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January 28, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference Russia is hosting next week, a spokesman said on Saturday, dismissing the meeting as an attempt by the Syrian government’s close ally to “sideline” the current United Nations peace process. He was speaking at the end of two days of U.N.-brokere...
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January 27, 2018 10:48 am gmt |
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A North Korean delegation returned to the North late on Saturday (January 27) after inspecting venues for its Olympic delegation who will be deployed to the upcoming Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. The delegation, led by the deputy director at Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, wrapped up a three-d...
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January 27, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump had dinner with some of the most powerful business executives in Europe on Thursday (January 25), his first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump attributed his first major legislative victory of U.S. tax reform as one of the reasons businesses are i...
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January 26, 2018 11:25 am gmt |
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The ninth round of the UN-led Syrian peace talks began in the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holding talks with delegations from the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition respectively. The special envoy first talked with the go...
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January 26, 2018 9:34 am gmt |
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A fire in a South Korean hospital killed at least 31 people and injured more than 70 others, a fire station official said on Friday (January 26). The fire started at around 7.30 a.m. (2230 GMT on January 25) at the rear of the emergency room on the first floor of Sejong Hospital and was […]...
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January 26, 2018 4:00 am gmt |
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Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly has ordered fresh elections before the end of April. President Nicolas Maduro told thousands of his supporters at a rally that he is ready to seek another six-year term. “It’s the right decision. Imperialism and the right were plotting...
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January 23, 2018 12:19 pm gmt |
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A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US. It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the ...
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January 22, 2018 9:28 am gmt |
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King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday urged the United States to respect Jerusalem’s historical status quo and called on Washington to get back on the right track in order to help push forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The king was holding talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mik...
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January 22, 2018 8:53 am gmt |
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Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Chile and Peru on Sunday (January 21) by warning that Latin America was in a deep crisis from corruption, with politics in most countries “more sick than well.” Speaking in improvised remarks to bishops, he mentioned the scandal involving construction c...
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January 22, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were holding rare weekend sessions on Saturday (January 20) after lawmakers failed to pass a short term budget resolution, forcing the federal government into a shutdown overnight. At issue were Democrat’s demands to include cer...
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January 21, 2018 10:59 am gmt |
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Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday (January 20), as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region. The Americans and Canadians were ambushed by unkn...
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January 21, 2018 4:08 am gmt |
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The U.S. federal government shut down at midnight Friday as the Senate failed to pass a stopgap spending bill, while negotiations continue between congressional lawmakers. Last minute negotiations fell apart as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week short-term spending bill in a late night vote. This l...
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January 20, 2018 9:39 am gmt |
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Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru on Friday (January 19), calling it a social “virus” a month after the Andean nation’s president pardoned a former autocratic leader who had been jailed for graft and human rights abuses. As Peruvian President Pedro Pablo...
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January 20, 2018 4:01 am gmt |
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A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday (January 18) morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said. The train, which was transporting cargo, crashed in Ecatepec, a large municipality in the State of Mexico that forms part of the urban sprawl extending fr...
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January 19, 2018 10:49 am gmt |
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China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 Friday Beijing Time. The satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, were carried by a Long March-11 rocket. The two satellites were developed by the ...