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DUBAI - Iranian President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that the United States violated the 2015 nuclear deal and the European Union failed to fulfil its commitments, speaking in his first news conference since his victory in Friday's election. The United States and the EU sh...
MOSCOW - Russia and the United States have initiated contacts to "normalise" the work of their embassies in Washington and Moscow, the RIA news agency cited Russia's foreign ministry as saying on Monday. Russia's ambassador to the United States, who had been out of Washington for ...
By Monica Machicao LA PAZ - Bolivian opposition leader Carlos Mesa, who accuses former President Evo Morales of leading a political witch hunt against him, says he fears arrest and more broadly for democracy in his country amid a probe into controversial claims of a 2019 coup. ...
By Marco Aquino LIMA - Latin America has got a new leftist star. Pedro Castillo, a socialist and son of peasant farmers, is on the cusp of winning Peru's presidential election after rising from obscurity to all but beat a conservative rival, the daughter of a former ...
TAIPEI - Taiwan criticised Hong Kong on Monday in an escalating row over China's sovereignty claims over Taiwan, prompting it to pull out officials from its representative office in the Chinese-run city. Taiwanese staff working at the island's representative office in Hong Kong s...
GENEVA - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday criticised Russia for outlawing groups linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as "extremist", and called on Moscow to uphold fundamental civil and political freedoms. "Legislation restricting the freedo...
MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Monday said a constructive summit between President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden last week had not stopped Washington from trying to contain Russia, and that having pragmatic relations was most important. U.S. National Security Advi...
GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights official, for the first time laying down a timeline, said on Monday that she hoped to agree with China on the terms of a visit to Xinjiang region this year to look into reports of serious violations against Muslim Uighurs. Michelle Bachelet told ...
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his congratulations on Monday to Ebrahim Raisi on his election as Iran's president, saying their two countries were "comprehensive strategic partners", state media reported. Raisi, a hardliner and fierce critic of the West, won election...
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL -Turkey's Constitutional Court on Monday accepted an indictment filed by a senior prosecutor seeking a ban on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) for alleged ties to militants, state media said, opening the way for a case to close parliament's thir...
TEL AVIV - Israel's top diplomat will travel to the United Arab Emirates next week in the first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf state since the two countries established diplomatic relations last year. Yair Lapid, who was sworn in last week under a new government...
By Tyrone Siu HONG KONG - Next Digital's pro-democracy Hong Kong tabloid newspaper Apple Daily will cease publication on June 26 if its board decides at a meeting on Friday it can not continue to operate, the company said an internal memo seen by . Police raided the ...
LONDON - Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, appears to be enjoying an increasing degree of freedom and is travelling, a lawyer for the group which campaigned for her freedom told on Monday. "We are pleased to see Latifa seemingly having a passport, trave...
LUXEMBOURG - Outraged at the forced landing of a Ryanair passenger plane in Minsk on May 23 to arrest a dissident journalist, EU foreign ministers will blacklist transport, defence and air traffic officials, EU diplomats and officials said. "Today we will approve the package of new sanctions, which ...
FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is seen during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia May 28, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo
DORI, Burkina Faso - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited on Sunday a refugee camp in Burkina Faso housing refugees fleeing jihadist violence in Mali, and praised the country for welcoming the displaced despite its limited resources and battling its own insurgency. Burkina Fas...
By Heru Asprihanto JAKARTA - After not securing a COVID-19 vaccination at home, Indonesian Muhammad Risqy Putra booked a trip to the United States to get inoculated there on his first overseas trip since the pandemic. With rich nations like the United States rolling...
STOCKHOLM -Sweden's parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader a week to either resign and hand the speaker the job of finding a new government, or call a snap election. The nationalist Sweden Democrats ...
By Alexander Marrow and Dmitry Antonov MOSCOW - Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has kept power in a parliamentary election despite being widely blamed for a military defeat last year in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. Pashinyan's Civil Contract party...
BERLIN - German prosecutors on Monday said they arrested a university research assistant accused of working for the Russian secret service. The man, identified as Ilnur N., according to German reporting rules, worked as a research assistant for a scientific and technical professor...
ISTANBUL - Turkey's Constitutional Court accepted an indictment on Monday seeking a ban on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) for alleged ties to militants, CNN Turk said, opening the way for a case to close parliament's third-largest party. The case is the culminatio...