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After poll defeat, Jakarta's Christian governor may escape jail

Purnama won a three-way first-round vote on Feb 15, securing 43 percent of the votes. Basuki pointed to the "politicisation of religion" as a major factor beh...


Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike if it 'toes U.S. line'

The stern warning comes after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday that the rogue nuclear-armed nation would be hit with further Australian sancti...


Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

He continued efforts to shift the focus of the campaign away from Mrs May's call for voters to give her a Brexit negotiating mandate and on to Labour's aim of...


UK Government condemns persecution of gay men in Chechnya

Many have been tortured and at least three were killed while in detention. The gay men in Chechnya have allegedly been arrested and imprisoned due to thei...


US Vice-Prez Mike Pence pledges to strengthen security ties with Indonesia

Pence, joined by his wife and daughters, later went on a tour of Jakarta's Istiqlal mosque, posing for pictures in the massive empty courtyard and walking throu...


Trump dumps Russian Federation, woos China instead

Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on April 12 to discuss the conflict in Syria following the USA missile strike. The presidents of b...


Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour 'progressive alliance' with SNP

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he can be the next prime minister despite opinion polls indicating that Labour faces an electoral mauling on June 8 . "We can...


World's Oldest Person Dies at 117 in Italy

Local media said her health had deteriorated in recent weeks. She was five years younger than Jeanne Calment, the 122-year-old who held the title for oldest p...


Trump says shooting in Paris looks like 'terrorist attack'

According to the prime minister, Italy wants to stay in the European Union but the bloc needs to change its policies on refugees and the economy, in particula...


Attack gives French far-right more ammunition

Le Pen's center-right rival Emmanuel Macron also accused Le Pen and the Republican candidate François Fillon of exploiting the shooting to their advantage...


Han Song-Ryol: Trump building 'vicious cycle' of tensions

North Korean soldiers take part in a parade at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang on Saturday. Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading "Pukkuk...


Mulvaney offers Democrats an Obamacare funding deal too stupid to be true

That would pay for less than three years of the cost-sharing reduction subsidies, according to the Congressional Budget Office's projections, and giving Trump...


Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Despite Legal Challenges

The state has justified the pace of the scheduled executions, saying its supply of another lethal injection drug, the sedative midazolam, expires at the end o...


Syria's Assad Regime Possess Several Tonnes Of chemical weapons

The officials delivered the assessment Wednesday, weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 90 people. The Israeli officer said the attack utiliz...


Timeline of administration's statements shows confusion about location of US aircraft carrier

The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. A South Korean defense official said ...


Footage shows the moment the US bombed ISIS fighters in Afghanistan

As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike on Thursday evening in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan defense officials ...


France's PM uses Paris attack for election platform

He noted that since then 80,000 people have been turned away at border checks, while 117 people have been deported from France for "terrorist activities"....


Trump tells young immigrants in U.S. illegally to 'rest easy'

He says his administration will have "something to say about" the Iran nuclear deal "in the not too distant future". Analysts say the Trump administration is ...


Mercury crosses 44 degrees C in Delhi

The Palam observatory registered a high of 44.4 degrees, while areas under Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2, 43.4 and 43.4 ...


Only half of voters support Theresa May's call for a general election

But he called for a "movement of informed voters" to demand candidates make clear whether they would support the United Kingdom leaving the European Union with ...


We won't discuss reports Russian troops moving toward North Korea border - RIA

Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed o...


Brexit could be reversed by new United Kingdom gov't

Labour and the much smaller opposition Liberal Democrats said they would vote in favour of the early election, all but guaranteeing her decision will be approv...


Egyptian President declares three-month state of emergency after bombings

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but Egyptian Christians have repeatedly been targeted by militants including the Daesh group. The...


Trump visiting Walter Reed military hospital

Barrientos' injuries required the amputation of his right leg below the knee. His widow, Carryn Owens, attended the president's February address to Congress...


Police assessing if Paris shooter had accomplices - French prosecutor

Released on probation in 2015 from a further two-year jail term imposed for lesser offences, Cheurfi was arrested again in February after threatening to kill po...


Turkey Minister Rejects EU Call for Probe into Vote

Sancar went on to state that the electoral board's last-minute decision to allow unstamped ballots had prevented proper record-keeping to occur, meaning it was ...


For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

Erdogan stressed that Turkish Supreme Election Board's (YSK ) decision to reject referendum annulment requests filed by a number of opposition parties and some...


US Secretary of Defence in Cairo for Sisi meeting

The meeting, broadcast by state television, included a review of the military and security cooperation between the two countries and discussed ways to strengthe...


Second South Korean Top Business Leader Charged in Park Corruption Scandal

Park is being accused of colluding with her confidante Choi Soon-sil to extort bribes worth more than 70 million USA dollars from local conglomerates, and in pa...


Are you anxious about escalating tensions between US and North Korea?

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil along the Korean Peninsula over North Ko...


Region's politicians weigh in as general election voted through Westminster

The PM says she wants her hand strengthened in the Brexit negotiations. Tony Blair has predicted Theresa May will win a "large majority" in the general electi...


UK Could Rejoin The EU If Voters Overturn Brexit, Says Tajani

Mr Farron said: "From Manchester to Newcastle, even lifelong Labour supporters are feeling let down by a party that has betrayed their values and taken their ...


Theresa May's snap election: Smart, risky or cynical?

Brok said that could help "so that we can conduct the negotiations professionally in the next 1 1/2 years to reach a sensible result that reduces the damage". "...


Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Melloria's companions fled and were being pursued by troops, police said. Military officials said the extremists traveled far from their jungle bases in south...


USA considers restoring North Korea to terror sponsor list

Tuesday's anniversary also comes as the North finishes winter military drills and as South Korea and the United States wrap up annual joint military exercises. ...