Saudi crown prince delays visit to Pakistan by a day

February 16, 2019

Pakistani officials say visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been delayed by a day…

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

February 16, 2019

In Nigeria vote, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many…

Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over unspecified ‘challenges’

February 16, 2019

The postponement comes amid reports that voting materials have not been delivered to all parts of the country.…

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over ‘challenges’

February 16, 2019

Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over unspecified ‘challenges’…

Explosive device found, disarmed in Mexican mall

February 16, 2019

Authorities on the outskirts of Mexico’s capital are investigating a homemade explosive device found in a shopping mall bathroom…

Nigeria’s electoral commission delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over ‘challenges’

February 16, 2019

Nigeria’s electoral commission delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over ‘challenges’…

How President Trump came to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall

February 16, 2019

The president’s lawyers told him he would be sued, but he demanded aides find a way to get around Congress and build the wall.…

India warns of ‘crushing response’ to Kashmir suicide attack

February 16, 2019

India’s prime minister is warning of a “crushing response” to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, an attack that killed 41 and is the deadliest in the divided region’s volatile history…

An emergency of the moment may set precedent for the ages

February 16, 2019

Funding for the border wall represents a clash between presidential authority and Congress’s power of the purse.…

Entire families of asylum seekers are being returned to Mexico, leaving them in limbo

February 16, 2019

For the first time, parents with children must wait in border cities while their asylum claims are processed.…

Graham: US should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

February 16, 2019

U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham says the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough…

Graham: US should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

February 15, 2019

U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham says the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough…

Turkey’s Erdogan urges U.S. to confront Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

February 15, 2019

He said his government has additional “documents” related to the case that it has not shared.…

‘We recognize this is horribly unfair.’ 9/11 victim fund will cut payouts by up to 70% as claims surge

February 15, 2019

The fund was opened in 2011 to compensate for residual illnesses and deaths linked to toxic exposure at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.…

McCabe tells ‘60 Minutes’ that Rosenstein was concerned about Trump’s ‘capacity’ when he brought up 25th Amendment

February 15, 2019

McCabe said Rosenstein broached ousting the president “in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort.”…

Trump says U.S.-China talks are within reach of a breakthrough in trade relations

February 15, 2019

The two sides are racing to meet a March 1 deadline set by Trump for resolving the dispute.…

U.S. urges allies to stay in Syria, even as it prepares to withdraw

February 15, 2019

Talks on the sidelines of a Munich security conference centered on plans after the expected departure of 2,000 U.S. troops.…

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat

February 15, 2019

France has sent its ambassador back to Italy on Friday following the biggest diplomatic dispute between the two countries since World War II…

Lebanon’s Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament

February 15, 2019

Lebanon’s parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri confidence in a vote after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges…

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her home

February 15, 2019

The family of a pregnant British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State group is urging the government to help bring her home…

Russia detains prominent U.S. investor based in Moscow on fraud charges

February 15, 2019

A Russian investigator alleges Michael Calvey, founder of private equity firm Baring Vostok, and other suspects had embezzled more than $37.5 million.…

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

February 15, 2019

The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power…

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

February 15, 2019

For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve…

US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

February 15, 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the memorial site of Auschwitz along with the Polish president…

Trump looks to raid Pentagon budget for wall money using emergency powers

February 15, 2019

The president said funds would come from Pentagon projects that ‘didn’t sound too important to me’ and represent a ‘small amount’ compared with the larger military budget.…

Europe says it will stick with the Iran deal, defying a U.S. demand

February 15, 2019

Vice President Pence had launched a broadside against Europeans for skirting U.S. sanctions.…

Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

February 15, 2019

A commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says a final push on the last enclave held by the militants in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery that there are hundreds of civilians still left inside…

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

February 15, 2019

A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities — the Vatican…

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

February 15, 2019

Germany’s foreign minister has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade measures as creating a “lose-lose” situation and defended Europe’s attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal…

