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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to visit Seoul this year: YTN
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:35:06 -0500
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to visit Seoul in the final three weeks of this year, South Korean TV channel YTN said on Monday, citing an unidentified official in the South Korean presidential office.
Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote: election commission
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:31:33 -0500
Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in the ex-Soviet country on Sunday, the Central Election Commission's (CEC) preliminary results showed.
Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:18:16 -0500
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.
Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:00:16 -0500
A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada along with other factors, court documents showed on Sunday.
More than 150 governments to adopt U.N. migration pact in Morocco
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:36:38 -0500
More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan.
Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court documents
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:32:47 -0500
A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed.
Few Venezuelans turn out for municipal elections amid crisis
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:58:18 -0500
Venezuela held municipal elections to elect some 2,500 counselors on Sunday, though the mainstream political opposition boycotted the vote and widespread apathy kept most people at home during a devastating economic crisis.
Australian voters shun conservative government in widely watched poll
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:09:24 -0500
Australia's conservative government is on course for a landslide election defeat, a widely watched survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison struggles to win favor with voters less than six months out from a national poll.
Syrian news agency removes report of Damascus air attack
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:14:15 -0500
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) issued a report on Sunday saying Syrian air defences had intercepted enemy targets around Damascus international airport, but later in the day said the attack had not happened.
Brexit redux? Lessons for the future from May's deal
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:07:15 -0500
The story of how Prime Minister Theresa May reached agreement on how Britain can leave the European Union offers lessons for the future of Brexit, whatever happens when parliament votes on the deal on Tuesday.
Chile declines to sign U.N. pact, says migration not a human right: report
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:06:29 -0500
Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.
Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:01:23 -0500
A Palestinian opened fire on Sunday at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, wounding six of them, Israeli officials said.
Qatar rift overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:03:22 -0500
A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir's decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering.
Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:32:37 -0500
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials.
Motion filed to impeach Somali president: statement
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:06:04 -0500
The top official of Somali's parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear.
Belgian PM relaunches government as minority after ally quits
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:04:21 -0500
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel relaunched his government on Sunday as a minority administration after the biggest party in his coalition quit in a dispute over signing the U.N. migration compact.
Armenians vote in election testing revolution's power shift
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:00:36 -0500
Armenians voted for a new parliament on Sunday as acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, having been elected by lawmakers to the post in May following a peaceful revolution earlier this year.
French minister asks Trump not to meddle in French affairs
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:58:11 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump should not meddle in French affairs, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday after Trump criticized France in two tweets following riots in Paris.
De-miners sound all-clear at marooned Jordan River baptism shrines
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:40:51 -0500
Israeli and foreign engineers sounded the all-clear on Sunday around three churches on the western bank of the Jordan River, near where Jesus is believed to have been baptized, after mines that had marooned the shrines for decades were cleared.
Macron to blame for French protests, Italy's Salvini says
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:34:41 -0500
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday President Emmanuel Macron was to blame for the "yellow vest" protests that have rattled France and urged Brussels to take heed of what was happening.