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Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

NATO maintains 'absolute confidence' in Trump security commitment

NATO maintains 'absolute confidence' in Trump security commitment

BRUSSELS: NATO on Monday (Jan 16) reiterated its confidence in the US security commitment to Europe, despite US President-elect Donald Trump sparking fresh uproar by saying the alliance was obsolete.

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Trump accuses Merkel of 'catastrophic mistake' over migrants

Trump accuses Merkel of 'catastrophic mistake' over migrants

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" in letting migrants flood into Germany, US President-elect Donald Trump said in a newspaper interview on Sunday (Jan 15).

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Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

PARIS: A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against "unilateral steps" on Jerusalem and borders that could threaten a negotiated solution to their seven-decade conflict.

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Kerry farewell tour starts in Vietnam in final Asia push

Kerry farewell tour starts in Vietnam in final Asia push

HANOI: US Secretary of State John Kerry began his farewell tour in Vietnam on Friday (Jan 13) giving a final push for Washington's so-called Asia pivot before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next week.

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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.

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Obama warns of democratic test in farewell address

Obama warns of democratic test in farewell address

CHICAGO: President Barack Obama warned the United States faces a stern test of its democracy, in a speech to the nation on Tuesday night (Jan 10) that was both a fond goodbye and a call to arm.

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25 dead, more than one million affected by floods in southern Thailand

25 dead, more than one million affected by floods in southern Thailand

BANGKOK: Large parts of southern Thailand remain under floodwaters after more than a week of heavy monsoon rain as the government scrambled more emergency aid to more than a million affected residents.

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Germany closes Germanwings crash probe

Germany closes Germanwings crash probe

BERLIN: German prosecutors said on Monday (Jan 9) they had closed a criminal probe into the Germanwings plane crash in March 2015 after concluding that the suicidal co-pilot bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed all on board.

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Pledged OPEC cuts encouraging: Kuwait

Pledged OPEC cuts encouraging: Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouk, whose country heads a committee to monitor crude output cuts, on Monday (Jan 9) described as encouraging production reductions announced so far.

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Londoners face travel chaos as Underground workers strike

Londoners face travel chaos as Underground workers strike

LONDON: London Underground staff have launched a 24-hour strike that threatens to make for a painful Monday commute in the British capital, after talks broke down in a long-running dispute over job losses.

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Obama admits underestimating impact of Russian hacking

Obama admits underestimating impact of Russian hacking

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that he "underestimated" the impact misinformation and hacking could have on democracies, a remark that follows an intelligence report on Russian meddling in the US presidential vote.

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UK will have 'control over borders' after Brexit: PM May

UK will have 'control over borders' after Brexit: PM May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday (Jan 8) insisted that Britain will have "control over our borders" after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe's trading zone to achieve it.

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South Korea president's lawyer says no evidence to back impeachment

South Korea president's lawyer says no evidence to back impeachment

SEOUL: The impeachment trial of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday (Jan 5), with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office.

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Former senator Coats is Trump's pick for intel chief

Former senator Coats is Trump's pick for intel chief

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect's alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former senator banned by Russia.

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Japan investigating dolphin escape in slaughter town

Japan investigating dolphin escape in slaughter town

TOKYO: Japanese police said Thursday (Jan 5) they were investigating the escape of four dolphins from a park in a Japanese town that has gained international notoriety for staging an annual slaughter of the mammals.

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