Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Jakarta,  Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent leader. The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in […]

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

 New York City, May 16 (AP) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video released by his campaign. “There’s […]

US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

w  Sochi,  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly a year as they see if they can make headway on a raft of disagreements from Venezuela to Iran to arms control. Pompeo will visit Putin in the Black Sea […]

China broke trade deal with US: Trump

China broke trade deal with US: Trump

  Washington,  US President Donald Trump has defended his tariff policy and blamed China for breaking the trade deal, asserting that the negotiations are “right where we want to be” as the world’s two largest economies remain locked in a bruising trade war after the latest round of talks ended without an agreement. After the […]

Trump: Chinese trade officials coming to US ‘to make a deal’

Trump: Chinese trade officials coming to US ‘to make a deal’

Washington, Chinese trade officials headed to Washington for talks this week intend to “make a deal,” US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, reviving hopes for success in negotiations that had appeared to hang by a thread. “China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the US to make a deal,” Trump said […]

Trump turnaround on Mueller testimony angers Democrats

Trump turnaround on Mueller testimony angers Democrats

Washington,  President Donald Trump’s turnabout on whether the special counsel should appear before Congress “Bob Mueller should not testify,” he tweeted has sparked criticism from Democratic lawmakers eager to question the author of the report on Russia’s election interference. Trump had previously said he would leave the question of Robert Mueller testifying to Attorney General […]

NZ PM Ardern to marry long-time partner

NZ PM Ardern to marry long-time partner

 Wellington; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford have become engaged to be married, her office said Friday.A spokesman for Ardern and Gayford said the couple, who have a baby daughter Neve, agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break. He could not reveal whether a date for the prime […]

Trump says ‘100pc’ ready to shut down Mexico border

Trump says ‘100pc’ ready to shut down Mexico border

Washington,  President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “100 per cent” prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country. Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to […]

British MPs seek new path for Brexit after deal rejected again

British MPs seek new path for Brexit after deal rejected again

 London, Apr 1 (AFP) British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo. With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, […]

One dead in possible terror attack on Dutch tram

One dead in possible terror attack on Dutch tram

The Hague, A gunman opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding several in what officials said was a possible terrorist incident. A body covered in a sheet was reportedly seen on the tracks as armed police and emergency services swarmed around the […]

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