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UN urges all governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance
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UN urges all governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance

UNITED NATIONS: Marking the 10th anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations has urged all governments that have not done…

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Samsung’s chief Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea on bribery charges

SEOUL:  Samsung’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has been placed under arrest in South Korea, accused of bribery and other charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to…

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Pence heads to Europe on reassurance tour

WASHINGTON: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will seek on Saturday to soothe allies unnerved by his boss’ unorthodox statements on Russia and NATO as he stresses America’s commitment to Europe…

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Snap Inc pursues valuation of up to $18.5 billion in highly awaited IPO

Snap Inc, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, is seeking a valuation of between $16.20 billion and $18.52 billion in its highly awaited initial public offering. The company, which…

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All eyes on US’ Tillerson at G20 in diplomatic debut

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday will make his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany, where his counterparts hope to find out what “America First” means…

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Michael Flynn resigns as national security over Russia links

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after coming under fire over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before…

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N Korea calls new ballistic missile test ‘successful’

North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile, triggering a US-led call for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after a launch seen as a challenge…

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Mexicans to stage anti-Trump protests
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Mexicans to stage anti-Trump protests

MEXICO CITY: Mexicans are planning their largest protests yet on Sunday, against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and vows to make the country pay for…

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Heavy snow storm forecast for northeastern US, multiple flights cancelled
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Heavy snow storm forecast for northeastern US, multiple flights cancelled

The heaviest storm the northeastern United States has seen this year was bearing down on the region on Thursday, forcing schools in major cities to cancel classes and airlines to…

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US could ask visa applicants for social media passwords
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US could ask visa applicants for social media passwords

WASHINGTON: US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly said the move…

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Trump strikes courts as judges mull travel ban

President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the courts, describing them as “so political” as a panel of judges weigh his executive order barring refugees and visitors from seven mainly…

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Eight countries joins initiative against Trump’s global anti-abortion move

Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S.-funded groups around the world providing information on abortion,…

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