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Shock gives way to despair in Kabul after ambulance bomb

open view web desk KABUL- Kabul was in despair on Sunday, a day after a Taliban suicide bomber killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235 in the worst attack in the Afghan capital in months. A week ago, the Taliban killed more than 20 people […]

With elections coming up, India’s government will aim to woo rural voters in budget

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India’s government will be trying to woo back rural voters and small businesses when it announces the 2018/19 budget on Thursday and pick up economic momentum as it heads into a season of elections, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, extolling […]

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

The Mayon volcano has been emitting flaming lava and giant clouds of superheated ash open view web desk Millions of tonnes of ash and rock from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears […]

U.N.’s rights chief rejects Trump speech as ‘script of the 20th century’

open view web desk DAVOS, Switzerland – The United Nations human rights chief expressed alarm after a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Friday, saying Trump’s call for countries to pursue their own self-interest would take the world back to the eve of World War […]

Trump warns Davos on unfair trade, says U.S. ‘open for business’

open view web desk DAVOS, Switzerland- U.S. President Donald Trump took his “America First” message to the world’s elite on Friday, telling a summit of business and political leaders that the United States would “no longer turn a blind eye” to what he described as unfair trade practices. […]

British judge to decide next month on Assange’s bid for possible freedom

open view web desk LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for over five years because he fears extradition to the United States, will learn next month if he has succeeded in having a warrant for his arrest dropped. Assange, 46, […]

Wikileaks Founder to Ask London Court to Drop UK Arrest Warrant

open view web desk London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will ask a London court on Friday to drop the arrest warrant that stems from his breach of bail conditions in Britain, a move that could enable him to eventually leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London if successful. Assange, 46, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 after skipping bail to avoid […]

Trump denies Times report that he ordered Mueller fired

open view web desk WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump demanded the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a New York Times report that Trump quickly dismissed Friday as “fake news.” The newspaper reported […]

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