Politics

New Zealand just like 'rest of the world' after deadly mosque attacks - 03/17/2019

Two days after being rocked by mosque shootings that left 50 people dead, New Zealanders were still in mourning, showing solidarity with the Muslim community and defying everything the attack stood...

Trump issues first veto after US Congress blocks national emergency - 03/15/2019

Washington By Gretel Johnston and Shabtai Gold, - US President Donald Trump on Friday issued his first veto, rejecting what he called a "reckless" move by Congress to block his declaration of a...

EU's Tusk will appeal for long Brexit extension, if needed - 03/14/2019

Brussels - European Council President Donald Tusk says he will appeal to EU capitals to consider a long delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, "if the UK finds it necessary," a week...

Trump's plan to slash diplomacy and aid faces pushback in Congress - 03/12/2019

President Donald Trump is once again trying to implement steep cuts to his diplomatic corps and foreign aid budget, but the proposal is facing opposition in Congress. Concerns are growing about the...

EU Parliament bid paves way for ex-Catalan leader's return to Spain - 03/12/2019

Barcelona - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, currently living in exile in Brussels, said Tuesday that he planned to return to the Spanish region if he wins a seat in the European...

Venezuela blames widespread power outrage on 'American imperialism' - 03/08/2019

Bogota (dpa) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday blamed "American imperialism" for a prolonged power outage which affected most of the South American country. The embattled president...

US and allies pledge sanctions, diplomacy to solve Venezuela crisis - 02/25/2019

Bogota - By Sinikka Tarvainen, – The United States and its Latin American allies on Monday pledged diplomatic pressure and sanctions to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, while Washington also kept the...

EU-Arab leaders tackle regional unrest at Egypt summit - 02/25/2019

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (dpa) - EU and Arab League leaders were set to huddle for talks on regional unrest on the second and final day of their first-ever summit on Monday. The high-profile meeting of...

EU, US warn Albanian leaders about violence at opposition protests - 02/21/2019

Belgrade (dpa) - The European Union and United States on Thursday urged Albanian political leaders to avoid violence during a protest in the capital city. "We reaffirm the right of citizens to engage...

China closes Tibet to foreigners ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary - 02/20/2019

Beijing - Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet, China has banned foreign tourists from travelling to the region until April 1.   Several Chinese travel agencies...
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