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  • Spanish Parliament suspends jailed Catalans as lawmakers
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    MADRID (AP) — The lower chamber of Spain’s Parliament has suspended four Catalan separatist politicians from their recently gained positions as national lawmakers because they are... […]

  • Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian court on Friday extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine charged with espionage, who complained in court about abuse in custody. Paul Whelan was arrested at the end of December in a hotel room in the Russian capital of […]

  • Zelenskiy, Merkel Discuss Conflict In Eastern Ukraine
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone on May 24, discussing efforts to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, both offices said. According to Zelenskiy’s office, both leaders agreed on […]

  • Oman says tries to ease Iran-US tensions, warns against war
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Oman has warned that any war in the Middle East could be harmful to the entire world, saying it is making efforts to reduce spiraling tensions between Iran and the Unites States. "We and other parties seek to calm tensions between Washington and […]

  • President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi complains to Antonio Guterres about UN peace envoy
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Yemen's President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi has written to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to complain about his special envoy's conduct in mediating between the government and Houthi rebels. The letter sent on Thursday, which was seen by The […]

  • South Africa’s Zuma must wait 3 months for court decision
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months’ time whether corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against him might be dropped. Pietermaritzburg High Court judges have reserved […]

  • Arrests in Algeria ahead of weekly protests
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    ALGIERS - Algerian police arrested dozens of people on Friday at the Grand Post Office, a key rallying point for protesters in the capital Algiers, witnesses and journalists said. An AFP journalist saw a woman arrested near the post office, where […]

  • EU says Theresa May resignation changes nothing in Brexit talks
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Brussels - The European Union said Friday that Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation does nothing to change its position on the Brexit withdrawal deal that its members agreed with Britain. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker noted May's […]

  • Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with U.S.
    Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister was in Pakistan on Friday, a critically timed visit amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week’s emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over […]

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