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 2018-04-23 09:37 

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Belgian Court Sentences Paris Attack Suspect To 20 Years In Separate Trial...

A Belgian court has sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in coordinated November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, to 20 years in prison after convicting him of the attempted terrorist murder of police officers during a shootout in Brussels in 2016....

 2018-04-23 08:40 

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Live Stream: Fresh Protests In Armenia...

A day after the detention of protest leader Nikol Pashinian, thousands of antigovernment demonstrators have once again been taking to the streets of Yerevan, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian....

 2018-04-23 08:37 

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Taliban Attacks Kill At Least 14 Troops, Police...

Two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and police officers, Afghan officials say....

 2018-04-23 07:27 

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Iran Bans Banks From Using Cryptocurrencies...

Iran has banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by its banks and financial institutions....

 2018-04-23 06:14 

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Yerevan Bracing For Fresh Protests After Detention Of Leader...

The Armenian capital is bracing for a day of fresh protests on April 23 after tens of thousands of antigovernment demonstrators defied a police warning the previous evening and gathered on Yerevan's central Republic Square upon hearing that police had...

 2018-04-23 05:40 

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UN Judges Will Hear Karadzic Appeal Of 40-Year War Crimes Sentence...

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will launch an appeal of his 40-year jail sentence before United Nations judges at The Hague on April 23....

 2018-04-23 02:09 

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G7 Unified In Opposing Russia's 'Malign' Acts, U.S. Official Says...

A senior U.S. official has told reporters that foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations remain determined to oppose Russia's efforts to "destabilize"; nations around the world....

 2018-04-23 00:10 

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Council Of Europe Faults PACE Members In Azerbaijan Probe...

A 10-month investigation by the Council of Europe has alleged that several members of the organization's parliamentary assembly broke ethics regulations and conducted activity of a "corruptive nature" in connection with Azerbaijan....

 2018-04-22 23:15 

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Pakistani Pashtun Rally Draws Thousands In Lahore...

More than 8,000 people attended a rally in Lahore organized by a Pakistani Pashtun ethnic rights group....

 2018-04-22 23:10 

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Afghan President Vows No Weakening Of Democratic Process After Deadly Blast...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says a deadly suicide bombing outside a voter registration center in the capital, Kabul, will not "weaken" the country's "democratic process."...

 2018-04-22 20:53 

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Ahead Of U.S. Visit, Macron Warns Against Being 'Weak' With Putin...

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned against showing any weakness toward Vladimir Putin, while insisting he wants to work with the Russian president....

 2018-04-22 20:19 

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Pakistan's Ethnic Pashtuns Rally For Rights...

Thousands of people have rallied in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore to call for an end to what they say are human rights violations by authorities in the country's tribal regions....

 2018-04-22 20:12 

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Antigovernment Protesters Fill Yerevan's Republic Square...

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on Yerevan's Republic Square on the evening of April 22 before speeches by Armenian opposition figures. Protest leaders have demanded the resignation of Serzh Sarkisian, who was recently named prime minister af...

 2018-04-22 19:59 

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Macron Urges Trump To Stick With Iran Nuclear Deal...

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged his U.S counterpart, Donald Trump, to stick with the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers as long as there is no better option....

 2018-04-22 16:24 

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Two Shi'a Killed, One Wounded In Quetta 'Target' Attack...

Gunmen have killed two Shi'a and wounded a third in southwestern Pakistan in the latest attack on the religious minority, officials say....

 2018-04-22 15:33 

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Armenian Protesters Detained At Yerevan's Central Square...

Armenian security forces in Yerevan detained dozens of protesters who gathered on the city's central Republic Square on April 22. The afternoon protest was a continuation of a dispersed march led toward the city's southern Erebuni district by the ...

 2018-04-22 15:30 

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Iranian Cleric Floats 'Vatican' Plan For Holy Shi'ite City Of Qom...

An Iranian cleric has suggested that the holy Shi'ite city of Qom should be turned into an independent country, like Vatican City....

