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Trump Criticizes European Allies Before NATO Anniversary Meet

Trump Criticizes European Allies Before NATO Anniversary Meet

December 04,2019

LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a NATO anniversary summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France’s Emmanuel Macron for “very nasty” comments ...

Chinese Vice Premier Meets ADB President

Chinese Vice Premier Meets ADB President

December 04,2019

BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng met with Takehiko Nakao, president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Tuesday in Beijing.
Han, also a member of the Standing Committee ...

EU Parliamentary Mission Head Says Malta PM Should Stand Aside Now

EU Parliamentary Mission Head Says Malta  PM Should Stand Aside Now

December 04,2019

VALLETTA - The head of a European Parliament delegation, dispatched to Malta to review the rule of law on the island following a scandal over the murder of a journalist, said on Tuesday ...

Germany’s Far-Right Afd Elects New Leaders as Radical’s Rise

Germany’s Far-Right Afd Elects New Leaders as Radical’s Rise

December 01,2019

BERLIN - Germany's far-right AfD party will elect new leaders on Saturday, with its increasingly influential radical wing seeking to tighten its grip on the group after a series ...

Suicide or Serial Crime? SECOND Woman Found BURNT ALIVE in Indian Town Where Harrowing Rape & Murder of Priyanka Reddy Occurred

Suicide or Serial Crime? SECOND Woman Found BURNT ALIVE in Indian Town Where Harrowing Rape & Murder of Priyanka Reddy Occurred

December 01,2019

NEW DELHI - The burnt body of an Indian woman has been found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, not far from the place where veterinarian Priyanka Reddy was kidnapped, brutally raped and murdered ...

Russia’s Marshal Ustinov Cruiser Heading to N. Atlantic After Drills with Chinese, S. African Sailors

Russia’s Marshal Ustinov Cruiser Heading  to N. Atlantic After Drills with Chinese,  S. African Sailors

December 01,2019

MOSCOW - The Marshal Ustinov cruiser has concluded the exercise involving the frigates from South Africa and China in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, Northern Fleet spokesperson ...

China Allocates 1 Trillion Yuan of Special Bonds Quota

China Allocates 1 Trillion Yuan of Special Bonds Quota

December 01,2019

BEIJING - China has allocated part of next year's special bonds quota worth 1 trillion yuan (about 143 billion U.S. dollars) in an ...

Opposition Leader Keiko Fujimori Leaves Prison in Peru

Opposition Leader Keiko Fujimori Leaves Prison in Peru

December 01,2019

LIMA - Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction ...

Top Iraq Cleric Urges Lawmakers to Reassess Government After 400 Killed

Top Iraq Cleric Urges Lawmakers to  Reassess Government After 400 Killed

November 30,2019

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned attacks on protesters and urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for the government, an apparent suggestion ...

Malta Government Rejects Immunity Bid by Businessman in Journalist Murder

Malta Government Rejects Immunity Bid by Businessman in Journalist Murder

November 30,2019

VALLETTA - The Malta government turned down a request from one of the island’s richest men on Friday for a pardon in return for his cooperation in the investigation into a journalist ...

UK PM Johnson Implores Trump: Please Keep Out of Election

UK PM Johnson Implores Trump: Please Keep Out of Election

November 30,2019

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was best if U.S. President Donald Trump did not get involved in Britain’s upcoming election when he visits London for a NATO ...

North Korea’s Thanksgiving Day Test Shows Improving Speed for Missile Crews

North Korea’s Thanksgiving Day Test Shows Improving Speed for  Missile Crews

November 30,2019

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed “great satisfaction” over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday ...

Xi Sends Condolences to Kenyan President Over Deadly Landslide

Xi Sends Condolences to  Kenyan President Over  Deadly Landslide

November 30,2019

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message of condolences to his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, over the heavy casualties of a landslide in West Pokot County ...

EU’s Tusk: Trump Is ‘Perhaps The Most Difficult Challenge’ For Europe

EU’s Tusk: Trump Is ‘Perhaps The Most Difficult Challenge’ For Europe

November 28,2019

BERLIN - U.S. President Donald Trump poses one of the biggest challenges for the European Union because he is “praying” for the breakup of the bloc, European Council ...

Turkey Needs New Defense Systems: Minister

Turkey Needs New Defense  Systems: Minister

November 28,2019

ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said here on Wednesday that Turkey needs new anti-missile defense systems and Ankara could make procurement from Russia or the United ...

Japanese Gov’t May Include More Part-Time Workers in Pension System

Japanese Gov’t May Include More  Part-Time Workers in Pension System

November 28,2019

TOKYO - The Japanese government may look to include more part-time workers into the national employee pension system by mandating companies with relatively small workforces ...

Chinese, U.S. Chief Trade Negotiators Hold Phone Talks

Chinese, U.S. Chief Trade Negotiators Hold Phone Talks

November 27,2019

BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive ...

