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Iranian President Rouhani calls Trump’s nuclear deal threats “meaningless”

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to “converting a shirt back to cotton,” and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s talk of doing so is “mainly slogans.” Mr. Trump has strongly criticized the deal struck with world powers, in which Iran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief, but has ...

Egyptian Court Blocks Plan to Transfer Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Monday upheld a ruling that said the government cannot transfer control of two key Red Sea islands to its main financial backer, Saudi Arabia, deepening a rift between the two Middle Eastern countries. The alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of the most influential Sunni countries in the world, has been tense for ...

Australia should invest in coal power to reduce emissions, minister says

Research touted by the resources minister that reportedly suggests Australia can rely on coal to meet emissions reduction has been attacked by experts and appears to have been misreported. The Australian reported on Tuesday that research conducted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – and commissioned by Matt Canavan, the federal minister for resources – showed Australia could ...

18 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT TENNIS STAR SERENA WILLIAMS!

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Serena Williams is one of the most dominating tennis players in the history of the game. She is also one half of the most dominant sports sibling duos in the world. While much of her life has been public, there is still much to learn about Serena. Listed below are 18 fascinating facts about the famous ...

EVERY POWERFUL CHAMPION WOULD BE BEATEN AS SEVILLA END REAL’S UNBEATEN RUN

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run was brought to an end as ex-Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for title rivals Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead with a penalty after Dani Carvajal had been fouled by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Sergio Ramos’ late own goal against his former club levelled ...

South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Blocking China from islands it has built in contested waters would lead to “devastating confrontation”, Chinese state media have warned. The angry response came after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said the US should deny Beijing access to new islands in the South China Sea. Two state-run papers carry editorials strongly criticising his comments. The ...

Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘big mistake’ on migrants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a “big mistake” by allowing more than one million migrants into Germany. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy goals in an ...

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the two-state solution. But they shied away from criticising President-elect Donald Trump’s suggested US embassy move to ...

Gambia President-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said. President Yahya Jammeh is currently refusing to step down until the supreme court can hear his challenge ...

Brazil prison riot: ‘At least 27 dead’ in Natal violence

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENGAt least 27 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said. The revised death toll is three times what was initially reported, and could increase further, the sources said. On Saturday afternoon, violence erupted between members of rival gangs at Alcacuz prison, starting a riot which lasted until a dawn raid the ...