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08/18/2018 12:15 PM
Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80
Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said.

08/18/2018 12:15 PM
Factbox - Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights
Tributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.

08/18/2018 12:12 PM
Exclusive - U.S. tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans
U.S. technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters.

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 11:49 AM
More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps
India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue.

08/18/2018 11:44 AM
Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy
A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy.

08/18/2018 11:25 AM
Ghana mourns death of Annan, 'one of our greatest compatriots'
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday hailed the late former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as a consummate international diplomat who had brought immense pride to his country.

08/18/2018 11:22 AM
Italy mourns victims of Genoa bridge collapse with state funeral
Italy mourned the victims of the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral on Saturday, as rescue workers kept searching for the last few unaccounted people buried in the rubble.

08/18/2018 08:04 AM
Qatar accuses Saudis of barring haj pilgrims, Riyadh says untrue
Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year's haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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 06:28 AM
Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea next month - Straits Times
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month at the invitation of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported.

08/18/2018 02:41 AM
First a wedding, then hard work - Putin to visit Germany's Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.

08/18/2018 02:09 AM
Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move
President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon.

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.

08/18/2018 12:49 AM
Women charged with murder of North Korean to testify in Malaysia trial
Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination.

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 10:35 PM
Exclusive- FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California: sources
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.

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.