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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

Melbourne, May 19:  Australia’s ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a “miraculous” comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader Bill Shorten to step down. Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday to […]

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Theresa May pledges 'new and improved deal' to save her Brexit plan

Theresa May pledges 'new and improved deal' to save her Brexit plan

London, May 19: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday promised a “new and improved deal” that she hopes will see her controversial Brexit agreement through Parliament when it comes up for a fourth vote in the first week of June. Writing in ‘The Sunday Times’, May said it was “truly” decision time for MPs […]

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Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves

Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves

Dubai, May 19 (AP) Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom’s energy sector. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke a week after four oil tankers— […]

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Trump is 'divider-in-chief', says Biden as he formally launches 2020 presidential bid

Trump is 'divider-in-chief', says Biden as he formally launches 2020 presidential bid

Philadelphia, May 18: Accusing President Donald Trump of being “divider-in-chief” by fomenting racism, hatred and bitterness among fellow citizens, former US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday formally launched his 2020 bid for the White House and asserted that his campaign is all about restoring the soul of the nation, rebuilding the middle class, and […]

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India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries

India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries

United Nations, May 18 :  India, which is owed USD 38 million by the UN for peacekeeping operations, has voiced concern over the “unjustifiable and inexplicable” delays in reimbursement to countries providing peacekeeping troops and police for UN missions. It underlined that recurrent delays in payments have turned the Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) as “de […]

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UK gets new weapons act, secures Sikh right to carry kirpans

UK gets new weapons act, secures Sikh right to carry kirpans

London, May 18 :  The UK government has passed an amendment by which Sikhs in the country will be allowed to carry kirpans and use it during religious and cultural functions. ‘The Offensive Weapons Bill’ received the royal assent this week. The bill aims at tackling rising knife crime in the UK and it become […]

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Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Washington, May  18 :  President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbours and blocked a new North American free trade agreement. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico […]

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Australians vote to elect PM in climate-dominated election

Australians vote to elect PM in climate-dominated election

Melbourne, May 18 :  Australians on Saturday voted to elect their next parliament and prime minister, in what has been widely referred to as the climate-change election, with the first exit poll showing a victory for the opposition Labor Party. After five weeks long election campaigning across the country, around 16 million Australians swarmed to […]

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Trump unveils new immigration plan for merit-based professionals

Trump unveils new immigration plan for merit-based professionals

Washington, May 17:  Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with ‘Build America’ visa, as the US President unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to increase the quota for highly-skilled workers from 12 to 57 per cent. Every year the US issues nearly 1.1 million green cards, […]

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Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

Beijing, May 17:  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged China and Russia to take “concrete action” to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal as he warned of a “dangerous” situation amid rising tensions with the US. Tensions have ratcheted up with the US deploying an aircraft carrier group and B-52 bombers to the […]