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Dilemmas for West as Iran's arrests of dual nationals mount

Washington - Notorious for its conditions, Tehran's Evin prison is proving to be a headache for Western governments as a rising number of dual nationals are detained in what many see as a ruthless diplomatic strategy.

As migrants wait in fear, no sign of large-scale US raids

New York - Thousands of undocumented immigrants waited in uncertainty on Sunday, fearful of the nationwide raids promised by President Donald Trump, but there were no immediate signs of any large-scale operations.

Italy's Salvini battles accusations of bid for Russian funding

Rome - Matteo Salvini is fighting tooth and nail against suggestions that his far-right League party tried to get covert Russian payments during talks in Moscow last year.

Key things to know about Cuba's government reforms

Havana - Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved a new electoral law that will alter the country's government with the restoration of the post of prime minister, but one fundamental reality remains unchanged: the central and unique role of the island's Communist P...

Brazil's Bolsonaro says may appoint son as US ambassador

Bras - Jair Bolsonaro is considering appointing his son Eduardo as ambassador to Washington, the Brazilian leader has revealed, citing the 35-year-old's friendship with the children of US President Donald Trump.

Venezuela Independence Day marked by rival rallies, UN rebuke

Caracas - Venezuela's Independence Day was marked by rival rallies Friday, led by opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicholas Maduro, who waged a war of words even as the UN warned of eroded rule of law in the country.

Trump says 'sad time' after controversial census change abandoned

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday it was a "very sad time" after the US government gave up a controversial attempt to put a question about citizenship on next year's census.

Paris introduces rent controls to cap rises

Paris - Paris authorities reintroduced rent controls on Monday in a bid to get a grip on the spiralling cost of living in the City of Light.

Algerians brave heavy police presence to demand transition

Alger - Protesters thronged the heart of Algeria's capital on Friday despite a heavy police presence, vowing to push their demands for transition after the ouster of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Tunisia says no 'power vacuum' despite president's illness

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Friday that President Beji Caid Essebsi's condition was improving and insisted there was no power vacuum in the North African country, shaken by the 92-year-old leader's hospitalisation and twin suicide attacks.

Huge crowd flocks to Istanbul mayor inauguration

Istanbul - A vast crowd gathered at Istanbul's town hall on Thursday to see the inauguration of new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, whose landslide victory has boosted the opposition for the first time in years.

Outcry in Spain over public TV interview of ex-ETA member

Madrid - An interview on Spain's public television with a Basque independence leader formerly part of the ETA separatist group caused an outcry Thursday, pitting victims and right-wing parties against free speech defenders.

Algerian protesters rally despite arrests

Alger - Huge numbers of Algerians protested Friday in the capital, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally.

Algerian protesters rally despite arrests

Alger - Huge numbers of Algerians protested Friday in the capital, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally.

Algerian protesters rally despite arrests

Alger - Huge numbers of Algerians protested Friday in the capital, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally.

French economists make case for legal marijuana

Paris - A group of French economists on Thursday recommended legalising marijuana, arguing it would add billions to state coffers, but President Emmanuel Macron's government again ruled out letting recreational users get legally high.

UN Security Council calls for protection of disabled in war zones

New York - The UN Security Council approved Thursday its first resolution calling for protection of disabled people during armed conflicts.

In Washington, Salvini stresses Italy's closeness to Trump admin

Washington - Matteo Salvini, the far-right Italian deputy prime minister, met with top US officials in Washington on Monday and spoke of his "closeness" to President Donald Trump's administration.

The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?

Washington - A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a second term in the 2020 elections.

Trump announces 1,000 extra troops for Poland

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will send 1,000 more troops to Poland to counter Russia, while criticizing Germany for making itself a "hostage" to Moscow by over-relying on Russian energy supplies.

Polish president eyes increased US troops in Trump meeting

Washington - Polish president Andrzej Duda will discuss increasing the American military presence in Poland during an upcoming meeting with Donald Trump, representatives for the two countries said Tuesday."There will be a significant announcement tomorrow ...

Poland marks landmark vote that rang the Soviet bloc's death knell

Gdansk - European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not the only po...

Poland marks 30 years since election of first non-communist govt

Gdansk - Thirty years after Poland's election that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, anti-communist icon Lech Walesa on Tuesday warned against the dangers of demagoguery, populism and income inequality in capitalist societies today.

Pentagon confirms push to hide USS John McCain from Trump

Seoul - The acting Pentagon chief confirmed Sunday that the White House had requested the hiding of a warship bearing the name of late Senator John McCain during a visit by Donald Trump to Japan.

Algerians rally for change despite dozens detained

Alger - Large crowds of Algerians on Friday took to the streets of the capital, where dozens were detained ahead of the latest protest two months after leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned.

Angolan rebel leader Savimbi gets funeral in reconciliation bid

Luanda - In what is being billed as a rare moment of national unity, the historic leader of Angola's rebel UNITA movement, Jonas Savimbi, will get a public funeral on Saturday, 17 years after he was killed in a shootout with government soldiers that spelt an en...

DR Congo awaits repatriation of former opposition leader's body

Apo - Democratic Republic of Congo awaited Thursday the return of the remains of former opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, an emotion-laden moment for the country after his son Felix became president this year.

Sudanese in suits and ties rally against Bashir's economic blunders

Khartoum - In unprecedented scenes in Khartoum, hundreds of workers in suits and ties alongside their neatly dressed women colleagues have gone on strike to protest what they call Sudan's "total economic collapse".

Pentagon chief denies plan to 'hide' USS John McCain from Trump

Fpo - The US Pentagon chief on Thursday denied approving plans to hide a ship named for US President Donald Trump's late rival senator John McCain during a recent presidential trip to Japan.

White House wanted USS McCain 'hidden' from Trump: reports

Washington - The White House requested a Navy ship bearing the name of US President Donald Trump's late rival senator John McCain be kept "out of sight" during a recent presidential trip to Japan, US media reported Wednesday.
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