Politics

Qatari prime minister to attend Saudi talks amid row - 05/29/2019

Cairo - Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani will represent the Gulf emirate in meetings in Saudi Arabia this week, an official said Wednesday amid a diplomatic row between the...

EU Commission advises start of Albania, N Macedonia accession talks - 05/29/2019

Brussels - The European Commission recommended the launch of EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia on Wednesday, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn announced on Twitter.  ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected as president of Iraqi Kurdistan - 05/28/2019

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan - Kurdish lawmakers in northern Iraq on Tuesday elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of their semi-autonomous region.   Barzani, of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP),...

Britain's May expected to announce departure date on Friday - 05/24/2019

London - Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce a timetable for her departure from office on Friday, British media reported, as resistance among her own cabinet grows to her latest Brexit...

Venezuelan opposition figure Zambrano jailed at police headquarters - 05/10/2019

Bogota -By Sinikka Tarvainen und Gretel Johnston, – Key Venezuelan opposition figure Edgar Zambrano has been jailed at military police headquarters and will be investigated on charges including...

China vows to retaliate against US tariff hikes - 05/10/2019

Beijing – China said it will take "necessary countermeasures" after tariff increases were adopted by the United States on Friday, as trade talks between the two sides continued in Washington....

EU assessing Iran's partial departure from nuclear deal - 05/08/2019

Tehran - The European Union is in an "assessment phase" after Iranian President Hassan Rowhani informed the other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal that Iran will partially pull out of the agreement,...

Turkey defiant amidst EU, US criticism on gas drilling off Cyprus - 05/06/2019

Istanbul/Athens -By Anindita Ramaswamy, - Turkey remained defiant on Monday in the face of criticism from the European Union and the United States over its plans to drill for natural gas off Cyprus....

Trump slams social media companies as 'partner' to Democrats - 05/05/2019

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked social media companies as partners with the Democratic Party, citing the blocking of a conservative actor on Twitter.   "How can it be...

Man killed in Israeli strike on Gaza, after 90 rockets hit Israel - 05/04/2019

Tel Aviv/Gaza City (dpa) - Palestinian militants fired some 90 rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday, prompting the Israeli army to respond with multiple airstrikes, killing one man....
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