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Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama’s detente

Agencies, WASHINGTON President Donald Trump today will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on US business dealings with the island’s military, rolling back parts of former President Barack...

At least eight killed in Chinese kindergarten blast; 65 injured

Agencies, BEIJING Eight people were killed and 65 injured in an explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China that police have described as a “criminal” act, state media said. Yesterday the official Xinhua news agency reported that...

At least 19 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

Agencies, MOGADISHU At least 19 civilians were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and an adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said today. Abdi Bashir told Reuters...

In Jerusalem’s Old City, Palestinians recall 1967 uprooting

Agencies, Jerusalem Days after capturing Jerusalem’s Old City in a 1967 war, Israel razed the Moroccan Quarter, a ramshackle neighbourhood of Palestinian homes in front of the Western Wall, aiming to create an open space for Jews to pray...

Macron aims to consolidate power as France elects parliament

Agencies, Paris French voters cast their ballots today in the first round of a parliamentary election expected to give centrist President Emmanuel Macron the strong majority needed to carry out the far-reaching economic and social reforms he...

Britain’s May seeks deal to cling to power

Agencies, London British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party today to stay in power after losing her party’s parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks...

US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call : sources

Agencies, Ankara US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed developments in Syria and in the row between Qatar and its fellow Arab states on a phone call late on Saturday, Turkish foreign ministry...

Modi meets Xi amidst differences over NSG bid, CPEC

Agencies, Astana Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here in a first meeting with the Chinese leader this year that follows the boycott by India of OBOR conference, held in Beijing last...