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JFK assassination: Trump declassifies thousands of files

The US government has released 2,800 previously classified files on the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963, the BBC reported today. US President Donald Trump has said the public deserved to be “fully informed” about the event, which has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. However, some …

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Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

The Catalan parliament has voted to establish an independent republic in defiance of the Spanish government, which is expected to fire the region’s president and impose direct rule within the next few hours. On Friday afternoon, Catalan MPs voted for independence by a magin of 70 votes to 10. Two …

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Abe cruises to ‘super-majority’ win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to “deal firmly” with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign. Abe’s ruling conservative coalition was on track to win more than 310 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a …

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US economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel Economics Prize

U.S. economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioral economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.   “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” the award-giving body …

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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize-2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee last week awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).   “The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to …

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Sri Lankans are safe

All Sri Lankans working at Mandalay Bay Hotel near venue of Las Vegas shooting incident are safe, Sri Lankan Consular General in Los Angeles said.

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