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Indian Prime Minister’s Party Ahead in Key State Elections

Indian Prime Minister’s Party  Ahead in Key State Elections

March 04, 2018

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party appeared headed ...

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian Ceasefire to Be Implemented

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian  Ceasefire to Be Implemented

March 03, 2018

BERLIN - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that a U.N. Security Council resolution calling ...

5-Star, League May Score Surprise Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

5-Star, League May Score Surprise  Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

March 03, 2018

ROME - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy’s election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant ...

Eurozone Inflation Falls Again Despite Decade-High Growth

Eurozone Inflation Falls  Again Despite Decade-High Growth

March 01, 2018

LONDON — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high, a trend that’s likely ...

US General: Iran Posing Long-Term Threat to Mideast Stability

US General: Iran Posing  Long-Term Threat to Mideast Stability

March 01, 2018

TEHRAN - is a major threat to U.S. interests and the long-term stability of the Mideast, the head of U.S. military’s Central Command warned U.S ...

‘Emperor’ Stocks Soar in China as Xi Cleared for Indefinite Reign

‘Emperor’ Stocks Soar in China as Xi Cleared for Indefinite Reign

Fabruary 27, 2018

SHANGHAI - Chinese speculators pounced on stocks with “emperor” in their name on Monday, after the ruling Communist Party set...

UN Rights Chief Slams ‘Pernicious’ Security Council Veto Use

UN Rights Chief Slams  ‘Pernicious’ Security Council Veto Use

Fabruary 27, 2018

GENEVA — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief on Monday accused the veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council of being second...

Congress Releases Redacted, Declassified Democratic Memo

Congress Releases Redacted,  Declassified Democratic Memo

Fabruary 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published ...

China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

China Proposes Dropping  Term Limits for President Xi

Fabruary 26, 2018

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause ...

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Syria Ceasefire after Second Day of Talks

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Syria Ceasefire after Second Day of Talks

Fabruary 25, 2018

UN - The UN security council failed to agree after a second day of intensive talks on a proposed 30-day ceasefire across Syria to ...

Ivanka Trump Meets with South Korean President, Briefly Discusses North Korea

Ivanka Trump Meets with South Korean  President, Briefly Discusses North Korea

Fabruary 25, 2018

SEOUL — Few expect any diplomatic breakthroughs from Ivanka ...

Ex-Trump Campaign Associates Face More Charges

Ex-Trump Campaign  Associates Face More Charges

Fabruary 24, 2018

WASHINGTON — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald ...

Modi Hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada Invitation Embarrassment

Modi Hugs Trudeau amid  Indo-Canada Invitation Embarrassment

Fabruary 24, 2018

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats ...

Russia, Pakistan form Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission

Russia, Pakistan form  Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission

Fabruary 22, 2018

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Russia and Pakistan plan to establish a commission on military cooperation to counter the Islamic State threat in the region, accusing ...

Japan Says China Illegally Transferred Cargo to North Korea

Japan Says China Illegally  Transferred Cargo to North Korea

Fabruary 22, 2018

JAPAN - says its military has witnessed a cargo transfer between China and North Korea on the high seas that it suspects violates United Nations economic ...

Relax and Invest, Saudi Prince Tells Investors after Corruption Crackdown

Relax and Invest, Saudi Prince  Tells Investors after Corruption Crackdown

Fabruary 21, 2018

RIYADH/DUBAI - Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom ...

Trump Set to Oppose Boeing Deal with Iran Air

Trump Set to Oppose  Boeing Deal with Iran Air

Fabruary 21, 2018

TEHRAN - Officials at the Trump administration are using a case against an Iranian airliner to thwart a multibillion-dollar between Boeing and flag carrier Iran Air for the sale ...

Catalan Politicians in Spanish Court in Secession Probe

Catalan Politicians  in Spanish Court in Secession Probe

Fabruary 20, 2018

MADRID — Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal ...

