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by | April 24, 2017 | 11:47

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed his son Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the new country's ambassador to the United States among other appointments, local media reported Sunday. On Friday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the visit would also be a good opportunity to discuss global and regional developments in light of the new U.S.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:45

An estimated 1500 Palestinian prisoners have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike. There are fears that the hunger strike - observed by 1,187 detainees, according to Israel's prison service - could fuel tensions across the Palestinian areas.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:45

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, speaks next to his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias during a press conference after a meeting with his Greek counterpart yesterday in Athens. Days later, the mild-mannered former governor stood along the Demilitarised Zone separating North and South Korea and stared back at soldiers from the North.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:42

The six powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with the involvement from the European Union have set aside Iran's alleged support to terrorism in order to get a deal guaranteeing that the country would not be able to build a nuclear weapon for a decade and would remain under the eye of United Nations weapons inspectors.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:41

A poll by Ipsos puts centrist Mr Macron on 23.7 per cent with the National Front leader on 21.7 per cent. The early vote count includes primarily rural constituencies that lean to the right, while urban areas that lean left are counted later.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:40

The Supreme Court, on Monday, dismissed this decision and instructed the government to reinstate T P Senkumar as DGP. Senkumar had approached the Supreme Court early this year after the LDF government removed him from the top post. Senkumar said the transfers were made without following the norms mooted by the Surpeme Court and prescribed in the Police Act. In the 1st year since I was removed, there have been 13 political murders in the State.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:39

Yonhap said Kim, in his late 50s, had been involved in aid programs in North Korea. The detained American is a professor with the frequently-used Korean surname "Kim", according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency . This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 14, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:25

Polls suggested that far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in the lead. Even under a constitution that concentrates power in the president's hands, both Macron and Le Pen will need legislators in parliament to pass laws and implement much of their programs.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:17

Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:11

Given the expansive field of candidates on the ballot this Sunday, France's presidential election is expected to require a second run-off election. Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017.

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:06

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and "mismanagement" across the city. Seeking the audience, even of "die-hard supporters of the BJP and the RSS", the AAP chief listed the reasons to not vote the BJP to power: "children may contract dengue or chikungunya", "you will be responsible for their pain", "I will make their treatment free".

by | April 24, 2017 | 11:04

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in the first round of voting overnight. There was no hidden Le Pen vote in the first round. "I will be the voice of hope and optimism, for our country's future and for Europe", Macron said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:58

Denying speculations suggesting that O. Panneerselvam would be made the Chief Minister, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Wednesday said there is no question of change as the 124 MLAs voted in favour of incumbent E. Shanmugam told ANI. Though Panneerselvam commanded the support of just about 12 of the party's 134 MLAs, there has been public anger among the AIADMK supporters who hold Sasikala responsible for Jayalalithaa's conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:55

Mexican central bank chief Agustin Carstens, the IMFC chairman, said most countries have some trade restrictions and that protectionism was an "ambiguous" term. The IMF said its priorities include accommodative monetary policy, growth-friendly fiscal policy, tailored, prioritised, and sequenced structural reforms; safeguarding financial stability and a more inclusive global economy.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:48

Ankara: After floating the suggestion that Turkey's main opposition, Republican People's Party could consider withdrawing from the parliament in protest over irregularities in the referendum, the spokesman announced that it had made a decision to not do so.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:46

And any cheating will result in an automatic failure. Turnbull has said his new immigration policy seeks to put "Australia First". Applicants must now show the steps they have taken to integrate into and contribute to the Australian community - with evidence of employment, membership of community organisations, school enrolment for all eligible children.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:45

Theresa May goes into the general election on June 8 with half of all voters backing the Conservatives, according to a new opinion poll. "It is nonetheless a particular challenge in an election which may well be marked by low turnout and thus bring about some unpredictable and possibly surprising individual constituency results", said Hawkins.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:41

The US military has said that "more than 50" Afghan soldiers were killed, while an Afghan army source who was on the base at the time put the death toll as high as 150, with dozens more wounded. India on Saturday tacitly blamed the terror networks operating out of Pakistan for the latest attack by the Taliban on a military base at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:27

There was no immediate response from Bill O'Reilly's bosses Wednesday to escalating reports that the Fox News Channel personality will lose his job following accusations he had harassed women. O'Reilly, who previously denied any wrongdoing, issued a statement on Wednesday reflecting on his 20 years with the network, saying, "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims".

