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Western strikes on Syria ‘painful reminder’ of NATO’s Yugoslavia bombing – Serbian president

The American-British-French airstrikes on Syria are “a painful reminder” of NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Serbian president said. Both were done without UN Security Council mandate. “For all of us who are over 18-19 years old, this [US-led] campaign is a painful reminder of the period which we witnessed,” Aleksandar Vucic said, speaking to RTS. The president was referring ...

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President Assad arrives to work after US-led strikes on Syria (VIDEO)

Published time: 14 Apr, 2018 06:36 The Syria presidency posted a video on Twitter that shows President Bashar Assad apparently arriving to work following a US-led strike on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapon attack. The short video, which lasts six seconds, shows Assad in a suit and with a briefcase walking into the marble-floored entrance of a ...

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Fashion statement: Paris refugees wearing clothes of former French president Chirac

Refugees in Paris are wearing the clothes of former French President Jacques Chirac, after his daughter donated his old attire to a local charity. Chirac’s daughter Claude donated the clothing this winter. Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand told L’Obs of how he put out a call to his contacts for old clothes after a nun who takes care of refugees in Paris ...

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Trade wars: Trump claims Chinese president 'will take down' barriers harming US economy

As trade tensions threaten to boil over between the two nations, US President Donald Trump insists his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will scrap barriers to commerce “because it is the right thing to do.” Washington is seeking to cut a deal with the Chinese government to eradicate a trade deficit and allow US products to enter the market in Asia ...

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Mueller met with ex-Ukraine president while Manafort was lobbying for him

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is prosecuting former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on charges tied to lobbying for the former government of Ukraine. Mueller however, has his own history of working with Kiev. Mueller is leading the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, which has been alleged by Democrats and others. US President Donald Trump has ...

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Turkish TV fined for portraying S. Korean president as ‘killer’ & Ivanka Trump as his ‘wife’

A Turkish broadcaster has been fined for depicting South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the US First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a “killer couple.” The channel says the two photos were used in a report about a murder by mistake. The Istanbul-based Show TV landed in hot water in late February, after a news program showed a photo of South ...

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Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye given 24yrs in jail over corruption

Published time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:24 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:46 Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been found guilty of bribery, abuse of power, and coercion. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, though prosecutors initially requested 30 years. The former leader previously denied any wrongdoing, and the sentence was announced in her absence. The first female ...

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Meeting with foreign adversaries? Good if you like the president, bad if you don’t

Is it a good or bad thing for the American president to meet with the leaders of so-called ‘enemy’ nations like North Korea, Iran and Russia? Well, it seems the answer depends on who you ask – and when you ask them. When President Donald Trump announced last month that he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader ...

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‘Time has arrived for Africa to establish a single currency’ – South African president

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has suggested creating a single currency for Africa which, according to him, could boost trade across borders and match international currencies. The idea was first mooted by Ramaphosa during a meeting of the African Union in Rwanda, where 44 countries gathered to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) treaty. “The hour, the ...

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Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency will be convertible to Russian rubles – President Maduro

The so-called ‘petro’ digital currency, which was successfully launched by Venezuela last month, will be traded for several global currencies, including the Russian ruble. “Starting March 23, all legal and physical entities will be able to purchase the petro directly… within the next 15 days for convertible currencies: yuan, rubles, Turkish liras and euro,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Read more ...

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