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New French prime minister took job because of "unique" situation

Macron's trip maintained a French presidential tradition of making the first European trip to the other half of the EU's power couple. A large group of onlook...


Belt and Road Initiative "great achievement": UN official

Xi said China would host the second Belt and Road Forum in 2019. Citing examples, the MEA spokesperson said that under the "Act East" policy, India are pursui...


Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week'

Neither the government nor Boko Haram , which has links to the Islamic State group, gave details about the exchange. Shehu noted that government was doing it...


Plane in Air Force One fleet was at risk of catching fire

The error was made during a routine depot maintenance on the plane's oxygen system in April a year ago, Air Force Times reports . According to a Defense Dep...


Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

The president is reported to have asked Comey whether he could be loyal to him during a dinner meeting in February shortly after his inauguration. "All I want...


Two-day One Belt One Road summit concludes in Beijing

India, however, was conspicuous by its absence. According to China's official Xinhua news wire , the goal of the initiative is to build a trade and infrastru...


Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

This election is being fought on a new electoral map and 87 seats in the legislature are up for grabs, with 371 candidates vying for them. The Greens received...


Heavy shooting in Abidjan, Bouake

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast on Monday blocked the main border crossing with neighboring Burkina Faso, residents and the head of a national transportation a...


Texas Police Fire Officer Who Shot 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

While police initially said the auto was driving "aggressively towards the officer", prompting the shot, Haber recanted that account Monday after viewing offi...


Counting of votes begins in Nepal local polls

In the first round of elections for local bodies, around 50,000 contenders are vying for the 13,556 positions, the Anadolu Agency reports. 73% turned out to v...


Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

Asked during a joint news conference if she was anxious that Macron's push for a "Buy European Act" could undermine the established order of free and open trade...


Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Forces pushing to liberate Raqqa include SDF forces attacking from the north and rival Syrian ground forces backed by Shi'ite allies and Russian Federation pres...


Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

In doing so, Sessions and his team will be walking back years of progress made and will sentence generations to lower living standards. This isn't to say that...


Astros earn split with Yanks on Derek Jeter night

The star-studded ceremony included a plaque unveiling with Jeter aka "The Captain"... The grand slam put the Astros up 6-0 in the first inning - probably not ...


Theresa May woos Labour voters with pledges on workers' rights

Today Mrs May will say: "I said I would use Brexit to extend the protections and rights that workers enjoy, and our manifesto will deliver exactly that". The wo...


Abortion restrictions expanded for foreign non-profits receiving US health funds

On a myriad of issues, Donald Trump hasn't disappointed evangelicals since he's taken office. Jeanne Shaheen, who introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and...


Search for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director continues after Comey's firing

The next director will immediately be confronted with oversight of an FBI investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump cam...


Mississippian to be sentenced in anti-transgender hate crime

Judge Louis Guirola sentenced Vallum in a Gulfport federal court and called what he did a heinous crime. A resident of Lucedale, Mississippi, Vallum belonged to...


Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. On the flip side, almost two-thirds of Republicans say the firing had to do with h...


WhatsApp can't say users have agreed to privacy policy, SC to examine

But Italy's antitrust regulator alleged that "the opportunity for WhatsApp users to refuse the handover of data to Facebook was available "but it was inadeq...


Federal judges to hear appeal on Trump's revised travel ban

It's not clear when the judges will rule. A different federal appeals court - the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond - heard an appeal on May ...


United Nations agencies to step up support for refugees fleeing South Sudan

A United Nations source said that with more than 1.8 million refugees, one million of them are children, having sought safety in the neighboring countries, So...


Iran presidential election: Conservative candidate Ghalibaf withdraws

A survey by the state-affiliated Iranian Students Polling Agency last week showed the potential implications: support for Rouhani was at 42 percent, with Raisi ...


If it joins OBOR, India will have very small role to play

Xi made the remarks when meeting with reporters at the end of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. Speaking to reporters ...


Hillary Clinton launching new political group

In a series of tweets , Clinton said her new organization would "encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office". But with the launch of...


China, US ink new trade deal for beef and chicken

The deals represent the first results from 100 days of talks related to trade that started in April when a meeting was held between President Donald Trump and...


Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

During the press conference, Trump said that "we must continue to build our partnership with the Palestinian security forces to counter and defeat terrorism", i...


Trump extols 'religious freedom' order at Liberty University

Those who have achieved great things always faced critics, Trump said, telling the students to avoid being one of the doubters. Trump has stayed largely out o...


Facebook faces shutdown in Thailand

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), announced on Thursday that the authorities would sue...


Facebook still accessible in Thailand as government deadline passes

Facebook is still active in Thailand despite a warning from authorities it would be shutdown if it failed remove images of the country's king wearing a bright y...


Trump's Approval Ratings Drop Even Further After Firing Comey

The dinner was on the same day that Yates went to the White House to warn the administration about since-ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn's potent...


Why North Korea's latest missile test is a huge step forward

Amid condemnation in Seoul, Tokyo, Washington and Moscow, a jubilant North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that his...


Trump leaked classified info to Russians, Washington Post reports

The original story, first reported by the Washington Post , "is false", McMaster told reporters on the White House grounds late Monday. The Washington Pos...


President Trump Shared Highly Classified Intelligence With Russian Officials, Report Says

US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week, potentially jeopardising a sou...


Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

He is the fifth journalist to be killed in Mexico this year. The unusually high number of killings are seen as not specifically linked to each other but a rem...