Monday, 19 August, 2019

Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind ship attacks off UAE, says Bolton

US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of “almost certainly” being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this...

Israeli election rerun looms as Netanyahu talks falter

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urgently worked to break a deadlock in coalition negotiations Tuesday as the once far-fetched possibility of fresh general elections...

Italy braced for 3 billion-euro Brussels fine: Salvini

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday he expected Brussels to slap Rome with a three billion-euro ($3.36 billion) fine over the country's...

‘On my mind’: Trump meets relatives of Japanese abducted by N.Korea

US President Donald Trump on Monday told relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korea that their loved ones were "very much on my mind"...

India’s opposition Congress backs Gandhi after poll defeat

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straight...

Hong Kong independence activists granted refugee status in Germany

Two former Hong Kong independence activists have been granted refugee status in Germany in what is one of the first cases of dissenters from...

French-Spanish nun murdered in Central African Republic

A French-Spanish nun has been brutally murdered in a village in the Central African Republic where she taught sewing to young girls, the Vatican...

Talks on Sudan’s political transition fail to produce deal

Sudanese army rulers and protesters failed Tuesday to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations also...

12 suspected jihadists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

Twelve suspected jihadists were killed Monday in police raids near Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said, a day after a bomb blast injured 17 people...

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against Monsanto

Since 2013, environmental activists and other protesters have organised the annual March Against Monsanto in cities in France and across the world, demanding an...
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