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US asks China to cut off oil supply to North Korea | World

United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley speaks with South Korean ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Cho Tae-yul before a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss a North Korean missile launch at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., November 29, 2017. REUTERS The United ...

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Trump attacks British PM after criticism of anti-Muslim videos | World

US President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May/File photo WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in a diplomatic row between the two leaders. Plunging headlong into a high-profile spat with one of America´s ...

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US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test | World

UNITED NATIONS: The United States on Wednesday called on the international community to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang after a groundbreaking missile test by the pariah regime. Washington urged tough action as emergency talks on the North´s latest provocation ...

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Argentine court sentences 29 to life for dictatorship crimes | World

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina sentenced 29 people, some with nicknames like “Blond Angel of Death” and “The Tiger,” to life sentences on Wednesday in a trial involving some 800 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Many defendants, including former Navy Captain Alfredo Astiz and Captain Jorge Acosta, ...

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Ghouta child malnutrition worst in Syria’s war: UN | World

Childhood malnutrition levels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, under government siege since 2013, are the highest recorded in the country since its six-year war began, the UN said Wednesday. PHOTO: AFP BEIRUT: Childhood malnutrition levels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, under government siege since 2013, are the highest recorded in ...

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Turkey claims over 80 ‘terrorists’ killed in northern Iraq | World

ANKARA: The Turkish armed forces on Wednesday claimed to have killed over 80 “terrorists” after air strikes on Kurdish militant positions in northern Iraq. The military said there were also “several” injured members of the “separatist terrorist organisation” – Turkey’s official term for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – ...

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Think-tank says Saudi-Israeli ?bromance? growing publicly

LONDON: A security think tank has said that Israel and Saudi Arabia have put aside their differences to become friends and allies – openly. The Royal United Services Studies Institute (RUSI) said in a report on the Gulf Region, Israel, Middle East and North Africa that Israel and Iran have ...

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