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All-male no more: London Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman

Posted by on 24/04/2018
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All-male no more: London Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman

All-male no more: London Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman

Statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett unveiled   LONDON: A statue of 19th century British feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square yesterday, the first monument honoring a woman in a public space previously occupied by 11 statues of men. Fawcett led campaigning for women to be given the vote in Britain, and […]

Will and Kate return home with baby boy

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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Will and Kate return home with baby boy

Will and Kate return home with baby boy

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital yesterday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple’s third child who is fifth in line to the British throne. The boy, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kg), was born at 11:01 am (1001 GMT) with William, the Duke […]

Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years

Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years

BRUSSELS: A Belgian court yesterday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror charges over a bloody gun battle with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016. Abdeslam’s co-defendant Sofiane Ayari received the same sentence after the pair were convicted of terrorism-related attempted […]

US and French presidents face differences on Iran and trade

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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US and French presidents face differences on Iran and trade

US and French presidents face differences on Iran and trade

‘Is better to protect Iran deal than getting rid of it’ WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump welcomes France’s Emmanuel Macron to the White House yesterday at the start of a three-day state visit expected to be dominated by US-European differences on the Iran nuclear deal and souring trade relations. It will be Trump’s first hosting […]

In wealthy Germany, growing up poor is ‘a dead-end street’

Posted by on 21/04/2018
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In wealthy Germany, growing up poor is ‘a dead-end street’

In wealthy Germany, growing up poor is ‘a dead-end street’

20 percent of under-18s live in ‘relative poverty’   BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel touted Germany as a country “in which we live well and happily” during her re-election campaign. But those words ring hollow to the one in five children living in poverty in Europe’s top economy, with little prospect of climbing the social ladder. […]

Queen opens Commonwealth summit

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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Queen opens Commonwealth summit

Queen opens Commonwealth summit

Prince Charles set to lead group – Leaders from 53 nations attend meet LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time yesterday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role. Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 tomorrow, welcomed leaders […]

Italy ramps up search for Mafia godfather after dawn busts

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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Italy ramps up search for Mafia godfather after dawn busts

Italy ramps up search for Mafia godfather after dawn busts

ROME: Italian police yesterday arrested some of Cosa Nostra kingpin Matteo Messina Denaro’s closest aides, uncovering a network which allowed him to marshal his mobster allies over a quarter of a century on the run. Police told reporters that 21 people were arrested in towns near the Sicilian city of Trapani where Denaro’s criminal empire […]

France’s Macron faces mass protests as opponents join forces

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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France’s Macron faces mass protests as opponents join forces

France’s Macron faces mass protests as opponents join forces

Strikes aim at torpedoing emblematic overhaul of SNCF PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron faced mass protests yesterday as trade unionists seek to galvanize angry students, public sector workers and striking train drivers into a joint movement against his multi-pronged drive to overhaul the French economy. The hard-line CGT union has urged the broad spectrum of groups […]

Germany smashes Thai ‘forced prostitution’ ring in ‘biggest’ raids

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Germany smashes Thai ‘forced prostitution’ ring in ‘biggest’ raids

Germany smashes Thai ‘forced prostitution’ ring in ‘biggest’ raids

BERLIN: German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history yesterday against an alleged organized crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution. The federal police force said in a statement that a record 1,500 officers swooped on more than 60 brothels and flats in […]

Iraqi women with alleged links to IS sexually abused

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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Iraqi women with alleged links to IS sexually abused

Iraqi women with alleged links to IS sexually abused

French woman sentenced to life in jail for joining IS   BAGHDAD: Iraq is using collective punishment including sexual exploitation against women and children with alleged ties to Islamic State jihadists, Amnesty International said yesterday. In a new report, the watchdog revealed widespread discrimination by security forces, camp administrators and local authorities against women and […]

Hackers target key hardware of government networks

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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Hackers target key hardware of government networks

Hackers target key hardware of government networks

US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks LONDON: Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned yesterday. The operation was “to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to […]

May faces backlash for bypassing MPs on Syria

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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May faces backlash for bypassing MPs on Syria

May faces backlash for bypassing MPs on Syria

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash from the domestic opposition after launching military strikes on Syria without consulting parliament. As the Conservative leader explained her rationale for the air strikes, opposition parties claimed the attacks were legally dubious, risked escalating conflict and should have been approved by lawmakers. The shadow of the […]

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