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Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia 

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics argue it would do the opposite. The proposal is spelled out in a policy document, ...

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Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning his first visit to India to promote defense, trade and energy ties. Netanyahu arrives Sunday for a six-day visit. On Monday, he’ll meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well as attend an India-Israel CEO Forum Meeting. India’s External Affairs Ministry says the two countries are expected ...

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At least 8 dead, dozens injured in Portugal building fire 

At least eight people died and dozens were injured, some seriously, after a heater exploded and started a fire late Saturday at the packed premises of a local residents’ association in the north of Portugal, officials said. A wood-burning stove exploded in the two-story building in the town of Tondela, around 250 kilometers (150 miles) north of the Portuguese capital ...

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Saudi football stadium welcomes women for first time

Saudi women have attended a football match in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Female football fans wearing scarves and waving flags took their seats at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah for Al-Ahli’s match against Al-Batin in the Saudi Pro League. The women however had to enter through designated turnstiles for women and families. Lamya Khaled Nasser, ...

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Impatient Europe hails German coalition breakthrough

European leaders welcomed a breakthrough Friday in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid to form a coalition, hoping it will end months of political paralysis and unblock key EU reforms. Merkel’s promise to give Europe a “fresh start” was seen as a positive signal to French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious proposals for rebooting the bloc after Brexit. But as the EU ...

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EU Meeting on Iran Nuclear

By Fatema Miah: 11th  of January 2018 Boris Johnson had meeting with EU about Iran nuclear deal and European powers urge not to abandon the 2015 agreement with Iran that limits its nuclear programme, saying it is making the world safer. After meeting his Iranian, French, German and EU counterparts in Brussels, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted “the deal ...

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India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites 

India launched a rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries Friday from its island space center. AS. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, said the satellites successfully reached orbit after the polar satellite launch vehicle took off from Sriharikota, an island off Andhra Pradesh state in the country’s southeast.. Apart from two Indian ...

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Trump: No trip to London because of embassy choice 

President Donald Trump says he is canceling an upcoming trip to London because he doesn’t like the Obama administration’s choice of a new embassy there. Some British lawmakers questioned whether Trump would be welcome in London because of previous tweets and criticism of Muslims and his sniping at London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the aftermath of a terror attack in ...

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Iranian criticism grows as China struggles to end tanker fire

Chinese firefighters spent on Thursday struggling to extinguish a blaze on a stricken oil tanker as criticism mounted in Iran if enough was being done to locate dozens of its missing crew members. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tons of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 ...

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Trump, Moon signal openness for talks with North Korea

President Donald Trump is open to the US holding talks with North Korea “under the right circumstances,” the White House said Wednesday after South Korean President Moon Jae-In signalled a willingness to sit down with Kim Jong-Un. Signs of a potential cooling following months of red-hot tensions on the Korean peninsula came the day after Pyongyang reached a landmark agreement ...

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