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In call with Trump, Erdogan proposes working group on Russian S-400 - 04/29/2019

Istanbul President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered to set up a working group on Turkey's planned purchase of an advanced Russian missile system during a phone call Monday with US President Donald Trump....

Smelly car leads to 'sweaty tourist' with big cannabis stash - 04/29/2019

Wellington - Two French tourists are facing charges in New Zealand after a strong smell led police to discover an unexpected haul of cannabis in their car.   Sergeant Steve Watt told the New...

First turnout count in Spanish election shows participation up - 04/28/2019

Madrid - By Carola Frentzen, - Voters in Spain's parliamentary election were turning out in higher numbers than in the previous general election, the electoral authority said at the half-way mark on...

Churches in Sri Lanka stay silent as PM vows crackdown on foreigners - 04/28/2019

Colombo – Most of the Catholic and Christian churches across Sri Lanka cancelled services due to security reasons on Sunday, one week after a series of bombings that left more than 250 people dead....

Israeli president: Poway attack 'painful reminder' of anti-Semitism - 04/28/2019

Tel Aviv - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin says the shooting at a synagogue in California "is yet another painful reminder that anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews is still with us, everywhere."  ...

Pompeo at State: 'swagger' but scant progress on foreign policy aims - 04/27/2019

Washington (tca/dpa) - When he took over a troubled State Department a year ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo promised to restore its "swagger," an unlikely goal for the staid diplomatic set....

Ten-day holiday period in Japan as emperor is set to abdicate - 04/27/2019

Tokyo - A 10-day holiday period started in Japan on Saturday, also taking in Emperor Akihito's abdication this coming Tuesday.   Japan's "Golden Week," during which a number of national holidays...

Father of Kings rookie responds to FBI wiretaps via social media - 04/26/2019

Sacramento, California (tca/dpa) - The father of Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III launched a public defence on social media Thursday after his son's name came up in FBI wiretaps in federal court....

10 police dead in Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan - 04/25/2019

Kabu – A Taliban ambush on a police convoy in western Farah province has left at least 10 dead, Afghan officials said on Thursday.   The forces were going to defuse an explosive in Anar Dara...

EU: Russia is reviving Ukraine conflict with passport decree - 04/25/2019

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday condemned a new Russian decree making it easier for people living in separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports.  ...
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