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Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected lawmaker. "Today, I was convicted in a political trial which, shortly before the elections, attempts to neutralize the leader of the largest and most popular opposition party", Wilders said.


Iran: US threatens nuclear deal, warns of 'strong reaction'

Iran: US threatens nuclear deal, warns of 'strong reaction'

The White House argued against extending the law by stressing the president already has "substantial authorities" to sanction the Iranian regime for bad behavior - such as a recent spate of ballistic missile tests that USA officials believe run counter to the spirit, if not the letter, of the Iranian nuclear deal.


Rival views of UK constitution battle it out in Brexit case

Rival views of UK constitution battle it out in Brexit case

The government maintains it has the right to trigger Brexit without seeking Parliament's authorisation, but lost last month's High Court case, leading to the landmark appeal in the Supreme Court. So far, the court president, Lord Neuberger has promised that judges will consider the case with impartiality and will decide the case according to the letter of the law.



Russian official: Russia, US near deal on Aleppo cease-fire

The rapid regime gains have left opposition fighters scrambling to defend the shrinking enclave they still control in Aleppo's southeastern districts. Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, UK and USA have issued a joint statement condemning the bombing of Aleppo and backing Syrian rebels' calls for a ceasefire to allow in much-needed food and medicine supplies.


Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE

Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE

During the meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier the sides discussed a number of issues of bilateral agenda. Throughout the conference, though Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hinted that there may finally be some agreement with the USA about how to implement a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, he repeatedly accused the West of misrepresenting the ongoing tensions between Moscow and Kyiv.


Bill English Will Be New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

Bill English Will Be New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

English also faces a raft of problems, many of them persisting from the previous center-left Labour Party government. Apart from Bill English, the other two challengers for this prestigious role conceded on Thursday that English had secured majority support from the 58 National Party Colleagues in the Parliament.