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Iraqi Kurds propose to freeze referendum results

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Iraqi Kurds propose to freeze referendum results

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has expressed readiness to freeze the results of a recent referendum to secede from Iraq, as tensions mount between Erbil and Baghdad. Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Erbil [File: Azad Lashkari/Reuters] The KRG said in a statement on Wednesday that its leadership was prepared to […]

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‘Trump is treason’: Protester throws Russian flags at US president

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‘Trump is treason’: Protester throws Russian flags at US president

When U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell AP Photo   accompanied him into the GOP lunch, and both men smiled on while ignoring all the shouted questions about Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s comments, Trump’s latest opponent on Twitter. Suddenly, a protester emerged from the press scrum, loudly screaming […]

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Media workers and unions slam Spanish government plan to take control of Catalan TV and radio

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Media workers and unions slam Spanish government plan to take control of Catalan TV and radio

File photo of television cameras in Barcelona. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP Spanish media unions and workers have criticised a move by the country’s government to take control of Catalonia’s public television and radio channels as part of its response to the Catalan independence drive. On Friday, Spain’s Senate will vote on measures proposed by PM Mariano […]

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Kim murder suspects revisit scene of attack

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Kim murder suspects revisit scene of attack

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are escorted as they revisit Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, on Tuesday(Reuters). SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — The two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were taken back to the scene of the crime on Tuesday as […]

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Saudi Arabia will ‘return to moderate, open Islam’ – Crown Prince

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Saudi Arabia will ‘return to moderate, open Islam’ – Crown Prince

Aerial view of Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca © Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman has vowed to restore “moderate” Islam that is open to all religions in the world. Saudi Arabia is known for its ultraconservative rule. “We are returning to what we were before – […]

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Xi Jinping Thought approved for Party Constitution

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Xi Jinping Thought approved for Party Constitution

The closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China approved an amendment to the Party Constitution which enshrines Xi Jinping […]

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian govt-held Deir al-Zor

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian govt-held Deir al-Zor

An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people. (AFP) An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday. State television […]

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Unidentified object crashes down near Southside Hills in St. John’s

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Unidentified object crashes down near Southside Hills in St. John’s

A security camera on the waterfront in St. John’s captured this shot of a light falling from the sky near the South Side Hills, across the harbour. (Submitted) Andrew Wilkins was eating dinner at a downtown St. John’s pub, looking out over the city’s iconic harbour, when a flash of green light caught his attention. “The […]

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Sweden cheers second-highest budget surplus in the EU

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Sweden cheers second-highest budget surplus in the EU

Sweden registered the second-highest budget surplus in the EU in 2016, according to fresh stats. Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT The report from the EU’s statistics agency Eurostat shows Sweden in a shared second place with Malta, with a budget surplus of 1.1 percent of GDP last year. Luxembourg came top, with 1.6 percent. […]

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Zarif: Trump’s mudslinging can’t blemish Iran’s honor

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Zarif: Trump’s mudslinging can’t blemish Iran’s honor

Addressing a meeting with Iranian Diaspora in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said, “Once again, we hear whispers from political newcomers; we need to recount that Iran has fought all the corruptions, sanctions, wars, and aggressions successful.” ASGHAR KHAMSEH/MNA “Iran has made an example for history of those who pressured us […]

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