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Rare White Giraffes Killed by Poachers in Kenya: Conservationists
NAIROBI - Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world...
Britain’s Post-Brexit Budget to Combat Virus Fallout
LONDON - Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with all eyes on emergency government measures to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak...
Qatar Announces Closure of Schools, Universities Over Coronavirus
DOHA - Qatar on Monday announced a nationwide closure of schools and universities amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak, adding that the closure will come into effect on March 10.
In a statement carried by the state-run Qatar ...
Israeli PM Submits Request to Postpone Corruption Trial
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday submitted a request to delay his corruption trial scheduled on March 17...
EU Unveils Green Africa Policy, Seeks New Start After Migrant Crisis
BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Monday proposed a closer partnership with Africa to fight climate change and create jobs, but aid groups warned any new EU money would likely end up going toward stemming migration into Europe. ...
Saudi Princes Detentions Sent a Message: Don’t Block My Path to The Throne
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince meant to send a strong message to critics within the royal family by detaining senior princes this weekend: Don’t you dare oppose my succession ...
U.N. Calls for Immediate Freeze of Military Operations in Yemen
MARIB, Yemen - U.N. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on Saturday called for an immediate end to military action by Yemen’s warring parties as renewed violence between ...
Polish President Oks $510M for Public Media amid Campaign
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president has signed a bill earmarking nearly 2 billion zlotys ($510 million) to fund public television and radio, broadcast outlets that have ...
India’s Beleaguered Health System Braces for Virus Surge
NEW DELHI — India is bracing for a potential explosion of coronavirus cases as authorities rush to trace, test and quarantine contacts of 31 people confirmed to have ...
Tear Gas Shot Two Ways Over Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border
EDIRNE, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to be in Brussels next week for a one-day working visit, his office said amid a charged conflict between Turkey ...
Starting a Nuclear Conflict Now ‘a Political Option’ for Washington, Moscow Believes
MOSCOW - The US is expanding its nuclear capability with new types of low-yield weapons, and Moscow believes US strategists now consider launching a nuclear strike as a viable option ...
Brexit Planning Cost Britain 4.4 Billion Pounds
LONDON - The British government has spent about 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of Brexit preparations. The money mostly went to cover staff costs, new infrastructure ...
As Virus Cases near 100,000, Fear of ‘Devastation’ for Poor
BANGKOK - The number of people infected with the new virus charged toward 100,000 Friday, with the global scare upending routines, threatening livelihoods and prompting quarantines ...
Russia, Turkey Reach Cease-Fire Deal in Northwestern Syria
MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened ...
Jack Welch, Iconic General Electric CEO, Dead at 84
WASHINGTON - Jack Welch, who built General Electric into a global industrial flagship and became one of America's best-known businessmen, died on Monday aged 84, the company said....
Australia’s Newswire Axed Amid Pressure from Digital Giants
CANBERRA - Australia's only national newswire will be shuttered after 85 years of operation, with around 180 staff told Tuesday their jobs will end in June...
US Votes in Crucial Primaries After Ex-Rivals Back Biden
WASHINGTON - Americans vote Tuesday in primaries that play a major role in who will challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, a day after key endorsements dramatically boosted Joe Biden's hopes against
EU Diplomats Head to Turkey and Greece Amid Migrant Crisis
ATHENS - The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece on Tuesday amid concern over a fresh migrant crisis and allegations that Ankara was trying to "blackmail" the bloc ...
EU and UK Begin Talks on Post-Brexit Relationship
LONDON - British trade negotiators begin a marathon of talks on Monday in Brussels aimed at forging a new post-Brexit relationship with the EU, but the two camps have drawn red lines ...
North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Ballistic Missiles’
PYONGYANG - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, the South's military said, weeks after Pyongyang threatened to demonstrate a "new strategic ...
Polls Open in Israel’s Third Election in Less Than a Year
JERUSALEM - Israelis are heading to polling stations to cast their ballots in their third general election in less than a year after the two largest parties failed to achieve a power-sharing ...
Erdogan Says He Hopes for Idlib Ceasefire Deal in Putin Talks
ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he hopes to reach a deal on a ceasefire in Syria's northwest when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin later ...
Biden Revives White House Hopes with Big South Carolina Win
WASHINGTON - Former vice president Joe Biden notched up a resounding win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, reviving his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination ...
Almost 10,000 Migrants ‘Stopped at Greek Border
ATHENS - The Greek government said almost 10,000 people were prevented from crossing into the country from Turkey on Saturday. Though stopped at the gate, the migrants are . . .
Anti-Graft Party Wins Slovakia Vote Haunted by Journalist Murder
BRATISLAVA - Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday's general election, dominated by an angry backlash ...
Lebanon Asks Schools and Universities to Close Over Coronavirus
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon has asked all schools, universities and nurseries to close until March 8 as a precautionary measure against the new coronavirus ...
Eastern Afghans Gather for Peace Celebration
NANGARHAR - Residents in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman and Nuristan on Thursday night gathered in Jalalabad, the center of Nangarhar province, to celebrate the recent ...
Putin, Erdogan Discuss Idlib Over Phone - Lavrov
MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the progress of settlement in Idlib in a phone call on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister ...
Pro-Gov’t Yemeni Exchange Prisoners with Houthis in Hodeidah: Official
ADEN, Yemen - A prisoner swap between pro-government Yemeni forces and Houthi militia took place on Thursday in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told ...
Saudi Arabia Suspends Visas Issuance to Kazakh Citizens Amid Coronavirus Spread
NUR SULTAN - Saudi Arabia suspends issuing of tourist visas to Kazakh citizens in order to prevent coronavirus spreading, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media...
NATO to Hold Emergency Meeting at Turkey’s Request to Discuss Escalation in Idlib – Secretary General
ANKARA - Representatives of NATO members will hold an emergency meeting after Turkey called for consultations following the deaths of its soldiers in Idlib province, alliance ...
Thousands Caught in Floods in Indonesia’s Sinking Capital
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace ...
France, Greece Discuss Bilateral Defense Cooperation
ATHENS - French Defense Minister Florence Parly said here on Monday that she has discussed the content of a new deal to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation with the Greek ...
German Prosecutors Urge Security Review for Carnival Parades
VOLKMARSEN, Germany - German prosecutors urged carnival organizers to review their security arrangements on Tuesday after a local man plowed his car into a parade in the western German ...
Erdogan Says Two Turkish Troops Killed in Libya
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said two Turkish troops have been killed in Libya where they back the UN-recognised government in the North African state's conflict. . .