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Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 17
World2019-05-20 09:19May 15 2021 23:11:45

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 17

A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry.

Austrian president approves snap election proposed by Kurz
World2019-05-19 09:01May 15 2021 23:11:45

Austrian president approves snap election proposed by Kurz

Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen approved on Saturday the proposal of holding snap elections after the far-right vice chancellor resigned over an alleged corruption video and effectively led to the collapse of the coalition government.

U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to remove steel, aluminum tariffs
World2019-05-18 08:29May 15 2021 23:11:45

U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to remove steel, aluminum tariffs

The United States reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove tariffs it imposed on steel and aluminum imports from its two neighbors, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)'s office said on Friday.

Trump unveils plan for immigration reform
World2019-05-17 09:34May 15 2021 23:11:45

Trump unveils plan for immigration reform

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a plan on Thursday to reform the nation's immigration system, intended to favor high-skilled immigrants and restrict family-based migration.

Sudan's military council suspends talks with opposition for 72 hours
World2019-05-16 09:28May 15 2021 23:11:45

Sudan's military council suspends talks with opposition for 72 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday announced suspension of talks with the major opposition forces for 72 hours.

Trump calls Senate subpoenaing Trump Jr. “unfair”
World2019-05-15 09:32May 15 2021 23:11:45

Trump calls Senate subpoenaing Trump Jr. “unfair”

U.S. President Donald Trump says it was "very unfair" for the Senate Intelligence Committee to subpoena his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to testify for a second time about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump says to meet with Russia's Putin at G20
World2019-05-14 09:24May 15 2021 23:11:45

Trump says to meet with Russia's Putin at G20

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) in June.

Lithuanian PM Skvernelis says will quit after loss in presidential race
World2019-05-13 09:29May 15 2021 23:11:45

Lithuanian PM Skvernelis says will quit after loss in presidential race

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Sunday said he would quit in July after he was eliminated from a presidential runoff that will see an independent economist square off against a conservative on May 26.

U.S. crop futures plunge over bearish market data, prolonged trade tensions
World2019-05-12 09:11May 15 2021 23:11:45

U.S. crop futures plunge over bearish market data, prolonged trade tensions

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) crop futures closed sharply lower in the trading week ending on May 10, pressured by bearish market data and prolonged trade tensions between the United States and China.

Trump says DPRK testing not “breach of trust”
World2019-05-11 20:15May 15 2021 23:11:45

Trump says DPRK testing not “breach of trust”

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said Pyongyang's recent weapon tests were "very standard" and not "a breach of trust," U.S. media reported.

U.S. celebrates 150th anniversary of first transcontinental railroad, hails Chinese workers
World2019-05-11 09:30May 15 2021 23:11:45

U.S. celebrates 150th anniversary of first transcontinental railroad, hails Chinese workers

The western U.S. state of Utah kicked off celebration for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad on Friday, to which thousands of Chinese railroad workers have made great contribution.

France considers law on Notre Dame restoration
World2019-05-11 09:28May 15 2021 23:11:45

France considers law on Notre Dame restoration

French lawmakers began deliberating on Friday a draft law aimed at outlining ways to rebuild in five years Notre Dame Cathedral which was severely damaged in a fire last month.

Mexico City bans disposable plastics
World2019-05-10 14:17May 15 2021 23:11:45

Mexico City bans disposable plastics

Mexico City's legislature voted Thursday to ban businesses from buying, selling or giving their customers disposable plastics, a major shift for a sprawling capital that is awash in them.

Top DPRK leader guides strike drill on western front: KCNA
World2019-05-10 10:42May 15 2021 23:11:45

Top DPRK leader guides strike drill on western front: KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, guided the strike drill of defense units of the Korean People's Army in the forefront area and on the western front on Thursday.

Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank
World2019-05-09 20:45May 15 2021 23:11:45

Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank

Red-faced bank bosses in Australia admitted to an embarrassing error Thursday, revealing their state-of-the-art $50 note had a typo.

U.S. announces sanctions on Iran's metal sectors
World2019-05-09 09:20May 15 2021 23:11:45

U.S. announces sanctions on Iran's metal sectors

The White House announced on Wednesday that the United States is imposing sanctions with respect to the iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors of Iran.

Eight injured in shooting at U.S. charter school
World2019-05-08 09:22May 15 2021 23:11:45

Eight injured in shooting at U.S. charter school

Eight students were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at a charter school near Denver, capital of U.S. western state of Colorado, local police said.

Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing
World2019-05-07 09:19May 15 2021 23:11:45

Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing.

Iran rules out negotiations with U.S. under “pressures”
World2019-05-06 10:28May 15 2021 23:11:45

Iran rules out negotiations with U.S. under “pressures”

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Sunday that talks with the United States, under sanction pressures, will lead to more pressures on Iran.

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation
World2019-05-05 20:50May 15 2021 23:11:45

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation

Gaza militants fired new barrages of rockets at Israel on Sunday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered, sparking fears of further violence.

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