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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 …

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India’s Modi faces revived opposition

NEW DELHI, May 21, (Agencies): Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country’s ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid next year. A coalition of Congress and a …

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Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

9 suspected traffickers killed DHAKA, May 21, (AFP): Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown Islamic militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged …

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US to force sweeping change on Iran

TEHRAN CHARGES U.S. DEMANDS INTENT ON REGIME CHANGE WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran …

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Philippine lawmakers condemn action

US criticizes China’s continued militarization of disputed waters BEIJING, May 20, (Agencies): Th e Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed longrange bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. …

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Indian court jails ex-diplomat for spying

NEW DELHI, May 20, (Agencies): An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the …

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EU denies add-ons, aid eyed to N-deal

FIRMS GEAR FOR IRAN DRAWDOWN ON U.S. SANCTIONS THREAT BERLIN, May 20, (Agencies): Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperilled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions. A German newspaper reported …

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Prince Harry, Meghan wed as millions watch – Star-studded Windsor ceremony

WINDSOR, England, May 19, (Agencies): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their lifelong love Saturday as they married in front of hundreds of royals, celebrities and friends at St. George’s Chapel and millions of TV viewers around the world. The pretty English town of …

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His Highness the Amir arrives from Istanbul after OIC summit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived home on Friday night after leading Kuwait delegation to the extraordinary summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey. His Highness the Amir was welcomed at Kuwait airport by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf …

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Kuwait regrets UNSC’s inability to deal with Israel-committed crimes

Int’l reps observes silence for Palestinian martyrs at behest of Kuwait GENEVA, May 19, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim expressed his country’s regret Friday over UNSC’s inability to deal with the recent Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. The international …

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