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05/19/2019

Families of Japanese abductees urge PM Abe to enter negotiations with North Korea The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the late 1970s called for the government to expedite negotiations for their release on ...
21:00, 05/19/2019

At Least 17 Injured as Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids (CAIRO) — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian official...
21:00, 05/19/2019

Swiss Voters Opt to Tighten Gun Laws in Measure That Tested Nation’s Shooting Traditions (GENEVA) — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation’s gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of i...
21:00, 05/19/2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Release Never-Before-Seen Wedding Photos to Mark 1-Year Anniversary Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their one-year anniversary Sunday with an intimate tribute to their wedding day on their Instagram page &md...
21:00, 05/19/2019

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions French President Emmanuel Macron wants this week’s European Parliament elections to be his shining moment to push his ambitions for a stronger Europe...
20:56, 05/19/2019

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, M...
20:56, 05/19/2019

U.S.-style polarization has arrived in India. Modi is at the heart of the divide. Bitter political divisions are relatively new in the world’s largest democracy, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hoping to retain power as a wee...
20:56, 05/19/2019

Exit polls in India indicate victory for Modi and the BJP Official results are to be released Thursday, but the polls suggest Prime Minister Narendra Modi would win reelection in the world’s largest democrac...
20:56, 05/19/2019

Faced with their own demise, Europe’s social democrats are moving left The plight of Germany’s oldest political party reflects a broader identity crisis for parties across the West — including America’s Democrats — that ...
20:56, 05/19/2019

The Latest: US conducts navy exercises in Arabian Sea The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times loca...
20:28, 05/19/2019

Large US warships train together in Arabian Sea with eye on Iran threats, Navy says A rare training exercise between two large U.S. warships took place in the northern Arabian Sea over the weekend as tensions continue to increase wit...
20:28, 05/19/2019

5 tourists, including Americans, killed when plane crashes into sea after takeoff in Honduras Five people, including four Americans, were killed when a small plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from an airport in Honduras on Satur...
20:28, 05/19/2019

Violence flares in West Bengal as voting in Indian election ends Violent clashes broke out in India's eastern state of West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide wheth...
19:42, 05/19/2019

GCC countries begin enhanced maritime security patrols: U.S. Fifth Fleet Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began "enhanced security patrols" in the international waters of the Arabian Gulf area on Saturday, t...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Venezuela oil minister says economy, oil industry under U.S. siege Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday his country's economy and oil industry was under economic and financial siege by the U.S. gover...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Exit polls cheer India's ruling party; markets set to rally Indian equities, rupee and bonds are set to rally on Monday after almost all exit polls suggested that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National ...
19:42, 05/19/2019

China investigates former head of securities regulator The former head of China's top securities regulator has been put under investigation by the country's anti-corruption watchdog on suspicion of violat...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Austrian Social Democratic provincial governor ends cooperation with Freedom Party The Social Democratic governor of Austria's Burgenland province ended cooperation with the Freedom Party on Sunday and called early elections, in the...
19:42, 05/19/2019

European mainstream politicians see hope in downfall of Austrian far right leader Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria'...
19:42, 05/19/2019

India's Modi set to return to power with a bigger majority, exit polls show Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that end...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Rebels say Syrian army fails to retake Latakia mountain Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar a...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the ...
19:42, 05/19/2019

Swiss Vote to Tighten Firearms Laws to Align With E.U. Rules Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to tighten the country’s gun laws in order to comply with European Union legislation that came into force following ter...
18:00, 05/19/2019

Blast injures at least 16 tourists on bus near Giza pyramid in Egypt At least 16 people riding a tourist's bus near the Giza pyramid in Egypt suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an explosion Sunday, according to ...
17:42, 05/19/2019

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring deve...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Austrian chancellor, president to discuss election after far-right video scandal Austria's chancellor and president will discuss a date on Sunday for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after ...
16:56, 05/19/2019

UK's opposition will not back 'fundamentally' unchanged Brexit bill The leader of Britain's opposition said he would not support Prime Minister Theresa May's new attempt to push through her Brexit bill if it was funda...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Kremlin waiting for U.S. decision on Putin-Trump meeting: Ifax The Kremlin said on Sunday it hopes a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump takes place, but that it...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Austria heading for September election after far-right video scandal Austria's president on Sunday recommended a new election be held in early September, saying he wanted to restore trust in the government after a vide...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Polls show tight race in Madrid local, regional elections The races to control the Spanish capital and the wider region around Madrid in elections next Sunday look to be going down to the wire, according to ...
16:56, 05/19/2019

France's Le Maire says a Le Pen win in EU elections would hurt euro A win by Marine le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National party in next week's European parliament elections could hurt the euro and damage the Frenc...
16:56, 05/19/2019

UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt t...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Israeli host expecting Eurovision 'punishment' for Iceland's Palestinian flag display The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland's band could draw ...
16:56, 05/19/2019

India's Modi set to win election, exit polls show Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a clear majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on ...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul Voters in Switzerland approved on Sunday a shake-up of the corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential thre...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids: security sources An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the ...
16:56, 05/19/2019

First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the as...
16:56, 05/19/2019

Austrian President Calls for Elections in September Alexander Van der Bellen said continuity was essential after the far-right vice chancellor resigned over a video showing him promising favors a woman...
16:56, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun laws The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls sho...
16:00, 05/19/2019

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights U.N. human rights investigators have told Italy that a proposed decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants at...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote Austria's president says the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the c...
16:00, 05/19/2019

2 Malta soldiers charged with race crimes in migrant death Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Co...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Libyan fighters in Tripoli get armored vehicles from abroad Fighters allied with the U.N.-recognized government in Libya's capital say they have received armored vehicles and "quality weapons" despite a U.N. a...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a t...
16:00, 05/19/2019

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends The Latest on India's general election (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Voting in India's mammoth national election has ended with the seventh and final ...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Tourist bus hit by roadside bomb near Egypt's Giza Pyramids; injuries reported At least a dozen people were injured after tourist bus was hit by a roadside bomb Sunday near a museum being built close to the Giza Pyramids in Egyp...
16:00, 05/19/2019

On Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Anniversary, A Peek Into Wedding Album One year ago today, Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walked hand in hand as the world watched the couple wed in a glitteri...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Theresa May To Make "New, Bold Offer" In Brexit Bill, Labour Sceptical British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt t...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi Says Does Not Want War With Iran, Calls For Urgent Arab Talks Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is read...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Bad News For Pak PM Imran Khan, No Oil And Gas Reserves Found Off Shore Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's dream of the cash-strapped country becoming self-sufficient in oil has been dashed after no reserves were discov...
16:00, 05/19/2019

At Least 12 Injured After Blast Hits Tourist Bus Near Egyptian Pyramids An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt on Sunday, two secu...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Swiss voters appear set to align with EU on tighter gun laws Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to strengthen Switzerland’s gun laws, bringing the Alpine country...
15:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi diplomat rejects activist’s allegation he’s a target A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a t...
15:00, 05/19/2019

Economic Fears Drove Australia's Surprise Election Result Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison scored a surprise come-from-behind win at national elections Saturday, in a divisive campaign ...
14:00, 05/19/2019

| US university doctor sexually abused at least 177 students: investigation An Ohio State University team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades and was never disciplined at the US school de...
13:42, 05/19/2019

| Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in election glory Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison basked in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked praise from the US president, soul searching ...
13:42, 05/19/2019

On Abortion Law, Trump Says "Strongly Pro-Life" But With Three Exceptions President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said except...
13:42, 05/19/2019

Final votes cast in world's biggest general election Voters in India have gone to the polls in the final stage of the world's biggest general election to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi retu...
13:14, 05/19/2019

Morrison thanks Australians for surprise election victory Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked "all Australians" for returning his conservative coalition to power in a shock general election result, and...
13:00, 05/19/2019

Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU's tighter gun rules Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland's partners in the E...
13:00, 05/19/2019

France's Macron forced to curb his ambitions for Europe French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior and next week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the bele...
13:00, 05/19/2019

Sudan's military council resumes talks with protesters Sudan's ruling military council is meeting with protesters on the country's political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads w...
13:00, 05/19/2019

Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that pits...
13:00, 05/19/2019

European Elections Will Be Latest Test of Populist Support Nationalists all over the Continent are hoping for a surge that will allow them, short of leaving the European Union, to disable its bureaucracy from...
12:56, 05/19/2019

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government o...
12:56, 05/19/2019

US Firm Wayfair In Trouble For Selling Bath Mats With Hindu Gods: Report American e-tailer Wayfair, that sells home goods, has come under fire for selling bath mats with not just Lord Ganesha figurines but also with Lord S...
11:28, 05/19/2019

Trump May Pardon Military Men Accused Or Convicted Of War Crimes: Report US President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, includ...
11:28, 05/19/2019

Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years o...
09:56, 05/19/2019

In coal we trust: Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surp...
09:56, 05/19/2019

Will Jointly Produce S-500s With Russia After Purchase Of S-400s: Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defence systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would al...
09:56, 05/19/2019

News Analysis: It Was Supposed to Be Australia’s Climate Change Election. What Happened? On Saturday, in a result that stunned most analysts, voters re-elected the conservative coalition that has long resisted plans to sharply cut down on...
09:00, 05/19/2019

UK's Brexit Party maintains big lead in EU election poll Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has kept a big lead over both the ruling Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party in a poll on voting inten...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader wa...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Sudanese commander says democratic elections are his goal The deputy leader of Sudan's military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior dip...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Three killed in suspected Islamic State attack outside Libyan oilfield Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zel...
07:56, 05/19/2019

UK PM May says Brexit legislation to have 'improved package of measures' Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt ...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Bolivia's Morales defies term limits, launches bid for fourth term Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign for a fourth term on Saturday in a remote coca-growing valley without addressing the biggest con...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secret...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the ...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength' Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's at...
07:56, 05/19/2019

UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensio...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Saudi minister denies activist Baghdadi faced any Saudi threat A senior Saudi official denied the authorities posed any threat to prominent Palestinian human rights campaigner Iyad al-Baghdadi, who has said the N...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saud...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Five foreign tourists killed in plane crash in Honduras Five foreigners including the pilot died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tou...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Saturday she will run as vice president in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebran...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid After decades pulling political strings behind the scenes as a cabinet chief and strategist for Argentine presidents, Alberto Fernandez now aims to w...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered electio...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and ...
07:56, 05/19/2019

Asia Bibi Left Pakistan But Others Remain On Death Row For Blasphemy One prisoner is an illiterate Christian street cleaner who got into an argument with a Muslim friend while they were out drinking. Another is a US-tr...
06:56, 05/19/2019

"Glad Idiot Didn't Interrupt Snapchat": Arnold Schwarzenegger On Attack Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared completely unaffected after a man surprised a gym full of people with a flying, two-footed drop kick to the former Cal...
06:56, 05/19/2019

Australia's Conservative Government On Way To "Miracle" Election Victory Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable win at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow pa...
06:56, 05/19/2019

Austria will have early elections after vice chancellor resigns over alleged corruption video Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from the far-right Freedom Party, has resigned over allegations of corruption, just days before key...
05:28, 05/19/2019

Ex-king to be fined until he has paternity test A Belgian court has ruled that Albert II, the former king of Belgium, will be fined €5,000 ($5,600) every day until he takes a DNA test to determine ...
05:28, 05/19/2019

This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon On April 11, the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft attempted to land on the moon in the ancient volcanic field called the Sea of Serenity -- but it crashe...
05:28, 05/19/2019

US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the governmen...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Austria: Chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for new election on Saturday after a the release of a video showing his far-right Vice-Chancellor, Hei...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Bolivia's Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-el...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Police won't let Scottish McDonald's sell milkshakes near Brexit rally A viral video campaign has "shaken" up fast food sales in Scotland this week. Police ordered a McDonald's in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes ahea...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Final round of voting underway in India's marathon elections Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Boeing Acknowledges Defects In 737 MAX Simulator Software Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct defects in its flight simulator software used to train pilots to fly the 737 MAX, the aircraft model i...
03:28, 05/19/2019

Bolivia’s Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia’s coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-el...
03:14, 05/19/2019

Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defied pre-election polls as his ruling conservative coalition claimed a surprising victory in the count...
03:14, 05/19/2019

Netherlands wins Eurovision, as Madonna flag stunt irks organisers Bookies' favourite The Netherlands has won Eurovision, as Madonna ends up in hot water with organisers after showing Israel and Palestinian flags dur...
02:14, 05/19/2019

Italy’s Interior Minister Leads Rally of European Nationalist Leaders (MILAN) — Italy’s anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic resu...
01:56, 05/19/2019

"Ibiza Affair" Topples Austrian Government, Snap Election Announced Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh elections Saturday after an explosive...
01:42, 05/19/2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger Kicked By Man At Sports Event In South Africa Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action h...
01:42, 05/19/2019

Billboard In New York's Times Square Catches Fire One of the large digital billboards dotting New York's iconic Times Square briefly caught fire Saturday, before the blaze was extinguished with no re...
01:42, 05/19/2019

Austrian vice chancellor resigns over leaked video, prompting snap election Austria's Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday over corruption allegations after a secret video was leaked, sparking a snap elec...
01:28, 05/19/2019

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of ...
01:28, 05/19/2019

Huawei founder says growth 'may slow, but only slightly' after US restrictions On Thursday, Washington put Huawei, one of China's biggest and most successful companies, on a trade blacklist that could make it extremely diff...
00:42, 05/19/2019

Sea-Watch enters Italian waters with migrants, flouting ban Italy has allowed the transfer to the island of Lampedusa migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch, but was refusing landf...
23:56, 05/18/2019

Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him pro...
23:56, 05/18/2019

Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism, says pilots followed emergency procedures before March crash Airline officials said FAA chief Daniel Elwell’s attempt this week to place some of the responsibility for a deadly March crash on their pilots’ acti...
23:56, 05/18/2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support...
23:56, 05/18/2019

Surprise upset: Australian prime minister stays in power as opponent concedes Scott Morrison's center-right government trampled election predictions with an unexpected surge, drawing comparisons to President Trump's 2016 victor...
23:56, 05/18/2019

Cristina Fernandez takes surprise back seat in Argentine presidential race Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand f...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the Un...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government receive military hardware A coalition of forces allied with Libya's U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arm...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation f...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Merkel calls for Europe to stand up against far-right parties German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to push back against far-right parties, saying populist movements wanted to destroy cor...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Merkel says Croatia's euro ambitions very realistic German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Croatia was well on track to join the European common currency by 2024, citing the youngest EU membe...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Austria's Kurz pulls plug on coalition, calls for snap election Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on Saturday on his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party after a damaging video ...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Austrian president says snap election needed, details open Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen on Saturday said a snap election was necessary after the leader of the far-right Freedom Party stepped do...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Malawi's president makes final plea for re-election in tight race Malawi's President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week's hotly contested election wrappe...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Cheers and jeers as Europe's far-right rallies in Milan Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the contin...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Austrian Social Democrats' leader says won't oppose snap election The leader of Austria's opposition Social Democrats, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, will not oppose a snap election if a bill proposing one is put to parliamen...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Austrian government collapses after far right leader caught in video sting Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on Saturday for a snap election, pulling the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was...
21:56, 05/18/2019

Australia's conservative government on course for 'miracle' election victory The results upended pre-election polls which predicted a Labor victory, though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can govern with...
21:14, 05/18/2019

Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on...
21:14, 05/18/2019

As India’s Election Wraps Up, a Village Is Caught Between 2 Parties India has seen less violence than usual during this election season, which ends Sunday. But political and sectarian anger left at least one village s...
21:14, 05/18/2019

Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win By granting Mr. Morrison his first full term, Australians signaled their reluctance to bet on a new leader at a time when the economy has not suffere...
21:14, 05/18/2019

Austrian Vice Chancellor Resigns After Footage Shows Him Allegedly Offering Government Contracts to Russian Businesswoman (VIENNA) — Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently o...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Abortion Rights Demonstration on Red Carpet of Cannes Film Festival (CANNES, France) — Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger Assures Fans There’s ‘Nothing to Worry About’ After Assault in South Africa (JOHANNESBURG) — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Austria's populist vice chancellor resigns after alleged corruption video surfaces Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday after being caught in a secret video footage offering government contracts to a po...
20:56, 05/18/2019

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still o...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Australia's conservative coalition scores stunning political victory in general election, defies polls forecasting loss Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied polls and scored a stunning political victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, with th...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Sudan's army says talks to be resumed with protesters Sudan's ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last mo...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Sea-Watch group challenges Italy's ban on entering waters Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, ...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group's efforts...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions Lebanon's health minister, who was appointed by the country's Hezbollah group, says he has "overcome" U.S. concerns that his ministry's funds could g...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Ex-Rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest A former Colombian rebel leader has been hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a ...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Fmr CIA chief of station: 'Encouraging' that Iran is unloading missiles from its boats Iran's decision to remove missiles from two of its boats indicated the rogue nation was de-escalating tensions surrounding its nuclear program, forme...
20:56, 05/18/2019

Hero Dog Saves Infant Buried In Field By Mother In Thailand An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his teenage mot...
20:42, 05/18/2019

Austria Vice-Chancellor Resigns Over Alleged Corruption Video Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned Saturday after explosive revelations from a hidden...
20:42, 05/18/2019

Children Were Raped, Drugged In Washington's Renowned Refuge For Needy In the 1960s, first lady Jackie Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Vice President Hubert Humphrey were just a few of the import...
20:42, 05/18/2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Suing US Government Again. Reason Is A Secret Elon Musk's SpaceX is suing the federal government again. But this time, it wants its protest of a government contract to stay under seal, meaning it...
20:42, 05/18/2019

Bayern Munich wins Bundesliga as Robben and Ribery bid farewell Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery got their fairytale farewell in Germany, both scoring as Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to retain a seventh consecutive ...
20:00, 05/18/2019

Brexit talks collapse Brexit talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party have broken down after they failed to result in ...
20:00, 05/18/2019

Australia's Conservatives Win Surprise Election Victory Australia’s conservative government eked out a surprise victory in national elections after voters in resource-rich districts turned against center-l...
19:28, 05/18/2019

