Democrats want Flynn probe

15 February 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer called on Tuesday for an independent probe of what he called potential criminal violations surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Speaking to reporters in the U.S. Capitol,... Read More


North Korea suspected to be behind murder of leader's half-brother

14 February 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL – The United States government strongly believes that North Korean agents murdered the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia, US government sources said on Tuesday. American authorities have not yet determined exactly... Read More


National security adviser resigns

14 February 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday under scrutiny over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office. Flynn submitted his resignation hours after... Read More


EU workers may leave Britain

13 February 2017

LONDON – More than a quarter of employers in Britain say staff members from other European Union (EU) countries have considered leaving their firms or the country in 2017 after last year’s Brexit vote, an industry group said on Monday. The proportion rose to 43 per... Read More


Nigeria recovers stolen state funds

12 February 2017

ABUJA – Nigeria has recovered some $151 million and eight billion naira ($26.32 million) in stolen state funds in less than two months as part of an anti-graft drive, the government said on Sunday. The West African nation launched late in December a whistleblower... Read More


US immigration rounding up undocumented immigrants

11 February 2017

U.S. FEDERAL IMMIGRATION agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and... Read More


Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant 'Death to America'

10 February 2017

ANKARA – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to their clerical leaders and reject US President Donald Trump's warning that he had put the Islamic Republic "on notice", state TV reported. On the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic... Read More


US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban 

09 February 2017

A US federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld a suspension of President Donald Trump's order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came in a challenge to Trump's order filed by the states... Read More


Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

09 February 2017

VITORIA, BRAZIL – More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.... Read More


Sessions confirmed as AG

09 February 2017

WASHINGTON – A bitterly divided U.S. Senate confirmed Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the next attorney general of the United States after strong pushback from Democrats concerned about his record on civil rights. Sessions, 70, who has served two... Read More


Suspect in Louvre attack says he did not get orders from Islamic state

08 February 2017

A MAN WHO attacked soldiers with machetes at the Louvre museum in Paris has told police he identifies with the beliefs of Islamic State but said he did not carry out the attack on orders from the militant group, a judicial source said on Wednesday. Egyptian Abdullah... Read More


Minister: No renegotiation on Brexit deal if parliament rejects it

07 February 2017

LONDON – Britain will not seek further talks with the European Union if parliament rejects the exit deal it reaches, the government said on Tuesday, as ministers defeated attempts to give lawmakers more say on the terms of the final agreement. The statement, which... Read More


Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

06 February 2017

THE KREMLIN SAID on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with US counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly... Read More


Scotland could be heading for another referendum

06 February 2017

EDINBURG – A decision on calling a new Scottish independence referendum could be made within weeks, said a Scottish Greens lawmaker whose party is a key ally of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The timing of a potential new Scottish referendum – which polls... Read More


‘So-called judge’ worked with youth

05 February 2017

SEATTLE – U.S. Judge James Robart emerged from relative obscurity on Saturday as the first justice to come under fire from the president since he took office after his temporary order to lift Donald Trump’s immigration ban. In a reaction that went viral on Twitter,... Read More


Trump vows ban will be reinstated

04 February 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced a judge who lifted a travel ban for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travellers scrambled for tickets to try to quickly enter... Read More


Judge blocks Trump immigration order

03 February 2017

SEATTLE – A federal judge in Seattle on Friday put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major challenge... Read More


'El Chapo' lawyers complain about strict New York jail conditions

03 February 2017

NEW YORK – Lawyers for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman complained on Friday that he was being subjected to excessive conditions of confinement in a federal jail and that his wife was not being allowed to visit him. The arguments came in federal court... Read More


Trump administration imposes new Iran sanctions, warns more may follow

03 February 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday ratcheted up pressure on Iran, putting sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities days after the White House put Tehran "on notice" over a ballistic missile test. The move against Iran is the first by the US government since... Read More


French soldier shoots, wounds machete-wielding attacker at Louvre

03 February 2017

PARIS - A French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with machetes and carrying two bags on his back on Friday as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum in what the government said appeared to have been a terrorist attack. Initial indications were that the man,... Read More


Snapchat's $3 billion IPO

03 February 2017

SNAPCHAT OWNER SNAP INC shot the opening salvo in its $3 billion initial public offering on Thursday, outlining aggressive expansion plans but offering new investors no say on how the company is run and no promise of profits. Snap's publication on Thursday of its... Read More




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