South Korea says sanctions shrank North Korean economy at sharpest rate in 20 years

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, as international sanctions and drought hit growth hard, with signs living conditions were beginning to deteriorate. Gross … Read More

Egypt, U.N. ask Israel to ease up on Hamas

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An Egyptian delegation left Gaza on Wednesday and asked Israel to allow one more chance for calm to be restored to the situation, Liberman said. >  Egypt releases 1978 Camp David Accords calling for Palestinian autonomy. >  Egypt warns Abbas: … Read More

US, Mexico reach deal to stop Honduran caravan at Mexico’s southern border

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The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement aimed at keeping the 4,000-person migrant caravan from reaching America. The plan was developed over many months and included a request from Mexico that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish … Read More

The Palestinian Authority denounced the administration’s move as “an act of political blackmail”

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The Palestinian Authority denounced the administration’s move as “an act of political blackmail” President Donald Trump is seen on Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The Trump administration is withdrawing $25 million it had committed to the East Jerusalem Hospital … Read More

French President Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security

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Trump’s ‘aggressive’ isolationism means US ‘appears to be turning its back on shared history’, French president says. ‘It is up to us to … guarantee our security,’ Macron said on Monday [Philippe Wojazer/Pool/Reuters] The European Union must stop depending on the United States for … Read More

EU immigration crisis goes to extra time

In a dramatic attack in the last minute of the match between Belgium and Japan at the World Cup, Nacer Chadli scored the winning goal for Belgium. Before that, Marouane Fellaini had scored the equalizing goal from Eden Hazard’s cross. … Read More

Discord Over Migrant Ships Deepens European Divide

Disagreement about how to handle migrants is causing deep strains between Europe’s capitals Migrants, part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stand on a rescue boat upon arrival at the port of … Read More

Iran informs UN of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity

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Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it will increase its nuclear enrichment capacity within the limits set by the 2015 agreement with world powers. The modest steps announced Tuesday appeared to be mainly aimed at signaling that Iran … Read More

GCC Warns Iran of Grave Consequences Because of Proxy Wars in Region

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(AFP/ File Photo) Iran faces grave consequences if it continues to indulge in proxy wars with neighboring Arab countries, threatening the peace and stability in the Middle East, representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have warned. In statements issued … Read More

ANALYSIS: Muslim Leaders Seek ‘Islamic Army’ to Protect ‘Palestine’

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Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Muslim leaders want to create an Islamic army to ‘protect’ the Palestinian Arabs after 62 of them died last Monday during attempts to invade Israel from Gaza. Hamas and Islamic Jihad later admitted 53 of … Read More

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