Day: February 8, 2018

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

    open view web desk ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials of Moscow trying to affect the […]

Bangladesh court sends former leader Khaleda Zia to prison

open view web desk DHAKA, Bangladesh— A Bangladesh court sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Thursday to five years in prison on corruption charges. The conviction means that Zia, the archrival of the current prime minister, could be barred from running in December national elections. Zia was […]

North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics, Pence vows continued pressure

open view web desk SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program. However, […]

Maldives’ embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

open view web desk MALE – The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office […]

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