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Assange warned by Ecuador over support for Catalonia

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Assange warned by Ecuador over support for Catalonia

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid making statements that could affect the country’s international relations after he expressed support for Catalan independence from Spain, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. File photo of Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP Assange, who initially moved into London’s Ecuadorian embassy five […]

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Rohingya repatriation deal inked But it has no deadline

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Rohingya repatriation deal inked But it has no deadline

Over 600,000 Rohingyas have fled Rakhine State for Bangladesh since late August, many walking for days through thick jungles before making the perilous boat journey across the Naf river. Photo: AFP Bangladesh and Myanmar have finally signed a deal on Rohingya repatriation with no specific deadline but with high hopes that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas […]

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Food in the nude: Behind the scenes at Paris’s first naked restaurant

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Food in the nude: Behind the scenes at Paris’s first naked restaurant

Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude. Photo: Screenshot/BFM TV Located down a quiet side street in southwest Paris, O’naturel, billed as the French capital’s first nudist restaurant. Diners are presented with a list of rules outlining […]

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Presidents of Iran, Russia, Turkey hold Syria talks in Sochi

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Presidents of Iran, Russia, Turkey hold Syria talks in Sochi

The Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents held a trilateral meeting on the Syria crisis in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The Wednesday talks between Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as Iran, Russia and Turkey are acting as the guarantors of a ceasefire that took effect in Syria late last year. […]

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Work starts on new UAE naval base in Somaliland

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Work starts on new UAE naval base in Somaliland

Divers Marine Contracting begins construction after winning $90m contract in April The facility, being built near the regional port of Berbera, is expected to be completed by June. Divers Marine Contracting has started construction of a United Arab Emirates naval base in a semi-autonomous region of northern Somalia. The closely held Sharjah-based engineering group began […]

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Iraqi forces arrest suicide bomber near Mosul market

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Iraqi forces arrest suicide bomber near Mosul market

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested a suicide bomber who tried to blow himself up near a popular market in Mosul. Iraqi troops nab a suicide bomber “The suicide bomber is affiliated with the Islamic State militant group,” a security source told Baghdad News, adding that he was taken to a police station […]

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Weather warning upgraded as snow sweeps Sweden

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Weather warning upgraded as snow sweeps Sweden

Flights were cancelled and several traffic accidents reported on Wednesday as snow and strong winds moved in across the country. Several flights were delayed or cancelled both at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport and Gothenburg’s Landvetter Airport as a result of the wind and snow on Wednesday. File photo of Landvetter Airport. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT “Disruptions in […]

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Navy Recovers 8 Personnel from C-2 Crash off Japan, 3 Still Missing

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Navy Recovers 8 Personnel from C-2 Crash off Japan, 3 Still Missing

In this March 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the USS Carl Vinson during the annual joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States, east of the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) TOKYO — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed […]

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U.S. hits Pyongyang with new sanctions

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U.S. hits Pyongyang with new sanctions

People at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul watch a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday Washington (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and […]

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Counter-Terrorism Unit Approach on Alleged Terrorists in Isani, Tbilisi

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Counter-Terrorism Unit Approach on Alleged Terrorists in Isani, Tbilisi

The Counter-Terrorism unit of the Georgian State Security Service (SSS) has started confronting the alleged terrorists, fortified in the residential building on St. Gabriel Salos street, Isani District, Tbilisi. The SSS unit made the decision to use force on the suspects after they failed to reach any agreement with the alleged terrorists. The Special Forces […]

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