Politics

Obama calls on protesters to channel anger into action and votes - 06/01/2020

Washington (dpa) - Former US president Barack Obama issued a statement addressing the ongoing protests over the death of a black man at the hands of police, calling for people to "channel our...

Merkel tells Trump she won't attend G7 summit due to pandemic - 05/30/2020

Berlin (dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declined an invitation from US President Donald Trump to the upcoming G7 summit "given the overall pandemic situation," a government spokesman said...

Trump seeks end to social media protections after Twitter spat - 05/29/2020

Washington - By Shabtai Gold and Eliyahu Kamisher, - US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that seeks to end special protections for some social media companies, as the...

Foreign policy, virus in focus during Germany's EU Council presidency - 05/27/2020

Berlin (dpa) - Germany will focus on foreign policy, including relations with Russia, as well as the current health crisis during its rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, set to...

Saudi coalition says it downed drones launched by Houthis at Najran - 05/27/2020

Riyadh – The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said its forces intercepted and downed drones launched by the Iranian-backed group towards the south-western Saudi city of Najran on...

House Republicans sue Nancy Pelosi to block proxy voting rule - 05/27/2020

Washington (tca/dpa) - US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, along with 20 other Republicans and four constituents, challenged the constitutionality of proxy voting in the chamber on Tuesday with...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong promises new protests - 05/23/2020

Rome ) - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says there will be new street protests against national security laws seen as a fresh crackdown by China on its autonomous province. "The law...

Several killed in Afghanistan as militants attack checkpoints - 05/16/2020

Kabul - At least eight government forces were killed and nine others wounded in overnight Taliban attacks at security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s south-eastern province of Paktia, officials said on...

Trump pushes for schools to reopen, rebukes Fauci's words of caution - 05/14/2020

Washington - US President Donald Trump pushed for schools to reopen and sharply disagreed with the nation's top infectious disease expert, who warned this week against sending students back to class...

Chinese ships pursue Japanese fishing boat near disputed islands - 05/09/2020

Tokyo - Chinese ships pursued a Japanese fishing boat close to a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea, according to Japan's coastguard on Saturday. A patrol ship was sent to protect the...
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