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Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman had ...

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Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal

Photo: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People’s Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Vienna, May 19 : Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early ...

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PM Modi performs puja at Kedarnath after meditating for 17 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday performed puja at the Kedanath shrine after meditating for 17 hours at a holy cave near the temple. He reached the shrine situated at a height of 11,755 feet near the Mandakini river on Saturday ...

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Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Washington, May 18 : First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes ...

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Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Photo: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Friday, May 17, 2019.  Tehran, May 18 : Iran’s foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at ...

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Leaders campaign until the end of Australian election day

Photo: Voters fill in their ballots at Town Hall in Sydney, Australia, in a federal election, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Canberra, May 18 : Political leaders continued frenetic 11th-hour campaigning as Australians vote on Saturday in an election likely to ...

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Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Washington, May 18 : Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America’s allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying ...

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India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

Photo: In this Thursday, May 16, 2019 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, is offered a giant floral garland during an election rally in Mathurapur, south of Kolkata, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Modi has ...

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Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Photo : People inspect the site of an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. Dubai, May 17 : Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline ...

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I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

FILE – In this March 29, 1989, file photo, Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei laughs while posing for a portrait in front of the Louvre glass pyramid, which he designed, in the museum’s Napoleon Courtyard, prior to its inauguration in Paris. ...

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