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Trump orders US military to set up space command - 12/18/2018

Washington - By Gretel Johnston,- President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the establishment of a US space command that will oversee the country's military activities in space. Trump directed the US...

Turkey jails nephew of cleric accused of masterminding coup attempt - 12/18/2018

Istanbul - By Anindita Ramaswamy, - A court in Ankara on Tuesday sentenced a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric accused by Turkey of masterminding a 2016 coup attempt, on terrorism-related...

Twitter detected 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia - 12/18/2018

New York - Twitter said on Monday that it notified law enforcement authorities after it detected "unusual activity" from IP addresses in China and Saudi Arabia.   The tech giant said in a blog...

British opposition leader submits no-confidence motion in May - 12/17/2018

London - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has submitted a motion of no confidence in Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May for refusing to hold an immediate parliamentary vote on the Brexit...

Associate of Strasbourg attack suspect brought before judge - 12/17/2018

Paris - An associate of the suspect in last week's deadly gun and knife rampage in Strasbourg is to be brought before a judge, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Monday.   The man is...

Trump wants government-run media outlet, but ignores the one he has - 12/16/2018

Washington (tca/dpa) - For a president who rails against the "fake news media" and dreams aloud of creating a state-run alternative, the Voice of America would seem an irresistible target. The...

Rocket Lab launches NASA mission in significant moment for industry - 12/16/2018

Wellington (dpa) - Space start-up Rocket Lab on Sunday launched into orbit a rocket carrying 13 satellites for the US space agency NASA from its launch pad in New Zealand.   "We have lift-off,"...

Turnout for Paris Yellow Vest protests dwindles on fifth weekend - 12/15/2018

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh and Sabine Glaubitz, -Several hundred Yellow Vest protesters gathered at various sites in Paris for the fifth Saturday in a row, though turnout by midday was markedly lower...

Qatar ruler calls for dialogue to end Gulf row - 12/15/2018

Cairo - Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Saturday called on a Saudi-led alliance, which is boycotting the Gulf country, to start a dialogue in order to resolve the dispute.   In June 2017,...

Israeli forces arrest 40 Palestinians after attack - 12/14/2018

Tel Aviv - Israeli security forces arrested 40 Palestinians on Friday after an increase in violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli army said.   Three separate incidents on Thursday...
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