Wed12132017

LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 11pm

EU Decides To Restore Political Relations With Thailand

BANGKOK -- The European Union resolved to restore its political relations with Thailand, revive free trade negotiation and call for the next election in November 2018, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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EU Governments Complicit In Migrant Torture In Libya, Says Amnesty

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European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged.

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After NYC Subway Bombing, Trump Slams ‘Chain Migration’

NEW YORK — A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump’s push to limit immigration.

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Bats Invade Australian Town, Children Can’t Even Play Safely Anymore

Residents of a town in northern Queensland, Australia, are disappointed over the failure of their authorities in tackling the issue of bats swarming over their residences.

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Moderate Earthquake Strikes Sukabumi In Indonesia

Pic: BernamaJAKARTA: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale, occurred in Sukabumi, West Java, about 110km from here, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics.

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Japan To Set Up Cross-Agency Team To Prevent Terrorism

Yoshihide Suga.

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Monday adopted an outline of steps to prevent terrorism, including the establishment in summer next year of a cross-agency team to promote the sharing and analysis of related information within the government, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and other international events to be held in the nation, Japan’s Jiji Press reported.

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Putin, Erdogan Say Us Move On Jerusalem Destabilizes MidEast

ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilises the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Moon Due In China For Summit With Xi Over N Korea, Bilateral Ties

Moon Jae-in.

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to visit China this week for a bilateral summit with his Chinese counterpart that is widely expected to focus on ways to peacefully end North Korea's nuclear ambitions and repair the Seoul-Beijing relations that soured over the deployment of the THAAD US missile defence system in South Korea.

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Trump Government Exploits New York Blast To Push Immigration Reforms

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump on Monday evening urged his country to fix its lax immigration system, in response to an explosion striking downtown New York, injuring several and causing chaos during the morning rush hour, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Foreign Residents Top 2 Million In 2016, But Multicultural Marriages Sink

SEJONG -- The number of foreign residents in South Korea has more than doubled over the past decade, topping the 2 million mark in 2016, but multicultural marriages have dropped sharply, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported citing the government data showed Tuesday.

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