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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Added: 14.08.2018 10:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].

From: feeds.reuters.com

South Korea is banning thousands of BMWs after engine fires

Added: 14.08.2018 10:32 | 3 views | 0 comments

The South Korean government says thousands of BMWs will be banned from the country's roads after some vehicles caught fire.

From: rss.cnn.com

Imran Khan, 328 new members of Pak House take oath

Added: 14.08.2018 8:16 | 9 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s PMin-waiting Imran Khan was among the 329 newly-elected members of the National Assembly who took the oath on Monday, setting the stage for the cricketer-turned-politician to form the next government, only the second democratic transition of power. The maiden...

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[Ticker] Hungary to ban university gender study courses

Added: 14.08.2018 7:48 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Hungarian government is planning to remove gender study courses from the curriculum of universities from 2019. "Nobody wants to hire gender graduates, so you do not need to train them," deputy prime minister Zsolt Semyen was qouted saying by the news portal on Monday. Universities were offered 24 hours to comment on the draft law, which was criticised by academics as a "dangerous precedent" for state interference.

French port of Sete offers to accept stranded migrant rescue vessel

Added: 14.08.2018 6:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

The director of the French port of Sete on the Mediterranean coast said that he would be prepared to let the French rescue vessel Aquarius dock there, if the French government gave the all clear.

From: www.france24.com

Committed towards peace in Afghanistan: UN

Added: 14.08.2018 5:35 | 14 views | 0 comments

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has said it remains committed to assisting the people of Afghanistan in conducting their first elections since 2001 and supports the country's government in its pursuit of democratic development, prosperity and durable peace. The UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed the recent progress made toward Afghanistan's parliamentary polls, including candidate...

Cuba Begins Consulting Citizens About Changes To Constitution

Added: 14.08.2018 5:24 | 14 views | 0 comments

Cuba started the important process of receiving public feedback as the government prepares to revise its Cold War-era constitution by discussing the drafted changes with Cuban citizens on Monday, according to Reuters. Even though the Cuban National Assembly approved a number of changes to the 1976 constitution in July, some critics say the attempt to change the constitution have fallen flat. Some of the changes to the constitution include limiting the age of future presidents to 60 at the start of their first terms, erasing the word "Communism" from the constitution, and paving way for same-sex marriage to be legalized in the country. But the document also says the socialist system...

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Vladimir Putin to hold CRUNCH TALKS with Angela Merkel on controversial gas pipeline deal

Added: 14.08.2018 5:16 | 11 views | 0 comments

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Saturday for crunch talks on the contentious Baltic Sea gas pipeline, a German government official has confirmed.

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Cuba's proposed new constitution: what will change

Added: 14.08.2018 3:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

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Facebook, Google, WhatsApp in the firing line as Australia reveals encryption laws

Added: 14.08.2018 2:33 | 17 views | 0 comments

The new laws would require tech giants to assist law enforcement in accessing encrypted communications. But the government insists it's not a backdoor.

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