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World leaders address ‘economy of trust’ in Russia

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MOSCOW – Leaders from France, Japan, and China along with the IMF head and Russia’s president spoke on the second day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in the iconic Russian city. The central theme of this year’s forum is “Creating an Economy of Trust”. Speaking at the event, Russian President Vladimir Putin said […]

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Cuba plane crash death toll rises to 112

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON – One of three people who initially survived a horrific plane crash in Cuba succumbed to her wounds Friday, raising the death toll from the fatal accident to 112. Emiley Sanchez, a 40-year-old Cuban national, became the second survivor from the May 18 crash to later die from the wounds she sustained, according to state-run […]

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Two men set off bomb in restaurant in Canada, 15 wounded

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TORONTO: Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said. The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m local time. Fifteen people were taken to hospital, three […]

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim after exchanges of accusations

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WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday sent a letter to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s top leader, Kim Jong Un, to cancel their planned meeting in Singapore on June 12. The letter came on the heels of the escalating exchanges of accusations between the two sides. In the letter released […]

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DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site

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PYONGYANG (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has confirmed the demolition of its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri on Thursday, saying that all the tunnels have been collapsed by explosions and their entrances completely closed, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK issued a […]

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Putin: Turkey has right to choose its military aircraft

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ST. PETERSBURG – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Turkey has the right to choose its own military aircraft, amid Ankara’s deal to buy missile-defense systems from Russia. As a NATO member, Turkey decided to buy the best of its class with Russia’s S-400 missile defense, Putin said. His remarks came during a meeting […]

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North Korea still willing to talk to US ‘anytime’

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SEOUL : North Korea remains willing to hold dialogue with the United States “anytime and in any format”, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said Friday. “Our commitment to doing our best for the sake of peace and stability for the world and the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged, and we are open-minded in giving time and opportunity […]

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UN: French anti-terror laws risk marginalizing Muslims

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GENEVA: A UN human rights expert on Friday raised concerns about possible effects of France’s new anti-terrorism laws on fundamental human rights, especially for the country’s Muslims. “These laws may disproportionately affect, stigmatize and further marginalize citizens of the Muslim faith,” said Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN’s special rapporteur on the protection of human rights while countering […]

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Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

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KOLKATA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence. Hasina says Bangladesh gave shelter to the fleeing Rohingya on humanitarian grounds, but they should return to Myanmar. “Other countries should put […]

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Turkish military neutralizes 6 terrorists in N.Iraq

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ANKARA: The Turkish military “neutralized” six terrorists in northern Iraq, it said on Friday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a message posted on its official Twitter account, the Turkish General Staff said the military carried out […]

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