Austrian Video Scandal Highlights Concerns Over Nationalist Links to Russia The release of a secretly-recorded video showing a nationalist Austrian politician offering public contracts to a woman he believed to be a Russian o...
19:28, 05/18/2019

Australian Prime Minister Morrison's coalition shockingly wins Australia's ruling coalition leader has won the election and retains power, despite pundits and opinion polls predictions that the Labor Party would ...
18:56, 05/18/2019

| WATCH: Meet Australia's democracy sausage This is the democracy sausage, an Australian election day tradition. The famously barbecue-loving nation have been sizzling "snags" on polling day fo...
18:42, 05/18/2019

Thousands March in Northern Ireland Demanding Same-Sex Marriage Equality (LONDON) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in ...
18:28, 05/18/2019

Austria vice chancellor quits over 'corruption' video Austria's vice chancellor has resigned after footage of him seeming to offer lucrative German contracts to a potential Russian benefactor were publis...
17:56, 05/18/2019

President Trump's global juggling act puts China, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea all in play Succeeding at any one of those challenges would be a major win. Score them all and President Trump's name would be written large in history book...
17:28, 05/18/2019

A start-up trying to usurp Western Union and shake up the $689 billion money transfer market Western Union isn't panicked, but the delivery of money around the world is being upended, says CEO of upstart TransferWise. It broke into the m...
17:28, 05/18/2019

Why some of the world's top cybersecurity hackers are paid millions to use their powers for good There is a shortfall of cybersecurity workers that could reach as high as 3.5 million unfilled roles by 2021. A start-up called Synack provides crowd...
17:28, 05/18/2019

ExxonMobil Employees Begin Evacuating an Iraqi Oil Field Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions (BAGHDAD) — Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at th...
17:14, 05/18/2019

New York Sex Cult Founder Ordered Naked Meetings, Says Former "Slave" The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and...
16:28, 05/18/2019

Google Doodle Celebrates Persian Mathematician, Poet Omar Khayyum Today's Google Doodle celebrates the birth anniversary of Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam. The Iran-born mathematician was kn...
16:28, 05/18/2019

US Cop Allegedly Hired Hitman To Kill Husband, Boyfriend's Daughter A New York City policewoman was arrested on Friday and charged with asking a man to arrange the murder of her estranged husband and a 14-year-old gir...
16:28, 05/18/2019

US Teen Stripped, Killed Inside Tunnel By Gang She Was About To Report Ariana Funes-Diaz was killed in a tunnel, naked, beaten with a baseball bat and slashed with a machete, according to police. She had been lured there...
16:28, 05/18/2019

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country ha...
15:56, 05/18/2019

Argentina's Cristina Fernandez to run as vice presidential candidate Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand f...
15:56, 05/18/2019

Vote Count in Australian Election Shows Close Contest (CANBERRA, Australia) — The vote count in Australia’s general election on Saturday was proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, w...
15:28, 05/18/2019

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq 'immediately' U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return "immediately" for their s...
15:14, 05/18/2019

Australia's conservative government moves into election-winning position Australia's Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media ...
15:14, 05/18/2019

Argentina's Cristina Fernandez to run as vice presidential candidate in 2019 election: social media Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in national elections later this year, the country's divisive fo...
15:14, 05/18/2019

| WATCH EXCLUSIVE: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklisting would have made...
15:00, 05/18/2019

| Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland: rights group Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil right...
15:00, 05/18/2019

| Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction b...
15:00, 05/18/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible $314 million sale of missiles to South Korea The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions...
14:42, 05/18/2019

Brexit legislation needs to include public vote: Labour's Starmer The British government's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to lawmakers again next month, th...
14:42, 05/18/2019

Factbox: Five facts about designated Austrian FPO leader Hofer Norbert Hofer, proposed to replace scandal-tainted Heinz-Christian Strache as leader of Austria's Freedom Party, is the country's transport minister ...
14:42, 05/18/2019

U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30...
14:42, 05/18/2019

There will be no war as we don't want war, and no one can confront Iran: Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday he did not believe a war would break out in the region as Tehran did not want a confli...
14:42, 05/18/2019

ABC TV: most likely election result is return of Australia government Australia's conservative coalition government looks like it would be returned to office in Saturday's election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporati...
14:42, 05/18/2019

Australia staring at election cliff-hanger as poll predictions fall flat Australia's two major political parties are locked in a tight contest with more than one-third of votes counted in the national election on Saturday,...
14:42, 05/18/2019

Austrian far-right leader quits over video sting as coalition teeters Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over "catastrophic" video foo...
14:42, 05/18/2019

Who is the UK's 2019 Eurovision hopeful? Hundreds of millions of people around the world will tune in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest tonight, where British hopeful Michael Rice will ta...
14:00, 05/18/2019

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman's murder Iran's state-owned newspaper says the country's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman...
13:42, 05/18/2019

US warns commercial flights near Persian Gulf could be 'misidentified,' amid tensions with Iran Commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf could be “misidentified” and targeted amid the increasing escalation between the U.S. and Ira...
13:42, 05/18/2019

France's Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties The leader of France's far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve "an historic feat" in nex...
13:42, 05/18/2019

Venezuela's socialist collapse is worse economic failure than Soviet Union, Zimbabwe, experts say Venezuela’s socialist regime failure is the single largest economic collapse outside war in over four decades, beating the fall of the Soviet Union o...
13:42, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Austria vice chancellor quits amid video scandal The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after two German ...
13:42, 05/18/2019

Colombia Rearrests Ex-Rebel Commander Authorities rearrested Seuxis Hernández, a former commander of the FARC rebel group, just minutes after he was released from jail by a special court ...
13:28, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Vote counting starts in Australian election Votes are being counted after Saturday’s Australian election, with senior opposition lawmakers gaining confidence they will form a center-left govern...
11:56, 05/18/2019

France’s Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties The leader of France’s far-right National Rally says that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve “an historic feat” in next week’s ...
11:56, 05/18/2019

US may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklisting of the Chi...
11:14, 05/18/2019

Chinese state-run paper says US claims of forced tech transfer are 'fabricated' The United States has "fabricated" accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China's top Commun...
11:14, 05/18/2019

