Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence. Meanwhile, Trump said he would announce his choice for secretary of state Tuesday morning. He has chosen Exxon Mobil […]

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detained two co-leaders and nine other lawmakers of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) early on Friday over reluctance to give testimony for crimes linked to “terrorist propaganda.” The Turkish Interior Ministry said detention orders for 13 MPs were issued, but only 11 were detained as two lawmakers were abroad. Lawyers had earlier said […]

IOC chief ‘impressed’ by Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC chief ‘impressed’ by Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has heaped praise on Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Games during a two-day visit to the French capital. Bach met with French athletes and Paris bid leaders before holding talks with French President François Hollande on Sunday at the Elysée Palace, where he received a flag from the […]

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

EU leaders, meeting without their British counterpart on Friday, said they had come up with a “road map” of strategies for rebuilding public trust in the European Union after the shock of Britain’s vote to leave. “We have a proposal of a road map for concrete steps for strengthening citizens confidence in the functioning of […]

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders on Friday called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the funding for strategic […]

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, world leaders said in a declaration at the opening of a two-day Group of Seven (G7) summit in Japan on Friday. The statement was welcomed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who urged voters in the UK to “listen […]

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World leaders began two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with concerns about the health of the global economy, terrorism, Europe’s refugee crisis and disquiet over China’s growing influence set to dominate proceedings. Heads of state and governments from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in […]