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Slovenia's premier resigns over court ruling on referendum

Thursday  00:22,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

Slovenia's prime minister said Wednesday he is resigning after the country's top court annulled last year's referendum on a key railway project and ordered a new vote.Miro Cerar said that he has sent his resignation to parliament and[...]

How rich is Vladimir Putin?

Wednesday  23:13,   14 march 2018

On paper, Russian President Vladimir Putin is a man of modest wealth. In reality, he may be one of the world's richest people.After announcing punishment for the alleged attempted murder of a former double agent in the UK, that country once[...]

Dapchi and Chibok kidnappings: Nigerian leader vows 'no rest' till abducted schoolgirls go free

Wednesday  22:35,   14 march 2018

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vows his government will not rest till all the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants are released"There will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok and (or) Dapchi, is released," Buhari said in[...]

Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos: experts

Wednesday  22:25,   14 march 2018

<p>The British government says Russia is to blame for poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent, and most chemical weapons specialists agree.</p>But they say an alternative explanation cannot be ruled out: that the nerve agent got [...]

Russia's Putin, in home straight of election campaign, visits Crimea

Wednesday  21:38,   14 march 2018

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Wednesday, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power.</p>Russian President Vladimir[...]

Inside Saudi Arabia's first driving school for women

Wednesday  21:38,   14 march 2018
CBS News

Starting in June, women above the age of 18 in the country will no longer have to rely on drivers or male relatives to get around. Wearing abayas – traditional garments they wear in public – Saudi women are now learning to drive at special[...]

Slovakia's prime minister ready to resign to resolve crisis

Wednesday  21:18,   14 march 2018
Associated Press

Slovakia's prime minister says he's ready to resign as a way out of the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File) BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia's prime[...]

Why Facebook banned anti-Muslim group Britain First

Wednesday  21:17,   14 march 2018

Britain First came to the world's attention when Trump provoked a diplomatic incident by retweeting the group's inflammatory anti-Muslim videos.The far-right group came to the world's attention when President Trump started a[...]

Lebanese author, feminist Emily Nasrallah dies

Wednesday  20:53,   14 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>Her writing touched on women's determination, migration and the terror of Lebanon's 1975-1990 Civil War.</p>Her daughter Maha Nasrallah says she passed away in Beirut on Tuesday[...]

Tears at Hawking's college as Cambridge mourns

Wednesday  20:37,   14 march 2018

<p>Former students, fellow academics and admirers came to pay tribute to the world-famous physicist, who died on Wednesday.</p>The Gonville and Caius flag flew at half-mast over the 14th-century college, where Hawking had been a fellow since[...]

Bomb targets police in Pakistan, killing seven people

Wednesday  20:29,   14 march 2018

A bomb blast ripped through a police checkpoint in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 18, a rescue official said. Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman of a state-run rescue service, told Reuters that his[...]

Six die as Bolivian police storm prison

Wednesday  20:09,   14 march 2018
BBC News

The inmates were killed while resisting the raid at Palmasola prison, government officials say.About 2,000 officers raided Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz before dawn. The move followed an uprising last week by inmates disgruntled over the removal of [...]

Analysis: Britain’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats marks a return to Cold War ejections

Wednesday  19:26,   14 march 2018

The last time a similar number of diplomats were expelled was 1985. This time, the effect could be worse.May's announcement came after the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, in the English town[...]

UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Wednesday  18:52,   14 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>Britain announced it will break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town.</p><p></p>Load[...]

European Parliament in 'secret' talks with North Korea

Wednesday  18:32,   14 march 2018

<p>European Parliament delegation said on Wednesday it has been conducting secret talks with North Korea over the last three years.</p>Here’s a timeline of major successful and failed missiles tests conducted by the country over the[...]