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Meeting with Trump to be ‘one of Merkel’s most important’

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Meeting with Trump to be ‘one of Merkel’s most important’

Angela Merkel’s first in-person meeting on Friday with US President Donald Trump is one of the most anticipated visits the new American leader has had – and perhaps one of the Chancellor’s most crucial. The meeting had been set to take place on Tuesday, but was postponed due to a blizzard on the East Coast […]

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that Canadian Permanent Residents Are Exempt From U.S. Travel Ban

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that Canadian Permanent Residents Are Exempt From U.S. Travel Ban

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen: The White House Has Given us assurances that Canadian Permanent Residents Are Exempt From U.S. Travel Ban The federal government moved to clear up confusion that surrounded a U.S. travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries by announcing that Canadian citizens and permanent residents with roots in those countries […]

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Sierra Leone pastor finds huge 706-carat diamond

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Sierra Leone pastor finds huge 706-carat diamond

Government says gem will be sold with a ‘transparent’ bidding process to the benefit of the community and country. A picture of the 706-carat diamond discovered in Sierra Leone [Saidu Bah/AFP] A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, according to the government, in one of the largest precious stone finds ever made […]

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31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

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31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

A victim of the attack is carried ashore in Yemen. Eighty refugees were rescued. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters Thirty-one Somali refugees were reportedly killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, a coastguard in the Houthi-controlled Hudaydah area has said. Mohamed al-Alay said the refugees, […]

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Nuclear deal proved US untrustworthy: Iranian cleric

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Nuclear deal proved US untrustworthy: Iranian cleric

Tehran’s interim Friday prayer leader says the US bans imposed against Iran following the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers prove Washington is not trustworthy. “This experience is enough and let’s not repeat the same experience, because the US proved that it is our enemy and our diplomats say […]

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McDonald’s deletes viral Trump tweet

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McDonald’s deletes viral Trump tweet

Donald’s Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company’s handle slamming President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised. The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies […]

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Somali pirates are granted safe passage after releasing oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew, officials say

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Somali pirates are granted safe passage after releasing oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew, officials say

  Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years without a major hijacking in the region have released the ship and its crew without conditions, officials said late Thursday. Security official Ahmed Mohamed said the pirates disembarked the ship, which was heading to Bossaso port, the region’s commercial hub, […]

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Why some Chinese-Americans agree with Trump’s ‘Muslim travel ban’

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Why some Chinese-Americans agree with Trump’s ‘Muslim travel ban’

A protester with a portrait of US President Donald Trump. Chinese were kept out of the US for decades until 1943, so why the support for one of the US president’s most controversial policies? Opinions among Chinese-Americans about President Donald Trump’s effort to ban the citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States […]

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India-Iran-Turkey railway conference opens in New Delhi

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India-Iran-Turkey railway conference opens in New Delhi

A multi-nation conference on trans-Asia connectivity opened in New Delhi to explore the possibility of a rail freight service linking India to Iran and Turkey. The two-day event brings together railway and custom officials from Afghanistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and India along with government officials, policy-makers and experts, Press TV […]

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GREENS SAY RULING WITH CONSERVATIVE PARTY WOULD BE “DIFFICULT

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GREENS SAY RULING WITH CONSERVATIVE PARTY WOULD BE “DIFFICULT

GREENS SAY RULING WITH CONSERVATIVE PARTY WOULD BE “DIFFICULT”; GOV’T COALITION BUILDING BEGINS IN NETHERLANDS Jesse Klaver. Photo: BoelensLeon / Wikimedia Commons After a night of celebrations or condolences following the parliamentary election on Wednesday, the Dutch political party leaders are gathering in parliament to discuss the election results and start the massive task of […]

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