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Thai court sentences disgraced monk to 114 years

BANGKOK:  A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States. Wiraphon Sukphon made headlines in 2013 when footage emerged of him wearing designer aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation ...

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Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten the United States again’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States (US). “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said on ...

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Iran supreme leader says ‘obvious mistake’ to negotiate with US

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an “obvious mistake” to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in ...

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EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

BRUSSELS: The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent “conflict and chaos.” The comments from EU Council President Donald Tusk comes as Washington and Beijing stand on the brink of ...

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Honduran Air Force seizes drug trafficking planes

The Honduran Air Force seized two light aircraft suspected of involvement in drug trafficking to the United States, the armed forces said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that the aircraft were found in Mosquitia in the eastern Gracias a Dios region by an Air Force patrol that ...

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Iran says Saudi plan to boost oil output ridicules OPEC

LONDON: Iran criticised Saudi Arabia´s plan to raise oil output and pressure from the United States on Riyadh do so, saying this was in breach of OPEC´s decision last week and belittled the producer group. Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101104) OPEC and a group of non-OPEC countries agreed ...

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North Korea summit cancellation a setback to dealmaker Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump drew gasps at the United Nations General Assembly last September when he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Eight months later, he said “everyone” thought he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for a new approach that aimed to put him at a table with North ...

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In Tit-for-Tat, Pakistan to Impose Restrictions on US Diplomats

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan imposed travel restrictions Friday on U.S. diplomats in a response that could strain relations between the two nations. Under the new restrictions, U.S. diplomats are restricted from movements in the country and will no longer receive special treatment at airports. The diplomats will also be unable to use ...

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