North Korea urges UN chief to address ship seizure by 'gangster' US North Korea asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the "illegal" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States...
11:14, 05/18/2019

Millions of Australians head to the polls Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a ...
11:14, 05/18/2019

| First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing Mount Everest claimed its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition o...
11:14, 05/18/2019

| Germany to pay $11 000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims Germany said it would pay compensation of up to 10 000 euros ($11 000) each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile...
11:14, 05/18/2019

| WATCH: Scientists create world's first 3D-printed heart Researchers at Tel Aviv University have produced a heart using 3D printing technology and human tissue, according to a study published in the journal...
11:14, 05/18/2019

Australians go to polls as government tries to hold off strong Labor challenge Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic manag...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Chinese state media hits out at 'fabricated' U.S. tech claims The United States has "fabricated" accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China's top Communist P...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Austrian chancellor to meet with Freedom Party chief Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet with Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at 1100 local time to discuss his future, news agency APA s...
10:28, 05/18/2019

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to ex...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Iran court upholds Iranian's death sentence for killing U.S. woman Iran's supreme court has upheld the death sentence of an Iranian man for killing an American woman seven years ago to steal her car, the state-run da...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Austrian chancellor rules out keeping far-right leader in government: source Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is now ruling out continuing to work with Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right F...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Austrian government teeters after video of far-right leader Austria's coalition government teetered on the brink of collapse on Saturday after video footage published by German newspapers apparently showed Vi...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Britain's Labour wants public vote included in Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Starmer Britain's opposition Labour Party wants the government's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill to include a public vote when it is presented to lawmakers ...
10:28, 05/18/2019

Trump Administration Says It Is Waiting 'by the Phone' for Iran to Call Tensions between the U.S. and Iran appeared to ease after two weeks of crisis, as the White House tamped down talk of conflict and renewed a conditio...
09:56, 05/18/2019

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman...
09:00, 05/18/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to r...
07:56, 05/18/2019

Leaders campaign until the end of Australian election day Political leaders are continuing frenetic 11th-hour campaigning as Australians vote at an election likely to deliver the nation’s sixth prime ministe...
07:56, 05/18/2019

North Korea asks U.N. chief to address ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S. North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the "illegal" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United St...
07:28, 05/18/2019

Missouri, Latest US State To Restrict Abortion The Missouri House passed a bill on Friday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest US state to pass restrictions o...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Donald Trump Says European Union Treats US Worse Than China Does On Trade US President Donald Trump said the European Union is less fair to the United States on trade than even China, which is embroiled in a months-long tra...
06:42, 05/18/2019

More Than 250,000 Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh Get First ID Cards: UN The UN said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Iran Says It Can "Easily" Hit US Warships, Works To Counter Sanctions Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit US warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top ...
06:42, 05/18/2019

US University Doctor Sexually Abused 177 Students, Probe Reveals An Ohio State University team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades and was never disciplined at the US school de...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Former CIA Agent Gets 20-Year Sentence For Spying For China An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for spying for China in a case called part of an "alarming trend" in the US intelligence...
06:42, 05/18/2019

US Cops Caught Wrong Men For A 1996 Murder. A Cigarette Changed The Case Fact and fantasy collided for Michael Usry Jr with a knock on his door in December 2014. Officers from the Louisiana State Police were outside, askin...
06:42, 05/18/2019

US Lawmaker Says Rape Can Be "Consensual". Female Colleague Corrects Him A Republican Missouri legislator apologised on Friday for saying that some sexual assaults are "consensual rapes" during a debate over a new, restric...
06:42, 05/18/2019

"Non-Violent Escape Plan": Brazil Pastors Convert Gang Members On YouTube As gang wars drive Brazil's homicide rate to historic highs, evangelical pastors - long revered in the nation's slums and prisons - have come up with...
06:42, 05/18/2019

US Ex-Spy Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Selling Secrets To China A former defense and intelligence contractor who sold classified documents to the Chinese government, and then claimed that he was actually working a...
06:42, 05/18/2019

"No Warnings Appeared In Cockpit": Ethiopian Airlines On 737 MAX Crash Ethiopian Airlines officials on Friday disputed Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell's claim that the airline's failure to "adhere" to...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Japan's Next-Generation Shinkansen Bullet Train Clocks 320 Kmph In Test A prototype of Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train, set to be the fastest train on wheels when it enters service, reached speeds of 320 k...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Brazil's environment minister challenges Amazon Fund Brazil's environment minister questioned on Friday the effectiveness of the Amazon Fund created to contain the deforestation of the vast rainforest, ...
06:14, 05/18/2019

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 yea...
06:14, 05/18/2019

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantl...
06:14, 05/18/2019

Iran denies ties to Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil installations Iran's foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen'...
04:56, 05/18/2019

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The 'criminal candidates' standing in India's election India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdo...
04:56, 05/18/2019

U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to...
04:56, 05/18/2019

China paper says U.S.'s forced tech transfer claims are 'fabricated' The United States has "fabricated" accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China's top Communist P...
04:56, 05/18/2019

Austrian leader calls crisis meeting after deputy filmed discussing deals Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deput...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Colombian ex FARC rebel rearrested minutes after leaving jail A former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group was released from prison on Friday and immediately re-arrested after new evidence came to light, t...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition sought to "build a peaceful agenda" for the crisis-strick...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beg...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Angry Venezuelans wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen Angry drivers queued for hours in towns across Venezuela on Friday as fuel shortages worsened in the South American nation following a plunge in gaso...
03:00, 05/18/2019

UN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly urging all countries to implement an arms embargo against Libya, saying preventing the proliferation o...
02:56, 05/18/2019

Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail A former Colombian rebel leader who narrowly dodged extradition to the U.S. on drug charges has injured himself in jail while waiting for court-order...
02:56, 05/18/2019

Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killed A Nicaraguan lawyer says 17 people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old...
02:56, 05/18/2019

In southern Afghanistan, U.S. airstrikes kill up to 18 members of Afghan forces  U.S. military officials said the airstrikes, in what they described as a “tragic accident,” killed members of the Afghan security forces and Taliban ...
02:56, 05/18/2019

German Parliament Deems B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic The campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods recalled “the most terrible chapter in German history” and revived memories of the motto “Don’t buy...
02:56, 05/18/2019

