Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

Russia, Turkey enforce demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW, Russia - Supporting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad in his fight against rebels, Russia, along with the Government ...

UN Official: Buffer Zone in Syria's Idlib Province Averts War for Now

GENEVA - A Russian-Turkish agreement to create a demilitarized buffer zone between the Syrian army and rebels inside Syria's northern ...

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia to Join China-Funded Development Project

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan announced Thursday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to join and invest "heavily" in its ongoing China-funded bilateral ...

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said ...

Liberia slaps travel bans on 15 people as it probes missing cash

Liberia on Thursday imposed travel bans on 15 people, including the son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, following a probe ...

EU, UK Fail to Resolve Border Row as Brexit Deadline Looms

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely ...

Turkey Looks to Germany for Help on Deepening Financial Distress

ISTANBUL - Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak heads to Berlin Friday to meet with his German counterpart, Olaf Scholz, as ...

What's so special about the SVCh, the sniper rifle tested by Putin

The new sniper will be adopted by Russia's marksmen and is likely to give German and American-made models a real ...

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's centre

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the ...

Kallis: I would've played differently

Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis admits that he would've played the game differently after having coached at ...

British FM Suggests Referring Myanmar Leaders to ICC

Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt tweeted Thursday that Myanmar officials should be held responsible for their country's Rohingya crisis before ...

Kazakhstan Man Jailed for Anti-presidential Online Comment

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan on Thursday sentenced a man to three years in prison for inciting hatred on social media ...

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed on Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or ...

No-Flow Zone: Are Russian Pop Stars Afraid To Play Daghestan

MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- Considered home to one of Russia's most conservative societies, the predominantly Muslim republic of Daghestan could turn ...

Cameroon's Muslim, Christian Leaders Join in Call for Peace

YAOUNDE - Muslim and Christian clerics and leaders of all major denominations in Cameroon have jointly accused Cameroonians in the ...

Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants: Madrid

Spain's foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the ...

Critics Blast Lviv's Ban On Russian-Language Culture

KYIV -- It's a measure some Ukrainians claim is necessary to fight Russia's potent 'hybrid warfare.' But critics, including Western ...

WADA Lifts Ban on Russian Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Thursday it would lift its ban on Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA). "Today, the great ...

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North Korean leader vows to shut main missile testing site

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hailing the progress made in inter-Korean relations at the end of the third summit held between ...

U.K. regulator slaps fine of 500,000 pounds on Equifax

LONDON, U.K. - Equifax's U.K. arm was slapped with a fine worth 500,000 pounds by the U.K. regulator, over the ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

EU calls on Facebook, Twitter to comply with consumer rules

BRUSSELS, Belgium - As regulators in the European Union continue to crackdown on U.S. social media giants over privacy and ...

Apple completes settlement of disputed Irish taxes

DUBLIN, Ireland - Following a ruling by the European Commission made in August 2016, the iPhone maker Apple Inc has ...

Card-swipe fees settlement reached by Visa, Mastercard

NEW YORK, U.S. - In a settlement worth $6.2 billion, a prolonged lawsuit related to card-swipe fees was settled on ...

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