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Labour rejects claims Corbyn was a spy as a bad ‘Bond movie’

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Author: AFPFri, 2018-02-16 21:06ID: 1518875819359491000LONDON: Britain’s Labour Party brushed off claims by a former Czechoslovakia spy that its leader Jeremy Corbyn had knowingly cooperated with the communist intelligence agency, calling it a “ridiculous smear.” “The former Czechoslovak agent Jan Sarkocy’s account of his meeting… has no credibility whatsoever,” a spokesman for Corbyn said in a statement. “His […]

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Russians charged with meddling in 2016 race

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Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 20:06ID: 1518876553919585700WASHINGTON: In an extraordinary indictment, the US special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. The federal indictment, brought on Friday […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visit

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Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518875143629399200NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in India for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries. Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also expected to focus on areas including civil nuclear cooperation, space, defense, energy and education. Trudeau arrived in New Delhi on […]

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Russian FM calls US election meddling claims ‘blabber’

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 15:12ID: 1518870579478783300MUNICH: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “blabber” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, a day after the US indicted 13 […]

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah urges national unity to defend maritime rights against Israel

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BEIRUT, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday called on the Lebanese to unite to defend the country’s maritime rights against Israel. “In the case of the struggle with Israel in what is the land and maritime border and Lebanon’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the battle that Israel has launched against Lebanon’s […]

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40 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Gaza, West Bank

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 40 Palestinian demonstrators were wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Friday afternoon, local sources said. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesman of Gaza Health Ministry, told reporters that 23 Palestinians were shot and wounded during clashes on the borders between […]

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Lebanon dismisses U.S. proposals on disputed maritime border with Israel

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BEIRUT, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — U.S. acting assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield met Friday with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the country. His meeting with Hariri, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richards, […]

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Turkey, U.S. agree to restore normal ties to ease rising tensions

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ANKARA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that Turkey and the U.S. agreed to normalize their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey’s military operation in Syria. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu said the two sides will set […]

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UAE VP attends Chinese New Year parade in Dubai

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DUBAI, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai attended Friday the kilometers-long parade in Dubai’s newest shopping and dining complex “Citywalk,” formed by 1,500 Chinese expatriates on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Under blue […]

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Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Mexico, buildings sway in capital

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Author: REUTERSMEXICO CITY: A 7.5 magnitude quake shook southern Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that rocked buildings across the capital Mexico City. The epicenter was close to the Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km), according to the US Geological Survey. The area is already […]

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