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US election meddling claims ‘blabber’ – Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power.

No Ethiopia military takeover – minister

Ethiopia's defense minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the second state of emergency in two years and comes a day after the prime minister resigned.

Rex Tillerson bids to ease Turkey tensions in Recep Erdogan talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to ease tensions between the NATO allies that reached new heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

Turkey’s relations with US at make-or-break point – Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, warned there is a serious problem of trust between Washington and Ankara, saying that relations between the two nations will either start to improve or completely break down.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday abruptly cancelled a US$235 million contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government ordered a review over human rights concerns.

Embattled Maldives president seeks support from China, Saudi Arabia

Embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.

Poland’s president signs controversial Holocaust Bill into law

Polish President, Andrzej Duda, on Tuesday, signed into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard his country’s image abroad but which has instead sparked tensions with Israel, the US and Ukraine.

Netherlands officially recalls ambassador to Turkey

The government of the Netherlands has officially recalled its ambassador to Turkey, as a long-running diplomatic dispute between the two countries shows no signs of abating, official statement says.

Japan to recognise Palestine state – Abbas’s aide

Japan is to recognise the State of Palestinian says a senior Palestinian official.

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil – Rex Tillerson

The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries.

North Korea writes UN, accuses US of causing tensions

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, accusing the U.S. of causing tension on the Korean Peninsula in spite of the efforts of Pyongyang and Seoul.

Russia not friend to US, will not be – Nikki Haley

Russia is not a friend to the U. S. and will not be until its government has “the values that it has,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said at retreat of the Republican Party.

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un lauds South’s hospitality

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Ethiopia: State of emergency will last six months – Minister

A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defence minister said on Saturday.

Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

Leading Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, a family member said Sunday, in a stinging blow to the country's embattled rights community. She was 66.