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Thousands protest deal offering wider use of Albanian language in Macedonia

SKOPJE: Several thousand people protested in Skopje against an agreement that would ensure the wider use of the Albanian language in the ethnically divided state. Last Thursday, the leader of the Social Democrats, Zoran Zaev, said he expected to be able to form a government in March after he had secured support from ethnic Albanian… Read More »

Syrian rebels say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

BEIRUT: A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo which had stalled over demands from pro-government forces that two villages besieged by rebels also be evacuated, a Syrian rebel told news channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath on Saturday. Rebel official al-Farouk Abu Bakr, speaking from Aleppo, said the deal… Read More »

Aleppo evacuation set to begin after new ceasefire deal

ALEPPO: The evacuation of the last rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo was set to begin on Thursday (Dec 15), with opposition fighters and civilians preparing to leave the city after years of fighting. The rebel withdrawal will pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to reclaim complete control of Syria’s second city, handing the… Read More »

Chinese investors paid second deposit in AC Milan deal – source

MILAN: The Chinese consortium seeking to buy AC Milan has paid a second 100 million euro (83.38 million pound) deposit to the Italian soccer club’s owner, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. Last week the Chinese investors and the holding company of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, which owns AC Milan,… Read More »

Iran to build nuclear marine propulsion after US 'violation' of deal

BEIRUT: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani ordered on Tuesday the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to start planning the development of nuclear marine propulsion in reaction to what he called the United States’ violation of the nuclear deal. Such propulsion would to be in marine transportation,” he said in a letter published on state… Read More »

Chinese investors to pay second deposit in AC Milan deal only on Tuesday – sources

MILAN: The Chinese consortium seeking to buy Italian soccer club AC Milan is expected to pay an agreed second 100 million-euro (83.69 million pound) deposit by Tuesday, a day later than originally scheduled, two sources close to the matter said on Monday. Last week the Chinese investors and the holding company of former Italian prime… Read More »

Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS: An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, needs ratification by… Read More »

Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

BRATISLAVA: Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. Fico said sanctions have been ineffective while harming European Union and member Slovakia’s economic interests. But added he would respect… Read More »

Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

NAIROBI: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan to discuss… Read More »

North American leaders strike climate change deal

OTTAWA: Canada, the United States and Mexico announced a new clean energy and climate deal on Wednesday (Jun 29) that pledges to produce 50 per cent of their nations’ electricity from clean energy sources by 2025.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke at a joint… Read More »