White House Makes Royal Gaffe Ahead of Melania and Donald Trump's Visit to Queen Elizabeth

Donald and Melania Trump have already been to England, and have already met the Queen, but they’ve just accepted an invitation to Buckingham Palace for their first formal state visit, which according to the Associated Press, typically involves quite a bit of fanfare.  The three-day visit, taking place from June 3-5, comes less than a year after the Trumps made an official […]

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Italy: Growing fears of anti-immigrant attacks after election

Anti-immigrant and far-right forces have seen political gains in Italy and xenophobic violence has been making life dangerous for Italy’s minorities. Sunday’s election in Italy has seen the anti-immigrant party known as the League, formerly known as the Northern League, become a dominant force in Italian politics. Its leader, Matteo Salvini, says he’s the only possible candidate for prime minister. […]

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Qatar voices concern over Bahrain's renewed airspace violations

In a letter sent to UN Security Council, Doha details yet another violation committed by Bahraini air force. Qatar has addressed a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, voicing concern over renewed violations of its airspace by the Bahraini government. A Qatari foreign ministry press release said on Tuesday the letter relayed Doha’s concerns about the “serious […]

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Russia mourns over many killed in shopping mall fire

President Vladimir Putin has condemned ‘negligence’ that lead to the deaths of 64 people in a mall fire on Saturday. There is grief and anger in a Russian city where a fire at a shopping centre on Sunday killed 64 people – 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin visited the city of Kemerovo in Siberia and blamed what he […]

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Charges against Nepal journalists ‘attack on press freedom’

Journalists from Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged with contempt of court after publishing critical stories about the country’s chief justice. Journalists from Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged with contempt of court after publishing critical stories about the country’s chief justice. The case against The Kantipur Daily is being seen by government critics as an attack on press freedom. […]

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Russia's Ksenia Sobchak announces new party before election

Bright future predicted for Sobchak but her political programme is seen as close to Kremlin’s due to family connections. Moscow, Russia – Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian presidential candidate, has announced the creation of a new party called the Party of Changes. The announcement was made during a pre-election rally, attended by a few thousand supporters, at the Adrenaline Stadium  here in the Russian capital on Thursday […]

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Libya embargo violations: UN panel to report findings to UNSC

The UN report indicates that Egypt and the UAE have violated the arms embargo in their support of General Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya. Armed groups in Libya are continuing to receive foreign support from nations aiming to steer control of the oil-rich nation, according to a panel of United Nations experts. A leaked report from the UN’s Libya sanctions […]

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Hong Kong election tests Beijing's 'increasing interference'

The vote is seen as a litmus test gauging reaction to Beijing’s increased interference in the city’s governance. Polls have opened in Hong Kong’s legislative council by-elections. More than two million people are expected to cast their ballots to fill four of six seats formerly held by pro-democracy politicians. The vote is seen as a litmus test gauging reaction to […]

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Florida House passes gun-school safety bill

Proposals within the school safety bill, that has been sent to Governor Rick Scott for his signature, include raising the minimum age for buying rifles from 18 to 21. Politicians in the Florida House have passed a school safety bill that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a programme to arm some teachers. The measure, a response to the […]

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'The Chinese Dream', China wants friendship with Taiwan

China wants to deepen friendship with Taiwan, the governing Communist Party’s fourth-ranked leader said on Saturday, a day after state media warned China could go to war over Taiwan if a US bill promoting closer ties with the island becomes law. China has been infuriated over the bill, telling Taiwan on Friday it would only get burned if it sought […]

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