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May 24, 2018 5:50 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday (May 24), day one of her whistlestop visit to China. Merkel and Li attended a welcome ceremony before sitting down to talks. Li said China hopes to talk about human rights cases on an equal basis with Germany. He ma...
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May 23, 2018 5:07 am gmt |
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday (May 22) the United States was still planning for a June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but he declined to predict whether the summit would actually take place. Pompeo told a news briefing the United States w...
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May 22, 2018 4:41 am gmt |
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has created a potentially deadly new hazard for local residents as lava flows pouring into the Pacific Ocean Sunday could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and fine glass-like particles. The Hawaii County Civil Defense warned the public to beware of caustic pl...
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May 21, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of the Moon, which cannot be seen from Earth. The satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), was carried by a Long March-4C r...
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May 20, 2018 6:32 am gmt |
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China and the United States issued a joint statement on Saturday on economic and trade consultations, vowing not to launch a trade war against each other. Based on the directions of Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump, the Chinese and U.S. delegations conducted constructive c...
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May 18, 2018 11:55 am gmt |
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Malaysian police seized 284 boxes containing designer handbags and dozens of bags filled with cash and jewellery from a private residence linked to former prime minister Najib Razak on Friday (May 18) morning. The items were carted out of a luxury condominium during pre-dawn hours, and included ̶...
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May 15, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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In the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, Palestinian officials say Israeli troops have killed 55 people and wounded 2,700. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was acting in self-defence against Gaza’s Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel. ...
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May 12, 2018 4:28 am gmt |
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say. This comes after Mr Najib said that he and his family were planning to go on an overseas holiday on Saturday. Earlier this week, Mr Narib’s long-ruling Barisan Nasional...
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May 11, 2018 12:12 pm gmt |
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is set to close indefinitely on Friday (May 11) as scientists warned of an explosive eruption from the Kilauea volcano that could shoot “boulders the size of cows” into the air. Visitors got one last glimpse of the massive plume of smoke billowing in the dis...
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May 10, 2018 8:30 am gmt |
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Three soldiers died and three more were wounded in a gun battle with suspected gang members in a southwestern Mexican state mired in drug violence, the army said in a statement on Wednesday (May 8), shortly after a former local mayor was killed during a deadly election season in the country. After re...
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May 10, 2018 4:40 am gmt |
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Japanese Emperor Akihito on Thursday (May 10) at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. The meeting with Emperor came after a trilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, which emphasized cooperation regarding a push f...
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May 9, 2018 4:59 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (May 8) he was reimposing economic sanctions on Iran and pulling the United States out of an international agreement aimed at stopping Tehran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. The decision is likely to raise the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upset America...
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May 8, 2018 3:41 am gmt |
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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday (May 7) after allegations of physical abuse by four women were reported in an article in the New Yorker magazine. Governor Andrew Cuomo called for Schneiderman’s resignation within hours of the article’s publication. ...
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May 7, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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After seven years of being a site of danger and death, eastern Damascus’ Abbasiyn square hosted a concert on Sunday (May 6) to commemorate the national holiday of Martyrs’ Day and celebrate the Syrian army’s recapture of eastern Ghouta. Hundreds of Syrians gathered in the square, on...
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May 5, 2018 11:11 am gmt |
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A number of strong earthquakes have hit Hawaii’s Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. One quake, a 6.9 magnitude south-east of the volcano, was the most powerful to hit the US state since 1975. It briefly cut power, and sent people fleeing from buildings but there was no...
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May 4, 2018 10:54 am gmt |
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The Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii‘s Big Island came to life on Thursday (May 3), belching ash into the sky and spewing fountains of lava in a residential area where people were ordered to leave their homes, officials said. Video posted on social media showed authorities closing roads as Lava spurte...
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May 2, 2018 11:39 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Wednesday (May 2) the violence that erupted at a May Day rally in Paris. Hundreds of masked and hooded anarchists smashed shop windows, torched cars and hurled cobblestones at riot police on Tuesday (May 1), hijacking a May Day rally by labour unions agai...
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May 1, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump continued to call for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico Monday (April 30) as dozens of people from a Central American migrant caravan including women, children and transgender individuals seeking U.S. asylum were not allowed to cross the Mexico border because officials...
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April 27, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un began formal talks in the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom in the third-ever inter-Korean summit. Moon’s motorcade arrived at Panmunjom, the truce village ...