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04/09 A former Indonesian Constitutional Court judge was jailed for eight years on Monday for accepting bribes to influence court rulings, the state news agency Antara reported.  Full story
04/09 The actions of the Turkish authorities are making it "impossible" for the country to join the European Union, the EU executive said on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for ending accession talks.  Full story
04/09 Turkey is not ready to join the European Union now, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday after she said during a German election debate on Sunday that Ankara "should not become a member".  Full story
04/09 Germany and France will ask the European Union to consult about the possibility of imposing heavier sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear test, Germany's government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday.  Full story
04/09 Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization.  Full story
04/09 A Philippine government agency on Monday said a murder complaint would be filed against policemen who shot dead a teenager accused of robbery, the second such case in just over a week against police from the same part of the capital, Manila.  Full story
24/09 Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a. . .  Full story
04/09 Kenya's government will not replace the election board ahead of the new elections ordered by the Supreme Court, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, indicating a looming showdown with the opposition.. . .  Full story
04/09 Kenya's education minister said on Monday that arson was to blame for a weekend fire that killed nine pupils at a girls' boarding school and that there had been similar attacks. . .  Full story
04/09 Indian police are investigating whether 30 infants died for lack of oxygen in a northern state-run hospital, the second case within a month in which medical supply shortages have been blamed. . .  Full story
04/09 President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's key decision-making Politburo during a leadership reshuffle at the 19th party Congress this autumn, according to. . .  Full story
04/09 Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity, and a list of suspects has been drawn up, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Monday.. . .  Full story
04/09 Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hold her ground in a television debate ahead of German elections, under attack from her Social Democrat (SPD) rival on refugee policy, ties with Turkey and. . .  Full story
04/09 A spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused German politicians on Monday of indulging in populism after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek an end to Ankara's European Union membership. . .  Full story
04/09 A senior military officer who sits on China's powerful Central Military Commission, which is headed by President Xi Jinping, is being questioned on suspicion of corruption, three sources familiar with the. . .  Full story
04/09 South Korea said on Monday it was talking to the United States about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula after signs North Korea might launch more missiles. . .  Full story
04/09 Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said on Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of the president's falling public. . .  Full story
04/09 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday Moscow would need to react to the expansion of a U.S. anti-missile defence system in South Korea.. . .  Full story
04/09 A mood of pre-election apathy rippled through German media on Monday, as commentators concluded Angela Merkel's rival for chancellor had blown his best chance of depriving her of fourth term in. . .  Full story
04/09 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Washington's actions towards Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States could be described as "state hooliganism".. . .  Full story
04/09 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday any clumsy steps regarding North Korea could make the situation worse and a political resolution was needed for the crisis.. . .  Full story
04/09 The U.S. Gulf Coast moves closer to recovery from Hurricane Harvey on Monday when the biggest American fuel system restarts a key segment shut down by devastating rains and officials weigh. . .  Full story
04/09 One of Italy's most wanted mob bosses has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run from convictions for mafia association, drug trafficking and other serious crimes, the Italian. . .  Full story
04/09 China's foreign ministry said on Monday it had lodged "solemn representations" with the North Korean embassy in Beijing over the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.. . .  Full story
04/09 Indonesia's foreign minister is due to meet Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to discuss delivering humanitarian aid to members of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, as Indonesian protesters urged their. . .  Full story
04/09 South Korea said on Monday it will temporarily deploy four remaining launchers for a U.S. THAAD missile defence system after the completion of an environmental assessment by the government.. . .  Full story
04/09 Philippine troops fighting Islamic State-linked rebels in a southern city have encountered armed resistance from women and children, the military said on Monday, as troops make a final push to end. . .  Full story
04/09 Shanghai's police department has punished an officer who shoved a woman and the toddler she was holding to the ground in an incident captured on video, sparking a torrent of online. . .  Full story
04/09 South Korea's defence ministry said in a parliament hearing on Monday it was still seeing signs that North Korea planned to stage more ballistic missile launches, possibly including an intercontinental ballistic. . .  Full story
04/09 Hong Kong's public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign. . .  Full story
04/09 China's environment ministry warned that unfavourable weather could raise the risks of smog over autumn and winter, and it vowed to improve its emergency response times to ensure 2017 air quality. . .  Full story
04/09 President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children but will give Congress six months to craft legislation. . .  Full story
04/09 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan would do its utmost, in cooperation with the United States, to defend itself against missiles fired by North Korea and to increase. . .  Full story
04/09 South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Monday to pursue stronger United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test a day earlier,. . .  Full story
04/09 Greater pressure is needed on North Korea, including stronger United Nations resolutions, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed during telephone talks on Monday, Jiji. . .  Full story
04/09 During the first months of this year, President Joko Widodo was an embattled leader grappling with Indonesia's most serious political and religious tensions in two decades. Now, he has come through. . .  Full story
04/09 Two key fuel pipelines were set to start up on Monday after certain segments in Texas were shut because of Hurricane Harvey, helping alleviate concerns about rising retail prices and the. . .  Full story
04/09 Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday he and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to cooperate closely in order to exert pressure on North Korea through the United. . .  Full story


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