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British foreign secretary quits in protest at May's Brexit plan

09 July 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy for leaving the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after two leading eurosceptic ministers resigned in protest at her plans to retain close EU ties after Brexit. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson decided to walk from... Read More


Four boys saved, the rest wait for Thai cave rescue to resume Monday

08 July 2018

CHIANG RAI, Thailand − Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks. Read More


Prince Harry encourages youth to be champions for their communities

06 July 2018

The garden at Commonwealth headquarters was transformed into an innovation hub on July 5 as youth from across the globe shared their ideas for a better, brighter future with Prince Harry. It was the Prince’s first engagement as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador since... Read More


Mexico's ruling party in ‘intensive care’ after drubbing

04 July 2018

MEXICO CITY − Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was one of the most successful brands in 20th-century politics, but a record defeat in Sunday’s presidential election has left its future hanging in the balance. Pushed into third place with... Read More


Commonwealth says, cricket to promote peace and development

03 July 2018

Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative. Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together... Read More


Merkel's Bavarian allies row over EU migrant deal

02 July 2018

MUNICH/BERLIN − The leadership of Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies argued long into Sunday evening over whether to accept immigration proposals the German chancellor brought back from Brussels, heightening uncertainty over the future of her government coalition. Read More


Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain after Italy, Malta reject it

01 July 2018

ROME − A humanitarian boat carrying 59 migrants rescued off Libya was heading for Barcelona on Sunday after Italy and Malta, both much closer to the place of rescue, had refused to let it dock in their ports. The boat Open Arms, run by the Spanish Proactiva Open... Read More


Protesters across US call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

01 July 2018

WASHINGTON − Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the US-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run... Read More


Libyan coastguard says 100 migrants may have drowned near Tripoli

29 June 2018

TRIPOLI – More than 100 migrants are feared to have drowned off Libya’s western coast after their overloaded boat capsized, coastguard officials said on Friday. The coastguard picked up 16 survivors from the boat just east of the capital, one of whom said the vessel... Read More


UPDATE: Gunman kills at least five, injures others in Maryland newsroom

28 June 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – A gunman killed at least five people and “gravely injured” at least three others when he sprayed a newsroom in the Maryland capital of Annapolis with gunfire on Thursday, authorities said. The suspect was arrested soon after the attack at the... Read More


Multiple fatalities in Maryland newspaper office shooting

28 June 2018

MARYLAND – Several people were fatally shot at a newspaper office in the Maryland capital of Annapolis on Thursday and a suspect was apprehended, the local sheriff told Fox News. Anne Arundel Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News the incident took place outside the Capital... Read More


European leaders back Merkel on migration before summit

28 June 2018

BRUSSELS − European leaders promised to help Chancellor Angela Merkel tackle a crisis in the bloc’s migration policies on Thursday, offering the weakened German leader vital support before a high-stakes EU summit. Arriving in Brussels, the leaders of Spain, Greece,... Read More


Joe Jackson, patriarch of US musical dynasty, dead at 89

27 June 2018

WASHINGTON – Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael and his Jackson 5 brothers on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, CNN reported on Wednesday. Jackson, who... Read More


Short on workers, German companies offer more employee flexibility

27 June 2018

BERLIN – German companies are so desperate to attract staff that they are falling over themselves to offer perks such as long holidays, shorter hours, flexible shifts and sabbaticals, even though employees here already work the fewest hours in the developed world. ... Read More


Supreme court backs Trump on travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations

26 June 2018

WASHINGTON − The US Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.... Read More


US says still working to reunite 2 053 children with families

25 June 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States government still has 2 053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and officials said there was a “well coordinated” process for reuniting families.... Read More


In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top US pimp

23 June 2018

PAHRUMP, Nev. – He styles himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters. Meet Dennis Hof, whose political... Read More


Ethiopian prime minister escapes rally grenade attack that kills one, wounds scores

23 June 2018

ADDIS ABABA − Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores wounded, officials and witnesses said. The attack was launched by an unidentified assailant moments after... Read More


Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

22 June 2018

TEGUCIGALPA – The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before US President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the US border, according to a man who says he is the girl’s father. The powerful original... Read More


Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain

21 June 2018

WASHINGTON − US President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the US-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Read More


FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop homophobic chant

21 June 2018

SOCHI, Russia – Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country’s football fans to stop their homophobic chanting at World Cup matches, on a day when FIFA once again fined the Mexican football federation for their fans’ misconduct. FIFA slapped the Mexicans... Read More


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