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Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Erdogan, Merkel to meet amid tensions, protests

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a state visit to Germany this week as the two countries seek to rebuild ties after a series of sharp spats but the controversial trip is likely to be overshadowed by protests. It will be Erdogan’s first official ...

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German Catholic Church apologises for child sex abuse

FULDA:(AFP) – Germany’s Ca­­th­olic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution’s top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. Cardinal Reinhard Marx said he was ashamed over the decades of abuse that have shattered trust, the crimes carried out by ...

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Japan ‘ready to break shell of distrust with North Korea’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared his readiness “to break the shell of mutual distrust with North Korea” and meet with its leader, Kim Jong-un. Speaking Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Abe said any summit with Kim would be ...

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China, US must drop Cold War mentality: Beijing

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China’s top diplomat says Beijing and Washington should avoid acting based on a Cold War mentality, amid increasingly bitter disputes over bilateral trade and Beijing’s military ties with other countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with former US secretary of state Henry ...

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UN raises concern over rising Afghan civilian casualties in US airstrikes

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has expressed concern about the increasing number of civilian casualties resulting from airstrikes conducted by US forces this year across the violence-wracked country. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, known as UNAMA, in a statement on Tuesday said it had received ...

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