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French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU access_timeमाघ ७, २०७४

LONDON,  French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't accept the bloc's founding principles, including free movement of people and the...

22 North Korean athletes will compete in 3 sports at 2018 Games: IOC access_timeमाघ ७, २०७४

GENEVA,  North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday, also confirming that the two nations will march together at the opening ceremony.  IOC President Tho...

Duterte bans Philippine nationals from working in Kuwait access_timeमाघ ७, २०७४

MANILA,  President Rodrigo Duterte has banned Philippine citizens from travelling to Kuwait to work following reports of widespread abuse and exploitation, his spokesman said Saturday.  Duterte ordered the ban after reports emerged about the...

Defense ministry warns U.S. against "causing trouble out of nothing" access_timeमाघ ७, २०७४

BEIJING,  China's Ministry of National Defense has told the United States not to "cause trouble out of nothing," and to respect the sovereignty of China.  Wu Qian, spokesperson for the ministry, made the remarks Saturday in res...

Smog-plagued city on highest pollution alert access_timeमाघ ५, २०७४

ZHENGZHOU,  Zhengzhou, a central China city chronically plagued by smog, will raise the alert for air pollution to the highest level Friday, a local authority announced Thursday.  The red alert will be effective starting Friday, with no spec...

Trump 'very eager' to be interviewed Russia probe access_timeमाघ ५, २०७४

WASHINGTON,  US President Donald Trump is "very eager" to speak to the special counsel overseeing the Russia election meddling probe into whether he colluded with Moscow, his lawyer said.  Attorney Ty Cob told CBS in interview exce...

Chinese police crack banknote counterfeiting ring access_timeमाघ ५, २०७४

GUANGZHOU,  Police in south China's Guangdong Province have cracked a banknote counterfeiting gang, seizing 14 suspects, local authorities said.  Police netted fake banknotes with a face value of 214 million yuan (around 33 million U.S. ...

Sri Lankan women to challenge alcohol ban in top court access_timeमाघ ५, २०७४

COLOMBO,  Several Sri Lankan women have filed fundamental rights petitions in the Supreme Court against a cabinet decision to revoke two gazette notifications which permit women to buy alcohol and work in outlets that sell or manufacture alcohol, ...

Israel's PM unveils memorial for Mumbai attack victims access_timeमाघ ५, २०७४

MUMBAI, India, Israel's prime minister has visited a Jewish center in Mumbai and unveiled a memorial to 166 people who were killed by militants who rampaged through the Indian city in 2008.  Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Moshe Holtz...

Nearly seven decades of tensions between the two Koreas access_timeमाघ ४, २०७४

SEOUL,  North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in the latest sign that the crisis on the peninsula may be easing.  The decision comes after months of tensions over Pyo...

52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus accident: ministry access_timeमाघ ४, २०७४

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in northwestern Kazakhstan, the emergency services ministry said in a statement.  "On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caught ...

New Aamir Khan film to hit Chinese screens access_timeमाघ ४, २०७४

BEIJING,  Indian actor Aamir Khan will return to Chinese movie screens with his latest film, Secret Superstar.  The film, which will be shown on the Chinese mainland this Friday, tells the story of 14-year-old Insia, who chases her dream of ...

India to deregister over 100,000 companies access_timeमाघ ४, २०७४

NEW DELHI, India has said that it will soon deregister over 100,000 private companies in this country for failing to comply with various statutory compliances.  The latest decision is actually part of the Indian government's ongoing crackdown...

Catalan lawmakers elect separatist as parliamentary speaker access_timeमाघ ४, २०७४

BARCELONA,  Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, a first step in a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.  A member of t...

5 security personnel killed in gun attack in SW Pakistan access_timeमाघ ३, २०७४

ISLAMABAD,  At least five security personnel were killed and six others injured in a gun attack in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Monday evening, local media reported.  According to the reports, some unknown gunmen opene...

Syria opposition to attend new UN-backed talks in Vienna access_timeमाघ ३, २०७४

BEIRUT,  Syria's opposition will attend fresh peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Vienna, its media office announced on Tuesday, but said dates were not yet confirmed.  In a written statement, the Syrian Negotiations Commission&#...

Freed on a court order, radical Pakistani cleric leaves jail access_timeमाघ ३, २०७४

PESHAWAR, A radical anti-U.S. cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 left the jail in the northwestern city of Peshawar following a court order for his release on health grounds earlier this month, his lawyer and prison authorities said Tuesday. ...

DPRK announces result of working-level talks with S. Korea access_timeमाघ २, २०७४

PYONGYANG, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced Monday night the result of its working level talks with South Korea for the dispatch of its art troupe to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.  The talks, held Monday at the Thongil H...

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within two years' access_timeमाघ २, २०७४

ROANGON,  Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown within two years, Dhaka said Tuesday, the first concrete timeline for a return of hundreds of thousands of refugees even as conditions for their hom...

White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote access_timeमाघ १, २०७४

WASHINGTON, The White House on Saturday denied and corrected a quote attributed to President Donald Trump that suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un."I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un,&qu...