 2018-04-22 14:20 

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Iranians Hit By 'Perfect Currency Storm'...

As the value of Iran's national currency plunges, the effects are being felt by many Iranians....

 2018-04-22 12:53 

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Armenian Security Forces Detain Protest Leader Pashinian, Lawmaker Mikaelyan...

Armenian security forces in Yerevan dispersed a march of protesters led by Nikol Pashinian and detained several participants including Pashinian and opposition lawmaker Sasun Mikaelyan on April 22. Pashinian led a crowd of several hundred supporters march...

 2018-04-22 10:44 

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Kabul Suicide Attack Kills Dozens...

At least 31 people died on April 22 as a suicide bomber targeted a crowd of people outside at a voter registration center in Kabul. The people were lining up to pick up national identification cards. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility...

 2018-04-22 08:00 

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Seven Killed In Suicide Attack In Kabul...

Afghan authorities say seven people were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter-registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul....

 2018-04-22 07:39 

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Armenian Prime Minister Walks Out Of Meeting With Protest Leader...

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian walked out a meeting with protest leader Nikol Pashinian on April 22, accusing him of "blackmail." Pashinian told the prime minister in front of the media that he wanted his resignation....

 2018-04-22 07:38 

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Iran Detains Ex-Prosecutor Convicted In 2009 Prisoner's Death...

An Iranian news agency affiliated with the judiciary is reporting that police have arrested a former Tehran prosecutor who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of a prisoner arrested during Iran's 2009 mass antigovernment protests....

 2018-04-22 06:57 

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One Reported Dead, 25 Injured As Storm Rages Through Moscow...

News agencies are reporting that at least one person has been killed and 25 injured as a storm with gale-force winds rages through Moscow and surrounding regions....

 2018-04-22 06:47 

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Armenian PM Walks Out Of Meeting With Protest Leader...

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian has walked out a meeting with protest leader Nikol Pashinian after accusing the opposition of "blackmail."...

 2018-04-22 06:44 

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Russia Says Nine Terror Suspects Killed In Daghestan...

Russia says nine insurgents in the volatile Daghestan region who allegedly were planning acts of terrorism during public holidays in May have been killed by police....

 2018-04-22 01:16 

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Iran Open To Talks On Prisoners If U.S. Shifts 'Attitude,' Zarif Says...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Washington must undergo "a change in attitude" before negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran....

 2018-04-21 22:50 

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Armenian Protest Leader Says PM Serzh Sarkisian Agrees To Meet On April 22...

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian says he will meet on April 22 with former president and current Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian after nine days of mass demonstrations against Sarkisian's rule....

 2018-04-21 21:30 

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Armenian Protest Leader Pashinian Says PM Serzh Sarkisian Agrees To Meet...

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian says he will meet on April 22 with former president and current Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian after nine days of mass demonstrations against Sarkisian's rule....

 2018-04-21 18:41 

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Iran's President Criticizes Violence By Morality Police...

Iran's President Hassan Rohani has criticized the morality police's use of violence against women failing to observe the compulsory Islamic dress code, state media reported on April 21....

 2018-04-21 17:35 

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Armenian President Visits Protesters, Talks To Opposition Leader...

Armenian President Armen Sarkisian visited protesters on Yerevan's Republic Square on April 21 and spoke with opposition leader Nikol Pashinian. Demonstrators across Armenia took to the streets for a ninth consecutive day, opposing moves that have all...

 2018-04-21 16:36 

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Russia: Chemical Weapons Inspectors Arrive At Syria Site...

International experts from the global agency for the monitoring of chemical weapons have arrived at the site of a suspected April 7 gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, Russia's Foreign Ministry said....

 2018-04-21 14:37 

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Afghan Army: Dozens Of Militants Killed In Operations...

Dozens of suspected Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours across the country, Afghan authorities said on April 21....

 2018-04-21 14:18 

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Chemical Weapons: A Deadly History...

Though 94% of the world's stocks have been destroyed -- chemical weapons have made a macabre comeback in the Syrian War...

