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Oil prices climb as Middle East tensions simmer

Published On: June 24, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, June 24: Oil prices climbed on Monday as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying “significant” sanctions on Tehran would be announced.

Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

Published On: June 24, 2019 12:03 PM NPT By: Reuters

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.

Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

Published On: June 24, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

KIEV, June 24: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev on Sunday, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country.

Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to qualify for Copa America last eight

Published On: June 24, 2019 07:26 AM NPT By: Reuters

PORTO ALEGRE, June 24: An early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late second from Sergio Aguero gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday, a deserved victory that takes them into the Copa America quarter-finals to face Venezuela.

Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan

Published On: June 23, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

ISTANBUL, June 23: Millions of Istanbul residents voted on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy.

West African task force says troops killed 42 Islamic State fighters near Lake Chad

Published On: June 23, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

ABUJA, June 23: West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll suffered by the insurgents in the last six months, a regional military task force said in a statement.

Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Published On: June 23, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, June 23: Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar’s fleeing Rohingyas and the South China Sea dispute.

Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times

Published On: June 23, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK, June 23: Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outside the New York Times headquarters who laid down in the street and climbed onto the building to demand the newspaper start referring to climate change as a climate emergency, police and media reports said.

Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures

Published On: June 23, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

JERUSALEM, June 23: Talk of Middle East peace is in the air again, as politicians are set to gather in Bahrain to launch the latest in a long line of initiatives to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

North Korea's Kim says will consider letter received from Trump

Published On: June 23, 2019 12:08 PM NPT By: Reuters

June 23: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA said.

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan

Published On: June 23, 2019 10:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

ISLAMABAD, June 23: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to end Afghanistan’s lengthy civil war.

Classy Brazil crush Peru to reach Copa last eight

Published On: June 23, 2019 10:25 AM NPT By: Reuters

SAO PAULO, June 23: Brazil overwhelmed Peru with three goals in a superb first half to set up a crushing 5-0 victory on Saturday and cruise into the Copa America quarter-finals.

Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot: PM's aide

Published On: June 23, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: Reuters

ADDIS ABABA, June 23: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister’s press secretary told Reuters on Sunday, hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital.

China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

Published On: June 22, 2019 05:11 PM NPT By: Reuters

SHANGHAI, June 22: China will need to spend 3 trillion yuan ($440 billion) over three years to improve village sanitation and clean up its heavily polluted rural environment, the official People’s Daily reported on Saturday, citing government officials.

Jumpin' Jack Flash Jagger back on stage after heart surgery

Published On: June 22, 2019 12:55 PM NPT By: Reuters

Mick Jagger swaggered back to the stage on Friday in his first concert after undergoing heart surgery in April as the Rolling Stones kicked off a delayed North American tour.

Southeast Asian leaders open summit in Bangkok

Published On: June 22, 2019 12:14 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, June 22: Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethnic Rohingya fleeing Myanmar.

China state media urges U.S. to drop win-at-all-costs trade stance

Published On: June 22, 2019 10:37 AM NPT By: Reuters

SHANGHAI, June 22: Instead of waging a trade war with China, the United States should drop its win-at-all-costs mentality and consider the interests of its own people as well as the global community, the official People’s Daily said an editorial on Saturday.

British regulator asks Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews

Published On: June 21, 2019 08:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

Britain’s competition watchdog on Friday asked Facebook and eBay to conduct an urgent review of their websites to stop the sale of fake and misleading online reviews.

Cech returns to Chelsea as technical advisor

Published On: June 21, 2019 04:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

Chelsea have appointed their former goalkeeper Petr Cech as technical and performance advisor, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

Uruguay fight back against Japan with help of VAR controversy

Published On: June 21, 2019 04:18 PM NPT By: Reuters

PORTO ALEGRE, June 21: Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a young Japan side in the Copa America with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have to wait until their final group game to book their place in the quarter-finals.