Politics

Ex-premier: Italy's coalition a loveless marriage that won't break up - 06/22/2020

Rome - Italy's main ruling parties are stuck in a loveless marriage but have no interest in divorce, former premier Enrico Letta said on Monday, dismissing concerns about government instability. "I...

Artwork in tribute of Jacinda Ardern could breach advertising rules - 06/22/2020

Wellington - New Zealand’s electoral watchdog is taking a critical look at artwork made in tribute to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after receiving complaints it breaches political advertising rules....

Call for strike action by Hong Kong trade unions fails - 06/21/2020

Hong Kong -By Ryan Ho Kilpatrick and Lisa Jane Harding, - An unofficial referendum organized by a coalition of 30 trade unions and student organizations calling for strike action over Beijing's new...

North Korea blows up liaison office on border, South says - 06/16/2020

Seoul - North Korea has blown up an inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong, a spokesperson for South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday. The explosion occurred in the...

EU, Britain want to inject 'oomph' into stalled Brexit trade talks - 06/15/2020

Brussels/London - By Ella Joyner and Christoph Meyer, - After months of fruitless talks between negotiators, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now believes it's possible to reach an agreement in...

As target date nears, no Israel-US agreement on annexation - 06/15/2020

Tel Aviv - With just two weeks left before a July 1 target, Israel and the United States have yet to agree on the planned Israeli annexation of West Bank settlements, Israel Army Radio reported on...

Trump campaign to renew rallies this month despite health concerns - 06/10/2020

Washington - President Donald Trump will hold a re-election campaign rally this month, a campaign official said on Wednesday, in what will be his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic halted...

Palestinian PM: Israeli annexation plans are 'existential threat' - 06/09/2020

Ramallah/Tel Aviv - By Sara Lemel and Tamara Zieve, - Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank are an "existential threat," Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Tuesday. "It is a...

Lawmakers introduce police reform bill as George Floyd memorial held - 06/08/2020

Washington (dpa) - Democrats in Congress announced a wide-ranging police reform bill on Monday, as mourners gathered for a public viewing of George Floyd's body in his home town of Houston, Texas....

Pope Francis on Floyd death: No to racism, but also no to violence - 06/03/2020

Rome - Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the riots in the United States that have broken out following the death of George Floyd, calling them "self-destructive and self-defeating." "Dear brothers...
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