Denmark Withdraw Passport from 2 Foreign Fighters

Denmark Withdraw Passport from  2 Foreign Fighters

November 27,2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s government has withdrawn the Danish passports of two men who joined the Islamic State group — the first such cases since a new law was passed ...

Spanish Police Resume Efforts to Tow Drug Submarine to Port

Spanish Police Resume Efforts to  Tow Drug Submarine to Port

November 27,2019

MADRID — Spanish police say they have resumed efforts to try to refloat a submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine ...

UK Chief Rabbi Slams Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism Claims: ‘The Very Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake’

UK Chief Rabbi Slams Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism Claims: ‘The Very Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake’

November 27,2019

LONDON - Britain’s most senior Jewish religious leader stepped into the middle of the country's general election campaign Monday, warning that the “the very soul of our nation ...

Pope Urges World Leaders to Renounce Nuclear Weapons During Visit to Japan

Pope Urges World Leaders to Renounce Nuclear Weapons During Visit to Japan

November 26,2019

TOKYO - Pope Francis appealed on Monday to world leaders to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, a day after he visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only cities ...

Iraq Shaken by One of Its ‘Worst’ Days of Protests; At Least 13 Killed

Iraq Shaken by One of Its ‘Worst’ Days of  Protests; At Least 13 Killed

November 26,2019

BAGHDAD - At least 13 anti-government protesters were killed Sunday by Iraqi security forces in one of the “worst” days of violence in the country's south amid ...

PM Imran Launches Clean Green Pakistan Index

PM Imran Launches Clean Green  Pakistan Index

November 26,2019

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) as part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s efforts to curb ...

Auto Train Operating System May Improve Kazakhstan’s Transport Efficiency

Auto Train Operating System  May Improve Kazakhstan’s  Transport Efficiency

November 26,2019

NUR-SULTAN - Roadmap signed by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy national company (Kazakhstan Railways) and Russia’s Transmashholding and LogoTech-Signal companies will help ...

France Says Abu Dhabi to Host HQ for European Naval Mission for The Gulf

France Says Abu Dhabi to Host HQ for  European Naval Mission for The Gulf

November 25,2019

ABU DHABI - A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon, France’s defense ...

China’s Securities Regulator Approves Trading of New Options

China’s Securities Regulator Approves  Trading of New Options

November 25,2019

BEIJING - The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has given the green light to the trading of PTA, methyl alcohol, rapeseed meal, iron ore and gold options...

Pope Urges Abolition of Nuclear Weapons at Japan’s Ground Zeros

Pope Urges Abolition of Nuclear Weapons at Japan’s Ground Zeros

November 25,2019

HIROSHIMA, Japan - Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly ...

Pence Works to Reassure Kurdish Allies in Surprise Iraq Trip

Pence Works to Reassure Kurdish Allies in Surprise Iraq Trip

November 25,2019

IRBIL, Iraq — Vice President Mike Pence worked to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, the highest-level American ...

US to Step Up Fight Against ISIS in Syria ‘In Coming Days and Weeks’ – CENTCOM Chief

US to Step Up Fight Against ISIS in Syria ‘In Coming Days and Weeks’ – CENTCOM Chief

November 24,2019

WASHINGTON - The Central Command chief said the US plans to escalate operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in Syria, where hundreds of American ...

U.S. Institute of Peace Launches Women Building Peace Award

U.S. Institute of Peace Launches Women  Building Peace Award

November 24,2019

Inaugural award will recognize an extraordinary woman peacebuilder in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions
WASHINGTON -- In recognition ...

All King Bibi’s Men: Netanyahu’s Inner Circle Key to Criminal Cases

All King Bibi’s Men: Netanyahu’s Inner  Circle Key to Criminal Cases

November 24,2019

JERUSALEM, - Secret recordings, powerful media moguls, illicit gifts of cigars and champagne, betrayals by trusted aides. The three corruption cases against Israeli prime ...

Pope Francis Visits Japan, Bearing Anti-Nuclear Message

Pope Francis Visits Japan, Bearing Anti-Nuclear Message

November 24,2019

TOKYO - Pope Francis arrived on Saturday in Japan, the second leg of a week-long Asian trip whose main aim is to bring an anti-nuclear message to Nagasaki and Hiroshima ...

South Korea Reverses Decision to Suspend Intelligence Deal with Japan

South Korea Reverses Decision to  Suspend Intelligence Deal with Japan

November 23,2019

SEOUL/NAGOYA, Japan - South Korea on Friday said it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, in a dramatic, last-minute reversal that signaled a breakthrough ...

US Calls for Iran Crackdown Videos, Internet Slowly Returns

US Calls for Iran Crackdown Videos,  Internet Slowly Returns

November 23,2019

TEHRAN — Iranian authorities slowly eased up their sweeping blockage of internet access on Friday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Iranians to send the U.S. videos ...

PM Imran Wants to Weaken Parliament, Alleges Marriyum Aurangzeb

PM Imran Wants to Weaken Parliament,  Alleges Marriyum Aurangzeb

November 23,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to weaken the parliament with what she dubbed ...