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10:27 28/11/2019
Three more Navy SEALs spared review after Trump's intervention

The decision follows Trump’s order on Sunday that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher keep his status as a Navy SEAL, even after he was convicted of battlefield misconduct. The review of the three other SEALs was connected to the Gallagher case.

10:00 28/11/2019
China summons U.S. ambassador, says Hong Kong rights law is 'strong interference'

Vice foreign minister Le Yucheng summoned Branstad a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law congressional legislation which supported anti-governments protesters in Hong Kong, despite angry objections from Beijing.

19:47 27/11/2019
19:00 27/11/2019
Ukraine central bank accuses PrivatBank ex-owner of orchestrating protests

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ukraine National Bank (NBU) said Kolomoisky - who says the nationalization was illegal and has taken legal action to try to reverse it - was trying to put pressure on its management.

18:38 27/11/2019
Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

The move would enable a wider scope of US action. Mr Trump also said he had told Mexico the US was ready to "go in and clear out" the cartels.

18:16 27/11/2019
17:45 27/11/2019
Manchester City's owner is worth nearly $5 billion after Silver Lake deal

Under the agreement announced Wednesday, Silver Lake will buy just over 10% of City Football Group, which is controlled by United Arab Emirates royal Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

17:24 27/11/2019
An 'unprecedented' storm is hitting the West as another continues to pile snow on the Midwest

Two massive storms are pounding the US from Oregon to New York with a combination of snow, rain and high winds as millions of people take to the roads and skies ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

16:38 27/11/2019
Pfizer, Novartis lead pharma spending spree on gene therapy production

Gene therapies aim to correct certain diseases by replacing the missing or mutated version of a gene found in a patient’s cells with healthy copies. With the potential to cure devastating illnesses in a single dose, drugmakers say they justify prices well above $1 million per patient.

16:16 27/11/2019
Postal-led strikes end in Finland, but more to follow

But chief labor conciliator Vuokko Piekkala - whose position is nominated by the government every four years to solve disputes - said a resolution was found on Wednesday to settle the wage dispute at Posti.

15:45 27/11/2019
New archeological site discovered in Oman

The Ministry said: “ The site also contains a settlement dating back to the beginning of the Iron Age, and is believed to belong to the miners who were working in copper mining. The ancient mine location is up to 700 meters east, probably from the same time period.”

15:27 27/11/2019
Strong 6.1 magnitude quake strikes off Crete

The tremor struck at 9.23 a.m. on Wednesday about 74 kilometers northwest of the city of Hania at a depth of 71 kilometers.

15:01 27/11/2019
Gary Rhodes, TV chef and presenter, dies aged 59

Tributes paid to ‘culinary legend’ famous for shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen.

14:44 27/11/2019
Ebola staff in Congo on lockdown after angry residents storm UN camp

Evacuation of responders in face of violent protests demanding protection from militia killings raises fears disease will spread.

14:26 27/11/2019
'Slow-moving blob' that may have been a flock of birds caused White House lockdown

Senior national security officials across the agencies convened to coordinate and monitor the situation after the mysterious "blob" was seen on radar at the Capitol Police command center flying just south of the National Mall, according to a law enforcement source.

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Armenian Genocide Museum announces 2020 Lemkin Scholarship
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Wednesday morning update on road conditions
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'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington reacts to Golden Globe nom: "I'm the loner Throner"
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Roads in Armenia mostly passable
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19:55
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17:51
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17:00
US Congress agrees on defense bill calling for sanctions against Turkey
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16:08
Armenia has new deputy justice minister
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16:03
Armenia lifts ban on Russian arms manufacturer
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Former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov dies at 83
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15:10
Zareh Sinanyan attends Armenian-American Museum Gala in Los Angeles
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