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Inequality tops agenda as Lithuanians choose new president

Inequality tops agenda as Lithuanians choose new president Sun, 12 May, 2019

Lithuanians began voting for a new president in a tight race dominated by concerns over income inequality and poverty in the Baltic state boasting some of the eurozone's strongest growth.

Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored

Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored Sun, 12 May, 2019

Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month, an official said, as a fragile truce held.
US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran Sat, 11 May, 2019

The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to the Gulf, ratcheting up pressure on archfoe Iran.

Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down

Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down Sat, 11 May, 2019

Venezuela braced for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest.
Cameroon opposition calls for cease fire to end crisis

Cameroon opposition calls for cease fire to end crisis Sat, 11 May, 2019

 Cameroon's main opposition party called for an immediate ceasefire and the release of all political prisoners, during talks with Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on resolving the country's regional conflict with anglophone separatists.
Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce Fri, 10 May, 2019

 Israeli gunfire killed one Palestinian at a weekly demonstration along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said , in the first escalation after a cease-fire deal ended a bloody bout of fighting and saw Israel reopening the fishing zone off the Gaza coast.
Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Iran's leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran's nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given the heightened tensions between the two countries.
EU heads put climate, democracy and jobs at heart of future course

EU heads put climate, democracy and jobs at heart of future course Thu, 09 May, 2019

Fighting climate change, safeguarding the rule of law and finding a modern model for growth must be at the heart of the European Union, the bloc's leaders agreed in Thursday talks meant to show unity despite the damage from Brexit.
Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end

Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their sixth round of peace talks with "some progress" made on a draft agreement for when foreign troops might withdraw from Afghanistan, a Taliban official said.
Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions

Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions Wed, 08 May, 2019

Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program as stipulated by the 2015 atomic accord and set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the deal before it will resume higher uranium enrichment.
Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24 Wed, 08 May, 2019

A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least five people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, police said, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.
South Africa starts voting amid issue of corruption

South Africa starts voting amid issue of corruption Wed, 08 May, 2019

 South Africans voted in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment.
Erdogan defends Istanbul vote redo, critics see power grab

Erdogan defends Istanbul vote redo, critics see power grab Tue, 07 May, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted  that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote that was won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy, while critics called the decision an "outrageous" move to eliminate dissent against his government.
Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls Tue, 07 May, 2019

Greece's left-wing prime minister  promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before upcoming elections, after outperforming budget targets set by bailout creditors.
Palestinians report Gaza truce with Israel as violence ebbs

Palestinians report Gaza truce with Israel as violence ebbs Mon, 06 May, 2019

A deadly surge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight and Palestinian officials reported that Egypt had mediated a truce.
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