Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of US imports, reacting to new US sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials.
Russia lawmakers draft list of US imports for banning
US President Donald Trump on Sunday said the North Korean nuclear crisis is far from conclusion, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the United States.
Trump says 'long way' to go on North Korea crisis
Several thousand protesters staged rallies on Monday in the Armenian capital against former president Serzh Sargsyan as he moves to maintain a chokehold on power as prime minister.
Armenians protest ex-leader’s move to stay in power
Units of the Syrian Arab Army have conducted precision strikes against terrorists’ dens and fortified positions in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood south Damascus.
Syria Army conducts attack on terrorists hotbeds in Damascus
Fifteen Turkish parliamentarians from the main opposition have switched to the fledgling Iyi Party to ensure it can run in snap June elections called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, officials from the opposition CHP said on Sunday.
Turkish opposition deputies switch to help fledging party fight snap elections
Iraqi warplanes attacked an explosives factory of the Daesh terror group and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad’s military said, in a rare airstrike across the border.
Iraqi warplanes attack Daesh positions in Syria
Businesses should welcome Turkey’s state of emergency because it guards against terrorism and prevents workers from going out on strike, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Erdogan: Emergency rule good for economy, stops terrorism, strikes
US President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London.
US president to visit UK mid-year in spite of anticipated protests
South Africa’s president cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.
South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally.
Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

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