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Imran Khan Now Vows to Oust Pakistani ‘Corrupt’ Rulers

Imran Khan Now Vows to Oust Pakistani ‘Corrupt’ Rulers

🕔13:02, 27.May 2018

Imran Khan is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of leading the country as its prime minister, and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is the main challenger to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was headed by Sharif until his ban.

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Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Hold Surprise 2nd Summit

Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Hold Surprise 2nd Summit

🕔14:50, 26.May 2018

The quickly arranged meeting seemed to demonstrate Kim Jong Un’s urgency to secure a summit with Trump, which may provide his best shot at saving his economy from crushing sanctions and win security assurances in a region surrounded by enemies, analysts say.

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Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

🕔14:21, 25.May 2018

“It has now been indisputably proven that there is a direct link between the rocket that hit MH17 and the Russian army,” Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok told a news conference in The Hague.

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Putin: EU Failure On Iran to Have ‘Deplorable’ Outcome

Putin: EU Failure On Iran to Have ‘Deplorable’ Outcome

🕔08:37, 25.May 2018

“Our position – the position of Russia – is well known. We believe the deal must be preserved,” Vladimir Putin told reporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and six major world powers– the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.

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Russia Ready to Punish US By Dumping Dollar for Euro

Russia Ready to Punish US By Dumping Dollar for Euro

🕔14:59, 24.May 2018

The possibility of switching from the US dollar to the euro in settlements depends on Europe’s stance toward Washington’s position,” said Siluanov, who is also Russia’s first deputy prime minister.

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North Korea Officially Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site

North Korea Officially Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site

🕔14:04, 24.May 2018

Punggye-ri has been the staging ground for all six of the North’s nuclear tests, including its latest and by far most powerful one in September last year, which Pyongyang said was an H-bomb.

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Imprisoned For The Right to Speech

Imprisoned For The Right to Speech

🕔14:24, 23.May 2018

The story of pro-Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh is just the great example of it. Russian officials blamed him for his Ukrainian citizenship and for hanging out the Ukrainian flag at his private land.

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New Zealanders Won’t Be Proud of This Homelessness Crisis

New Zealanders Won’t Be Proud of This Homelessness Crisis

🕔10:31, 23.May 2018

Much is expected of the charismatic 37-year-old prime minister, after her party put fixing the housing crisis at the heart of its successful election campaign in September. Arden’s challenge is to not allow her spending plan blow a hole in the strong finances her government inherited.

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Angry North Korean Media Step Up Rhetorical Attacks on South Korea, US

Angry North Korean Media Step Up Rhetorical Attacks on South Korea, US

🕔11:58, 22.May 2018

An article lashed out at South Korean authorities for allowing defectors to send anti-North Korea leaflets across their border.

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Malaysia Orders 1MDB Scandal Probe Overseen By Najib Razak

Malaysia Orders 1MDB Scandal Probe Overseen By Najib Razak

🕔10:07, 21.May 2018

Mahathir, a former mentor of Najib Razak who turned on him over 1MDB, is determined to breathe new life into democratic institutions that suffered under the ex-premier’s increasingly authoritarian rule and usher in a new dawn for the country.

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China Lands Strategic Bomber On South China Sea, U.S. Gets Angry

China Lands Strategic Bomber On South China Sea, U.S. Gets Angry

🕔07:59, 19.May 2018

China angers US after landing planes, including H-6K bomber, on a South China Sea reef. The Pentagon condemned the military activity as ‘raising tensions and destabilising the region’.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) In Serious Political Crisis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) In Serious Political Crisis

🕔12:21, 18.May 2018

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won the most seats in the recently concluded poll, rushed to swear in a chief minister although it did not have the numbers for a majority.

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North Korea Says U.S. Negotiating Tactics Unacceptable

North Korea Says U.S. Negotiating Tactics Unacceptable

🕔09:35, 17.May 2018

Pyongyang made it clear that Washington’s negotiating tactics are unacceptable, and it is not interested in talks that only envisage unilateral denuclearization without guarantees North Korea won’t be left totally defenseless in case of aggression.

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Anwar Ibrahim To Walk Free After Malaysia’s Royal Pardon

Anwar Ibrahim To Walk Free After Malaysia’s Royal Pardon

🕔10:03, 15.May 2018

Cracks have already emerged, with officials from Anwar Ibrahim’s party alleging that Mahathir bulldozed the announcement of three top Cabinet posts. Mahathir on Saturday named the finance, home affairs and defense ministers, who are leaders in his four-party alliance. He was initially supposed to name 10 ministers but appeared to have been stalled by horse-trading over positions.

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Kim Jong Un Will Never Completely Give Up Nuclear Weapons- Top Defector Reveals

Kim Jong Un Will Never Completely Give Up Nuclear Weapons- Top Defector Reveals

🕔08:58, 14.May 2018

“In the end, North Korea will remain ‘a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear state’,” Thae told the South’s Newsis news agency.

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