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Chinese Leader's Visit to Paris Seen as Test for European Unity

PARIS - Chinese President Xi Jinping has been treated to a sumptuous dinner near Nice and an official welcome by ...


Brunei Urged to Halt Introduction of Strict New Anti-LGBT+ Laws

KUALA LUMPUR - Brunei must rowback on plans to implement changes to its penal code next month that could see ...


Smoking fathers increase heart defect risk in babies

PanARMENIAN.Net - Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a study ...


How Will Foreign Investment Change Vietnam's Economy

HO CHI MINH CITY - Vietnam's cheap workers might not be the country's stars for much longer: low wages helped ...


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White House scrambles to catch up with president's tweets

As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria , ...

African cyclone victims facing water, sanitation and hygiene crisis

SOUTHERN AFRICA - Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief ...

AG concludes no evidence to support obstruction charge against Trump

WASHINGTON DC - In a sprawling investigation spanning nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller examined two burning questions: Did President ...

UN chief shocked and outraged at mass killing in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - 134 civilians, including women and children, are now confirmed dead in Saturday morning's deadly attack in the ...

Three Arab nations scold Israel over Jerusalem

CAIRO, Egypt - Two of Israel's allies, and the only Arab nations to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, ...

Russia sending soldiers to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - Russian soldiers and a defence official have arrived in Venezuela Two Russian air force planes took off ...

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Coup leader to cement power in new Thai government

BANGKOK, Thailand - In the first election in the country, since the military-back coup in 2014, 52 million Thais were ...

John J. Tkacik, Jr. On Taiwan: Mao Zedongs warlord jokes

Four decades ago, in September 1979, when I entered duty on the State Departments Taiwan Coordination Staff, my departing predecessor ...

EDITORIAL: Finding new economic ammunition

After a policy meeting on Wednesday last week, the US Federal Reserve said that it would forgo raising interest rates ...

Asias coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

Over the past year, the number of patients treated each day in the hospital unit where cardiologist Ade Imasanti Sapardan ...

Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it ...

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EU steps up preparedness for no-deal Brexit

BRUSSELS, Belgium - With UK Prime Minister Theresa May conceding a third vote in the House of Commons is increasingly ...


U.S. stocks gather dust on Monday

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street settled down on Monday as political stability returned to the capital, with the ...


Maghaberry gov. gets Butler Trust’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement

CO. ANTRIM, Northern Ireland - A Senior Governor at Maghaberry Prison has been presented with the highest award in the ...


Tokyo market leads Asian stocks down

SYDNEY, Australia - A major break-down occurred on Asian stock markets on Monday, in a shock start to the week. ...


ATM stolen in early hours of Sunday morning in Co. Fermanagh

CO.  FERMANAGH, Northern Ireland - Yet another ATM machine has been stolen using a digger, which was also stolen and ...


Indian leader promotes maritime economic activities

PANAJI, Goa, India - India's Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for fully tapping the enormous potential of ...


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