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Iran supreme leader criticizes politicians amid US tensions   -4%

Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers. … Click to Continue »


HRW: Kommersant Shake-Up Latest Episode In 'Gutting' Of Independent Russian Media   16%

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has joined international and Russian media-freedom watchdogs in deploring the shake-up at Russia's prominent newspaper Kommersant, calling it "the latest episode in the gutting" of the country's independent media.


Dutch minister: cut gas production at Groningen faster   24%

Gas production at the Groningen field must be cut more quickly than planned after a relatively large earthquake struck in the far North of the Netherlands, the country's economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes said on Wednesday.


U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case   -50%

Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that a child was infected but is now fully recovered.


Cambodia's royal oxen predict plentiful rice harvest amid EU tariffs  

Cambodia's royal oxen predicted a plentiful harvest of rice, the country's biggest crop, at an ancient plowing ceremony on Wednesday.


Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines  

A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter.


U.S. calls for ceasefire as more heavy fighting hits northwest Syria  

The United States on Wednesday called for a new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clashed in the country's northwest, where the government is waging an offensive on the last big stretch of rebel-held territory.


German court bans popular voting advice app Wahl-O-Mat  

Millions of German voters have used Wahl-O-Mat, the country's official voting advice application, but a court in the city of Cologne has banned the app for putting smaller parties at a disadvantage.


Tiny Houston restaurant named among America's Best New Restaurants by Food & Wine   50%

Chef Jonny Rhodes, who runs Indigo restaurant with wife Chana, has created one of the country's most creative dining experiences according to Food & Wine


Zimbabwe: Fuel, Electricity Shortages Force Citizens to Go Solar   3%

[VOA] The Zimbabwe government recently announced long power cuts due to low levels of water in Kariba dam on the border with Zambia -- the country's main hydropower source.


Kyriakos Mitsotakis: The Strong Favorite toBecome Greece's Next Leader   2%

In Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the scion of a political dynasty, is a big name. He's campaigning with the conservative party to become the country's next prime minister. This weekend's European election offers him a chance to test his prospects.


Syrian government documents reveal reach of Assad's shadowy spy agencies  

During the country's civil war President Bashar Assad's shadowy security agencies sought to eliminate dissent at all costs


Shikun & Binuis new CEO gets one of Israels top salaries  

Eyal Lapidot is coming from Phoenix Insurance, which went from being one of the country's weaker companies in the sector to its second largest by market value


Haim Gouri, renowned Israeli writer and poet, dies at 94   50%

Haim Gouri was a prominent figure among Israel's founding generation. He received the country's highest honors for his work, including the Bialik Prize and the Israel Prize


RIL topples IOC to become the biggest Indian firm  


Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani's oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries has toppled state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to become the country's biggest company by revenue. Reliance in the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended March 31, reported a turnover of Rs 6.23 lakh crore. In comparison, IOC posted a turnover of Rs 6.17 lakh crore for the fiscal.


Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision with piano ballad   25%


Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad Arcade was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday's Grand Final. But it had to rely on the fan vote to secure the country's fifth win in the competition.



Algeria's army chief says elections are best way out of crisis   33%

Algeria's armed forces chief said on Monday that elections were the best way to overcome the country's political crisis and avoid a constitutional vacuum.