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Clashes erupt as Greek police stop migrants from reaching border

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 12:05pm
Greek police fired teargas on Saturday as angry migrants hoping to travel to northern Europe hurled stones and bottles after being barred from reaching a nearby border crossing, witnesses said.

New York man charged with threatening to kill Muslim U.S. lawmaker Ilhan Omar

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 12:02pm
A 55-year-old New York man has been arrested and charged with threatening to assault and murder Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim U.S. Congress member from Minnesota, federal prosecutors said.

China, U.S. made 'new progress' in latest round of trade talks: China's CCTV

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:21am
China and the United States made "new progress" in the round of trade talks that wrapped up on Friday in Washington, China's official CCTV broadcaster reported late on Saturday.

U.N. to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting -envoy

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:08am
The United Nations is determined to hold Libya's national conference on possible elections on time despite a surge of fighting in the country's eight-year conflict, a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday.

Iran expands evacuations as rains worsen floods

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:04am
Iran moved on Saturday to evacuate more towns and villages threatened by floods after continued rain in the southwest of the country, state television reported, as the nationwide toll from the flooding reached 70.

France says G7 mostly agreed except on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian issue

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:56am
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations broadly agreed on issues during a two-day meeting, but were unable to bridge differences on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how to deal with Iran, France's top diplomat said on Saturday.

Last flight leaves Ataturk as Istanbul switches airports

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:48am
The last commercial passenger flight took off from Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Saturday and convoys of trucks ferried thousands of tonnes of equipment across the city to a giant new airport which Turkey plans to make the biggest in the world.

G7 powers urge Haftar to halt advance on Libya's capital

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:33am
Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar must heed international warnings to halt his advance on Libya's capital, Italy's foreign minister said, as powers from the G7 club said there could be no military solution to the country's power struggle.

Italy tells Haftar to stop his advance on Tripoli

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:28am
Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar must listen to warnings from the international community to halt his advance on Tripoli or else it will have to see what needs to be done, Italy's foreign minister said on Saturday.

G7: Libya's oil facilities must not be used for political gain

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:28am
Libya's rival factions must not use its oil installations for political gain, the G7 club of nations warned on Saturday amid an escalation in the North African country's power struggle.

G7 cannot accept military escalation in Libya, says Germany

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:23am
Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven nations agreed on Saturday to put pressure on those responsible for a violent power struggle in Libya, especially commander Khalifa Haftar, to avoid a military escalation, Germany's Heiko Maas said.

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 7:52am
Greek police clashed on Saturday with groups of migrants and refugees camped in a field close to the country's northern border hoping to cross to neighboring countries and travel onward to northern Europe, witnesses said.

UK minister sees Brexit deal with Labour, opposition wants flexibility

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 7:25am
The British government is optimistic about reaching some form of deal with the opposition Labour Party to end a deadlock on Brexit as work on a compromise continues, Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday.

Rouhani says Iran ready to expand gas, power trade with Iraq

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 6:05am
President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighboring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to $20 billion, state TV reported, despite difficulties caused by U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

In astrophysics milestone, first photo of black hole expected

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 6:02am
Scientists are expected to unveil on Wednesday the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics providing insight into celestial monsters with gravitational fields so intense no matter or light can escape.

Saudi Aramco to offer $16 billion in contracts to small, medium businesses: Arabiya

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 5:21am
Saudi Aramco will offer 140 contracts worth 60 billion riyals ($16 billion) to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the kingdom, the Al Arabiya TV website reported on Saturday.

Iraq closes border crossing with Iran due to floods: sources

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 5:05am
Iraq on Saturday closed its Sheeb border crossing with Iran to travelers and trade until further notice, Iraqi security sources said, as flooding continues to submerge villages in the south of Iran.

SAP's head of cloud business latest top departure in restructuring

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 4:37am
Software company SAP said the head of its cloud business group had decided to leave the company, the latest in a string of top departures as Europe's most valuable technology firm reshapes its operations.

Thailand's rising political star charged with sedition

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 4:07am
The leader of a new party that has challenged Thailand's military government was charged on Saturday with sedition, the latest legal action facing the rising star after a disputed March election.

U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 3:26am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday stepped up efforts to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office by imposing new sanctions on its oil shipments, and promising "stronger action" against Cuba for helping to keep the regime afloat.