Archive of 30 May 2018

Zimbabwe to elect post-Mugabe president on July 30

HARARE: Zimbabwe announced on Wednesday it would choose a new president and parliament on July 30, in the country's first electoral test since the removal...

US philosopher Michael Sandel awarded top Spanish prize

MADRID: US philosopher Michael Sandel, a fierce critic of the influence of the business world on society, was awarded on Wednesday Spain's prestigious Princess of...

US condemns Syrian recognition of Georgia’s breakaway regions

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday condemned Syria's decision to recognize two breakaway regions in Georgia, saying it fully supported Georgia's independence and reiterating its...

Two migrants die, 80 saved in Sahara ordeal

NIAMEY: Two African migrants died of thirst and 80 were saved after they were stranded in the Niger desert while trying to reach Europe, the...

Sweden set to close $1bn Patriot missile deal

STOCKHOLM: Sweden will close a deal in the next few weeks with US arms maker Raytheon Co to buy the Patriot air defence missile system...

South Africa pick seven new caps for Wales Test

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa coach Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus chose seven uncapped stars Wednesday for his first match in charge, a one-off Test against Wales in Washington...

Portuguese parliament rejects euthanasia bill

LISBON: Portugal's parliament has rejected a bill seeking to legalise voluntary euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide after a tight vote in the Catholic-majority country. A text proposed...

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