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Mongolia election: Victory for martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption The previous Mongolian wrestling champ will now lead his nation A businessman and former martial arts star has claimed victory in Mongolia’s presidential election. Khaltmaa Battulga had 50.7% of the vote with 87% of votes counted, the election fee mentioned. The 54-year-old candidate for the opposition Democratic social gathering is an actual property tycoon and former Mongolian wrestling star. Amongst his enterprise pursuits are

G20: ‘Troublesome’ talks forward as protesters arrested

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Dozens of protesters have been detained after setting hearth to autos and barricades in Hamburg Leaders are coming into the ultimate day of talks on the G20 assembly in Hamburg as officers attempt to bridge the hole with the US on points akin to commerce and local weather change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who’s internet hosting the summit in Hamburg, stated the talks to

Venezuela opposition chief Lopez freed and underneath home arrest

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Mr Lopez has been serving a jail time period for inciting violence Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has been put underneath home arrest after greater than three years in jail. “Leopoldo Lopez is at his dwelling in Caracas with [his wife] Lilian and his youngsters,” his lawyer Javier Cremades stated. Mr Lopez is three years right into a 14-year sentence for inciting violence throughout anti-government

How Interest Foyer broken historical past

Sturt Manning: Interest Foyer purchased objects that can without end lack context Their actions have helped to rob us of a part of this historical past, Manning writes Cuneiform tablets present such a key useful resource, providing a direct written historical past of individuals and their actions within the historical Close to East starting over 5,000 years in the past, round 3000-500 B.C. A lot of this treasured document of

Putin set a entice and Trump fell into it

On paper, Vladimir Putin shouldn’t have had the higher hand going into the assembly. To begin with, Russia has been residing with sanctions put in place greater than three years in the past due to their annexation of Crimea. And most Individuals, save a number of folks together with the President of america, are assured that Putin led the Russian intervention into the American election and into many different elections

Japan hit with lethal floods and landslides; 15 lifeless

Dozens lacking after torrential rainfall in Japan’s southwest Greater than 7,800 rescuers are looking for lacking and stranded folks Twelve folks died in Fukuoka and 14 individuals are lacking, in accordance with Fukuoka prefecture’s Catastrophe Administration site. It mentioned 104,746 folks stay below evacuation order. Three folks have been killed and 47 individuals are unaccounted for in Oita prefecture, the place 40,033 folks stay below evacuation order. Heavy rains hamper

Trump: UK commerce deal anticipated ‘in a short time’

The UK can’t signal a commerce deal till it formally leaves the European Union British media had speculated Trump’s journey had been quietly canceled Trump made the feedback Saturday as he met with British Prime Minister Theresa Could at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. The US President additionally confirmed he would go to London, however did not give particulars of the timing. G20 protesters set street fires, loot stores

US and Russia inch nearer to cooperating on Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated the 2 leaders had reached an settlement on curbing violence in Syria. Step one towards that was settlement on establishing a ceasefire and de-escalation zone in southwest Syria, within the province of Deraa and alongside the Lebanese border. It is an space that has seen intense fight just lately amongst many competing teams. The US and Jordan have been backing reasonable insurgent teams

Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez launched from jail to accommodate arrest

Lopez has been detained since early 2014 over accusations of inciting anti-government protests. “By the ability of Supreme Courtroom Decide Maikel Moreno, the felony courtroom of the Supreme Courtroom Justice grants home arrest to Leopoldo Lopez as a consequence of well being issues,” the courtroom tweeted. One among Lopez’s kin confirmed that he has been granted home arrest. Leopoldo López Fast Facts The South American nation is within the throes

Opinion: Nations take a step away from the specter of nuclear annihilation

The USA authorities opposed the historic UN vote for a brand new treaty to ban nuclear weapons, however that was a knee-jerk response, grounded in final century’s reflexes. Right now, the trail ahead to whole abolition of those weapons is open — at the same time as, mockingly, the danger of nuclear war is greater than it has been because the worst days of the Chilly Struggle. The USA and