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08/18/2018 12:00 PM
Belarus' Lukashenko dismisses top ministers, names new PM
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country's prime minister and other top ministers, the presidential press service said on Saturday, in the biggest government reshuffle since 2014.
08/18/2018 08:03 AM
Iran says navy mounts new defence system on warship
Iran's navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the U.S. military in the Gulf.
08/18/2018 01:53 AM
Trump defends ex-aide Manafort jury ends second day of deliberations
In a break with convention, President Donald Trump weighed in on a criminal trial as the jury considered a verdict on Friday, calling the tax and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort "very sad" and lauding his former campaign chairman as a "very good person."
08/18/2018 01:33 AM
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.
08/17/2018 11:04 PM
Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher still.
08/17/2018 10:38 PM
Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources
The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.
08/17/2018 10:17 PM
Worst week in five months for FTSE as EM goes south
Britain's top share index failed to rebound convincingly on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for markets during which an economic crisis in Turkey spread anxiety across global financials and mining stocks.