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Italy 'very important' to EU, says Juncker

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:22

Brussels, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is a country "of maximum importance" for the European Union, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

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Albanian IS supporter expelled from Italy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Rome, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported a 42-year-old Albanian supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said.

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Nawaz campaigning for PTI through love fest with Modi: Imran

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:38

Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he "appreciates" the PML-N leader for "campaigning" for the PTI through his "love fest" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Indian on trial for molesting child in Dubai

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:36

Dubai, May 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old Indian worker has gone on trial here after he allegedly molested a 5-year-old girl, the media reported on Thursday.

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S. Korea urges North to implement agreements, resume dialogue

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:04

Seoul, May 17 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfil the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.

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Late passenger tries to break into plane, arrested

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:38

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) An "irate" passenger who reportedly missed his scheduled flight was arrested at Melbourne Airport on Thursday after attempting to break into a Jetstar Airways plane.

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Trump calls undocumented immigrants 'animals'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:04

Washington, May 17, US President Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, warning that "dangerous people" were clamouring to breach the country's borders and branded them "animals".

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Mueller team not to indict President: Trump's lawyer

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:10

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed the US President's legal team that it will not seek an indictment against Donald Trump, according to lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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2 IS militants killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:26

Kabul, May 17, Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been killed in an US and NATO-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, a government statement on Thursday.

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Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns: Whistleblower

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:26

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has said that the company engaged in efforts to discourage or suppress voting from targeted sections of the American population, a media report said on Thursday.

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5.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:28

Tokyo, May 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan on Thursday, the weather agency said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. No tsunami warning was issued.

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Malaysian police raid former PM Najib's residence

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:46

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian police raided the house of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, state media said on Thursday.

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US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:50

Washington, May 17, The US Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and one group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."

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President Trump discloses payment to lawyer in financial report

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:40

Washington, May 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen over $100,000 for expenses that Cohen incurred during the 2016 presidential election, according to a financial disclosure form released on Wednesday.

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UN envoy calls for de-escaltion in Syria

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 05:04

United Nations, May 17 (IANS) The UN special envoy for the Syria crisis, Staffan de Mistura, on Wednesday called for de-escalation in Syria and the revival of the political process.

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