Venezuela rejects attacks on its democracy
Thursday 16th Mar 2017
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GERMANY threatened to ban fellow Nato member Turkey’s ministers from speaking at rallies of Turkish immigrants yesterday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Peter Altmaier tolde the Funke newspaper: “An entry ban would be the last resort,” but added:...
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CHINESE Prime Minister Li Keqiang called for a return to six-nation nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea yesterday.
Ahead of a visit to the region by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mr Li also said that Beijing did not want a trade war with Washington.
SYRIAN insurgents marked the sixth anniversary of the start of the anti-government uprising yesterday with a double suicide bombing in the capital.
At least 30 people died in the attacks at the Palace of Justice in Damascus and a restaurant in the al-Rabwah district.
THE DUTCH went to the polls yesterday with Islamophobic Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders challenging his former ally Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Polling stations reported higher turnout than at the last election in 2012.
Mr Wilders has fallen behind Mr Rutte in the...
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump’s special envoy pledged to find “a genuine and lasting peace” on Tuesday.
In a statement after his meeting with Jason Greenblatt, Mr Abbas said: “Under President Trump’s leadership...
Row between Erdogan and Netherlands grows
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AT LEAST six people died in a terrorist bomb attack on the Syrian city of Homs yesterday as the latest round of peace talks started in Kazakhstan.
The official Sana news agency said a remotely detonated bomb went off at a roundabout.
On Monday an amnesty deal was struck for...
IRAQI troops battled Isis terrorists yesterday around Mosul’s Great Mosque — where the so-called Islamic State was declared in 2014.
Federal police and the army’s rapid-response division advanced through the narrow, winding streets of the Old City, capturing the...