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:25

In the mean time, the Mexico Attorney General's Office is investigating a network of Duarte's accomplices, who allegedly helped him hide. Javier Duarte, a former governor of Veracruz state, is accused of corruption, involvement in organized crime and embezzling millions.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:25

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by | April 24, 2017 | 10:22

To the dismay of opposition parties and "No" supporters, the YSK made a last-minute decision on Sunday to accept ballot documents in envelopes without an official stamp. "Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast and its three main cities, including the capital Ankara and the largest city Istanbul, looked set to vote No, after a bitter and divisive campaign, " a local newspaper reported on Sunday.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:19

The Ontario government unveiled its plan to implement a 15% tax on foreign home buyers and impose rent controls in an announcement on April. 20. Home prices in the Toronto area climbed 6.2% in March, the biggest one-month gain on record, according to a benchmark price index released on April 18 by the Canadian Real Estate Association, and are up nearly 30% over the past 12 months.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:15

At the same time, he said it was alarming that the combined projected votes for Le Pen and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who is also critical of European integration, had totalled 40 percent. Parisian Sophie Bricaire, 32, was among a group of eight French nationals watching the election results on France's TV5Monde channel while dining Sunday afternoon at Provence en Boite, in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:59

From the podium Thursday, Spicer said: "I think you can look at what you're referring to as a shift in a lot of ways, and by that I mean I saw a couple instances with respect to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation being one of those shifts yesterday, and if you look at what's happened, it's those entities or individuals, in some cases, or issues evolving towards the President's position".

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:56

Saturday, according to a statement by the school. The athlete holds a grip at the other end of the wire and spins several times before releasing it. Men use a hammer that weighs 16 pounds, and the women's is just under nine. "Even though it's really hard we can still know that Ethan is in heaven with God", said one of Roser's classmates. "And the fact that he's in paradise is a great source of comfort to us".

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:55

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force said the two vessels would "practice a variety of tactics" with the U.S. carrier group, amid rising tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States, Australia and other Asian allies.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:44

Macron has broken with France's traditional left or right political leadership to run as an independent and promised to invest in public infrastructure and modernize France's workforce. That means France could end up with a choice between candidates from the far-left and far-right, or a far-right stalwart facing off against a political novice.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:35

The AAP and the Congress will get 25 seats each, the exit poll said. 'Out of the 18 complaints, five were received from north Delhi, eight from south Delhi and five from east Delhi. Kejriwal had earlier demanded that the election be postponed till arrangements for VVPAT (Voter-verifiable paper audit trail)-equipped EVMs were introduced.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:34

The International Red Cross said that it informed the families of Israel's decision to cancel all visits until further notice, in addition to the confiscation of their clothes and belongings, and isolating them in their rooms. The reports about the conversation between Zomlot and Ratney stated that the Palestinian envoy, who is considered one of the closest people to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, emphasized the "dire situation" of the prisoners.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:32

An American aid worker jailed for almost three years in Egypt has returned home. Trump said during Sissi's visit that "we are very much behind" the Egyptian leader. Former President Barack Obama had previously tried and failed to press President al-Sisi to release Hijazi and her fellow prisoners. Progressive groups in Egypt like Human Rights Watch have long advocated for Hijazi's release, arguing her charges were a " travesty " meant to crack down on progressive democratic groups and those ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:29

In early April, Roof pleaded guilty to 13 state charges - including nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and a weapons charge - for life sentences without parole and avoiding a second trial. In 1972, the U.S. Roof is one of 62 federal prisoners now awaiting execution. As of February 9, there were 62 federal inmates on death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center .

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:28

Vice President Mike Pence declared "the era of strategic patience is over" on a recent trip to South Korea, where tens of thousands of US troops are stationed. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the country's acting leader in place of ousted President Park Geun-hye, who has been arrested over corruption allegations, has instructed his military to strengthen its "immediate response posture" in case the North does something significant on the April 25 anniversary.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:24

A suspect arrested by Swedish police following the Stockholm truck attack has confessed to a "terrorist crime", his lawyer has said. Johan Eriksson , defending Akilov, told the court: "His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained".

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:19

Referring to the upcoming presidential elections, President Rouhani said it is "our duty to encourage people to go to the ballot boxes and we hope to witness another epic" much greater than the former round of presidential election campaign.