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  • France warns it could vote against Brexit extension

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    France warns it could vote against Brexit extension

    PARIS, March 20 — France warned today it might vote against Britain’s demand for an extension to its planned EU departure date unless Theresa May presents a credible exit...

  • Afghanistan presidential election postponed to September

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    Afghanistan presidential election postponed to September

    KABUL, March 20 — Afghanistan’s presidential election has been postponed by two months to Sept. 28, as authorities try to iron out problems with the voting process, the...

  • Germany welcomes ‘clear request’ for Brexit delay

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    Germany welcomes ‘clear request’ for Brexit delay

  • Singapore AGC seeks fine for activist Jolovan Wham, jail time for opposition party member

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    Singapore AGC seeks fine for activist Jolovan Wham, jail time for opposition party member

  • Trump calls top aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse 'husband from hell' in Twitter brawl

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    Trump calls top aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse 'husband from hell' in Twitter brawl

  • Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic given life in prison

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    Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic given life in prison

  • Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

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    Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

  • UK’s May faced cabinet revolt over Brexit delay, say reports

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    UK’s May faced cabinet revolt over Brexit delay, say reports

  • Iran denies hacking phone of Israeli election frontrunner

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    Iran denies hacking phone of Israeli election frontrunner

  • German conservatives float compromise to defuse EU row with Hungary’s Orban

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    German conservatives float compromise to defuse EU row with Hungary’s Orban

  • UK’s Labour to request emergency debate in parliament on Brexit delay

    10 hours ago

    UK’s Labour to request emergency debate in parliament on Brexit delay

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  • US says Iran missile programme destabilising Middle East

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    US says Iran missile programme destabilising Middle East

  • Russia warns of attempts to destabilise situation in Algeria

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    Russia warns of attempts to destabilise situation in Algeria

  • Warren tests 2020 message with black voters in US South

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    Warren tests 2020 message with black voters in US South

  • PM Ardern voices NZ’s grief over Christchurch massacre

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    PM Ardern voices NZ’s grief over Christchurch massacre

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  • Kazakhstan renames capital ‘Nursultan’ after ex-president

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    Kazakhstan renames capital ‘Nursultan’ after ex-president

    ALMATY, March 20 — Kazakhstan’s parliament today voted to rename the country’s capital in honour of longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as...

  • Brexit delayed? British PM May to request short extension

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    Brexit delayed? British PM May to request short extension

    LONDON, March 20 — Prime Minister Theresa May will request a short delay to Brexit today after her failure to get a deal ratified by parliament left the United Kingdom’s...

  • Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged US Midwest

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    Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged US Midwest

    WASHINGTON, March 20 — The flooding that devastated the US Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the...

  • Australian priest charged with sex abuse of boy, says police

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    Australian priest charged with sex abuse of boy, says police

    SYDNEY, March 20 — Australian police said today they had charged a Catholic priest with indecent assault of a 15-year-old boy more than two decades ago, the latest member...

  • Dutch government likely to lose Senate amid populist surge

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    Dutch government likely to lose Senate amid populist surge

    AMSTERDAM, March 20 —Voting in provincial elections began in the Netherlands today, just two days after a Turkish-born man was arrested over a shooting attack in the city of...

  • EU can not budge any more on Brexit, says Juncker before summit

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    EU can not budge any more on Brexit, says Juncker before summit

    BERLIN, March 20 — The European Union has done a lot to accommodate Britain over Brexit and can go no further, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said today, as he...

  • Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix, say sources

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    Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix, say sources

    JAKARTA, March 20 — The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time...

  • Kazakhstan senate names ex-president Nazarbayev’s daughter as speaker

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    Kazakhstan senate names ex-president Nazarbayev’s daughter as speaker

    ASTANA, March 20 — Kazakhstan’s senate today named ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s daughter Dariga as its new speaker, setting her up as a potential contender for the...

  • Indian girl, 12, ‘raped and killed’ by brothers, uncle

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    Indian girl, 12, ‘raped and killed’ by brothers, uncle

    NEW DELHI, March 20 — Two brothers have been arrested in India for allegedly raping their 12-year-old sister who was later beheaded with a sickle, police said today. India has a...

  • NZ gunman ‘faces isolation’ due to prison dangers

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    NZ gunman ‘faces isolation’ due to prison dangers

    CHRISTCHURCH, March 20 — The white-supremacist accused of the Christchurch killings will spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted, likely in isolation for his own safety,...

  • Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence

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    Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence

    YANGON, March 20 — Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals...

  • Indian jeweller Modi arrested in London, say British police

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    Indian jeweller Modi arrested in London, say British police

    LONDON, March 20 — Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of the Indian authorities, British police said today. India had asked Britain...

  • New Kazakh president sworn in, proposes renaming capital

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    New Kazakh president sworn in, proposes renaming capital

    ASTANA (Kazakhstan), March 20 — The head of Kazakhstan’s senate was sworn in as interim president in a pomp-filled ceremony today, and immediately proposed renaming the...

  • Cyclone Trevor causes Australia power outages, set to strengthen

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    Cyclone Trevor causes Australia power outages, set to strengthen

    CAIRNS, March 20 — A powerful tropical cyclone that lashed the northeast coast of Australia, closing ports and causing power outages, is expected to strengthen further today....

  • NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to ‘confront’ Erdogan’s mosque shooting comments

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    NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to ‘confront’ Erdogan’s mosque shooting comments

    WELLINGTON, March 20 — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish...

  • Second man charged with sharing livestream of Christchurch massacre

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    Second man charged with sharing livestream of Christchurch massacre

    CHRISTCHURCH, March 20 — A 44-year-old man has become the second person charged with sharing a gruesome livestream video of the deadly attack at a Christchurch mosque. Philip...

  • May tries to save Brexit plan ahead of EU summit

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    May tries to save Brexit plan ahead of EU summit

    LONDON, March 20 — British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to EU President Donald Tusk with a plan for delaying Brexit beyond March 29, her spokesman said, admitting the...

  • Indonesian president’s lead over election rival cut in new survey

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    Indonesian president’s lead over election rival cut in new survey

    JAKARTA, March 20 — A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo’s big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing, just weeks...

  • Australia cuts annual immigrant cap 15pc, puts key cities off-limits to some

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    Australia cuts annual immigrant cap 15pc, puts key cities off-limits to some

    SYDNEY, March 20 — Australia today cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 per cent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in...