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by | April 01, 2019 | 10:38

During a press conference following the announcement, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the new name reflects the hope that culture develops further as people care for each other in a handsome manner. October 23 - The Cabinet receives a report on procedures regarding how to propose and select candidate era names in the future. Showa: The era of "radiant" or "enlightened" harmony, from 1926 to 1989, actually covers a tumultuous time in Japanese history.

by | April 01, 2019 | 08:58

The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday that it had stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of the right to hold public office for 15 years, a sharp escalation of the political unrest in the South American country.

by | April 01, 2019 | 06:57

Erdogan's conservative, Islamic-based Justice and Development Party, or AKP, took almost 45 per cent of the votes in the elections after 90 per cent of the more than 194,000 ballot boxes were counted, according to state broadcaster TRT. Sunday's elections, in which Turks will vote for mayors and other local officials across the country, are the first under the new presidential system, adopted in the April 2017 referendum.

by | April 01, 2019 | 06:43

Presidential hopeful Zuzana Caputova at her election headquarters. A statement from the Sefcovic followed after the State Election Commission announced that following the count of the 51.2% of the ballots Caputova secured 57.9% of the votes and her opponent Sefcovic received 41.9% of the votes.

by | April 01, 2019 | 02:45

Ruling party candidate Binali Yildirim, formerly a prime minister and transport minister for Turkey. The election was marred by violence, with two people killed in Malatya province and three others in the southern province of Gaziantep, Turkey's electoral board said.

by | March 31, 2019 | 23:26

A Conservative source said: "The letter reaffirmed our commitment to the manifesto, and to the PM's own determination to seek a short extension to Article 50 that avoids the European Union elections". The federal government is warning Canadians in the U.K.to " exercise a high degree of caution " as Brexit protests intensify in London after a third "no deal" vote.

by | March 31, 2019 | 22:44

Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided on their own that Mueller's evidence was insufficient to establish that the president committed obstruction. "If you want to know my legal strategy you'll have to ask the family of goblins that live in my head and hold my eyes open". Later, McKinnon's Giuliani says, "I will take the firstborn child of every Democrat, unless they can guess my name is Rumpelstiltskin".

by | March 31, 2019 | 21:23

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait on Tuesday criticized the USA decision on the Golan and said the territory was occupied Arab land. Iran's ballistic missiles pose a threat to regional and worldwide security, according to al-Assaf. It signals Israel's concern over Iran's spreading influence in Syria.

by | March 31, 2019 | 20:22

She explained that a credible investigation before a court of law, requires adjudication of the disappearance and murder, based on global human rights law, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and customary law on the sanctity of sovereign territory.

by | March 31, 2019 | 13:54

He added: "The country looking on must judge us". A deal proposed by veteran Conservative lawmaker Ken Clarke for a "permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU" (264 in favor and 272 against). Her resignation was dependent on getting the divorce deal passed - and she might try one last time to get her deal through. However, May's spokesman said she would continue talks with opponents of the deal and some political correspondents said she could bring it back a fourth ...

by | March 31, 2019 | 10:35

Moon and Trump's summit provides both leaders with an opportunity to take a fresh look at their game plan when it comes to North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un enjoy dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 27, 2019.

by | March 31, 2019 | 10:15

NY is taking on big pharmaceutical companies, announcing the "nation's most comprehensive lawsuit against opioid distributors and manufacturers", Attorney Letitia James said . He described James' actions to include the family members on Thursday as "a welcome addition to the litigation". According to the complaint, the opioid epidemic is particularly prevalent in NY due to the alleged "fraud, willful misconduct, and gross negligence of the distributors who buy controlled substances in ...

by | March 31, 2019 | 06:01

Doubtless, dedicated Eurosceptics will already have convinced themselves that this is a hollow threat, that the European Union is still ready to capitulate to the UK's demands if only we would all "believe" in Britain. "The EU is now fully prepared for a "no-deal" scenario at midnight on 12 April". May has said she will step down if she manages get her Brexit deal through parliament, paving the way for another leader to take charge of the next round of negotiations with Brussels about ...

by | March 30, 2019 | 23:12

UK lawmakers have on Friday rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for the third time, leaving the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU ( European Union ) in a turmoil on that day when it was supposed to leave the bloc earlier.

by | March 30, 2019 | 22:06

Doctors in Gaza have expressed concern that protesters have been targeted in the legs by Israeli live fire, noting Israel's use of expanding or explosive bullets, that tear through soft tissue and make injuries extremely hard to treat. Hamas, the Islamist group prominent in the Gaza Strip, told the BBC it would try to keep Saturday's protests peaceful and a safe distance from the fence, as Egyptian and United Nations mediators tried to prevent escalation.

by | March 30, 2019 | 20:38

Spokesperson of the ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra, reported the injuries as moderate. A preliminary agreement has been reached on a ceasefire in exchange for Israel easing its restrictions in the Gaza Strip, said sources familiar with the negotiations held by the Egyptian intelligence delegation with Hamas and the Palestinian factions in the enclave.

by | March 30, 2019 | 19:03

Rescue workers warned the death toll could rise sharply following the recovery of charred bodies from the complex. "His hand and leg are broken and his eye is damaged", one man said without giving his name. The seventh to the 10th floors suffered most damage. Rashid said the building has 21 floors. An estimate of the number of people at these organisations has yet to emerge.

by | March 30, 2019 | 18:39

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) introduced the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019 alongside Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, a lawmaker who represents the island in the House. Trump said he thinks Puerto Ricans understand he's sending them a lot, but he took aim at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke over the weekend called for admitting Puerto Rico as the 51st USA state, while Sens.

by | March 30, 2019 | 14:21

May had told parliament the vote was the last chance to ensure Britain's exit, or Brexit, would take place. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Friday that "the withdrawal agreement negotiated between both parties is indeed both necessary and sufficient to ensure the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom".

by | March 30, 2019 | 11:25

Amid debate over details, Britain's exit has been delayed. Nobody really knows for sure. British lawmakers will hold a series of votes on Monday to hurriedly figure out what to do next. Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, meaning Parliament has been debating the best departure for nearly three years now. But they only want to do that if it looks like such a delay will yield progress at breaking the deadlock in London .