France Says Committed to Iran Deal, Will Keep Talking to European, U.S Allies

France Says Committed to Iran Deal,  Will Keep Talking to European, U.S Allies

Fabruary 20, 2018

PARIS - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing ...

Saudi Women to Start Own Busines without Male Permission

Saudi Women to Start Own  Busines without Male Permission

Fabruary 19, 2018

RIYADH - Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing ...

Japan Team Builds Second Skin Message Display

Japan Team Builds  Second Skin Message Display

Fabruary 19, 2018

TOKYO - Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body...

US Navy says it Won’t Be Deterred By Chinese-Built Islands

US Navy says it Won’t  Be Deterred By Chinese-Built Islands

Fabruary 18, 2018

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines — A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue ...

Italian Police Clashes with Anti-Fascists Leaves 7 Injured

Italian Police Clashes  with Anti-Fascists Leaves 7 Injured

Fabruary 18, 2018

MILAN — Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head ...

Western Balkan Nations Told to Work Harder to Join EU

Western Balkan Nations  Told to Work Harder to Join EU

Fabruary 17, 2018

SOFIA - The European Union on Friday told six Western Balkan nations seeking membership that they would have to implement difficult reforms before they can be ...

Turkey, US to ‘Work Together’ in Syria after Crisis

Turkey, US to  ‘Work Together’ in Syria after Crisis

Fabruary 17, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara’s latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military ...

Countries Who Fought Islamic State Must Help Rebuild Iraq -Tillerson

Countries Who Fought Islamic  State Must Help Rebuild Iraq -Tillerson

Fabruary 14, 2018

KUWAIT - The United States urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State on Tuesday to help rebuild Iraq or risk the reversal of ...

Saudi Cleric Says Women Need Not Wear Abaya Robe in Public

Saudi Cleric Says Women  Need Not Wear Abaya Robe in Public

Fabruary 14, 2018

SAUDI ARBIA - Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric ...

Turkey Assails US over Ties with Syrian Kurdish Militia

Turkey Assails US over  Ties with Syrian Kurdish Militia

Fabruary 13, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic ...

Tillerson Says Up to North Korea to Decide When Ready to Engage in Talks

Tillerson Says Up to North Korea  to Decide When Ready to Engage in Talks

Fabruary 13, 2018

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday any possible negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs can only happen ...

UK Economy Continues Stable Growth despite Brexit Uncertainties

UK Economy Continues Stable  Growth despite Brexit Uncertainties

Fabruary 12, 2018

LONDON - The British economy continues to show stable growth, with the uncertainties around Brexit failing to blunt GDP expansion, according to a report ...

IMF Official Warns of Youth Unemployment, Social Tensions in Arab World

IMF Official Warns of  Youth  Unemployment, Social Tensions in Arab World

Fabruary 12, 2018

DUBAI - Arab youth unemployment is the highest in the world, said International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine ...

North Korea’s Kim Invites South Korean President for Summit

North Korea’s Kim Invites  South Korean President for Summit

Fabruary 11, 2018

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean ...

China’s Top Diplomat Tells Trump Hopes to Increase Coordination on North Korea

China’s Top Diplomat Tells Trump  Hopes to Increase Coordination on North Korea

Fabruary 11, 2018

BEIJING - China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. President Donald Trump ...

US Congress Passes Funding Bill to Reopen Government after Hours-Long Shutdown

US Congress Passes Funding Bill to Reopen Government after Hours-Long Shutdown

Fabruary 10, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US Congress passed a crucial federal spending bill Friday after hours of delay, sending the measure for President Donald Trump’s signature to end ...

Southern Gas Corridor to Help Cover Europe’s Growing Gas Needs

Southern Gas Corridor to Help  Cover Europe’s Growing Gas Needs

Fabruary 10, 2018

EUROPE - The Southern Gas Corridor will help cover Europe’s growing gas needs taking into account that own gas production in the European Union is declining ...