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Biden lifts Trump sanctions on international court officials

Biden lifts Trump sanctions on international court officials

Washington: President Joe Biden on Friday lifted sanctions that Donald Trump had imposed on two top officials of the International Criminal Court, undoing one of the past administration’s more aggressive moves targeting international institutions and officials. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement stressed that the United States still strongly disagreed with some actions […]

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Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

Yangon: The civilian death toll in the crackdown by the Myanmar junta has reached 550 since the Feb. 1 coup, a human rights group said Saturday. Of those, 46 were children, according to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. Some 2,751 people have been detained or sentenced, the group said. Threats of lethal violence and […]

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Man rams car into US Capitol; 1 officer killed, another injured

Man rams car into US Capitol; 1 officer killed, another injured

Washington: A Capitol Police officer was killed and another injured after a man rammed his car into a security barrier outside the US Capitol and then got out of the vehicle and lunged towards the officers with a knife, setting off a major security scare nearly three months after the January 6 insurrection by pro-Trump […]

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Iran, world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal

Iran, world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal

Brussels: Iran and the major world powers participating in the agreement to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons said Friday they were ready to welcome the return of the United States to the deal. The group — the European Union, China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran — “recognised the prospect of a full return […]

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Train crashes in eastern Taiwan, killing 36, injuring dozens

Train crashes in eastern Taiwan, killing 36, injuring dozens

Taipei: A vehicle rolled down a hill and smashed into a passing train, partially derailing it outside a rail tunnel in Taiwan and killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens. Survivors climbed out windows and onto roofs to reach safety in Taiwan’s deadliest railway disaster. Officials in Hualien county said rescue efforts were continuing […]

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence concerns

EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence concerns

Brussels: The European Union is referring Poland to Europe’s top court over long-standing concerns about respect for the rule of law and the independence of the country’s Supreme Court judges, EU officials said Wednesday. The bloc’s executive commission had previously warned Poland that it might go to the European Court of Justice if the government […]

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Israel president: ”Unconventional” unions needed after vote

Israel president: ”Unconventional” unions needed after vote

Jerusalem: Israeli election officials Wednesday handed over the results of last week’s vote to President Reuven Rivlin, nudging forward the country’ elusive efforts to break political deadlock, form a government and avoid an unprecedented fifth consecutive round of balloting. Rivlin is now tasked with choosing the prime minister-designate he thinks has the best chance of […]

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Italy orders 2 Russian Embassy officials expelled for spying

Italy orders 2 Russian Embassy officials expelled for spying

Rome: Italy on Wednesday ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught the Italian allegedly giving classified documents to one of the Russians in exchange for money. The Italian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Razov, and protested the “grave incident” after a […]

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Giant container ship that blocked Suez Canal set free

Giant container ship that blocked Suez Canal set free

Suez (Egypt): Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries. Helped by the peak of high tide, a flotilla of tugboats managed to […]

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Jaishankar arrives in Tajik capital to attend key conference on Afghanistan

Jaishankar arrives in Tajik capital to attend key conference on Afghanistan

Dushanbe: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Tajikistan’s capital on Monday to attend a key conference on Afghanistan, where representatives from around 50 countries and international organisations would discuss building regional consensus around the peace process in the war-torn country. “Touchdown in Dushanbe. Look forward to my bilateral visit and attending the Heart of […]