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US vetoes UNSC resolution on Palestinians

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NEW YORK – The U.S. on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that calls for a protection for Palestinians. On May 18, Kuwait submitted a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that condemns Israeli violence and calls for “protection of the Palestinian people” in Gaza. Ten countries voted in favor, while the U.K., Poland, […]

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Trump says he will meet DPRK’s Kim in Singapore as scheduled

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WASHINGTON, June 1 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will meet with the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled after recent twists and turns. Trump made the remarks at the White House after his almost […]

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Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister takes oath

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KARACHi, Pakistan – Pakistan’s former chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Friday took oath as the country’s caretaker prime minister following the end of five-year term of Pakistan Muslim League’s (Nawaz) government. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mulk at the presidency in capital Islamabad. Mulk, who served as the country’s top judge from 2014 to 2015, […]

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Al-Qaida warns Saudi Arabia over “westernizing projects”

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ADEN, Yemen, June 1 (Xinhua) — The Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Friday strongly criticized Saudi Arabia and warned against “westernizing projects” masterminded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. The AQAP group mainly based in Yemen released its news bulletin and blasted Saudi authorities for establishing new “entertainment authority” […]

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Putin may meet DPRK leader this year: Kremlin

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MOSCOW, June 1 (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un may meet this year, but details have yet to be decided, the Kremlin said Friday. “Yes, indeed, such a meeting may take place,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily news briefing. […]

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Italy’s coalition government sworn in

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ROME – Italy’s populist coalition government was sworn in on Friday nearly three months after an inconclusive March 4 general election. The swearing-in ceremony for the 18 ministers of the new coalition government — which was forged by the far-right Northern League and anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, the two biggest winners of the elections — took place […]

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British government urged to stand up to U.S. on steel tariffs

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LONDON, June 1 (Xinhua) — British politicians have urged the government to act on steel tariffs imposed by the United States on the country’s allies, saying it could be a “catastrophic blow” to the British industry. The move came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from exporters including […]

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UN, Myanmar agree on first steps for safe return of Rohingya

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YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar and the UN agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled military-led violence into Bangladesh. The agreement announced by the government and two UN agencies on Thursday calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to the “voluntary, safe, dignified […]

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Palestine’s Abbas snubbed US delegation in March: Press

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RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to receive a delegation of U.S. congressmen when they visited the region in March to protest the U.S. decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Friday. According to Israeli daily Haaretz, the move caught members of the U.S. delegation by surprise, as they […]

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Uncertainty over Italian finances threat to eurozone stability

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THE HAGUE, June 1 (Xinhua) — The renewed effort by Italy’s two anti-establishment parties to form a government removes the risk of further turmoil in financial markets. However, experts such as Adriaan Schout, senior research fellow at Clingendael, the Dutch institute for international relations, fear that unless the eurozone’s third biggest economy reforms, it will […]

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