Brexit, migrants on table as EU leaders gather for ‘minefield’ summit

Brexit, migrants on table as EU leaders gather for ‘minefield’ summit

Leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels on Thursday for a summit fraught with so many disputes Brexit could prove to be the least divisive. After a day of talks on migrants, Turkey, Russia, defence in the era of Donald Trump and the euro zone economy in the age of austerity, leaders will see […]

World leaders gather in Israel for Peres funeral

World leaders gather in Israel for Peres funeral

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral for ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries […]

Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

  Fans chanting “Ali!” and throwing flowers lined the streets of Muhammad Ali’s hometown in Kentucky on Friday for a funeral procession to celebrate the boxing champion who won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing career for refusing U.S. military service […]