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India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought to bond with Sri Lanka's Tamils by mentioning what he and they have in common - tea. Modi will inaugurate the 150-be...


#LetsMakePeace: Trump goes on odd tweetstorm praising Russian Federation - and Rosie O'Donnell

But he did not say that he also works for Tass, a Russian state-run news agency, and White House officials were surprised when photos depicting an apparently jo...


House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing

Several lawmakers questioned the timing of Comey's removal because the FBI is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, inc...


Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing

Lower House speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi told today's general session that the Afghan forces, especially Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq had effectively r...


Recount in 9-vote victory

Until then, it's waiting with bated breath and digging into data from past elections for a hint. The analysis does not take into account the riding boundary c...


South Korea Votes For Change

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also sent congratulatory remarks, saying he will make efforts to improve ties between the two countries. Mr Trump and Mr ...


Thailand tells Facebook to block content critical of monarchy

The order came from Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DE). We have as...


White House fumes after Moscow releases Trump meeting photos

The Russian photographer invited to shoot a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reacted to outrage from med...


South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman for the presidential Blue House, said Xi had explained China's position over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area De...


South Korean President Moon Jae-in Could Visit North Korea

North Korea's state radio station on Friday carried out its broadcast of mysterious numbers for the first time since liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Ko...


After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite

Japan , . amid deteriorating relations with South Korea through Tokyo's distortions of history and ungrounded territorial claims, has also offered Seoul to co...


Iran's Rouhani faces hardline rivals in final TV debate

Although Iran's political system puts ultimate power in the hands of an unelected supreme leader, and all candidates are vetted by a hardline watchdog body, ele...


New S.Korean leader sets course in stormy diplomacy

But Moon's victory is not the only thing we're here to report. Moon won 41.1 percent of the votes compared with 24 percent for conservative candidate Hong Joon-...


Auto carrying UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn runs over BBC cameraman's foot

You've run over my foot", the cameraman yelled as he fell down. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party leaves after meeting senior par...


Mormon Church Drops Boy Scout Programs Over LGBT Inclusivity

The policy change on gay adult leaders had initially left the church " deeply troubled ." . Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs for boys 8 through 13 would be allo...


James Comey's farewell letter to FBI colleagues: 'I will be fine'

Trump was furious over the FBI's growing investigation and began turning on Comey in March, when the lawman testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that ...


Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

In New Delhi , Spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry said yesterday that the matter is under consideration. The idea is to globalize the One Belt, One R...


Comey's firing, blow by blow

But Trump threw that explanation under the bus. McCabe's testimony undercut a White House narrative that has evolved in the two days since Comey was ousted....


Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls

Nigeria's first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has encouraged the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released to put their ordeal in the hands of boko haram terrorists behind ...


Moon, Abe discuss 'comfort women' deal struck in 2015

He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". She is now in prison awaiting trial on corruption charges. DeTrani offered the ...


Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James...


FBI director 'feels nauseous' over Clinton emails

FBI investigators reviewing former Rep. Anthony Weiner's computer in an unrelated case discovered he had thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's Verizon Blac...


Malaysia deports 3 Turks believed to be in militant group

Police initially said all three men were believed to be linked to the Islamic State group. Ankara has blamed the network of the cleric Fethullah Gulen for the...


Acting FBI chief McCabe contradicts White House explanations on Comey firing

But White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press briefing on Wednesday that the letter Trump received Tuesday from Rosenstein and...


Tehran didn't seek access to Jadhav: Iran's envoy to Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian spy and a serving Indian Navel Officer has been awarded death sentence by a Field Court Martial General (FCGM) under the Pakistan A...


International Court of Justice stays Jadhav's hanging

Meanwhile, the Pakistan army said it will respond at an "appropriate level" to any query by the ICJ on the death sentence to Jadhav on charges of spying. India ...


CIA director warns of Venezuela weapons transfers

The mission centre will use all the resources of the CIA and other United States intelligence agencies to address ballistic and nuclear missile threats posed by...


PM Modi Congratulated South Korea's New President On His Election. In Korean

But Moon and his supporters nonetheless find it regrettable that conservative South Korean presidents since Lee Myung-bak did not maintain the Sunshine Policy, ...


Ex-Nixon staffer says Trump Comey claims shows he broke protocol

Trump faces accusations from Democrats that he fired Comey to hinder the FBI investigation into USA intelligence agency allegations that Russian Federation medd...


CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat

The move came after the US deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea last month to prepare from a possible missile attack f...


Russian-Proposed 'De-escalation' Plan to Save Syria Gets Underway

According to the agreement, the government and opposition forces will halt fighting for six months in four zones, in the northwestern province of Idlib part of ...


Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration

President Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the human role in climate change and has said he may pull the USA out of the Paris Accord to fight it. The inte...


Mattis makes clear USA commitment to protecting Turkey

It was not immediately clear if the leaders discussed President Donald Trump's decision this week to arm the Kurdish YPG, who are fighting the Islamic State ...


Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

Seoul is embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with her former colonial power Japan over its wartime history, however fellow USA ally Tokyo is also been targeted...


Syrian rebels, families start leaving Damascus neighborhood

It does not specify that the safe zones take effect immediately, but gives the three guarantor countries two weeks to form working groups to delineate them and ...