• Lebanese President Blocks Expected Extension of Parliament's Term

    Lebanese President Blocks Expected Extension of Parliament's Term

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    This led Speaker Nabih Berri to announce Tuesday a parliamentary session for Thursday to extend Parliament's tenure by one more year. Aoun become head of state in a power-sharing deal that saw Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon's leading Sunni Muslim politician, appointed premier in a unity cabinet including almost all Lebanon's main parties.
  • European Union adds to North Korea sanctions

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    However, it is unlikely to cause Chinese President Xi Jinping to change his stance on North Korea at his meetings with his USA counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday (April 6) and Friday at the latter's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea for its ballistic missile test this week. Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the USA mainland, and has staged five nuclear tests so ...
  • Syria will pay heavy price for use of chemical weapons

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    Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday there is "no doubt" the Syrian regime was behind last week s deadly chemical strike, while USA officials accused Moscow of waging a misinformation campaign around the attack. "Or would Russian Federation prefer to realign with the United States, with other Western countries and Middle East countries who are seeking to resolve the Syrian crisis?" Russia's top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian ...
  • Trump Says China Not A Currency Manipulator In Major Flip-Flop

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    The dollar index .DXY , which measures the greenback against a basket of six other major currencies, was down 0.5 percent at its lowest since late March. "While they're not manipulating their currency at the moment because it doesn't suit their economic needs, make no mistake about it, as soon as the tide turns they will".
  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

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    The agenda for the meeting wasn't announced. China typically sides with Russian Federation in the Security Council, including in opposing US -backed measures to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons. "U.S. and Russian interests, whether in Syria, toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, human rights, etc. are far too different-despite President Trump's earlier interest in an understanding".
  • PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today

    PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today

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    Another MoU was signed on cooperation in the field of sports. Stating that more than 60,000 Indian students are studying in Australia, the President said there is huge potential for cooperation in the education sector between the two nations.
  • USA warns Assad, Russia on future chemical attacks

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    Putin accused Syrian rebels of planning to stage chemical attacks to be blamed on the Assad regime in order to lure the United States, which bombarded a Syrian air base last week, deeper into the conflict. Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure's Western backers.
  • Donald Trump gave Syria missile attack order 'during dessert'

    Donald Trump gave Syria missile attack order 'during dessert'

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    The president told host Maria Bartiromo that he and Xi had just finished dinner when he told the Chinese president of what had just happened in the Middle East. It's safe to say the interview did not go down well on Twitter. "We're nearly finished and I, what does he do, finish his dessert and go home", Trump asked rhetorically.
  • Venezuela attorney general breaks ranks with Maduro

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    Several protesters were arrested and some journalists had their cameras seized. Residents of eastern Caracas , the site of weeks of antigovernment unrest in 2014, awoke to an eerie calm, while the main opposition alliance called for a rally Saturday.
  • The Morning Brief: Rex Tillerson in Russia, Sean Spicer and J. Geils

    The Morning Brief: Rex Tillerson in Russia, Sean Spicer and J. Geils

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    Though President Donald Trump has spoken with Putin by phone, the meeting was believed to be the first between Putin and a top member of Trump's administration since the new American president took office in January. The regional alliance said the United States cruise missile strikes on the Syrian base which Washington said was involved in a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians would not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory.