Marseille sign evergreen Patrice Evra from Juventus

Marseille sign evergreen Patrice Evra from Juventus

Veteran French international defender Patrice Evra signed for Marseille on Wednesday on a free transfer from Juventus on an 18-month contract, the Ligue 1 club announced. The 35-year-old left-back, who had been linked with a return to Manchester United, underwent a medical…

US television icon Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

US television icon Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died. Moore died Wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said.…

Hamon and Valls face off in final French left-wing primary debate

Hamon and Valls face off in final French left-wing primary debate

Socialist presidential hopeful Benoit Hamon’s idealist vision for France squared off against calls for pragmatism from former prime minister Manuel Valls as the two men debated each other on national television Wednesday night. Hamon and Valls discussed jobs, clean energy, and religion…

Mexico president condemns border wall as pressure mounts to scrap Trump visit

Mexico president condemns border wall as pressure mounts to scrap Trump visit

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday condemned Donald Trump’s move to build a border wall but fell short of deciding whether to cancel an upcoming meeting with the US president. Opposition leaders called on Pena Nieto to cancel Tuesday’s trip after…

Trump to announce immigration, visa restrictions: reports

Trump to announce immigration, visa restrictions: reports

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported. Trump is due to speak Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland Security — which handles immigration…

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

The US Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as US ambassador to the United Nations, delivering new President Donald Trump one of his most potent diplomatic tools. The nomination of Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants,…

Mass presidential pardon for quarter of prisoners in Burundi

Mass presidential pardon for quarter of prisoners in Burundi

Burundi began Monday releasing a quarter of its jail population under a mass presidential pardon, but prisoners’ rights groups voiced concern they were just making room for more political inmates. A first group of 300 were released from the Mpimba central prison…

Trump blocks abortion funding for US NGOs abroad

Trump blocks abortion funding for US NGOs abroad

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women’s rights advocates. The rule, which affects American non-governmental organizations working abroad,…

Senators back Trump’s top diplomat as CIA boss confirmed

Senators back Trump’s top diplomat as CIA boss confirmed

The US Senate on Monday confirmed Mike Pompeo as CIA director and advanced the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, taking key steps toward filling President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Pompeo, a Republican congressman on the House Intelligence Committee, becomes…

UK’s Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

UK’s Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

The British government’s Brexit plan will be put to the test on Tuesday with a landmark court ruling on whether it has the right to kick-start the country’s EU departure without parliamentary approval. The 11 Supreme Court judges are expected to rule…

Flooding, landslides destroy homes and cut power in French Polynesia

Flooding, landslides destroy homes and cut power in French Polynesia

Heavy flooding in French Polynesia has forced many residents to evacuate, cut off power to thousands of homes, and closed Tahiti’s international airport. The French Polynesia High Commission said three people were injured, one seriously, while more than 100 homes were destroyed.…

French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

A high-profile French jihadist was charged with terrorist offences and remanded in custody on Saturday, a day after being transferred to France from Turkey, where he had turned himself in to authorities. Kevin G., a 24-year-old who converted to Islam 10 years…

In war with media, Trump administration rolls out ‘alternative facts’

In war with media, Trump administration rolls out ‘alternative facts’

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first…

Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump Sunday discussed threats from Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu, inviting the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month. The two leaders spoke by telephone and “agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of…

Turkish parliament approves contentious constitutional reform bill

Turkish parliament approves contentious constitutional reform bill

Turkey’s parliament on Saturday approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office. The decision marks a victory for Erdogan, a polarizing but…

Gambia’s Jammeh says he will step down

Gambia’s Jammeh says he will step down

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down to keep peace in his country after 22 years in power, following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention. Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and Mauritania’s presidents on Friday…

American carnage: Donald Trump takes the reins of a divided nation

American carnage: Donald Trump takes the reins of a divided nation

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington DC on Friday, pledging to lead a “united America” to renewed prosperity. But widespread protests suggested the country may be more divided than ever. On a grey…

National Front’s Marine Le Pen takes lead in new opinion poll

National Front’s Marine Le Pen takes lead in new opinion poll

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has edged ahead of conservative rival and former frontrunner François Fillon of Les Républicains party, a major poll released on Thursday showed. According to French daily newspaper Le Monde, Le Pen now commands between 25 and…

Former US president George H. W. Bush in intensive care

Former US president George H. W. Bush in intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president, who had…

Brexit: UK’s Johnson warns France against WW2-style ‘punishment beatings’

Brexit: UK’s Johnson warns France against WW2-style ‘punishment beatings’

Britain’s foreign minister warned France on Wednesday against World War II-style “punishment beatings” after Paris indicated that it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market. Boris Johnson said it would not be in anyone’s interest to penalise…

No word from Gambia leader Jammeh as deadline to cede power passes

No word from Gambia leader Jammeh as deadline to cede power passes

After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power. After a…

Obama will not stay silent on ‘core values’ after leaving White House

Obama will not stay silent on ‘core values’ after leaving White House

Outgoing US President Barack Obama vowed not to remain silent when he feels the country’s “core values” are being threatened as he gave his last press conference on Wednesday before turning over the Oval Office to Donald Trump. A president’s farewell news…

French presidential hopeful, ex-PM Valls slapped during campaign stop

French presidential hopeful, ex-PM Valls slapped during campaign stop

A youth reached out apparently to slap former prime minister Manuel Valls when he was on an election tour in France’s Brittany region on Tuesday and was wrestled to the ground by a security guard, a video by local media showed. Valls,…

Ayew penalty seals narrow win for Ghana over Uganda at Cup of Nations

Ayew penalty seals narrow win for Ghana over Uganda at Cup of Nations

Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda on Tuesday. The West Ham United star’s 32nd-minute spot-kick was all that separated the sides…