Russia warned 'whale jail' release could risk orcas' survival Conservationists have warned Russia against its plan to release 10 captive killer whales into the Sea of Japan, rather than where they were originall...
01:42, 05/18/2019

A woman took a picture of three Irish men in Times Square. It took Twitter only an hour to track the lads down. Christina Boniello was strolling through Times Square earlier this month when a group of three men with Irish accents asked her to snap a photo of th...
01:14, 05/18/2019

Syrian TV says Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel...
00:28, 05/18/2019

Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China A former spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiring to...
00:28, 05/18/2019

Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were cha...
00:28, 05/18/2019

Merkel's heir apparent denies pressuring German chancellor to resign The presumptive heir to Angela Merkel denied a report on Friday that she had pressured the German chancellor to step down after an election later thi...
00:28, 05/18/2019

Australian voters tipped to elect Labor government Australian bookies predict a return to power for the Labor party in an election on Saturday after six years in the political wilderness and a campaig...
00:28, 05/18/2019

Austrian far-right leader under fire for Ibiza meeting video Two German newspapers are reporting the leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potenti...
00:14, 05/18/2019

| WATCH: Celebrities react to Alabama's abortion law On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that makes abortion a Class A felony. Celebrities immediately took to social media to ...
23:42, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: WWII British shipwreck leaking oil off New York The US Coast Guard says a World War II-era shipwreck off Long Island is leaking oil through two pinpoint leaks. It is conducting an assessment of the...
23:42, 05/17/2019

US Lifts Steel, Aluminum Tariffs On Canada, Mexico US President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created frictio...
22:56, 05/17/2019

Israel claims its troops didn't kill paraplegic Palestinian The Israeli army has closed a criminal investigation into the death of a paraplegic Palestinian man shot while demonstrating along Gaza's border with...
22:56, 05/17/2019

UN aid chief fears northwest Syria 'humanitarian nightmare' The U.N. humanitarian chief says his worst fears that a full-scale military onslaught in northwestern Syria would "unleash a humanitarian nightmare u...
22:56, 05/17/2019

Basque separatist chief jailed in France, day after capture A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA has been jailed in France, a day after his arrest in a French Alpine town ended 17 years...
22:56, 05/17/2019

Explosions heard in Syrian capital apparent Israeli strikes Syrian state media is reporting that several explosions were heard in the capital Damascus as the country's air defenses opened fire on "objects" com...
22:56, 05/17/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivere...
22:56, 05/17/2019

'Extraordinary': Almost 1/4 of West Antarctic ice is now 'unstable' More unsettling news from the bottom of the world. Almost one-quarter of the ice in the West Antarctic ice sheet has been classified as "unstable." ...
22:42, 05/17/2019

GOP lawmaker on Iran threat: Directive was to 'kill and kidnap American soldiers' An Iranian military leader told proxy militias: 'We are getting ready to have a proxy war and target Americans,' a top GOP lawmaker said Fr...
22:42, 05/17/2019

Would You Like a Passport With That? McDonald’s Partners With U.S. Embassy in Austria to Help Stranded Tourists In a move that has raised many eyebrows on social media, McDonald’s and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria, have partnered to help Americans s...
22:28, 05/17/2019

Why Venezuela’s Government and Opposition Are Finally Coming to the Negotiating Table Four months into the chaotic political stand-off between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime and opposition leader Juan Guaid&o...
22:28, 05/17/2019

U.S. Lifts Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico (WASHINGTON) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with A...
22:28, 05/17/2019

HMS Queen Elizabeth Captain Sacked From Post Over Car ''Misuse'': Reports The captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the British Royal Navy's largest and most powerful warship, has been stripped of his command for allegedly misusi...
22:00, 05/17/2019

US Sex Cult Leader Had Meetings With Naked Women "Slaves": Witness The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and...
22:00, 05/17/2019

Brexit Compromise Talks Collapse After Six Weeks Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating a...
22:00, 05/17/2019

Trump Says U.S. Reaches Deal With Canada, Mexico to End Steel and Aluminum Tariffs The administration has reached agreements with Canada and Mexico that end U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump said Fr...
21:56, 05/17/2019

China's currency is sending a warning signal about the trade war China's currency has been an important barometer for progress in U.S.-Chinese trade talks, and right now it's signaling things aren't ...
21:42, 05/17/2019

Boris Johnson clear favorite among UK Conservative members to succeed PM May: poll Boris Johnson, a prominent leader of the Brexit campaign and former foreign minister, is the top choice among members of Britain's ruling Conservativ...
21:14, 05/17/2019

Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities: minister Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, afte...
21:14, 05/17/2019

Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships, works to counter sanctions Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its to...
21:14, 05/17/2019

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precautio...
21:14, 05/17/2019

Million Disgruntled "Game Of Thrones" Fans Want To "Dracarays" Season 8 If more than three-quarter of a million disgruntled "Game of Thrones" fans had their way, dragons would unmercifully torch the eighth season of the H...
20:14, 05/17/2019

Olive production leads to bird killings on 'catastrophic scale' Hundreds of thousands of legally-protected birds are killed in southern Europe every year after being sucked out of trees and into machines which are...
20:14, 05/17/2019

Norway says talks to resolve Venezuela crisis in "exploratory phase" Talks taking place in Oslo with representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition to resolve the country's political crisis are in an "explora...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Iran's elite naval forces said to pass skills to proxy fighters An unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier, sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke....
20:00, 05/17/2019

Reporter shot and killed in Mexican tourist resort A crime reporter has been shot and killed in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Thursday, the late...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Vatican official cleared of abuse charges lodged by ex-nun A Vatican official has been acquitted by a Holy See tribunal of charges leveled by a former nun that he had solicited sex from her a decade ago while...
20:00, 05/17/2019

UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response The United Arab Emirates, though a prominent foe of Iran in the Middle East's power struggles, has tempered its reaction to attacks on oil tankers of...
20:00, 05/17/2019

