Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

Julian Assange

QUITO: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution ...

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UK, EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

Britain's Foreign Secretary Johnson attends a news conference after meeting Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in ...

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300 arrested in third night of Tunisia’s violent protests

300 arrested in third night of Tunisia's violent protests

TUNIS: A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities on Thursday said more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets. Tunisia is considered a rare success story of the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the North ...

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Gang who forced girl, 14, into prostitution jailed for 18 years

sex Gang

BIRMINGHAM: Three men have been jailed for a total of 18 years for plying a schoolgirl with drugs and forcing her to work as a prostitute. Jake Cairns, 21, Jack McNally, 21 and Brandon Sharples, 20, ruthlessly exploited the 14-year-old, who was made to pose naked for photographs published online ...

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Stephen Hawking’s advice for people with depression

Stephen Hawking’s advice for people with depression

LONDON: On the occasion of his 76th birthday, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking spoke at the Reith Lecture at the Royal Institute in London about depression. The scientist drew a poetic parallel between black holes and depression, with a message of hope to those suffering from mental health difficulties. Hawking said, ...

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Iranian Foreign Minister in Russia for talks on nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

MOSCOW: Iran’s foreign minister is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the situation in Syria, where both nations support President Bashar Assad. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized the need for close cooperation to safeguard the nuclear agreement during ...

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Stockport woman says she killed dad

Stockport woman says she killed dad

MANCHESTER: A body has been found after a woman went to a police station in Greater Manchester and claimed she had killed a man and buried his body in a garden. On Tuesday, officers began to dig up a garden in Reddish, Stockport and later said human remains had been ...

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Malaysia will pay $70M to firm if it finds missing plane

Malaysia missing plane

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and US firm Ocean Infinity have struck a deal to resume an underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing nearly four years ago, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today. He said that while the deal is based on a “no cure, ...

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