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Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian-president calls snap election
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky announced a snap parliamentary election during his swearing-in as Ukraine’s new president.
The election was expected to take place in October 2019.… READ MORE
Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid
British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal… READ MORE
Iran Vows to Defeat ‘American-Zionist Alliance’ as Gulf Tensions Rise
Iran will defeat the American and Israeli alliance, Iran’s Minister of Defense Amir Hatami said on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).… READ MORE
New Zealand’s Ardern Calls On Social Media Companies To Stem Terrorist Content
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was one of many who saw horrifying footage of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch when… READ MORE
Saudi minister says two of its oil tankers were attacked in UAE waters
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid al-Falih revealed on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers had been targeted in a “sabotage attack” off the coast of… READ MORE
Turkey Pays the Price for Erdogan’s Istanbul Election Do-Over
Late on May 6, Turkey’s election board invalidated the results of a March mayoral election that cost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party control of… READ MORE
North Korea fires two short-range missiles, South says
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week, the South Korean military says.
The missiles fired… READ MORE
South Africa election: ANC faces tough test 25 years after apartheid
Anger over corruption, the faltering economy and land reform are key issues as South Africans vote in the sixth democratic national election since apartheid ended… READ MORE
Australia PM Scott Morrison egged on campaign trail
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been egged by a protester while campaigning ahead of the nation’s general election.
The egg grazed Mr Morrison’s head… READ MORE
CEASEFIRE REACHED AFTER HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD FIRE 700 ROCKETS AT ISRAEL
Some 700 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since the security situation escalated over the weekend.
The Iron Dome intercepted 173… READ MORE