnance during a flight demonstration involving aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, December 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s […]

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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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Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

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Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

A general view of the city of Jerusalem al-Quds shows the Dome of the Rock mosque (C) in the early afternoon hours, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The broadcaster MBC, which is funded by Saudi Arabia, has suspended a TV program hosted by Jordanian presenter Ola al-Fares after she posted a […]

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Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

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Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

The undated photo shows the moment of an explosion after an Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip. Over two dozen Palestinians have been injured in Israeli artillery and air strikes against the besieged Gaza Strip, amid escalating tensions in the occupied territories in the wake of the US president’s recognition of […]

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

A firefighter works at the top of a hill as the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wild fire, burns through Bonsall, California, US, December 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures […]

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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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Former US sports doctor gets 60 years over sex abuse charges

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Former US sports doctor gets 60 years over sex abuse charges

This photo taken on November 22, 2017 shows former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appearing at Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) A former US sports doctor has been sentenced to 60 years in prison over accusations of sexually assaulting female athletes […]

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Franken, Franks resign from Congress over sexual and ethical misconduct allegations

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Franken, Franks resign from Congress over sexual and ethical misconduct allegations

Two more US lawmakers in Congress, one an ardent liberal and the other a social conservative, say they will resign over allegations of ethical and sexual misconduct amid the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country. US Senator Al Franken, a Democratic from Minnesota, announced his resignation on Thursday after facing […]

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Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

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Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

Large groups of Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to protest against US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” Protesters in the capital city of Tehran and other cities across the country staged anti-Israeli rallies after Friday prayers. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defied global […]

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