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Maduro wins Venezuelan presidential election branded ‘illegitimate’ by opposition

By ethan / May 21, 2018

Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela’s electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott. With 92.6 percent of the vote counted, Maduro has won presidential election with 5,823,728 of the votes, National Electoral Council […]

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Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

By ethan / May 21, 2018

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. “Deeper strategic partnership in BRICS is one of the priorities of Russia’s foreign policy. Over recent years, the alliance has matured, […]

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China’s lunar communication satellite blasts towards moon (VIDEO)

By ethan / May 21, 2018

China has successfully launched a relay satellite designed to play a crucial role in the Chang’e-4 lunar exploration project by establishing a communication link between Earth and the rover on the far side of the moon. The lift-off of the Long March 4C rocket with the Queqiao satellite, accompanied by two microsatellites on board, took […]

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‘Americans seen as invaders’: Palestinian officials equate US embassy move to Israeli occupation

By ethan / May 21, 2018

Palestinian politicians have condemned the US for moving its embassy to Jerusalem, likening the move to Israel’s seizure of Palestinian land. Feisal Abu Shahlaa, a member of the Fatah party, said the US is now viewed as “invaders” of Palestinian territories following President Donald Trump’s decision to move the country’s diplomatic headquarters from Tel Aviv. […]

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US & China put trade war ‘on hold,’ agree more talks

By ethan / May 20, 2018

The US-China trade war is “on hold” after the world’s two largest economies agreed to stop threatening new tariffs ahead of further negotiations on a wider trade deal. “We are putting the trade war on hold. Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework,” US […]

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Muslim man lynched to death in central India for ‘slaughtering cow’

By ethan / May 20, 2018

A Muslim man has been beaten to death by an angry mob of villagers in India for allegedly killing a bovine – an act considered a crime and punishable by imprisonment under local laws. The gruesome incident took place in Amgara village in the “Heart of India” – central Madhya Pradesh state – on Thursday […]

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya

By ethan / May 20, 2018

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead. The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, […]

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EU companies may withdraw from Iran, words of support for nuclear deal not enough – FM Zarif

By ethan / May 20, 2018

Iranian FM Javad Zarif told the EU energy chief that the bloc must take “practical steps” to strengthen economic ties with Tehran after Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, saying that “political support” was not enough. “With the withdrawal of America, [Iran’s] public expectations of the European Union have increased in order to maintain the […]

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