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Italy likely to hold national elections on March 4 | World

Italian President Sergio Mattarella leaves at the end of his consultations at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, December 10, 2016. REUTERS/ file ROME: Italy’s parliament will be dissolved between Christmas and the New Year with national elections likely set for March 4, a parliamentary source in contact with the ...

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Erdogan calls Israel state of ‘occupation’ and ‘terror’ | World

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing the OIC summit   ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed Israel as a state defined by “occupation” and “terror” as he opened the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Leaders of the ...

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US criticises Poland for fining US-owned broadcaster TVN | World

WARSAW: The United States criticised a decision by Poland’s media regulator to slap a $415,000 fine on TVN, a US-owned private broadcaster, saying the ruling appeared to undermine media freedom. The broadcaster was fined by regulator KRRiT on Monday over its coverage of protests in parliament last year. “This decision ...

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Trump signs US military defense bill worth nearly $700bn | World

WASHINGTON: President Donald on Tuesday signed a massive defense policy bill that he said would help America bolster its military might and modernise the services. The National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) calls for nearly $700 billion of military spending for the coming fiscal year, but Congress has yet to fully ...

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