Islamic State: Iraq sentences French citizens to death

Three French men have been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after being found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The men – named as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou by news agency AFP – have 30 days to appeal. They were among 12 French citizens who were transferred to Iraq from Syria for trial in February. French More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Thailand’s influential ex-PM Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

Thailand’s former prime minister and royal confidante Prem Tinsulanonda, one of the most influential figures in modern Thai politics, has died aged 98. The former army general, who served as prime minister More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Final voting under way in European elections

Voting is under way on the final day of elections for the European Parliament, with nationalists mounting a challenge to pro-EU parties. In total, 400 million people are eligible to take part. Voting has already More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Venezuela crisis: Delegates to meet for Norway peace talks

Representatives of Venezuela’s government and opposition are returning to Norway’s capital, Oslo, for talks on how to address the political crisis. The meeting, scheduled for next week, was confirmed More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Trump dismisses North Korean tests of ‘some small weapons’

US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security adviser. In a tweet issued shortly after his arrival in Japan on Sunday, More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

The German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public. Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country, following a rise in anti-Semitism. Mr More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Rescued hiker: ‘It came down to life and death and I had to chose’

A hiker found alive more than two weeks after she went missing on Maui, Hawaii, has spoken from her hospital bed. Amanda Eller said she faced a choice between “life and death”. MS Eller, 35, was last More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of liberalising divorce laws, in a referendum held on Saturday. The constitution currently states that spouses must be separated for four More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors

Media playback is unsupported on your device An international tribunal has ordered Russia to “immediately” release 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval ships it seized off Crimea in More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Cannes: Palme d’Or goes to Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won the Cannes film festival’s most prestigious award. The Palme d’Or was awarded for his film Parasite, a dark comedy thriller exploring social class dynamics. More...