Saturday, March 25, 2017

International News


Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

Thailand government is planning to appoint a new abbot to head a Buddhist temple as its former leader is accused of money laundering. Despite a three-week siege at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist temple this month, police were unable to find Phra Dhammachayo after thousands of the monk’s devotees blocked access. ...

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London attack highlights need to control borders: Le Pen

A day after the London attack, French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday highlighted the importance of protecting national borders. Speaking to the media, the National Front leader highlighted the need for countries to co-operate with each other on sharing intelligence. “The problem we have nowadays is this ...

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US lawmaker says Trump may have been monitored

A bitter fight between US Republicans and Democrats has broken out over claims President Donald Trump’s transition team was placed under US government surveillance. Top Democrat, Adam Schiff, who serves on the House intelligence committee, slammed his counterpart Republican chairman Devin Nunes, for failing to share evidence supporting his controversial ...

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UK terror attack: Eight arrests made in Birmingham and London

British police have made seven arrests after conducting several raids in Birmingham and London. It’s part of an investigation into Wednesday’s attack on the UK parliament that left five dead and over 40 injured. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said searches were carried out at ...

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UAE headed to be best in the world

The UAE cabinet has approved a long-term plan to make the country the best in the world by 2071, in time for its 100th anniversary. The UAE Centennial 2071 project is aimed at strengthening the country’s reputation and soft power, improving economic productivity and investing in the youth. It also ...

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