 2018-04-21 13:51 

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Serbia Hosts 31st Belgrade Marathon...

The Serbian capital hosted the annual Belgrade Marathon on April 21. Approximately 7,000 runners from over 70 countries participated in the main 42-kilometer marathon. The event also included a half-marathon, as well as a race for children. Over 400 peopl...

 2018-04-21 13:19 

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Russia Accuses U.S. Of Creating 'Visa Wall' After Bolshoi Dancers Refused Visas...

Russia has accused the United States of building a "visa wall" with the rejection of documents that would have allowed two ballet dancers from the famed Bolshoi Theatre to perform in New York City....

 2018-04-21 11:51 

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Police In Yerevan Detain Dozens Of Protesters...

As of midday on April 21, at least 60 people were detained in different parts of the Armenia capital, Yerevan. Demonstrators took to the streets for a ninth consecutive day, opposing moves that have allowed former President Serzh Sarkisian to remain in po...

 2018-04-21 10:43 

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Rustam & Rustam's Fish And Chicken Emporium...

Humiliation never tasted so good. Those dining in restaurants in Uzbekistan might well consider that their meal has come courtesy of two men who just two years ago were among the most powerful people in the country. (The views expressed in this blog post ...

 2018-04-21 07:17 

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Taliban Attacks Short-Circuit Kabul Power Plays...

Frustrated by power cuts caused by Taliban attacks on far-away transmission towers, a growing number of Kabul residents are calling on the government to heed a Taliban demand for electricity in areas under the militant group's control....

 2018-04-21 00:47 

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Trump, Macron To Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal As Deadline Nears...

A senior U.S. administration official has told reporters that President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House when they meet next week....

 2018-04-21 00:36 

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North Korean Leader Says Will Suspend Nuclear, Missile Tests...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country will freeze tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and close down a nuclear test site, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports....

 2018-04-21 00:09 

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Armenian Opposition Leader Rejects 'Dialogue,' Demands Sarkisian Resign...

Armenian opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian has rejected calls for dialogue with the government and called on Serzh Sarkisian to resign as prime minister....

 2018-04-20 19:13 

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Kaspersky Lab Chief Says Company Banned From Advertising On Twitter...

Kaspersky Lab says it has been banned from running advertisements on Twitter amid claims the Russian cybersecurity company has ties to Russia's intelligence agencies....

 2018-04-20 18:19 

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U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As 'Morally Reprehensible' For Continued Rights Violations...

A new U.S. State Department report has labeled the governments of Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" with human rights violations on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability."...

 2018-04-20 17:15 

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Novichok Creator Predicts Origin Of Skripal Poison Will Remain A Mystery...

Former Soviet chemical-weapons engineer Vladimir Uglyov, who helped develop Novichok, discusses the poison used in the attack in England on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal....

 2018-04-20 17:01 

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Iranians Push Back, Say Rough Treatment At Hands Of Morality Police Is The Norm...

Iranians are challenging authorities after they suggest the morality police don't routinely rough up women....

 2018-04-20 16:44 

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U.S. Democratic Party Sues Russia, Trump Campaign...

The U.S. Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, President Donald Trump's election campaign, and the WikiLeaks organization, accusing them of conspiring to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign and tilt the ...

 2018-04-20 16:38 

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Kyrgyz Parliament Approves New Prime Minister, Cabinet...

The Kyrgyz parliament has confirmed Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev as the Central Asian country's new prime minister, a day after an ally of former President Almazbek Atambaev was sacked....

 2018-04-20 16:15 

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EU Countries Agree On Thorny Text Of Western Balkans Summit Declaration...

The 28 European Union member states have agreed on a draft declaration ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit on May 17 in Sofia, overcoming internal divisions....

 2018-04-20 15:34 

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Thousands In The Streets Of Yerevan As Protests Continue...

Opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian led crowds of protesters in the Armenian capital as demonstrations continued on April 20. Protesters are opposing what they call a "power grab" by former President Serzh Sarkisian, who became prime minister on A...

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