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1200 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists launch hunger strike

In the West Bank town of Ramallah, Barghouti's wife, Fadwa, joined about 1,500 marchers. There are fears that the hunger strike - observed by 1187 detainees...


United States to renegotiate South Korea trade pact

As the brown bomber jacket-clad vice president was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched from a short distance away, one...


Think tank linked to Putin developed plans to sway US elections

Two new reports shed light on what led the US government to conclude that Russian Federation attempted to meddle in the USA election, and why the Federal Bureau...


French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

Opponents of Le Pen and her anti-immigration National Front party also skirmished with police outside a Paris rally this week. An initial sigh of relief will be...


Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

A person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France's presidential election has been killed, the source said. Hollan...


Ahmadinejad planning presidential run

Democracy and democratic elections are attainable by reference to the people's vote and respect to the law, he told reporters. Although Rouhani undertook a cert...


Japan says differences with USA on economic talks

Mr Pence's comments, delivered in Japan, came a day after he spoke in South Korea where he said the "the era of strategic patience is over", a comment that was ...


NEW INFORMATION: Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

Brandit stopped short of calling the incident a terrorist attack, saying that authorities are looking at many possible motives, and that terror investigators ar...


EU Commission: Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote

The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum vote for Brexit...


Jeremy Corbyn won't rule out second Brexit referendum

A party spokesman said: 'They want to vote for a party they've got confidence in. Our party is vilified. "But I'll tell you what: We're bigger than we have ev...


H-1B applications drop as USA employers anticipate reforms

Laws requiring the use of USA -sourced goods and services for government contracts would be bolstered by an executive order issued April 18 by President Dona...


Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

Trudeau said he would not "overreact" and planned to move the trade conversation forward "in a way that both protects our consumers and our agricultural produce...


Pakistan top court rejects call to oust PM

The other agencies in the JIT include the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), and the Security and Exchange Commission...


US envoy: Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize the Mideast

Plus, quarterly reports on Israel's expansion of housing settlements are now required under a resolution critical of the USA ally. Iran has been the subject o...


Panama Papers: Pakistan SC orders corruption probe against PM Nawaz Sharif

As per the Supreme Court order, a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will be formed in a week and Sharif and his sons will have to appear before it. Calls for an ...


Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May on Boot- Boot Campaign

But as she spoke Mr Corbyn explicitly ruled out any post-election coalition with the SNP, insisting that he would not do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party to ...


Mattis, Pence assure allies on N. Korea

The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): 12:15 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for the second sto...


Putin congratulates Assad on anniversary of Syria's independence

It is working out well between the United States and Russian Federation, despite the fact that the United States has hit a Syrian airbase in response to an alle...


Pakistan's top court rules prime minister can stay in power

This however means that Nawaz Sharif will not be disqualified from his post as Prime Minister for the time being. Sharif's supporters hailed the decisions as ...


Portage and Main reopened following water main break

Crews have isolated the leak and are working to fix it. A timeline for fix of the leak is unknown at this time. It flooded a good section of the street by the...


Thursday Executions Off While Legal Battle Continues

Arkansas officials say such an order effectively blocks all the scheduled executions because they have been unable to get more of that drug, which is used as a ...


Trump's cybersecurity review misses deadline

In a declassified report, USA intelligence agencies concluded that Russian intelligence operatives broke into the Democratic National Committee's computer net...


Trump seeks to improve ties with Russian Federation from current 'all-time low'

And we suspect that they have help", a USA military official told reporters at a background briefing Friday. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not ha...


Russia, US in spat over United Nations condemnation of North Korea

Ahead of the "Day of the Sun" on April 15, one of the biggest celebrations in the North Korean calendar, North Korea analysts said satellite images showed Pyong...


The right response: Trump takes appropriate action to thwart atrocities in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. H.R. McMaster says there is no contradiction between comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who says IS m...


PM asks BJP to reach out to poor Muslims

President Prasad Harichandan today said the BJP's call for an opposition free India at the National Executive meeting here reflected the arrogance of Prime Mini...


Iran FM criticizes 'worn-out' USA nuclear accusations

In the redesign, the heavy water reactor will be reconfigured so it can not yield fissile plutonium usable in a nuclear bomb. However, the United States admit...


USA backtracks on 'armada' sailing towards N. Korea

USA media reported on Tuesday that the supercarrier deployed by President Donald Trump to deter North Korea did not reach the Sea of Japan right away because ...


Mike Pence to visit South Korea on Easter Day as tensions escalate

The autocratic nation will celebrate one of its most important holidays Saturday to mark the 105th birthday of its founder, Kim Il-sung - grandfather of current...


Taiwan return of China dissident seen as bid for better ties

Taiwan's government says a Chinese dissident who meant to apply for political asylum has voluntarily flown back to China, potentially averting a diplomatic tuss...


Turkey election board rejects petitions to annul referendum

Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new po. A prosecu...


Russian Federation assures no more USA strikes on Syrian army

After the USA strike, Russian Federation said it would suspend its participation in a hotline with the United States military to "deconflict" or minimize the ri...


Washington to Review Iran Deal

Wednesday at the State Department, the secretary spent the majority of his remarks discussing the threat posed by Iran. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conf...


Pope Francis among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people

The Financial Times had reported "when Donald Trump visits Italy for the first time as president, one meeting will be conspicuously absent from his itinerary...


Firefighter falls from roof battling apartment building blaze

He is survived by his wife, 8-year-old daughter, brother and his parents. FDNY Commissioner Nigro called Tolley's death a bad tragedy. Firefighter William T...