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  • China Aug 11, 2019

    India Eases Restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic Festival

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said they eased restrictions in the region’s main city for a third straight day on Sunday ahead of a major Islamic festival, following India’s move to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy and impose an indefinite curfew. More than 250 ATMs were made functional in Srinagar and bank branches opened for people to withdraw money...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Impeachment Watch: Nearly Half of House Dems Support Inquiry

    Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned independent, are now publicly backing an inquiry, a notable spike in the days...

  • London Jun 25, 2019

    UK's Boris Johnson Fails to Answer Questions on Private Quarrel

    Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust. Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to address personal questions despite an ongoing clamor to face...

  • Germany Jun 2, 2019

    German Government Wobbles After Social Democrat Leader Quits

    The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats announced her resignation Sunday following a series of disappointing election results, raising fresh doubts about the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition. Andrea Nahles said she wanted “clarity” after questions were raised about her ability to lead the party. The Social Democrats finished third in last month’s European Parliament election, receiving 15.8%...

  • Senate Mar 26, 2019

    Australian Party Accused of Asking US Gun Lobby for Money

    Australia’s prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to “sell Australia’s gun laws to the highest bidders” by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported One Nation party officials Steve Dickson and James Ashby flew to the United States for meetings with...

  • Germany Oct 29, 2018

    Angela Merkel Won't Seek 5th Term as German Chancellor

    Germany’s Angela Merkel announced Monday that she will step down as head of her conservative party in December after 18 years and won’t seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021, launching a leadership transition in Europe’s biggest economy. Merkel has led her conservative Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and Germany since 2005. She put Germany — and Europe —...

  • head Oct 28, 2018

    High Stakes for German Government as Key State Votes

    Germany’s central region of Hesse was voting Sunday in a state election marked by discontent with infighting in the national government — and its results could help determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has a long-term future. The election for the state legislature in Hesse, which includes Germany’s financial center of Frankfurt, comes as support for the country’s governing parties...

  • Congress Oct 19, 2018

    Dozens Dead When Train Mows Down Crowd at Festival in India

    A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state governing Congress party politician, Pratap Singh Bajwa.

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2018

    In Indiana, Trump Says Dems Would Stymie Economic Progress

    Embracing his role as party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning at a rally Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration, imploring Republicans to mobilize during the 2018 midterm elections. Trump used one of his signature rallies in northern Indiana to paint a rosy picture of his presidency, pointing to low unemployment, “booming” job...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2018

    Trump, Abe Fail to Agree on US Tariff Exemption for Japan

    President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted....
    Instead, the leaders announced they had agreed to start talks on a new “free, fair and reciprocal” trade agreement between the two countries following two days of talks....
    “If...

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2018

    Trump, Abe to Meet Despite Strain Over North Korea, Tariffs

    President Donald Trump is playing host to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week amid growing strain between the countries over the president’s planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the push for new tariffs. The visit gives the leaders an opportunity to discuss Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korea, which Japan eyes warily. It will also...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    China's Premier Urges US to ‘Act Rationally' Over Trade

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes, promising that Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment. “No one will emerge a winner from a trade war,” said Li, the No. 2 Chinese leader, at a news conference held during the meeting of China’s...

  • head Mar 20, 2018

    China Paves Way for Xi Jinping to Remain Leader for Years

    China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country’s president, the official news agency said, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China’s president and vice president “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms,”...

  • Meghan Markle Jan 14, 2018

    UK Party Suspends Leader's Girlfriend Over Markle Remarks

    The U.K. Independence Party has suspended the girlfriend of the party’s leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. In a statement, Jo Marney apologized for the “shocking language” she used in a series of text messages to a friend, but said they had been “taken out of context.” The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported...

  • Russia Dec 6, 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Says He Will Stand for Re-Election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, a vote he appears certain to win. The Russian leader chose an enthusiastic audience of the GAZ automobile factory workers in Nizhny Novgorod to make the announcement. “I couldn’t find a better place and moment for that,” he said, to massive applause. “Thank you for your...

  • Germany Nov 20, 2017

    Germany Faces Uncertain Political Future as Government Talks Fail

    Germany faced an uncertain political future on Monday after the collapse of weeks of talks on forming a new government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel set to consult the country’s president and the possibility of new elections looming. Germany’s Sept. 24 election produced an awkward result that left Merkel’s two-party conservative bloc seeking a coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats and...

  • head Nov 20, 2017

    Mugabe Refuses to Resign Amid Firing by Zimbabwe's Ruling Party

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as well as more protests demanding his ouster. In a televised address, 93-year-old Mugabe acknowledged what he said were “a whole range of concerns” of...

  • ASIA Nov 16, 2016

    Greek Police Use Tear Gas in Clash With Anti-Obama Protesters

    Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama after they tried to enter an area off-limits to demonstrators. Police made at least four arrests and said one woman was slightly injured in the clashes, which took place far from Obama’s meetings.

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