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  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

    Tehran - Iran's supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives".

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Nicaraguan judge sentences man to 30 years in NY killing

    ALBANY, N.Y. — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years behind bars in the killing of a young nursing student in upstate New York, a district attorney in the state said Friday.

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's new "Terminator" president

    Colombo - Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, set to be Sri Lanka's new president, was the de facto military chief who crushed Tamil guerrillas a decade ago, making him a revered figure among the Sinhalese majority and the powerful Buddhist clergy.

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Nicaragua opposition activists arrested trying to aid strike

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Thirteen activists including a Belgian-Nicaraguan student were arrested as they tried to deliver aid to relatives of jailed opponents of President Daniel Ortega’s government, Nicaragua’s opposition said Friday.

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit

    Prague - More than 200,000 Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of graft.

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

    LONDON — A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s election.

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Turkey Is the World?s New Nuclear Menace

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Sometimes it?s hard to tell friend from foe, even if he is standing right next to you. And if you take President Donald Trump literally (yes, I know, we?ve been warned not to do that) he was suffering from such myopia during Wednesday?s press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ?Turkey, as everyone knows, is a great NATO Ally, and a strategic partner of the United States around the world,? he said. ?And I look forward to continuing to find common ground, harness common purpose, and to advance the vital interests of our people and the abiding friendship between our nations.?

  • Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:49

    Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

    Tehran - Authorities have restricted internet access in Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after nearly two days of nationwide protests triggered by a petrol price hike.

  • Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:09

    One Dead as Protests Erupt in Iran After Gasoline-Price Hike

    TEHRAN -- At least one person was killed as protests erupted in cities across Iran after the government unexpectedly hiked gasoline prices, the semi-official Iranian Student’s News Agency reported.