At his first news conference in India, PM Modi declines questions Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in power for five years, attended his first news conference ever in India on Friday but took no questions, prompting ta...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Boris Johnson clear favorite among UK Conservative members to success PM May: poll Boris Johnson, a prominent leader of the Brexit campaign and former foreign minister, is the top choice among members of Britain's ruling Conservativ...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Italy's Salvini says EU vote will lead to big changes in Europe This month's European Parliament election will shake up the continent, leading to a relaxation of budget rules and influencing the choice of the next...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Egypt's President Sisi pardons 560 prisoners Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 560 prisoners, the majority of whom were accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, t...
20:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. imposes drug-related sanctions on Mexican judge, former governor The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 11 Mexicans, including a judge and a former governor, over their involvement with drug trafficking o...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Germany designates BDS Israel boycott movement as anti-Semitic The German parliament voted on Friday to condemn as anti-Semitic a movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Pales...
20:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. has heard nothing from Iran on overtures for talks -official The United States is "sitting by the phone" but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump's overtures fo...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Western powers clash at U.N. with Russia, Syria, on Syrian hospital attacks The United Nations said on Friday at least 18 health centers have been attacked in the past three weeks in northwestern Syria, prompting a confrontat...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communicatio...
20:00, 05/17/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital The U.N. refugee agency says it is "deeply saddened" by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at lea...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Greek far-left killer in intensive care after hunger strike Greek authorities say a far-left extremist convicted of 11 murders has been placed in intensive care after a 15-day hunger strike that has triggered ...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Turkey: 14 get life over 2016 bombings near Istanbul stadium Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment without parole over two bombings near an Istanbul soccer sta...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Former French President Sarkozy set for trial over fraud allegations tied to 2012 campaign France’s Constitutional Council on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy - all but assuring the ex-head of state stand trial ...
19:42, 05/17/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling o...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Israeli disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online has found that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winnin...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Cross-party Brexit talks break down, making May’s departure increasingly inevitable Talks between the U.K. government and opposition Labour Party MPs on how to resolve Brexit broke down on Friday -- almost certainly dooming Prime Min...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Pakistan doctor accused of infecting more than 400 babies and children with HIV A destitute village in Pakistan’s south has been forced into a mode of panic and fear after more than 500 people – overwhelmingly children – tested p...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Italian court convicts 4 for deadly Turin soccer stampede Four young men have been convicted of the deaths of two women in a soccer stampede in the northern Italian city of Turin and given prison sentences o...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in t...
19:42, 05/17/2019

Hero dog saves life of newborn after teen mom buries boy alive in Thailand A dog named Ping Pong is being hailed as a hero in Thailand for saving the life of a newborn baby after the infant's 15-year-old mother tried to hide...
19:42, 05/17/2019

US Says Supports Sri Lanka's Fight Against Terror, Offers $480 Million Aid The United States on Thursday re-affirmed its support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism, in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that ki...
19:14, 05/17/2019

David Cameron’s Book Isn’t Out Yet. The Scathing Commentary Is. News of an autobiography from the former prime minister who left Britain the Brexit mess attracted a digital stream of creative mockery and vulgarity...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Risk to Turkey’s Economy Deepens With New Istanbul Election President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is spending billions to prop up the currency amid new economic turmoil. The question is how long it can l...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Panama’s Worst Drought Hints at the Future of Its Canal A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more...
19:00, 05/17/2019

A Battered but Unbowed Justin Trudeau Vows to Stay the Course in Canada His poll standings are in free fall, and a dispute with a female cabinet minister raised questions about his leadership, but the Canadian prime minis...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Hopes of Brexit Breakthrough Dashed as Bipartisan Talks Collapse The U.K.’s main opposition Labour Party pulled the plug on Brexit talks with the government, scotching hopes for a bipartisan solution to break the l...
18:56, 05/17/2019

Russia's Covert Tactics Aim to Alienate Ukraine's Western Neighbors Russia’s efforts to keep Ukraine in its orbit have included invasions, targeted assassinations and economic coercion. Less prominently, Moscow has di...
18:56, 05/17/2019

Iran Foreign Minister Asks China to Help Save Nuclear Deal Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif asked China to help save the nuclear deal, seeking to bolster ties as the U.S. intensifies its campaign to isola...
18:56, 05/17/2019

Growing Movement to Boycott Israel Is Condemned by Germany The German parliament condemned as anti-Semitic a growing international movement that targets Israel, and it called on the government to withdraw fun...
18:56, 05/17/2019

US Trade War Could Slash 1% Of China's GDP, Warns Top Chinese Official A high ranking Chinese official has said that the ongoing trade war with the US could slash China's GDP by one per cent, in the first such admission ...
18:14, 05/17/2019

U.S.-led airstrike mistakenly kills 17 in Afghanistan A U.S.-led airstrike in Afghanistan has accidentally killed at least 17 government officers and injured more than a dozen, Afghan officials said Frid...
18:14, 05/17/2019

Report: Kim Jong Un showed interest in summit with Shinzo Abe Kim Jong Un expressed "willingness" to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Hanoi summit in February, according to multiple Japane...
18:14, 05/17/2019

How Trump's Immigration Plan Would Have Affected His In-Laws' Prospects President Donald Trump's proposed plan to overhaul the U.S. immigration system would have made it more difficult for his in-laws to migrate to the Un...
17:28, 05/17/2019

South Korea to donate $8M in humanitarian aid to North The South Korean government has decided to send $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea, days after Pyongyang claimed the country is experienci...
17:00, 05/17/2019

Iran says 'concrete action' needed to save nuclear deal Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that China, Russia and other countries must take "concrete action" to save the 2015 nuclear...
17:00, 05/17/2019

Second Brexit referendum more likely as Theresa May considers stepping down Brexit talks fell apart Friday in the British Parliament, increasing the possibility that Prime Minister Theresa May will leave office next month and...
17:00, 05/17/2019

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russ...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Former French president Sarkozy set for trial over 2012 campaign France's Constitutional Council cleared the way on Friday for former president Nicolas Sarkozy to be tried over alleged illegal financing of his fail...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Collapse of Brexit talks a very negative development: Irish PM The collapse of talks between Britain's two main parties aimed at finding a way to leave the European Union with the support of a majority of lawmake...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Days before elections, EU approves new cyber sanctions regime The European Union will directly penalize computer hackers after governments agreed on Friday a new mechanism to target individuals anywhere in the w...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Spain's Sanchez nominates Catalans to chair Congress and Senate Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday proposed two Catalan lawmakers as parliamentary speakers, giving an early sense of the prominen...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Factbox: The national stakes in the EU elections Beyond determining the balance of power of the next European Parliament, this week's EU elections can have knock-on effects in the domestic politics ...
16:42, 05/17/2019

