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Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

January 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

This AFP file photo taken on August 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump looking up a the partial solar eclipse with First Lady Melania Trump from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC. While the majority of Americans disapprove of the way US President Donald Trump is […]

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No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

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No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s economy would contract by 8.5 percent and lose 12.7 billion pounds if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Monday as she unveiled an economic impact study. “There is no option short of EU membership that is as good as being […]

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Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

January 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

File photo shows a general view to the Egyptian parliament. The Egyptian parliament has approved a cabinet reshuffle as incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi struggles to improve his image among the public two months ahead of the scheduled presidential elections in the North African country. Government sources said Sunday that the […]

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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (Photo by AFP) Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, who has been detained for more than two months as part of a royal purge, is reportedly negotiating a possible settlement with authorities, amid reports that he has been subjected to torture in detention. A senior Saudi […]

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) attends a meeting with representatives of political parties, unions, and employers on January 13, 2018 in the capital, Tunis. (Photo by AFP) The Tunisian government has proposed a range of socioeconomic reforms to the parliament in an apparent attempt to ease public discontent, which […]

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Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

January 12, 2018 2:10 am
Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

Protesters march during a rally against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former dictator Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, January 11, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski step down over his […]

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

The file photo of an F-16E fighter jet belonging to the UAE air force Qatar has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about what it calls a violation of its airspace last month by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet, warning that Doha reserves the right to defend […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to […]

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Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

January 11, 2018 2:21 am
Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia has lambasted as “unfounded” a report released by the US Senate that accuses Moscow of carrying out disinformation campaigns to undermine democracies, including the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “We can only express our dismay with this continuing […]

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

UK Prime Minister Theresa May UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, amid growing calls for a new vote on Brexit. “We will not be having a second referendum,” May’s spokesman said Thursday. Earlier, leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage […]

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Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

January 10, 2018 1:48 am
Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

People walk on the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A high-ranking Qatari official has described the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf country as “economic warfare,” stressing that Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the […]

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Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

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Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

The undated photo shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP photo) A prominent Saudi royal critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sweeping arrests of fellow princes has been sacked from his post. Local press reports said Wednesday that Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed had been sacked as […]

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Iran interior minister tasked with preparing report on recent violence by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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Iran interior minister tasked with preparing report on recent violence by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) chairs a cabinet meeting in Tehran on January 10, 2018. (Photo by president.ir) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he has tasked the interior minister with preparing a detailed report on the recent wave of violence that hit some areas of the country. During a cabinet […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

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French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French community at the country’s embassy in Beijing, China, January 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron pleaded on Wednesday for European unity in the face of China’s growing economic power as he wrapped up a visit to Beijing […]

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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in […]

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