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02/19/2019 -  Indian commander says Pakistan spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing - 06:30 AM

India's top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan's main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved in an attack last week on a security convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group.


02/19/2019 -  Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism - 06:16 AM

Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".


02/19/2019 -  Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir tension with India - 05:59 AM

Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir, that India blamed on Pakistan.


02/19/2019 -  Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC - 04:02 AM

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.


02/19/2019 -  Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything' - 01:42 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.


02/19/2019 -  Nicaraguan farmer who protested Ortega gets 216-year prison sentence - 01:34 AM

A farm leader who helped lead protests last year against President Daniel Ortega was sentenced on Monday to 216 years in prison, days after business leaders asked the government to release inmates considered political prisoners.


02/19/2019 -  Tycoons tell Mexico's president that unions 'extorting' businesses - 01:24 AM

A group representing some of Mexico's biggest companies told left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday that politicians should resist "extortion" by labor unions after strikes and blockades in recent weeks.


02/19/2019 -  'Africans are tired': hairdresser hopes for change as Senegal election nears - 12:58 AM

For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the outskirts of Dakar, the time for political change in Senegal - and in Africa as a whole - is well overdue.


02/19/2019 -  Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit - 12:55 AM

The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


02/19/2019 -  The five candidates running in Senegal's presidential election - 12:21 AM

Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates.


02/19/2019 -  British lawmakers call on government to put an end to throwaway fashion - 12:09 AM

A cross-party group of British lawmakers recommended on Tuesday that brands and retailers in the fashion industry should pay a penny per garment to fund better clothing waste collection following an eight-month inquiry into the sector.


02/19/2019 -  Scotland to step up efforts to keep EU citizens after Brexit, Sturgeon says - 12:07 AM

Scotland will step up efforts to persuade EU citizens to stay after Brexit, its First Minister will tell French lawmakers on Tuesday, amid concerns about potential workforce shortages in the largest of the United Kingdom's three smaller nations.


02/18/2019 -  Americans among group arrested in Haiti with arsenal of guns: media - 11:43 PM

Haitian police arrested a group of foreign nationals, including five Americans, armed with semi-automatic weapons, Haitian newspapers reported on Monday, adding to uncertainty in the impoverished Caribbean country after days of anti-government protests.


02/18/2019 -  Clean-up ongoing at site of Manitoba train derailment - 11:40 PM

Canadian National Railway Co on Monday said its environmental experts are continuing the clean-up of a site in Western Canada where one of its trains derailed on Saturday.


02/18/2019 -  Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy - 11:38 PM

A top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resigned unexpectedly on Monday amid allegations Trudeau's office had pressured the former justice minister to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal prosecution.


02/18/2019 -  Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry - 11:37 PM

Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said.


02/18/2019 -  Venezuela stages own concerts in response to Branson's Live Aid show - 11:25 PM

Venezuela's government will stage two concerts on the Colombian border this weekend to compete with a "Live Aid"-style show announced by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise funds for food and medicine for the South American country.


02/18/2019 -  As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices - 11:09 PM

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years.


02/18/2019 -  UK's Labour urges government to back customs union Brexit plan ahead of Brussels visit - 10:52 PM

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday urge the government to adopt his party's Brexit plan for a permanent customs union with the European Union, ahead of a visit to Brussels.


02/18/2019 -  Brazil's Bolsonaro fires senior minister, investor sentiment sours - 10:51 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday fired one of his most senior aides and cabinet members, Gustavo Bebianno, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of his party's congressional candidates.


 


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