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China invests $124B for new Silk Road

India has voiced displeasure at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a Belt and Road project aimed at linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea. The repr...


Syrian Democratic Forces close in on ISIL in Raqqa

The Kurdish-led forces said Friday they expect to advance on Raqqa this summer, following their capture of a strategic town and dam, about 40 kilometers (25 m...


French President-elect Emmanuel Macron begins official duties at WWII ceremony

The probe will be carried out by a Paris police unit specialising in computer crimes. Mrs May has called an early election for June 8, arguing that her Conser...


North Korea detains fourth U.S. citizen: state media

He is the second university instructor to be arrested in the past two months. KCNA said the American was detained Saturday but did not release more details on...


In testing missile, North Korea challenges South's new leader

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly pr...


Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director

The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Mr Comey, who Mr Trump described as an incompetent "showboat" and "grandstander". "Eve...


Senators push Trump not to choose a political figure to head Federal Bureau of Investigation

In the "tumult of this time", Bharara asked: "Are there still public servants who are prepared to say no to the president?" No cabinet member is expected to l...


Hamilton downs Vettel in Spanish GP thriller

Hamilton took the chequered flag 3.4 seconds clear of the German, who did all he could to beat him with a thrilling move to pass the Briton's teammate, Valtter...


Macron Takes Office As French President

Just a week since he beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the presidential vote, Macron has inherited an extraordinary to-do list and some demanding dea...


Clapper: US Gov't 'Under Assault' by Trump After Comey Firing

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a critic of Trump in the past, said Comey's firing "exacerbates the erosion of trust" in public institutions. Also...


Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

Just 15% said they preferred an investigation led by Congress. Warner also said on "Fox News Sunday" the American people need to hear from Comey, saying he ex...


Netanyahu takes issue with Abbas saying the Palestinians teach their children peace

Ahmad Rafiq Awwad, a West Bank political analyst, told Xinhua that Trump "hasn't offered a specific mechanism for a permanent solution and didn't say anything a...


S. Korea's new president will engage North, reconsider THAAD

Moon's softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from threats of military action to hints of dialogue as it seeks to f...


Thousands protest against Trump's immigration policies

Turkish riot police clash with protesters as they attempt to defy a ban and march on Taksim Squar. . Police said on Twitter Monday that anarchists destroyed...


U.S. may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly'

Turkey says the Syrian Kurdish group known as the YPG, which forms the backbone of the force, is the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, whic...


Senate surprise: Climate rules survive Trump attack

Congress only has 60 legislative days of a rules' enactment to pass a CRA under a simple majority vote, and that is estimated to expire Thursday. That echoes a ...


It Is 'Possible' FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday

The controversy began this morning, when Trump again took aim at the investigation into his administration and its potential ties to Russian Federation, while b...


Latest North Korean missile launch 'definitely concerning'

South Korean and US military officials said the February launch was a significant development as it successfully tested a solid-fuel engine from a mobile launch...


No collusion with Russians claims Donald Trump as Federal Bureau of Investigation row rumbles on

MSNBC host Chris Hayes started his Thursday night show with a detailed analysis of the large contradictions with the changing rational for firing FBI Director J...


San Diego Gunman Called Ex-Girlfriend During Poolside Shooting

Peter Selis, 49, was depressed about the break-up and did not target his victims, who were black and Hispanic. A unidentified woman is taken away by ambulan...


Xi, Moon agree denuclearizing North Korea is 'common goal'

While some are anxious that Moon and Trump's summit might take place too soon, it's critical for the two leaders to quickly meet, share their opinions and find ...


Pilot Lands Helicopter At McDonald's. He Was Hungry

The man appears to be the only passenger, and leaves the helicopter running as he disappears inside the restaurant. He briefly stops to take a picture of his he...


Merkel wins in rival's heartland

A defeat for center-left governor Hannelore Kraft would be a major blow for the Social Democrats after poor showings in two previous state elections punctured...


New FBI director imminent

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. "And th...


N.Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

He called it a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and a serious challenge to global peace and security, according to senior presidential secre...


Trump Defends Inviting Philippines President to White House

The White House defended the invitation made during a phone call on Saturday, acknowledging that though human rights were an important issue, Washington nee...


Trump US President to nominate Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

Newt Gingrich, a strong supporter of President Trump, acknowledged to reporters that his wife is "under consideration" for the Ambassadorship and he would be "v...


South Korea says North's claims on nuclear missile need analysis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's missile launches were a "grave threat to our country and a clear violation of United Nations resolutions"....


More disruptions feared from cyber attack

He also poured fuel on a long-running debate over how government intelligence services should balance their desire to keep software flaws secret - in order to c...


Europol Suggests Ransomware Cyber-attack Could Grow

Several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack, which has apparently hit Russian Federation the hardest. "Most fo...


S Korea's Moon sworn in, says willing to go to North Korea

Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea contrasts with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which is seeking to step up pressure o...


North Korea fires ballistic missile; Trump 'cannot imagine Russia is pleased'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's missile launches were a "grave threat to our country and a clear violation of United Nations resolutions"....


Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

As for Mr. Trump's comments about "tapes" of Comey, Mr. Trump said "I can't talk about that". Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe sidestepped a question during ...


Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

When Republican lawmakers talk about health care the word "choice" invariably comes up a lot, as if buying insurance is an activity akin to buying lunch at the ...


Korea: US try to kill Kim failed

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged his South East Asian colleagues on Thursday to take further steps to isolate North Korea's pariah regime. North Kore...