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Philippines' Duterte says pointless discussing South China Sea row at summit

Richard Heydarian, an expert on politics and worldwide affairs at Manila's De La Salle University, said China's strategy was to project an image of being a resp...


ASEAN leaders go soft on China

I can not make any definite promise. The Philippine leader earlier told reporters he would urge Trump not to be provoked by Kim. Duterte, whose drug war has l...


Twitter is roasting Marine Le Pen with Donald Trump comparisons

Above all, Macron must take on what his foe, leader of the far-right Marine Le Pen, has identified as "the survival of France". After the most closely watched...


Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South

There appears to be even more bad news for the south and midwest, as flash floods and thunderstorms are also forecast for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Al...


Defeated Le Pen claims 'historic result', wishes Macron 'success'

Speaking in a solemn tone, Macron said on TV on Sunday that "a new page is opening". The result was greeted with scenes of exuberant celebration by cheering...


Thai police say arrest warrant issued for Red Bull heir

The warrant issued by a Bangkok court could move the case forward after nearly five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth was accused of hitting and k...


Obama unveils design for $500 million presidential library

Obama grew up in Hawaii and went to college in NY and California, but owns a home and spent most of his pre-White House political career in Chicago , starting ...


Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Your victory is a victory for a strong and united Europe and for French-German friendship", Merkel tweeted. Macron says he already has a candidate in mind, so h...


Police shoot woman in London

The injured woman has not been arrested due to her condition, which police described as "serious but stable". He didn't give details of how the woman was shot. ...


GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions

His choice? He got rid of the rock on the right: mostly Freedom Caucus members. With this measure gone, millions of Latinas who are survivors of rape, domestic ...


French election: voters choose between Macron and Le Pen

I respect them", he declared, unsmiling. "I want it to be that of rediscovery of hope and trust". And to the French people, he said: "I will protect you aga...


U.S. President Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy This Month

Those stops were announced earlier this year. And that is why I am proud to make a major and historic announcement this morning, " Trump said during a signing...


Walter Scott shooting: Ex-officer Michael Slager pleads guilty in Charleston

State Solicitor Wilson, who will get a chance to speak at Slager's sentencing hearing, issued a statement Tuesday after the guilty plea . "The defendant will...


Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport

Other Israeli leaders have said that Hezbollah receiving game-changing weapons, such as advanced missiles or chemical weapons, represents a "red line" that Isra...


Euro gives up some gains as Macron seals French election victory

Thanking his supporters, Macron tweeted: "Let us love France". " A National Front win would have posed a grave threat to our national interest ". Fears of...


French election exit estimates: Macron defeats Le Pen

He acknowledged divisions in society which drove people to "vote to the extreme", and said he will work for all of France. Many French voters had backed him...


South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees

The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighboring Sudan, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy in 201...


Emma Watson praises MTV after winning first gender-neutral award

The former Harry Potter star was crowned Best Actor in the awards' first gender free category - but she bored fans with her lengthy acceptance speech. " Str...


Israel Threatens to Legalize Apartheid, Opens Debate on Becoming Solely Jewish State

Israel has greenlighted a national debate on a controversial bill that would anchor the apartheid state's status as exclusively a Jewish one, further discrimina...


GOP moderates, including Susan Collins, voice concerns with health care bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan , the architect of the bill, claimed that Republicans had received two CBO scores for the current bill during his appearance on ABC's ...


Comey's testimony causes spike in lookups of 'nauseous'

Comey said he welcomed the review. David Axelrod in an interview with CNN on Wednesday slammed Hillary Clinton for not taking full responsibility for her loss...


Macron vows to heal France's division

Polling agencies have projected that centrist Emmanuel Macron will be France's next president, putting a 39-year-old political novice at the helm of one of the ...


President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

North Korea has been "provocative all along", US Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland said when asked whether the missile test was provocative. Presi...


Delta flight: family booted over seat dispute

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Schear told a flight attendant, "I got him a ticket on another seat and you're saying you're going to give that seat away to s...


Objective behind Afghanistan visit restoration of ties: Ayaz Sadiq

Pakistan has urged Afghanistan to avoid blame game and work together to a mutually beneficial future. In his remarks, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told the Afghan presi...


France's mainstream breathes sigh of relief

A 39-year-old former investment banker, Macron served for two years as economy minister under Hollande but has never previously held elected office. Unknown j...


Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks

Syrian government forces have used deadly nerve gas in four chemical weapons attacks since December, including one in Khan Sheikhoun that killed almost 100 pe...


Euro rallies after Macron wins French presidency

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux greet supporters in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on May 7, 2017. Catherine Fabre, deputy head of ...


Locals sound off on House passage of bill to repeal, replace Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he isn't anxious about the possibility of Republicans losing congressional seats in the 2018 midterm elections in a voter backlash ...


Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

One result summed up the transformation. "The results like this across Scotland are a real springboard to beat the SNP where we are challenging them on 8 June...


New round of intra-Syrian talks starts in Astana

A Syrian rebel delegation has arrived in the Kazakh capital Astana for Russian-led talks aimed at ending the country's civil war after the group snubbed the pre...


Belt and Road financing welcomes local currencies, says PBOC chief

The book features a systematic introduction to the information, construction goals, cooperation priorities and the essential mechanism of the Initiative through...


Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in Afghanistan

John Nicholson, has called for thousands of additional troops to help prop up the Afghan military, which is struggling to hold off the Taliban and an array of o...


Congress passes new North Korea sanctions bill

While China has been angered by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, it has signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against it, and says i...


Coons on budget deal: 'We got what we wanted'

Budget analysts have estimated that 24 million could be uninsured by 2026, including 14 million by next year. KEITH: This was the single largest win for Repub...