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APEC to spearhead free trade, multilateral integration, says Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec 13 (BERNAMA-NNN-CNA) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, is poised to lead the international community, in spurring free trade and multilateral integration, Chile's President, Sebastian Pinera, said, on Wednesday.


Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa rules out unity government with opposition

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Dec 13 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICA) - Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said that, the ruling ZANU-PF party, does not intend to invite the opposition to form a Government of National Unity (GNU), following its resounding victory in the July 30 tripartite elections.


7 dead, 46 injured in Ankara high-speed train crash

ANKARA, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- At least seven people were killed and 46 others injured in a high-speed train accident in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday morning, the Ankara governor said.


Philippine soldier, 3 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Sulu firefight

MANILA, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- A soldier and three Abu Sayyaf militants were killed as troops clashed with some 50 militants in Sulu, an island province in the southern Philippines early Thursday, a military official said.


US Senate to consider ending support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- The United States (US) Senate on Wednesday voted to open debate on a resolution calling to end US backing for the Saudi-led attack in Yemen, as the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain ties between the Trump administration and Congress.


"Unacceptable", says Pentagon in dismissing Erdogan's Syria operation plan

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- In a rare public pushback against Turkey's operation plan in Syria, the United States (US)  Department of Defence said here Wednesday that any unilateral military action in northeast Syria would be "unacceptable."


Trump's former personal attorney jailed 3 years

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Bernama) -- Michael Cohen, United States (US) President Donald Trump's former long-term personal attorney, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in jail after pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress.