• Israeli PM Netanyahu set to win election

      Israeli PM Netanyahu set to win election

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to win the national election, securing a record fifth term in office, media claims. Although his Likud Party and rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party each won 35 seats, Yet, the right-wing bloc snags a total of 65 seats - clearing Netanyahu's path to victory.

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    • EU-China summit discussed trade, investment

      EU-China summit discussed trade, investment

      European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, met today afternoon in Brussels for the 21st EU-China Summit. The leaders addressed the most pressing issues in EU-China bilateral relations, such as, on the trade and investment agenda, the negotiations towards a Comprehensive Investment Agreement and an agreement on Geographical Indications.

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    • Libya crisis escalates, death toll rises

      Libya crisis escalates, death toll rises

      At least 32 people have been killed and around 50 wounded in fighting with strongman Khalifa Haftar's troops near Tripoli, the UN-backed government announced on Monday. Fierce clashes raged on Sunday near Tripoli between pro-Haftar fighters and troops loyal to the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). The clashes came despite calls by the United Nations and the United States for an urgent ceasefire.

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    • EU concerned about the US policy towards ICC

      EU concerned about the US policy towards ICC

      The European Union reiterates its serious concern about the US policy towards the ICC, says a statement by the EC spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy. It was released today as a response to the decision of US authorities, announced on 5 April, to revoke the ICC Prosecutor's visa for entry into the United States.

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    • NATO chief pitches trans-Atlantic unity

      NATO chief pitches trans-Atlantic unity

      The head of NATO is using the alliance's 70th anniversary to make an unprecedented pitch to a joint meeting of the US Congress for trans-Atlantic unity. Amid tension, Jens Stoltenberg insists “the Atlantic does not divide us, it unites us.” Stoltenberg indirectly addressed US President Donald Trump's criticism of NATO and his push for an “America First” unilateral approach to the world throughout the speech and touched on trade and economic relations, another point of tension between the Trump administration and Europe.

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    • Guaido stripped of immunity

      Guaido stripped of immunity

      Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday - and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler.

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