Russian police question nerve agent scientist

February 15, 2019

A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian former agent and his daughter says he has been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia…

Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow

February 15, 2019

A veteran U.S. investment fund manager has been detained in Moscow and faces fraud charges…

‘We don’t have time anymore’: In face of climate change, young people across Europe are protesting for their future

February 15, 2019

Growing concerns over the impact of global warming and impatience with their elders’ pace of action are the driving force behind these teenagers’ demonstrations.…

‘We don’t have time anymore’: In face of climate change, young people across Europe are protesting for their future

February 15, 2019

Growing concerns over the impact of global warming and impatience with their elders’ pace of action are the driving force behind these teenagers’ demonstrations.…

Trump says he’s been nominated for a Nobel. But did Japan’s Abe actually do it? Or was it S. Korea’s Moon?

February 15, 2019

The South Korean president is a public supporter of Trump’s North Korea policy. Japan’s prime minister? Not so much.…

Modi vows action after dozens die in deadliest attack in Indian-held Kashmir in 3 decades

February 15, 2019

The attack has escalated tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.…

Spain to get 3rd gov’t in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

February 15, 2019

Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s fragile socialist government has acknowledge its support has evaporated and called an early general election…

New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process

February 15, 2019

The new U.N. envoy for Syria says he sees the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria “as a potential door-opener for the political process” and hopes to see it meet in Geneva “as soon as possible.”…

US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

February 15, 2019

Top Pentagon official foresees growing international coalition fighting Islamic State group…

Japan prepares law to finally recognize and protect its indigenous Ainu people

February 15, 2019

After centuries of oppression and discrimination, the Ainu people say they are waking from a “truly deep sleep.”…

Pompeo stresses importance of U.S. friends after Pence blasted key allies

February 15, 2019

The secretary of state talked up the importance of friends and allies one day after the vice president harshly criticized allies he said are helping Iran evade sanctions.…

German government adviser recommends smartphone ban for children under 14

February 15, 2019

The expert on child psychology described the proposal as a restriction similar to limiting drugs or alcohol.…

Thai party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rally

February 15, 2019

The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand has held its first rally in the capital, as campaigning heats up in the first election since a 2014 military coup…

Vatican’s envoy to France facing ‘sexual aggression’ probe

February 15, 2019

French officials say the Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into alleged ‘sexual aggression’ by Catholic archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican’s envoy to France…

French Le Pen boasts far-right power crowd for EU elections

February 15, 2019

Where once she felt isolated, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she’s now part of a crowd, populist parties on the rise around Europe that she thinks can make inroads in European elections in May — and start restructuring the EU from within…

After failed budget, Spain calls early election for April 28

February 15, 2019

Spain’s prime minister on Friday called early elections in the country for late April, the third general vote in less than four years amid an increasingly fragmented political scene and with Catalonia dominating the debate…

Spanish government calls snap general election amid Catalan crisis

February 15, 2019

Over the weekend, tens of thousands of Spaniards protested in Madrid, insisting that Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez call elections after planning to appoint an intermediary for talks between the Spanish government and the Catalan government, a step outside the parameters of the Spanish constitution.…

Maduro claims Venezuela has engaged in secret talks with U.S. envoy

February 15, 2019

In an interview with the Associated Press, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims his administration has met with U.S. officials twice since January.…

Maduro claims Venezuela has engaged in secret talks with U.S. envoy

February 15, 2019

In an interview with the Associated Press, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims his administration has met with U.S. officials twice since January.…

Chinese in Spain stage protest over blocked bank accounts

February 15, 2019

Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank’s premises in Madrid, claiming they are being unfairly denied access to their accounts while the bank insists it is merely complying with money-laundering laws…

Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows

February 15, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation tour of Europe on Friday in Iceland after a scathing attack from the Trump administration on the bloc and several of its main members over their approach to Iran…

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