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President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.
Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines

Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked the Dutch government to clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM alliance without first advising Paris.
Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir

Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

Pakistan carried out airstrikes and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge both sides to show restraint.
Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister

Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

 Iran's president rejected the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, throwing his full support behind the diplomat who negotiated the country's nuclear deal with world powers as both men face growing pressure from hard-liners as the accord unravels under American pressure.
Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.
South Korea seeks 'stakeholder' role as Kim, Trump eye deal to shape peninsula's fate

South Korea seeks 'stakeholder' role as Kim, Trump eye deal to shape peninsula's fate Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

South Korean officials, wary of being left on the sidelines as the leaders of North Korea and the United States seek to clinch a deal that could shape the future of the Korean peninsula, are cautiously carving out a presence at the summit venue.
Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row

Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Ukraine's national broadcaster has dropped the singer who was meant to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest due to apparent political differences over Russia.
Slovak presidential challengers unite in bid against ruling party

Slovak presidential challengers unite in bid against ruling party Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

The leading opposition contender in Slovakia's presidential election quit the race on Tuesday in a move to consolidate voter bases and better challenge the ruling Smer party candidate.
India launches airstrike inside Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit

India launches airstrike inside Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

India said its warplanes struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, killing "a very large number" of fighters, raising risk of conflict between the nuclear armed neighbors, though Pakistan officials denied there had been any casualties.
US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

The United States military said Monday that its latest airstrike in Somalia killed 35 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies

Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday banned unauthorised rallies as he announced a slew of new measures to end demonstrations that have rocked his rule for weeks.
Trump won't rush North Korea on denuclearization as long as no weapon tests

Trump won't rush North Korea on denuclearization as long as no weapon tests Mon, 25 Feb, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim Jong Un, when they hold their second summit this week.
Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar

Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar Mon, 25 Feb, 2019

Veteran director Spike Lee on Sunday won his first competitive Oscar, taking home a statuette for best adapted screenplay for the film "BlacKkKlansman."

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him".
Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties

Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Moldovans began voting Sunday in an election that reflects the tiny ex-Soviet republic's longstanding division between those seeking closer ties with Moscow and those backing moves to join the European Union.
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