Pope Francis says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk
June 21, 2018 3:14:28 pm

China's estimated 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association.

Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
June 21, 2018 2:14:43 pm

Many see Erdogan as a strong leader who stands up to West, who brought stability, oversaw an infrastructure boom, who improved health care and relaxed strict secular laws, for instance allowing women to wear Islamic headscarves.

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'
June 21, 2018 1:55:31 pm

She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990.

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June 21, 2018 1:44:01 pm

Blackouts will continue throughout the exam season, till June 25. Internet service, both mobile and fixed line, is to be off for an hour after the start of each high school diploma exam to stop any leaks, the BBC reported.

Canada to legalize marijuana on October 17, says PM Justin Trudeau
June 21, 2018 11:41:23 am

Justin Trudeau said they are going to treat it like wine and tobacco, noting that few people will cultivate it at home, but it's necessary to fight organized crime.

North Korea, China leaders agree to boost 'strategic, tactical' cooperation: KCNA
June 21, 2018 11:17:09 am

On Tuesday, Kim and Xi were reported by North Korean media to have reached an understanding on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after discussing the outcome of the US-North Korea summit.

Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million
June 21, 2018 10:54:46 am

Auctioneers RM Sotheby's said on Wednesday that the red Ferrari was one of just 36 examples of the 250 GTO model built by the famed Italian car maker.

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June 21, 2018 9:11:19 am

Andrea Hall played a key role in the run-up to a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last week.

June 21, 2018 12:07:21 pm

The new documents reveal that Mossack Fonseca couldn’t identify tens of thousands of owners of companies it had registered in opaque, low-tax jurisdictions.

In reversal, Donald Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border
June 21, 2018 7:41:34 am

It was a dramatic turnaround for Donald Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

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June 21, 2018 1:05:35 am

Kissinger is scheduled to deliver keynote address to the Leadership Summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum in July.

Canada to legalize marijuana on October 17, says PM Justin Trudeau
June 21, 2018 12:48:58 am

In the neighbouring US, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States' biggest legal marijuana marketplace on Jan 1.

Richard Nixon opposed India in 1972 war, thought its actions would set "bad precedent", classified documents reveal
June 21, 2018 12:27:39 am

As per the documents, Nixon said the US faced a situation in South Asia in which India, a nation of 600 million people with a democratic government moved against Pakistan, a smaller nation with some 60 million people under a military junta.

Panama Papers: New record reveals fresh financial secrets of Lionel Messi, Argentina President Mauricio Macri 
June 21, 2018 12:07:24 pm

Panama Papers: When asked about the company in April 2016, the Messis told ICIJ and partners that Mega Star was “totally inactive.” Internal emails from the newly-leaked Mossack Fonseca records call that claim into question.

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June 21, 2018 7:10:40 pm

Panama Papers - The Aftermath: The fresh investigation of Indian individuals and entities reveals how Mossack Fonseca, which serviced their accounts, scrambled to respond to an unprecedented global crackdown. Significantly, it also confirms the existence of several customers who had hitherto denied any links. And lifts the veil on the financial trail of new clients.

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June 20, 2018 10:27:18 pm

Protesters are demanding a right of return to what is now Israel for those who fled or were forced to flee their homes in the war around its creation in 1948, and for millions of their descendants.

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June 21, 2018 3:37:55 pm

The official said that despite some positive indicators, the US has not yet seen Pakistan taking the sustained or decisive steps that it would have expected to see ten months after the announcement of the South Asia strategy.

Trump supportes steadfast
June 20, 2018 10:03:49 pm

The effort to end what has become a major crisis for the Trump administration was outlined by two people familiar with Nielsen's thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement.

Russia warns against Donald Trump's plans for militarising space
June 20, 2018 9:48:58 pm

US President Donald Trump on Monday had said at a speech in the White House that "America will always be the first in space" and he won't like being led by Russia and China along with countries. 

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June 20, 2018 8:21:36 pm

Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries.