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...
March for Science: Global concern over Trump's climate policy
2017-04-23 02:08:50 UTC
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO — People across the world expressed their support for science and facts at Earth Day events billed as a March of Science events *"celebration of science" ) on Saturday. The main march was in Washington D.C., but more than ...
POPE FRANCIS: REFUGEE CAMPS ARE "CONCENTRATION" CAMPS
2017-04-23 00:10:56 UTC
Pope Francis criticizes world community, saying ‘international accords seem more important than human rights’
“These refugee camps — so many are concentration camps, crowded with people… because international accords seem more important than hu...
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...
Germany: Borussia Dortmund bus attack was a criminal act with no ties to terrorism
2017-04-21 06:18:58 UTC
Dortmund — German police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of being behind last week's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. Greed, not ties to international terror, is thought to have motivated the suspect.
The 28-year old man, ...
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 ...
GOODBYE VLADIMIR LENIN!
2017-04-20 18:27:08 UTC
Moscow — The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliame...
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.
World Bank Express Concerns Over Trump's Economic Policy
2017-04-20 10:33:25 UTC
WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders are gathering on Trump's home turf to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration.
The International Monetary Fund and World B...
Turkey's Erdogan Praises Trump, Vilifies Obama
2017-04-20 01:23:39 UTC
ANKARA — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next month, hoping for stronger ties with the U.S. after being "deceived" by former U.S. President Barack Obama.
Erdogan made the comments in...
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Rivals Ally To Challenge President
2017-04-19 17:24:17 UTC
HARARE — Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office.
Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe's prime minister in an uneasy coalition government wit...
Turkish Referendum: 2.5 Million Votes Might be Manipulated
2017-04-19 08:29:28 UTC
Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum that ended in a close "yes" vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission said on Tuesday.
However Turkish a...
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...
Erdogan Seeks A 'One-Man Regime', Despite 'Deeply Divided' Turkey
2017-04-17 17:41:34 UTC
ANKARA/ISTANBUL — In Ankara convoys of cars honking horns clogged a main avenue as they headed toward the AK Party's headquarters, their passengers waving flags from the windows, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum to g...
China's factory output rose 7.6 percent, asset investment grew 9.2 percent
2017-04-17 03:27:13 UTC
China's factory output rose 7.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment grew 9.2 percent in the first quarter, both beating expectations.
Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow by 6.3 perce...
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.
Turkey Referendum: Three Largest Cities And Kurdish Southeast Set To Vote "No"
2017-04-16 19:02:38 UTC
ANKARA/ISTANBUL — Turkey's Erdogan has called prime minister, leader of nationalist opposition to congratulate them on referendum outcome.
Votes for constitutional change to hand President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers held a narrow lead with ...
North Korea Says We Are 'Ready For Nuclear Attack' — N. Korean missile launch fails
2017-04-16 05:07:12 UTC
PYONGYANG/SEOUL — Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States.
"If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power wi...
China Warns US & N-Korea Not To Let The Situation Get To An Irreversible Stage
2017-04-15 07:15:54 UTC
China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
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 ...
Germany Arrested A Suspected Member Of ISIS Network
2017-04-13 09:19:50 UTC
Dortmund — German prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant against a 26-year-old Iraqi man who was detained in connection with an attack on a bus carrying players of a top soccer team Borussia Dortmund, saying on Thursday they believe he was a me...
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...