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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

12/07/2019 20:02

Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA.

Moscow Metro station erupts in gas blast

22/12/2016 19:16

Flames, plumes of smoke, and a loud clap – the moment and aftermath of an explosion in the Moscow Metro have been caught on camera. Several people have been injured in the incident, which was reportedly caused by a leaking gas canister.

South Korea's President to face impeachment vote next week

02/12/2016 15:36

South Korean opposition parties said on Friday they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye next week, while her own party remains undecided on whether to force her out of office.

U.S. lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

12/02/2019 19:18

U.S. congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.

Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end shutdown

20/01/2019 21:27

U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for “Dreamers” and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it.

Trump, China's Xi poised for high-stakes summit over trade war

01/12/2018 17:28

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will wrap up a global summit on Saturday with high-stakes talks expected to determine whether they can begin defusing a damaging trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Macedonians vote in referendum on whether to change country's name

30/09/2018 20:44

The people of Macedonia voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to change its name to ‘Republic of North Macedonia’, a move that would resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece which had blocked its membership bids for the European Union and NATO.

Italy bridge operator in spotlight as collapse death toll rises

15/08/2018 20:47

Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct’s operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.

Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports; lira rallies

15/08/2018 20:43

Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied further after the central bank’s liquidity moves had the effect of supporting the currency.