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6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Turkey, Greece

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, killing one woman and rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital Athens.

The epicentre of …

US: Trump travel ban dealt new legal defeat

WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily curtailing immigration from six Muslim-majority countries was dealt a new legal blow on Monday when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking its implementation.

"We conclude that the President, …

UK premier under fire over DUP vote deal

LONDON

As Brexit negotiations between the U.K. and the EU loom, an imminent voting deal between Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and 10 lawmakers from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are casting a shadow over the hard-reached 1998 peace deal …

Canada rescues sailors in rough transatlantic seas

TRENTON, Ont.

Canada rescued those aboard three sailboats Saturday that were hit with hurricane-force winds and waves in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) off the coast of Newfoundland.

Five people on the boats, participating in a transatlantic …

Middle East Crisis: Pakistan walks a delicate terrain

KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan finds itself at between a hard and rock place over a simmering Middle East crisis that has seen the blockade and severing of ties with Qatar by several Arab states, including Muslim-heavyweight Saudi Arabia on terrorism charges, …

UN: Cyprus Peace Talks to Resume in Geneva on June 28

Peace talks on divided Cyprus are to resume in Geneva on June 28, the United Nations said Friday, ending a stalemate on procedure that had threatened to derail two years of negotiations.

Talks between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and …

Conservatives lose ruling majority in snap UK election

LONDON

Prime Minister Theresa May faced calls to resign on Friday morning after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority and her gamble to call a snap general election failed to pay off.

However, May was later reported to be …