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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:48


Before vote, Sisi says Egypt strengthened during his presidency

Yesterday at 18:50 PM, via Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his first term in office had strengthened the state, and defended his tough austerity measures days ahead of a re-election vote in which the former military commander faces no serious opposition.

Afghan suicide bomber kills at least 10 at wrestling match

Yesterday at 18:37 PM, via Reuters

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A car bomb in the southern Afghan province of Helmand killed at least 10 people and wounded 35 who had gathered on Friday for a wrestling match, officials said.

Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack

Yesterday at 18:17 PM, via Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.

Teenager who tried to bomb London train jailed for 34 years

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – An Iraqi asylum-seeker was jailed for 34 years on Friday for trying to set off a homemade bomb on a rush-hour London commuter train in a botched attack that injured 30 people last year.

U.S. charges, sanctions Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

Yesterday at 17:45 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday announced criminal charges and sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran’s government.

Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015

Yesterday at 17:41 PM, via News24

A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed at least two people and took hostages in southwest France, in the latest deadly attack to strike the country.

Crisscrossing Irish border, locals crave status quo after Brexit

Yesterday at 17:30 PM, via Reuters

COSHQUIN, Northern Ireland, March 23 (Reuters) – Gordon Crockett does not wish to suffer the same fate as his great-great grandfather, who began farming near the northernmost tip of Ireland before a border was ever erected on the island.

May welcomes Brexit transition, trade talks loom

Yesterday at 17:26 PM, via Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the approval by European Union leaders on Friday of a transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the “new dynamic” in upcoming trade talks.

Polish PM: concessions to EU will preserve essence of judicial reforms

Yesterday at 17:25 PM, via Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) – Concessions in judicial reforms planned by Poland’s ruling party are aimed at signaling to the European Commission that a compromise with Warsaw is possible, but will preserve the most important part of the reforms, the Polish prime minister said.

U.S. charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

Yesterday at 16:41 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of U.S. and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government on behalf of the Tehran government.

Merkel ally defiant in row over Islam’s place in Germany

Yesterday at 16:36 PM, via Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Friday he would not change his views on Islam, striking a defiant note just two days after Chancellor Angela Merkel put him down for challenging the place of the religion in Germany.

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