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South Korea to hold meeting on Malaysia killing

South Korea to hold meeting on Malaysia killing

🕔07:01, 15.Feb 2017

South Korea’s prime minister will preside over a national security council meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the suspected murder of the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother in Malaysia, his office said. Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean

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Johnson says Gambia to rejoin Commonwealth

Johnson says Gambia to rejoin Commonwealth

🕔06:58, 15.Feb 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Gambia, which is seeking to emerge from more than two decades of authoritarian rule, would be readmitted “as fast as possible” to the Commonwealth, a body whose African members he once

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World cardinals back pope after attacks by conservatives

World cardinals back pope after attacks by conservatives

🕔06:54, 15.Feb 2017

Senior Roman Catholic cardinals from the around the world defended Pope Francis on Monday against a spate of recent attacks from conservatives challenging his authority. In an unusual move, nine cardinals in a group advising Francis on Vatican economic and

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Trump national security aide Flynn resigns

Trump national security aide Flynn resigns

🕔12:11, 14.Feb 2017

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence

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Sasikala convicted in assets case, gets jail term

Sasikala convicted in assets case, gets jail term

🕔10:53, 14.Feb 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala in disproportionate assets case. At 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, a Bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy delivered separate judgments on appeals filed by the Karnataka government

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US to “tweak” trade relationship with Canada

US to “tweak” trade relationship with Canada

🕔07:22, 14.Feb 2017

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would be “tweaking” its trade relationship with Canada, stopping short of calling for a major realignment in a development likely to please visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump has pledged

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Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

🕔07:17, 14.Feb 2017

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. The findings add to mounting evidence of the use of

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Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 32

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 32

🕔07:14, 14.Feb 2017

At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed near Taipei on Monday night, with television footage showing the bus careening toward a road barrier before flipping on its side. Of 44 people on the bus, 30 were

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North Korea says new missile test successful

North Korea says new missile test successful

🕔08:18, 13.Feb 2017

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming further advancement in a weapons program it is pursuing in violation of United Nations resolutions. North Korea fired

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Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

🕔08:14, 13.Feb 2017

Thousands of Romanians protested in Bucharest and other cities on Sunday against the Social Democrat government that tried to weaken a crackdown on corruption earlier this month. The one-month-old cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu enraged voters when it quietly

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Steinmeier elected German president

Steinmeier elected German president

🕔08:10, 13.Feb 2017

Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of

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North Korea tests ballistic missile

North Korea tests ballistic missile

🕔14:38, 12.Feb 2017

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions. The test

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Panama detains Mossack Fonseca founders

Panama detains Mossack Fonseca founders

🕔14:35, 12.Feb 2017

The two founders of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were arrested on Saturday, the attorney general’s office said, after both were indicted on charges of money-laundering in a case allegedly tied to a wide-ranging corruption scandal in Brazil. Firm founders

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Trump backs ‘one China’ policy in call with Xi

Trump backs ‘one China’ policy in call with Xi

🕔09:29, 11.Feb 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the “one China” policy during a phone call with China’s leader Xi Jinping, a major diplomatic boost for Beijing which brooks no criticism of its claim to self-ruled Taiwan. Trump

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U.N. Secretary General kicks off Middle East tour

U.N. Secretary General kicks off Middle East tour

🕔09:24, 11.Feb 2017

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in Istanbul on Friday for talks with Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yildirim, at the start of his first visit to the Middle East as the world body’s leader, his office said Friday. Guterres, who

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Assad rejects safe zones in Syria

Assad rejects safe zones in Syria

🕔09:22, 11.Feb 2017

President Bashar al-Assad rejected the creation of safe zones for refugees and displaced people in Syria, an idea supported by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a transcript from an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday. He signaled he

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In setback for Trump judges reject travel ban

In setback for Trump judges reject travel ban

🕔08:34, 10.Feb 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate a temporary travel ban he had ordered on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court

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Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

🕔08:30, 10.Feb 2017

A session of South Africa’s parliament convened for a keynote address by the president descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Deputies from the Economic

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Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

🕔08:27, 10.Feb 2017

More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.

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Nasheed to contest 2018 presidential polls

Nasheed to contest 2018 presidential polls

🕔16:50, 9.Feb 2017

Exiled former Maldives President, Mohamed Nasheed, on Thursday announced that he would contest the 2018 Maldives Presidential election if he gets elected as the Maldives Democratic Party’s presidential candidate. Nasheed told reporters on press conference in Sri Lankan capital Colombo,

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