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Russia accuses U.S. of violating bilateral nuclear disarmament treaty

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MOSCOW, May 21 (Xinhua) -The United States continues testing its missile defense systems and producing missiles which are prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty aimed at limiting strategic weapons, said a Russian military official on Monday. In an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, the head of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov […]

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S.Korea’s military says to continue joint war games with U.S.

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SEOUL, May 21 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s military will continue the annual joint war games with the United States this year, Seoul’s defense ministry said Monday. Defense Ministry spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo told a routine press briefing that there has been no change in stance that the joint military exercises between South Korea and the United […]

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Maduro declared winner of Venezuela’s presidential election

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CARACAS  (Xinhua) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Maduro was reelected by a wide margin, garnering over 5.8 million votes, Tibisay Lucena, the president of CNE, announced late Sunday. His closest challenger Henri Falcon got around 1.8 […]

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Pompeo to lay out post-nuclear deal strategy to contain Iran

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WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration’s strategy for constraining Iran’s nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Pompeo will present the approach during a speech Monday at the conservative Heritage Foundation. It’s Pompeo’s first major policy […]

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DPRK refuses to grant S.Korean reporters access to nuke site dismantlement

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SEOUL, May 21 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday refused to receive a list of South Korean journalists who could witness the dismantlement of its nuclear test site, Seoul’s unification ministry said. Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told a press briefing that the South Korean side tried to send the […]

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Qiddiya Investment Company officially established as standalone company

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RIYADH: Qiddiya, the entertainment, sport and cultural destination being built 40 kilometers outside Riyadh, has officially been incorporated as a standalone company as the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC). The move cements another key component in its progress toward phase one of completion, scheduled for 2022. On the heels of the official Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony last […]

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Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

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THE HAGUE: Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested […]

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Following US lead, Paraguay relocates embassy to J’lem

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JERUSALEM: Paraguay officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the third country to do so after the U.S. and Guatemala. An inauguration ceremony was attended by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a speech delivered at the ceremony, Netanyahu said: “This is a big […]

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UK panel discusses ‘right of return’ for Palestinians

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LONDON: “The right of return” to Palestinian’s homeland is a “core pillar in the establishment of their future independent state,” a London panel concluded on Sunday. “Without that right being guaranteed, there can be no progress in the talks of a two state solution,” Dr Ghada Karmi, a leading Palestinian activist, academic and writer said. Karmi’s comments came at a […]

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Erdogan to meet ambassadors at iftar dinner

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ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet ambassadors at an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner on Monday evening. According to a statement by the presidency, the iftar will be held at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s headquarters, where ambassadors of all countries, except Israel, have been invited. Eitan Naeh, Israeli ambassador in Ankara, left Turkey on […]

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