Archive for April, 2017

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

April 30, 2017 9:58 am
Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

In this file photo taken on February 22, 2016, opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich delivers a speech during a rally in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by AP) The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich […]

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Theresa May launches personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn as Labour closes gap

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Theresa May launches personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn as Labour closes gap

UK Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a harsh personal attack against Labour leader Jeremy Corybn, calling her main challenger in the upcoming general election “weak, unstable and nonsensical.” “I am strong and stable, Corbyn is weak and unstable. […]

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As tensions grow, US President Donald Tump praises ‘smart cookie’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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As tensions grow, US President Donald Tump praises ‘smart cookie’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stands in front of a group of his generals. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has drawn criticism by praising North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “a pretty smart cookie,” as Washington and Pyongyang position themselves for a possible military confrontation. Speaking to CBS […]

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US-led strikes killed 362 civilians in Iraq, Syria since 2014: Pentagon

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US-led strikes killed 362 civilians in Iraq, Syria since 2014: Pentagon

The file photo shows a US Air Force F-16 warplane. US-led strikes purportedly targeting Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have led to the deaths of at least 362 civilians since 2014, the Pentagon says. In a statement released on Sunday, the Pentagon said the strikes had resulted in […]

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Macedonia’s opposition plans to form government after violence

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Macedonia’s opposition plans to form government after violence

Police face protesters gathered outside Macedonia’s parliament after the governing Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker in Skopje, April 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Macedonia’s opposition Social Democrats say they would push ahead in forming a government with ethnic Albanian partners, following […]

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US President Donald Trump says ‘major conflict’ with North Korea possible

April 28, 2017 9:02 am
US President Donald Trump says ‘major conflict’ with North Korea possible

US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order at the US Department of the Interior, April 26, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has warned that a “major conflict” with North Korea is “absolutely” possible in the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and […]

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The United States losing ‘tremendous amount’ defending Saudi Arabia: US President Donald Trump

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The United States losing ‘tremendous amount’ defending Saudi Arabia: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman (R) shake hands in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump has criticized Saudi Arabia for not paying its […]

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The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

April 24, 2017 3:06 pm
The United States to North Korea: Refrain from ‘provocative’ actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with his military officers. (file photo) The United States has asked North Korea “to refrain from provocative” actions amid rising tensions between the two countries. “We call on [North Korea] to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice […]

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

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Watchdog slams UN for appointing Saudi Arabia to women rights body

A file photo shows two Saudi women. A human rights watchdog group has lashed out at the United Nations for appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women. “Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and […]

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

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Emmanuel Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures at the audience during a meeting at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, after the first round of the presidential election, April 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French centrist presidential candidate Emanuel Macron has underlined his determination to […]

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