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  • Israel Mar 2

    Exit Polls: Netanyahu Short of Majority in Israel Vote

    Exit polls indicate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year

  • Prime Minister Feb 29

    British Leader Boris Johnson, Girlfriend Expecting Baby

    The patter of tiny feet is coming to Downing Street

  • Malaysia Feb 24

    Malaysian King Accepts Mahathir’s Resignation Amid Upheaval

    Malaysia’s king has accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years after its historic election victory

  • Boston Dec 5, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • Iraq Nov 30, 2019

    Iraqi PM Formally Submits Resignation Amid More Violence

    Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or accept outright Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session Sunday, two members of parliament said. The prime minister announced...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • President Nov 25, 2019

    Attorney General: Israel’s Netanyahu Not Required to Resign

    Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader. Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement that Netanyahu can remain interim prime minister, just days after serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Netanyahu faces calls...

  • JUDGE Nov 22, 2019

    Man Found Guilty of Murdering British Tourist in New Zealand

    A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment in central Auckland. Prosecutors said the man strangled Millane to...

  • President Nov 13, 2019

    At Least 12 Killed in Slovakia Bus Crash, Including Children

    A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site reported that the bus was carrying high school students. Health Minister Andrea Kalavska, who was at the site, said four of the people killed were children, but did not release their ages.

  • Associated Press Nov 3, 2019

    Iraqis Block Roads in Support of Anti-Government Protests

    Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be borrowing a tactic from Lebanon, where similar anti-government...

  • Chairman Nov 3, 2019

    Bangladesh Grants Bail to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    A court in Bangladesh’s capital granted bail Sunday to micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman. Acting Chairman of the 3rd Labor Court in Dhaka, Zakia Parveen, granted the bail when Yunus appeared before the court. The country’s High Court had set a Nov. 7 deadline last...

  • United Kingdom Oct 29, 2019

    Brexit Ballot: UK Lawmakers Support Holding First December Election Since 1923

    Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country’s political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes that electing a new crop of lawmakers will provide a solution...

  • Iraq Oct 29, 2019

    18 Killed in Attack Against Protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

    Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their...

  • Japan Oct 26, 2019

    Floods, Mudslides From Heavy Rain in Japan Kill at Least 10

    Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo left at least 10 people dead and added fresh damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons, officials said Saturday. Rescue workers found the body of a person who had gone missing in Chiba prefecture after getting caught up in floodwaters while driving. Another person was unaccounted for...

  • JUDGE Oct 25, 2019

    16 Sentenced to Death for Setting Bangladesh Student on Fire

    A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and the others...

  • United Kingdom Oct 23, 2019

    39 People Found Dead in Truck Container in Southeast England

    Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain’s worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together where they were from and how they came to be in England. “To put...

  • United Kingdom Oct 21, 2019

    What’s Next After Boris Johnson Denied Vote on Brexit Deal?

    Britain’s long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal. Here’s a look at what could...

  • United Kingdom Oct 20, 2019

    Fractious Brexit Saga to Continue in Parliament, Courts

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson’s halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days.

  • President Oct 17, 2019

    UK, EU Reach Brexit Deal, With Parliament as Next Hurdle

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc’s leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and Johnson still happily backslapping EU leaders at a summit...

  • United Kingdom Oct 13, 2019

    Brexit Divorce Talks Between UK and EU Go Down to the Wire

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his Cabinet Sunday on the progress of last-minute Brexit talks with the European Union, amid signs of progress but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of a deal. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct. 31, and attempts to find a deal have foundered over plans for keeping an...

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