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Indonesia Set To Move Capital City Away From Jakarta

Indonesia Set To Move Capital City Away From Jakarta

Indonesia is moving its capital city away from Jakarta, according to the country’s planning minister. Bambang Brodjonegoro said president Joko Widodo had chosen to relocate the capital in “an important decision.” The new location is…

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Spain’s Sanchez Weighs Options After Election Win, Outlook Murky

Spain’s Sanchez Weighs Options After Election Win, Outlook Murky

Spain’s ruling Socialists were weighing options for forming a new government on Monday after they won a national election but fell short of a majority in a deeply fragmented parliament that could spell prolonged political…

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Gunmen Kill Pastor, Worshippers In Burkina Faso Church

Gunmen Kill Pastor, Worshippers In Burkina Faso Church

An attack on a church in Burkina Faso killed at least five people on Sunday, local media reported. At least two other people were missing, according to a security source cited by the AFP news…

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Just In: Sri Lanka Bars Muslim Women From Wearing Face Veils

Just In: Sri Lanka Bars Muslim Women From Wearing Face Veils

Muslim women in Sri Lanka will no longer be able to veil their faces under an emergency law ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena that bans all kinds of face coverings that may conceal people’s identities.…

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Trump Lauds Economy, Hits Back At Democrats

Trump Lauds Economy, Hits Back At Democrats

US President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy’s 3.2-percent growth in the first quarter before drawing…

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Putin Slams US Jail Term For Russian Agent Maria Butina

Putin Slams US Jail Term For Russian Agent Maria Butina

Vladimir Putin has slammed a US decision to jail Russian citizen Maria Butina, who was sentenced to 18 months last Friday on charges of working on behalf of a foreign government without registering. Describing it…

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Algerians Rejects Call For 6-Month Transition Period

Algerians Rejects Call For 6-Month Transition Period

Algeria needs six months to prepare free elections, a protest leader said on Sunday, and called for the transition from 20 years of rule by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be managed by a former minister…

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Iran Threatens To Quit Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran Threatens To Quit Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran threatened on Sunday to withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in response to the United States tightening sanctions on Tehran. Iran’s “choices are numerous, and the country’s authorities are considering them … and…

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Pope Francis Donates $500,000 To Help Migrants In Mexico

Pope Francis Donates $500,000 To Help Migrants In Mexico

Pope Francis has donated 500,000 US dollars (£387,000) to help migrants in Mexico – offering assistance to local projects that provide food, lodging and basic necessities. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be…

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Indonesian Election: 270 Electoral Staff Die Of ‘Over-Work’, 1,800 Ill

Indonesian Election: 270 Electoral Staff Die Of ‘Over-Work’, 1,800 Ill

Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an…

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