Month: December 2017

Trump looks to US midterm elections in year- end tweets

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted right to the end of the year Sunday, boasting of his accomplishments in his turbulent first year in office and throwing down the gauntlet for the U.S. midterm elections.

In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under mounting pressure after three months of failing to form a new conservative-led coalition, vowed Sunday to address growing social divisions.

Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year’s Eve Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fall by a third in 2017

Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fell by a third in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the Interior Ministry said Sunday, as Libyan authorities helped to slow departures during the second half of the year.

Fatah marks beginning of its struggle for Palestinian liberation

The Fatah Movement in Lebanon Sunday celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the launch of its struggle for Palestinian liberation with events across the country’s Palestinian refugee camps.

S. Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of N. Korea trade

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading international sanctions by trading with North Korea, officials said Sunday.

Army commander meets French military delegation

Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun Sunday met with French Army Chief of Defense Staff Francois Lecointre at the Defense Ministry in Yarze, an Army statement reported.

Female suicide bomber kills one, wounds 28 in Cameroon

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a cafe in Cameroon’s far north region Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding 28 others, witnesses told AFP.

Ogasapian affirms commitment to full equality for women

Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Jean Ogasapian said Sunday he was committed to continuing the march to achieving full equality for women in Lebanon, local news channel Al-Jadeed reported.

Man City’s winning run ends with 0-0 draw at Palace in EPL

Manchester City’s record 18-game winning run in the Premier League ended with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace Sunday, leaving the leaders 14 points clear heading into the new year.

Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to the government and clerical leadership since a revolution in 1979.

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday.

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