Trump knew weeks ago that ousted top aide Flynn misled White House

Trump knew weeks ago that ousted top aide Flynn misled White House

Just six days into his term, US President Donald Trump was informed that his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House […]…

S. Korea confirms ‘murder’ of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother

S. Korea confirms ‘murder’ of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother

South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as…

Trump’s tweets on judges ‘demoralising’, says his Supreme Court nominee

Trump’s tweets on judges ‘demoralising’, says his Supreme Court nominee

Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday described the president’s Twitter attacks on the judiciary…

US says senior al Qaeda leader killed in Syria strike

US says senior al Qaeda leader killed in Syria strike

The US military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven Al-Qaeda operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide-bombing pioneer, in…

Determined Fillon strikes back with a letter to the French
Visitors emerge shaken but unscathed by Louvre attacker
Hundreds of thousands protest in Romania over government decree
Frantic talk of ‘Plan B’ as PenelopeGate wrecks Fillon’s Elysée run
US says ‘putting Iran on notice’ after missile test
UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of March. May’s government is seeking approval for…

Off with their heads! How French politics went topsy-turvy in 100 days

Off with their heads! How French politics went topsy-turvy in 100 days

With François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy already out of the picture, Manuel Valls’s crushing primary defeat on Sunday capped an astonishing one hundred days that turned the race for the Élysée Palace into a quagmire. In hindsight, one could say of Valls’s…

Fighting rages in east Ukraine for third day

Fighting rages in east Ukraine for third day

Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels were on Tuesday locked in fighting for a third straight day at a flashpoint town that left thousands shivering without power and sparked renewed EU concern about security in its backyard. The industrial hub of Avdiivka came…

African Union decides to readmit Morocco

African Union decides to readmit Morocco

The African Union agreed Monday to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit. “Morocco is now a full member of the African Union. There…

Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

US President Donald Trump faced a growing international backlash Monday as foreign nations, including key US allies, and chiefs of industry denounced his immigration order. Taking a swipe at diplomats who signed a letter protesting the ban, White House spokesmen Sean Spicer…

Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Thousands of supporters gave embattled French presidential candidate François Fillon and his wife a standing ovation at a rally on Sunday, in a show of support after his campaign was thrown off track by allegations of misuse of public funds. Satirical weekly…

US soldier killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen

US soldier killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen

The U.S. military said Sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting its local al-Qaida branch. It is the first-known combat death of a member of the U.S. military under President Donald Trump’s…

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs gathered pace on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order…

Deadly shooting at Quebec City mosque

Deadly shooting at Quebec City mosque

At least five people were killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, media reported. A Quebec police spokesman confirmed that there were people killed, but did not say how many. Two suspects…

‘Elephant Man’ star John Hurt dies at 77

‘Elephant Man’ star John Hurt dies at 77

Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt, Oscar-nominated for his star turn in “The Elephant Man” and his supporting role in “Midnight Express”, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, a representative said on Saturday. He was 77. Hurt, who had…

French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

Britain is becoming subservient to a United States that will be extremely difficult to cooperate with judging by President Donald Trump’s “serious and worrying” first acts, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will hold…

Trump and May underscore US-UK special relationship

Trump and May underscore US-UK special relationship

US President Donald Trump on Friday pledged America’s “lasting support” with Britain after he emerged from his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, a leader hoping to nudge the populist president toward the political mainstream. May, who said the meeting…

French right has no presidential candidate if Fillon steps down

French right has no presidential candidate if Fillon steps down

France’s conservative party les Républicains will be without a Plan B if its presidential candidate, François Fillon, is forced to step down amid an ongoing scandal of alleged illegal payments to his wife. Fillon is under growing pressure following this week’s revelations…

Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10, officials said Thursday. The flames engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and about 1,000 homes in…

‘Sometimes opposites attract,’ says May in US ahead of Trump talks

‘Sometimes opposites attract,’ says May in US ahead of Trump talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump as a friend and ally, but cautioned him not to turn his back on global institutions and long-established political values. On her first visit to the United States as prime…

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