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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's Tour of Slovakia Day 1

Queen Elizabeth breaks from tradition, wears lighter crown

Queen Elizabeth had previously worn a different attire 64 times for state opening of parliament.

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU ministers to consider steps against Turkey over Syria offensive

Last week, Turkey launched an operation in north-eastern Syria targeting Kurdish militias.

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Thousands protest in Germany over Turkish offensive in Syria

Germany is home to the largest population of Turkish migrants in Europe.

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American Airlines cancels Boeing 737 MAX flights until January 16

The fast-selling 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide since mid-March following two crashes involving the aircraft within a span of five months.

Former Dutch housing minister commits suicide

Ella Vogelaar was 69 years at the time she committed suicide.

Mexican protesters

Mexican protesters tie mayor to truck, drag him in street over failure to keep campaign promises

A local outlet El Heraldo de Mexico had reported that the protesters armed with clubs and rocks dragged Mayor Jorge Hernandez until the police stopped the Toyota pickup he was tied to and freed him.

U.S. fighter jet crashes in SW Germany, pilot survives

The F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed at about 3.00 p.m. during a routine training sortie near Zemmer.

Canadian-American, Swiss win Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the renowned prize in Stockholm on Tuesday morning.

Donald Trump

House subpoenas Pentagon, budget office in Trump impeachment inquiry

Trump is facing impeachment inquiry for a “favour” from Ukraine in investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, also a Democrat’s presidential hopeful.

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U.S. trade deficit widens in August

The trade deficit widened to $54.9 billion from the revised $54 billion in July.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Khashoggi, love of my life – Fiancee

The Saudi journalist was murdered in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to offer international tourist visas for 49 countries

“Opening Saudi Arabia to international tourists is a historic moment for our country,” said Al-Khateeb.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Corruption: Netanyahu demands live broadcast of his indictment hearings

Mr Netanyahu is set to face Attorney General who will make a decision on whether the prime minister will be indicted on bribery and fraud charges.

Jacques Chirac, former President of France[PHOTO CREDIT: France 24]

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies aged 86

Mr Chirac was president of France from 1995-2007. Under his presidency, France entered into the single European currency and abolished compulsory military service.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Putin hosts Maduro as U.S. pressure mounts against Venezuelan leader

The U.S., which wants Mr Maduro to resign as the oil-dependent South American state teeters on the brink of collapse, broadened its sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector this week.

Donald Trump

Brexit: Trump urges British PM to complete process

Mr Trump and Mr Johnson met at the UN General Assembly.

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Germany still conducting criminal proceedings against 29 WWII Nazis

Altogether, 50 unnamed individuals are being investigated.

Rare Russian tiger kills hunter who encroached on territory

In March a Russian farmer shot and killed an Amur tiger near the city of Khabarovsk, saying the animal attacked a cow and then himself as he tried to chase the predator out of a cowshed

Boris Johnson [Photo Credit: BBC]

Boris Johnson ‘strongly disagrees’ with UK Supreme Court ruling

The UK Supreme Court ruled earlier on Tuesday that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was illegal.

Opposition lawmakers seek Johnson’s resignation after ‘historic’ court ruling

Boris Johnson would be the shortest serving prime minister if he resigns.

Boeing launches compensation fund for families of crash victims

The families of the 346 victims are each to receive 144,500 dollars.

Boris Johnson suspends parliament what does it mean for Brexit and why are MPs so angry - EPA/Mick Tsikas

Supreme Court rules against Boris Johnson, says suspending parliament illegal

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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi [Photo Credit: CNN]

Pakistan denies airspace to Indian Prime Minister amid Kashmir tensions

Pakistan’s airspace is open for commercial flights, but this is the second time this month that Islamabad has turned down a special request from India to let its leaders overfly.

U.S. President Donald Trump [Photo: USA Today]

Trump revokes California’s right to set own car emissions standard

California was granted a waiver to set car emission standards that were stricter than federal regulations in 2013.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia shows evidence attacks “unquestionably sponsored by Iran”

Iran’s foreign ministry had earlier denied any involvement in the attacks on Saudi oil facilities in an official letter to the U.S.