French Presidential Election 2017
2017-04-23 05:19:08 UTC
Who will win the French presidential election?
PARIS — France has seen its most extraordinary presidential election campaign in recent history. Beyond politics as usual, it points to a deep institutional crisis.
The French are going to the pol...
Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine
2017-04-21 14:22:19 UTC
A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Melvin Guaitan died of a...
French Presidential Election: Le Pen Loses Ground To Macron
2017-04-21 03:47:32 UTC
PARIS — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election.
Paris Attack Quickly Claimed By Terror Group ISIS
2017-04-21 02:56:36 UTC
Picture: Other policemen engaged and shot and killed the attacker.
PARIS — One police officer dead, two injured in Paris attack, one of the attackers also killed - Interior Ministry. It took place on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris. ISIS ...
Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests
2017-04-20 17:52:06 UTC
CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.
British PM Theresa May Called For An Early Election On June 8
2017-04-18 17:52:39 UTC
By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James |
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolst...
Greece Needs To Implement Reforms To Secure A New Loan
2017-04-18 07:45:33 UTC
The International Monetary Fund will not take part in a bailout program for Greece if it deems the country's debt is unsustainable, the international lender's chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview published on Tuesday.
Greece needs to im...
Turkish people bang pots and pans in protest at vote outcome
2017-04-16 20:26:59 UTC
Residents in several neighborhoods of Turkey's largest city Istanbul banged pots and pans from their windows on Sunday in a traditional form of protest as President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in a tightly-fought referendum.
US: "Mother of All Bombs" Sends Message to North Korea & Iran
2017-04-14 20:36:45 UTC
WASHINGTON — The United State commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to use -"Mother of All Bombs"- one of the biggest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical.
U.S. Experts said that while the use of the bo...
Japan discusses how to evacuate its citizens from South Korea, If needed
2017-04-14 06:40:56 UTC
Japan's National Security Council discussed how to evacuate its nearly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis, a government official said on Friday, amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
North Korea ...
US dropped a GBU-43/B (MOAB) "MOTHER OF All BOMBS"
2017-04-14 05:58:27 UTC
<h2>BREAKING NEWS:</h2><h3>U.S. 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants: defense ministry.</h3>
The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on ...
51% of Turks will vote "Yes" to grant Erdogan new powers: Poll
2017-04-13 08:39:33 UTC
A narrow majority of Turks will vote "Yes" in Sunday's referendum on changing the constitution to grant President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed.
The April 16 plebiscite will decide on the bigge...
Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution On Syria Chemical Attack
2017-04-12 20:06:07 UTC
By Michelle Nichols |
NEW YORK, UN — Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council to shield Syrian President Assad, blocking a Western bid to condemn a deadly gas attack and push the Syrian government to cooperate with investigato...
North Korea Willing To Use Nuclear Weapons If Provoked
2017-04-11 19:38:20 UTC
By Sue-Lin Wong |
PYONGYANG — North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.
U.S. President Donald Trump...
Separatists called for strike as India clamps down on Kashmir transport
2017-04-10 05:43:45 UTC
By Fayaz Bukhari |
SRINAGAR — Indian police on Monday imposed curfew-like curbs on movement of people across several parts of disputed Kashmir, a day after clashes with protesters during a by-election killed eight people and injured more tha...
Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela
2017-04-08 19:18:07 UTC
By Alexandra Ulmer and Girish Gupta | CARACAS
Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela on Saturday as the government's banning of a top opposition leader from office breathed life into a fractured movement and fueled the fir...
Police Arrested One Person After Stockholm Truck Attack Kills 4
2017-04-07 21:11:33 UTC
By Johan Ahlander |
STOCKHOLM — Swedish police said on Friday that it had identified a person arrested in a Northern Stockholm suburb and who resembled the picture and description of a man that police went public with after the truck attack.
Trudeau spoke with Trump about the airstrikes on Syria
2017-04-07 18:27:55 UTC
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday about the air strikes on Syria, adding that Canada had been informed about the strikes about an hour before they occurred on Thursday.
"Last night t...
US Says 'Steps Are Underway To Remove Assad'
2017-04-06 21:44:40 UTC
Syrian Civil War —
U.S. President Trump's comments were his strongest suggestion yet that the United States may be edging toward a stronger stance against Assad, whose country has been torn apart by six years of civil war.
"I think what Ass...
Trump's anti-immigration stance focusing on H1B Visa
2017-04-04 16:18:54 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley |
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fal...
St. Petersburg Metro Blast Kills At Least Nine People
2017-04-03 16:21:41 UTC
By Denis Pinchuk | ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
At least nine people were killed and 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St. Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday, and Interfax news agency said the blast may have been cause...
Emmanuel Macron Singled Out The Far-Right National Front
2017-04-01 18:15:36 UTC
By Marc Leras and Simon Carraud | MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, FRANCE
France's centrist presidential contender Emmanuel Macron singled out the far-right National Front as his chief rival on Saturday, vowing to win the first round on April 23 as a new poll...
Germany May Sue The U.S. With International Trade Rules
2017-04-01 08:09:32 UTC
BERLIN: The German government has criticized the Trump administration's new trade policy and is insisting on compliance with international trade rules.
Germany is considering suing the US before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
"The US g...
US Gen. Votel says Iran is the greatest danger to peace
2017-03-31 04:07:58 UTC
<h3>WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. Central Command looked beyond the current conflicts in the greater Middle East today and told the House Armed Services Committee that Iran is the greatest danger to peace in the region.</h3>
Army Gen. Jose...
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is favorite to win
2017-03-31 04:05:37 UTC
<h3>Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he expected to be able to form a parliamentary majority in the June legislative elections should be elected to the presidency in May.</h3>
Macron is favorite to win, but...