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Maldives urged to restore parliament's independence

The opposition coalition's plan to wrest the parliamentary majority was aimed at reforming the judiciary, elections commission and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Yameen.

Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election: French draft

The French presidency hopes Libya`s Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country`s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar will on Tuesday agree on a conditional ceasefire and to work towards elections, according to draft statement it mistakenly sent.

Sight of massive 'whale' on Paris river bank baffles tourists

Sight of massive 'whale' on Paris river bank baffles tourists

The sight of an enormous whale created a panicky situation on the bank filled with tourists. 

Popularity tumbles for French President Emmanuel Macron: Poll

Popularity tumbles for French President Emmanuel Macron: Poll

 A poll out has shown that the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month.

Turkey PM Binali Yildirim warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Turkey PM Binali Yildirim warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons.

Tour de France will be decided on Izoard climb: Greg LeMond

Chris Froome leads Italian Fabio Aru by 18 seconds and France`s Romain Bardet by 23, with Colombian Rigoberto Uran in fourth place, 29 seconds off the pace.

Not bound by July 7 UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, says India

In October last year, more than 120 nations had voted on a UN General Assembly resolution to convene a conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. 

Iran urges United States to abide by nuclear deal

Iran has said Washington should be committed to its obligations under the nuclear agreement which endorses the removal of sanctions and barriers of banking transactions.

France's Le Drian to visit Gulf states, seeks to help end Qatar crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 15-16 as part of efforts to ease tension between those countries regarding Qatar, his office said in a statement.

Retired French Judge found dead in new twist to 1980s child murder case

The first elements of the investigation point to a suicide, the source said, after emergency services found Jean-Michel Lambert dead at his home near Le Mans late on Tuesday.

Russia causing cyber mayhem, should face retaliation: Ex-UK spy chief

Russia causing cyber mayhem, should face retaliation: Ex-UK spy chief

Russia denies allegations from governments and intelligence services that it is behind a growing number of cyber attacks on commercial and political targets around the world, including the hackings of recent US and French presidential election campaigns.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.
 

Italian police arrest Chechen suspected over Grozny attacks

The 38-year-old man is accused of crimes of international terrorism and is now in prison in the southern town of Foggia, a police statement said. 
 

United Nations: Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the "historic" vote - 122 nations in favour, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

 

Nearly two-thirds of UN states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Nearly two-thirds of UN states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Pyongyang`s latest missile tests and claims that its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a nuclear warhead have alarmed the United States and other countries.
 

UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel took part in the negotiations.

France extends state of emergency for sixth time

Twelve human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, called on lawmakers yesterday to drop the state of emergency and reject the new law.

Emmanuel Macron plans to slash France`s MPs by a third

Emmanuel Macron plans to slash France`s MPs by a third

Macron also pledged to introduce a degree of proportional representation into France`s winner-takes-all electoral system.

Emmanuel Macron says he will lift France's state of emergency

Macron vowed to maintain France's military interventions against extremists abroad, especially in Africa's Sahel region and in Iraq and Syria.

Man charged for threatening to kill French President Emmanuel Macron: Legal Source

The unemployed man said in a chatroom linked to a video game that he wanted to buy a machine gun to kill Macron.