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Donald Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

US President Donald Trump and his business on Monday sued House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat, in a bid to block a congressional subpoena of his financial records.The lawsuit seeks a court order to prevent Trump’s accounting firm from complying with what his lawyers say is an improper use of subpoena power by…

Turkey police arrest ruling party member, five others after opposition leader attacked

Turkish police on Monday arrested six people, including a member of the ruling AKP party, after an attack on opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, local media and party officials said.Kilicdaroglu, 70, of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) was attacked on Sunday by a mob as he attended the funeral in the Cubuk district of Ankara for…

Greece will demand Germany pay US$337 billion for Nazi occupation

Greece is poised to send Germany a formal diplomatic note detailing its demand for billions of euros in wartime reparations after MPs voted overwhelmingly for the emotive issue to be raised officially.In a move bound to stir sentiment ahead of crucial European parliament elections, Athens vowed to pile pressure on Berlin, taking legal and diplomatic…

Low turnout dogs tight North Macedonia presidential vote as rival candidates neck and neck in polls

Less than half the electorate of North Macedonia participated Sunday in the first round of the first presidential election since the European country changed its name.The turnout of 41 per cent of the 1.8 million voters, given by the electoral commission, was the lowest recorded in the six presidential elections the former Yugoslav republic has…

Low turnout dogs tight North Macedonia presidential vote as rival candidates neck and neck in polls

Less than half the electorate of North Macedonia participated Sunday in the first round of the first presidential election since the European country changed its name.The turnout of 41 per cent of the 1.8 million voters, given by the electoral commission, was the lowest recorded in the six presidential elections the former Yugoslav republic has…

Low turnout dogs tight North Macedonia presidential vote as rival candidates neck and neck in polls

Less than half the electorate of North Macedonia participated Sunday in the first round of the first presidential election since the European country changed its name.The turnout of 41 per cent of the 1.8 million voters, given by the electoral commission, was the lowest recorded in the six presidential elections the former Yugoslav republic has…

Voters offered free rides and food to encourage them to vote in Egypt’s referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s term in power

Egyptian pro-government media, businesspeople and activists urged a “yes” vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.Critics have blasted the constitutional changes as a major step in the return to…

Ukraine election: comedian Volodymyr Zelensky who played president on TV show wins actual presidency by a landslide

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country’s political establishment.Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a television show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 per cent of the vote,…

Incident on SpaceX landing pad could delay its first manned flight

A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private company and Nasa announced.“Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in…

Incident on SpaceX landing pad could delay its first manned flight

A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private company and Nasa announced.“Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in…