Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than ...

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Preet Gill Elected as Edgbaston Labour MP

BIRMINGHAM: Preet Gill has been chosen at Birmingham’s Labour candidate for the Edgbaston seat in the upcoming 2017 General Election. The Sandwell councillor is to replace the former Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, who stood down. Gill, 44, is currently Sandwell’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection. She is a ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

TOKYO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its influence ...

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Pregnant wife punishes husband’s lover

BANGKOK: A pregnant woman who caught her husband cheating took her own revenge – by stuffing hot peppers into his mistress’ vagina. Ly Chanel, 23, is said to have become suspicious when her husband, Chien Keo, 24, spent less time at home. She roped in four friends and followed her ...

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Macron seeks to repair damage after military chief quit

ISTRES: French President Emmanuel Macron was to address troops at an air base on Thursday as he sought to repair the damage following the resignation of a highly-regarded military chief who challenged the government’s budget cuts. Macron flew to the base in Istres, southern France, a day after General Pierre ...

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Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

BERLIN: Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full “overhaul” of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara’s arrests of human rights activists. The government stepped up its travel advisory for the NATO ally as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned ...

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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

BELGIUM: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and that it was “necessary in a democratic society”, ...

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Woman damages $200,000 worth of art while taking selfie

LONDON: We’ve all been there, walking carefully in supermarkets and bazaars clenching our handbags super close to ourselves to make sure things don’t topple over but this woman beat all of us when she damaged art worth $200,000 in a US gallery in the process of taking a selfie. The incident ...

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