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Macron says he would back Merkel as European Commission president - 06/12/2019

Geneva - French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would throw his weight behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel to become president of the European Commission, the EU's top executive job. "If...

26 hurt in attack on Saudi airport by Houthi rebels, says coalition - 06/12/2019

Amman - Twenty-six people were injured Wednesday when Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted Abha airport in the south-western part of Saudi Arabia with a missile, said a spokesman for the Saudi-led...

Israel missile attack hit southern Syria, Damascus says - 06/12/2019

Damascus - Israel on Wednesday fired missiles on an area in southern Syria, the Syrian news agency SANA said. According to SANA, the dawn attack targeted the area of Tell al-Harra, a hill in Daraa...

New York helicopter crash pilot may have tried to make radio contact - 06/11/2019

New York - The pilot who died in a helicopter crash-landing on the roof of a Manhattan office building may have tried to make radio contact towards the end of the flight, an investigating official...

Italian government approves decree on fines for migrant rescue NGOs - 06/11/2019

Rome (dpa) - Italy's populist government on Tuesday adopted a decree introducing fines for migrant rescue charities sponsored by hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.   The measure states...

Six die, including 2 children, when migrant boat overturns off Lesbos - 06/11/2019

Athens – At least six people, two of them children, drowned when a boat with migrants overturned in the Aegean, the Greek state coastguard said on Tuesday.   Rescuers pulled 57 people alive from...

Berlin top diplomat expects no 'miracles' from his Iran deal efforts - 06/10/2019

Tehran (dpa) - An attempt by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal during a visit to Tehran yielded no breakthrough on Monday, with the diplomat acknowledging that...

Trump to 'do something' about French wine tariffs - 06/10/2019

Washington - US President Donald Trump has indicated he may place new tariffs on French wine to help bolster the position of US winemakers.   "France charges us a lot for the wine. And yet we...

Trump claims victory in Mexico tariff deal. But what did he win? - 06/09/2019

Washington (tca/dpa) - This is not the first time that President Donald Trump, frustrated by his inability to curb a surge of migration from Central America, has threatened Mexico with drastic...

Turkey responds to US F-35 warning: Both sides seeking solution - 06/08/2019

Istanbul - Turkey's Defence Ministry had a muted response Saturday to a US plan to remove it from the F-35 fighter jet programme, saying both sides were seeking a solution.   A letter from...
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