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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:27:12 -0500
Qatar says there has been 'small progress' in resolving Gulf dispute
Qatar's foreign minister said on Saturday there has been small progress to resolve a 2-1/2 year dispute between the Gulf state and its neighbors.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:23:19 -0500
North Korea says it conducted another crucial test at satellite launch site: KCNA
North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:19:49 -0500
Thai opposition leader calls for peaceful protest
Thai opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit called for a peaceful protest on Saturday after asking supporters to mobilize in the face of a possible ban on his Future Forward party.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:35:49 -0500
U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir
The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:35:20 -0500
Malaysia PM suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday he may seek to stay in power after 2020.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:58:51 -0500
Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:10:31 -0500
New Zealand divers search contaminated waters for volcano victims
New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island on Saturday in an attempt to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week, said police.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:25:53 -0500
Chile must prosecute police, army for violence against protesters: U.N.
Chilean police and soldiers used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations including unlawful killings and torture that should be prosecuted, the United Nations said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:38:05 -0500
Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:57:40 -0500
Armed group claims killing four humanitarian hostages in Nigeria, aid organization says
An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:50:20 -0500
Taiwan police shoot man suspected of planting explosive device: media
Police in southern Taiwan shot a man on Saturday suspected of planting a possible explosive device outside a campaign office for the island's main opposition party, the Kuomintang, the official Central News Agency reported.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:30:02 -0500
Painting of naked Mexican revolutionary hero unleashes controversy
A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico, prompting protests that briefly flared into violence.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:00:19 -0500
Fate of global climate action 'in the balance' as U.N. talks go down to wire
Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:13:48 -0500
U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denucleazisation talks, Seoul and Washington said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:59:16 -0500
Trudeau says Canadian farmers hit by trade disputes should be helped faster
Canada's Agriculture Ministry should move more quickly to help farmers harmed by protectionist measures imposed by other nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:20:04 -0500
'Not my prime minister', protesters march in London against Johnson
Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain's election result, chanting "Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister" and "Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out".

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:07:17 -0500
Turkish drones escorting drill ships to fly from Turkish Cypriot airport: report
The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet has designated an airport on the disputed island as a base for Turkish drones escorting ships seeking hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean, a news agency said, a move likely to increase tension with the European Union.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:57:46 -0500
Britain speeds towards Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election
Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:57:46 -0500
World leaders react to Boris Johnson's British election victory
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:57:43 -0500
"Brexit closure": Johnson wins commanding victory in UK election
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.