Archive for May, 2017

Russia imports first lot of tomatoes from Syria as Turkey ban stays in place

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Russia imports first lot of tomatoes from Syria as Turkey ban stays in place

Farmers collect tomatoes at a farm in the Syrian coastal city of Tartus on July 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP)  A Russian company has imported the first lot of tomatoes from Syria as Moscow keeps its restrictions on importing some food items from Turkey. Aslan Panesh, the chief executive of […]

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Protest against refugee deportation in Germany turns violent

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Protest against refugee deportation in Germany turns violent

Students in the German city of Nuremberg have clashed with police to bloc the deportation of an Afghan refugee. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between students and police at the vocational school at Berliner Platz, where officials were trying to evacuate a 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker from the camp. The Afghan student […]

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EU’s anti-graft watchdog ‘flooded’ with corruption cases

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EU’s anti-graft watchdog ‘flooded’ with corruption cases

The headquarters of the EU’s anti-graft watchdog in Brussels (file photo) The EU’s anti-graft watchdog said Wednesday it has been “flooded” with alleged fraud cases in the European Parliament and other bodies that have dragged in France’s far-right National Front. OLAF said cases in the European Parliament last year involved […]

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Amnesty International: French state of emergency aimed at stopping peaceful protests

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Amnesty International: French state of emergency aimed at stopping peaceful protests

A police officer raises his baton as he attempts to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the results of the first round of the French presidential election in Bordeaux on April 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Amnesty International says France has been using an extended state of emergency in Paris […]

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Press TV cameraman missing in the wake of Afghanistan’s Kabul bombing

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Press TV cameraman missing in the wake of Afghanistan’s Kabul bombing

Afghan security forces and residents stand near the crater left by a truck bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Press TV’s cameraman has gone missing in Afghanistan after a massive bomb blast in Kabul claimed the lives of at least 90 people and injured hundreds of […]

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Republicans targets Georgia Democrat over backing Iran nuclear deal

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Republicans targets Georgia Democrat over backing Iran nuclear deal

Screen grab from an ad published May 31, 2017 by the National Republican Congressional Committee against Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff Republicans are targeting Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff over his support for Iran nuclear deal. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a second ad against Ossoff […]

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Thirteen Turkish troops killed in helicopter crash in Sirnak

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Thirteen Turkish troops killed in helicopter crash in Sirnak

A Turkish Air Force AS-532AL Cougar helicopter takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana on July 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters) Thirteen Turkish troops have died in a helicopter crash in the country’s southeastern Sirnak province. The Cougar military chopper went down on Wednesday after hitting an electrical […]

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US President Donald Trump expected to step back from moving US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

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US President Donald Trump expected to step back from moving US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

(From L-R) Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a wreath laying ceremony during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum on May 23, 2017, in Jerusalem al-Quds. US President Donald Trump is stepping back from […]

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Elon Musk to quit advisory panels if US President Donald Trump withdraws from climate deal

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Elon Musk to quit advisory panels if US President Donald Trump withdraws from climate deal

Musk’s move, announced on Twitter, could deepen the rift between the tech world and the Trump administration, which have been at odds over immigration and other issues. DAVID MCNEW / AFP Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said Wednesday he would quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory councils if […]

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Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak elected UN General Assembly president

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Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak elected UN General Assembly president

He will succeed Fiji’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Thomson, in September and chair the assembly’s 72nd session that month. The post lasts a year. The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday picked Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak to be its next president. He will succeed Fiji’s former […]

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