Trump vows to close foundation to avoid conflicts of interest

Trump vows to close foundation to avoid conflicts of interest

S President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday said he intends to dissolve his controversial philanthropic foundation to avoid any conflicts of interest with his presidency. Trump’s sprawling portfolio of US and overseas business interests and holdings, as well as his Donald J. Trump Foundation, have come under increased scrutiny in the weeks since his election. “The […]

Trump’s get-out-the-vote effort ‘not even close’ to Clinton’s, experts say

Trump’s get-out-the-vote effort ‘not even close’ to Clinton’s, experts say

With only two days to go before the US presidential elections, candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are polling just a few points apart in key states. But observers and activists say Trump’s weak ground game may cost him the election. National polls give a snapshot of how people are planning to vote at a […]

US close to ending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages

US close to ending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages

The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, as the Kremlin vowed to press on with an assault on the city of Aleppo. Moscow and Damascus launched a campaign to recapture the rebel-held sector of Syria’s biggest city this […]

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia agreed Wednesday to close a camp for asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea, one of two controversial Pacific island centres attracting growing criticism, but said none of the hundreds of men there now would be resettled on its soil. Canberra’s policy of sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to outposts on Papua New Guinea and […]

French court rejects bid to close Calais ‘Jungle’ camp cafes

French court rejects bid to close Calais ‘Jungle’ camp cafes

A French court has rejected a bid to close the 72 cafes and shops in the makeshift migrant camp in Calais, but the local government says it will continue to monitor what it calls a dangerous underground economy. The Lille court on Friday turned down the demand of the local government (prefecture) of the Pas […]

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

The British military will lift the ban on women serving in combat roles later this year, the defence ministry said on Friday in what Prime Minister David Cameron hailed as a “major step”. The announcement follows a review into whether women are physically strong enough to serve with the infantry, and whether their presence poses […]