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Inmate on leave kills 3 in Belgium, setting off terror probe

Liege, May 30 : A knife-wielding prison inmate on a 48-hour leave stabbed two police officers Tuesday in the Belgian city of Liege, seized their service weapons and shot them and a bystander to death before being mowed down by a group of officers, setting off a major terror investigation into the country’s most savage assault since 2016 suicide attacks. ...

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Suicide car bomber kills 3 police, wounds 12 in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 30 : At least three police officers were killed after a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police station in eastern Logar province, provincial officials said Wednesday. The slain police included the commander of the police station, another officer and the deputy director of traffic police for Logar’s capital of Puli Alim, said Khalid Safi, a spokesman ...

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Officials: Afghan forces mistakenly kill 9, mostly civilians

Kabul, May 29 : Officials say Afghan forces killed nine people, mostly civilians, by mistake during a raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province. Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat says Tuesday that eight other civilians were wounded in the raid late Monday night in Chaparhar district. Hayat said a local police commander was among the dead. He said gunfire had ...

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American freed from Venezuelan jail returns home to Utah

Salt Lake City, May 29 : Nearly two years after a trip to meet the woman he loved turned into an imprisonment in a Venezuelan jail, an exhausted but grateful Utah man arrived home with his wife Monday. Josh Holt arrived at the Salt Lake City airport to a tearful, cheering crowd holding signs in his favorite color, green, with ...

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Russian billionaire Abramovich gets Israeli citizenship

Jerusalem, May 29 : An Israeli official says Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has received Israeli citizenship after his British visa was not renewed. The official, from Israel’s Immigration Ministry, says the Chelsea football club owner arrived in Israel on Monday. Israel grants automatic citizenship to anyone of Jewish descent. The official was not authorized to talk to the media and ...

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US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

Washington, May 29 : U.S. officials worked with North Korea over the weekend on plans for the on-off-on meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as Trump signaled increasing optimism for the sit-down. Trump tweeted Sunday that a U.S. team was in North Korea to work on the possible summit. Another delegation was in Singapore ...

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Former President George HW Bush hospitalized, misses parade

Kennebunkport, May 29 : The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush caused him to miss out on a Memorial Day parade in Maine that he traditionally attends. The 93-year-old said in a tweet Monday evening that he regrets missing the event earlier that day in Kennebunkport, down the road from his summer home. He also said he’s “forever grateful ...

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EU wants new Venezuela election, prepares more sanctions

Brussels, May 29 : European leaders on Monday called for a new presidential election in Venezuela, saying they will “swiftly” levy a new round of sanctions targeting those close to President Nicolas Maduro. Despite widespread calls for a return to democratic rule, Venezuela’s election showed the country was further straying from constitutional order, the European Union’s foreign ministers said. The ...

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Brazil president hopes measures will end crippling strike

Rio De Janeiro, May 28 : Brazilian President Michel Temer announced a handful of measures late Sunday aimed at getting truckers to end a crippling strike that has had a wide impact in Latin America’s largest nation. Temer, a lame duck president who is deeply unpopular, said the price of diesel fuel would drop by 0.46 reals (US$ 0.13) per ...

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Eyes on Italy’s president after he vetoes populists’ choice

Rome, May 28 : All eyes are on Italian President Sergio Mattarella after he vetoed the proposed euroskeptic economy minister of what would have been Western Europe’s first populist government. News reports said Mattarella would convene the former International Monetary Fund official, Carlo Cottarelli, to the presidential palace on Monday and ask him to form a technical government that can ...

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