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As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

FILE PHOTO: German, British and European Union flags fly in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain’s decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday. “A link with the upcoming Brexit […]

No sign of Mugabe at Zimbabwe parliament hearing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, shows Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe arriving to address the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 23, 2018, about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars […]

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How can leaving JCPOA make region safer? EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to Mike Pompeo

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini answers journalists’ questions before a ministerial meeting of EU/E3 and EU/E3 with Iran at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stressed that there is no “alternative” to the […]

Former US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to produce films, documentaries for Netflix

In this AFP file photo taken on October 31, 2017, former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Former US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have finalized a contract with American entertainment company Netflix for production of films and documentaries. The company made […]

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Turkey hands life sentences to 104 suspects over 2016 coup attempt

Turkey’s former air force chief of staff lieutenant general Hasan Huseyin Demirarslan (File photo) A court in western Turkey has handed down life sentences to 104 people convicted of involvement in a coup attempt two years ago. The court in the city of Izmir issued the rulings on Monday, saying the former military personnel had […]

Israel calls in envoys from Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza vote

A Palestinian demonstrator walks in the smoke billowing from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza city on May 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The Israeli regime has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their countries’ votes at the United Nations in […]

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44 still missing after Brazil building collapse: firefighters

Police officers look on as firefighters work to extinguish the fire in a building that collapsed after catching fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Forty-four people have been listed as still missing a day after a 24-story building used by squatters in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, was engulfed […]

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The Canadian prime minister and his ministers have been questioned in parliament over purported government efforts to get legal authority for turning back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the […]

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Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

A wounded Afghan man sits on a bed at a hospital after a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated in Kandahar on May 22, 2018. At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded May 22 when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. […]

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave

Pakistani residents cool off at Clifton beach during a heat wave in Karachi on May 21, 2018. Residents of Pakistan's largest city Karachi were urged to seek shelter Monday as the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit), sparking fears of widespread heatstroke during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. The Pakistan Meteorological Department warned […]

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No sign of Mugabe at Zimbabwe parliament hearing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, shows Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe arriving to address the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 23, 2018, about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars […]

Nearly 400 migrants saved in Sahara, says UN agency

Migrants crossing the Sahara desert into Libya ride on the back of a pickup truck outside Agadez, Niger, May 9, 2016. Picture taken May 9, 2016. To match Analysis EUROPE-MIGRANTS/AFRICA REUTERS/Joe Penney Nearly 400 African migrants, short of food and water, were found by a search-and-rescue team in the Sahara last week, the International Office […]

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