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  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - In early January, labor activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    French court to investigate anti-Semitic insults during protest

    PARIS (Reuters) - A Paris court said on Sunday it had begun an investigation into anti-Semitic insults hurled at French philosopher and intellectual Alain Finkielkraut on the sidelines of Saturday's "yellow vests" protest.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    UAE announces $1.1 billion of military deals with international companies: IDEX

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it had signed military deals worth 3.87 billion UAE dirhams ($1.1 billion) with international companies.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    Iran pressures Europe for more effort to save nuclear deal

    MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the Middle East.

  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57

    State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:41

    Spain PM Sánchez sets snap election for April

    Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a snap general election for 28 April, after Catalan nationalist MPs withdrew support for the Socialist government's budget.

  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:35

    Britain's Prince Charles to make first royal visit to Cuba in March

    LONDON - Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.