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Swiss vote on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

Swiss vote on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

Swiss voters were deciding Sunday whether to make it easier for "third-generation foreigners" to get Swiss citizenship and whether to lock in competitive low tax rates for foreign companies in Switzerland.
Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote

Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

Turkmen leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is certain to secure a third term in office in Sunday's presidential election, maintaining his grip on power in the isolated gas-rich nation.
Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.
Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines

Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

 A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.
Test for Modi as India's biggest state Uttar Pradesh votes

Test for Modi as India's biggest state Uttar Pradesh votes Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

Voting got underway on Saturday in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway into his first term as prime minister.
Angola probes football stampede that killed 17

Angola probes football stampede that killed 17 Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

Angola on Saturday announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what was described as the southern African country's worst football tragedy.
70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused

70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

Greek authorities on Saturday began evacuating some 70,000 people in the city of Thessaloniki ahead of an operation to defuse a bomb from World War II.
Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky'

Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Donald Trump took on one of the Hollywood greats Monday, accusing Meryl Streep of being an overrated actress and a Hillary Clinton "flunky" after the multiple Oscar winner tore into him at an awards ceremony.
Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani

Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.
Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A cold snap gripping Europe has killed more than 30 people in recent days, left thousands of travellers stranded in snow-covered Turkey and brought fresh misery for migrants and the homeless.
Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration

Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking

UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.
Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon

Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

When Palestinian Fuad Abu Khaled fled Syria's war in 2013, he sought refuge among his own, looking for solidarity among Palestinian refugees based in Lebanon's Shatila camp.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's best player award for the fourth time, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016.
Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier

Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier Wed, 04 Jan, 2017

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he supported pardoning a young Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a Palestinian assailant lying wounded and motionless on the ground in the occupied West Bank.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

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