Day: October 12, 2020

Malaysian police to summon opposition over MP list

October 12, 2020

JAKARTA (AA) – Malaysian police announced on Monday it will summon Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for questioning over an alleged list of MPs who support his plan to form a new government.   In a statement, Director of Criminal Investigation Department Huzir Mohamed said the investigation began after a member of the parliament Ahmad […]

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Jordan: New Cabinet, Premier Khasawneh sworn in

October 12, 2020

AMMAN, Jordan (AA) – Jordan’s Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and his Cabinet members were sworn in on Monday before King Abdullah II.   Khasawneh’s Cabinet has 32 ministers, among them eight kept over from the previous government of Omar Razzaz, including the key foreign minister and finance minister posts.   Unlike the Razzaz government, three […]

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Austria: Right-wing crashes in Vienna local elections

October 12, 2020

VIENNA (AA) – Vienna’s far-right parties suffered a historic defeat on Sunday’s local elections, down nearly 20% compared to the previous vote.   The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) won 7.7% of votes in the municipal elections, down 23.4% from their share in the previous elections in 2015.   Heinz-Christian Strache, the FPO’s former leader, had […]

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Turkish stocks looking up at Monday close

October 12, 2020

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Monday up 1.09% to close at 1,178.35 points.   After starting the week at 1,170.54 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index rose 12.65 points from 1,165.70 points at Friday’s close.   On Monday, the BIST 100 hovered between 1,169.12 and 1,178.17 points – 51 stocks on the […]

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Turkey: Armenia will pay for attacking civilians

October 12, 2020

ANKARA (AA) – Armenia will pay for its terrible attacks on civilians in neighboring Azerbaijan, Turkey’s defense chief said on Monday.   “Sadly, they have attacked the city of Ganja and many other residential areas. This is a clear violation of the cease-fire,” said Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, attending the opening ceremony for the school […]

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UPDATE – Turkish stocks up at Monday close

October 12, 2020

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Monday up 1.09% to close at 1,178.35 points.   After starting the week at 1,170.54 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index rose 12.65 points from 1,165.70 points at Friday’s close.   On Monday, the BIST 100 hovered between 1,169.12 and 1,178.17 points – 51 stocks on the […]

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Top US general says no military role in elections

October 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AA) – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has ruled out in an interview broadcast Monday any role for the US military in a possible disputed election.   “We have established a very long 240-year tradition of an apolitical military that does not get involved in domestic politics,” Mark Milley said during […]

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End Crimean annexation, Poland and Ukraine tell Russia

October 12, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AA) – Polish President Andrej Duda and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky urged Russia on Monday to end the annexation of Crimean Peninsula, which is officially a Ukrainian territory.   Speaking after a meeting with Zelensky, Duda said Poland stands for Ukrainian borders, and that both Donbas region and Crimea should be returned […]

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