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World leaders express solidarity with Trump after assassination attempt

WASHINGTON, July 14 (AFP): World leaders reacted with shock to the wounding of Donald Trump in an assassination attempt against the former US president at an election rally.Presidents and prime ministers globally spoke out against political violence and expressed their support for those affected by the shooting on Saturday, which...

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Kremlin warns Russia could target Europe if US deploys missiles

MOSCOW, July 14 (AFP): The Kremlin on Saturday warned that the deployment of US missiles in Germany could make European capitals targets for Russian missiles in a repeat of Cold War-style confrontation.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke of a "paradox" in which "Europe is a target for our missiles, our country...

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UK Foreign Secretary visits Israel, West Bank and calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

TEL AVIV, July 14 (Agencies): The new British foreign secretary called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, his second international trip since Labour’s resounding victory in elections earlier this month.David Lammy said the ongoing war in Gaza is “intolerable”...

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Biden condemns 'sick' Trump shooting, campaign suspends ads

REHOBOTH BEACH, July 14 (Reuters): US President Joe Biden called for an end to political violence after Republican challenger Donald Trump was shot in the right ear during a rally on Saturday, and Biden's campaign suspended all political communication, including ads attacking Trump."There's no place in America for this kind...

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Nepal's sharp-tongued Oli, 4-time PM

KATHMANDU, July 14 (AFP): Tough-talking Nepali leader Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has spent a lifetime in communist politics, becoming prime minister for a fourth time Sunday in the Himalayan republic's revolving-door leadership.The often outspoken 72-year-old, head of the Communist Party of Nepal - Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), formed a government...

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News in Brief -2024-07-15

Dubai crown prince named UAE defence ministerDUBAI, July 14: Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on Sunday announced he appointed his son, the emirate's crown prince, as defence minister of the United Arab Emirates in a cabinet reshuffle. "Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has joined the...

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