World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven ...
16:42, 05/17/2019

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rai...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Confused by EU elections? Brexit makes it worse, candidate says The delay to Britain's departure from the European Union has only confused voters who already have little enthusiasm for European Parliament election...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue Algeria's imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th su...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Turkey jails 14 for life for 2016 Besiktas bombing: Anadolu A Turkish court on Friday sentenced fourteen people to life in jail without parole for involvement in twin bombings in Istanbul that killed dozens in...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Senior China diplomat says China opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday that China resolutely o...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Iranian missiles can hit U.S. ships in Gulf: Guards A deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said short-range Iranian missiles could reach U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States cou...
16:42, 05/17/2019

U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official A senior Iranian military official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of dishonesty, saying Washington is calling for talks while "holding a gun...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fu...
16:42, 05/17/2019

German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement German lawmakers have approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel and describing its methods as anti-S...
16:28, 05/17/2019

Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body following a spa...
16:28, 05/17/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen’s capital UN refugee agency says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six...
16:28, 05/17/2019

Poland's church head says film on sex abuse not an attack The head of Poland's Catholic church says that recent revelations of abuse of minors by priests do not amount to an attack on the church but will hel...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Croatia's WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support f...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Tower of London welcomes new ravens, ensuring the kingdom won’t crumble The Tower of London and the United Kingdom have been saved from prophesied doom after the historic landmark welcomed the birth of new raven chick for...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Disgraced French doctor accused of poisoning 24 patients as young as four to show off his talents in medicine A disgraced French doctor is under investigation and has been charged with poisoning in total 24 patients at clinics in Eastern France in the span of...
16:14, 05/17/2019

EU extends sanctions against Assad's Syria regime for a year The European Union is prolonging sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad for a year due to its continued crackdown against civi...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Indonesian police beef up security ahead of election results Indonesia has deployed 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announceme...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka School Principal, Teacher Arrested For Link To Terror Attack Sri Lankan Police said Friday they have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group Natio...
16:14, 05/17/2019

Majority of Europeans think the EU will fall apart within 20 years, study finds Research published this week showed that levels of support for membership of the European Union are high – but so is pessimism about the future of th...
15:00, 05/17/2019

The U.S.-China Trade War Reveals America’s New World Status “I say openly to President Xi and all of my many friends in China that China will be hurt very badly if you don’t make a deal.” Thu...
14:28, 05/17/2019

President Trump Is Sounding More Cautious on Iran Than His Top Advisers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers...
13:56, 05/17/2019

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Says She’ll Issue a Timetable for Her Departure Next Month (LONDON) — British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding that she set a date for ...
13:56, 05/17/2019

U.K. Labour Party Leader Ends Brexit Talks With Government Without a Compromise (LONDON) — Talks between Britain’s government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement Frid...
13:56, 05/17/2019

'Miracle' there was no blast as F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse A fire official has said it is a "miracle" there was no explosion after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near a Southern California air b...
13:56, 05/17/2019

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since comin...
13:56, 05/17/2019

Poland’s church head says film on sex abuse not an attack The head of Poland’s Catholic church says that recent revelations of abuse of minors by priests do not amount to an attack on the church but will hel...
13:56, 05/17/2019

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his Bharatiya Janata Party’s fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in...
13:56, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: Taiwan votes to legalise same-sex marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the caus...
13:28, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb: police Police in Chicago were questioning three people in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager whose unborn baby was taken from her womb after ...
13:28, 05/17/2019

| #YouKnowMe women open up following Alabama's abortion law Twitter users share their abortion stories under the hashtag #YouKnowMe after the Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive abortion Bill in the US....
13:28, 05/17/2019

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, becoming the first in Asia with a comprehensive law that both allows and lays out the...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Council of Europe to discuss Russia's voting rights The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia's voting rights in the continent's main human rights watchdog....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal Iran's foreign minister is pressing ahead with intense diplomatic efforts to salvage Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers at the center of a crisi...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Ukraine's coalition collapses in blow to president-elect Ukraine's ruling parliamentary coalition has collapsed in what represents a setback for the country's president-elect's plans to hold early elections...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Brussels Jewish Museum attacker transferred to France The French leader of the 2014 attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels has been transferred to France in relation to the hostage taking of French jour...
13:00, 05/17/2019

The Latest: German military resumes training mission in Iraq The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times loca...
13:00, 05/17/2019

I.M. Pei's legacy stretched from the West to the East The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition wit...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stop...
13:00, 05/17/2019

India's ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., ...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Gun control in heavily-armed Switzerland faces May 19 vote, and the Swiss are grumbling In the world’s first referendum of its kind, citizens of this Alpine nation will head to the polls on May 19 to decide on stricter gun control....
12:56, 05/17/2019

Huawei: 'All options are on the table' Huawei said Thursday it has not ruled out legal action to resolve a growing crisis with the Trump administration following the Commerce Department's ...
12:56, 05/17/2019

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote islands Almost one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Ke...
12:56, 05/17/2019

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who championed the cause for two dec...
11:14, 05/17/2019

French Doctor Suspected In 17 More Poisoning Cases A French doctor already under investigation for poisoning seven patients has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern France...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Number Of Dead In Shanghai Building Collapse Rises To 10 The number of dead in the collapse of a Shanghai commercial building that was undergoing renovation rose to 10 overnight after three more victims wer...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Kamala Harris Invokes Indian Heritage In Reply To Trump Immigration Plan Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator castigated President Donald Trump's merit-based immigration plan saying it was "short-sighted" and inv...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan Legislature Approves Asia's First Same-Sex Marriage Law Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservati...
11:00, 05/17/2019

News Analysis: Australia Longs for Bolder Politics as Beloved Leader Dies on Election’s Eve Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s death has thrown Australia into reflection, unleashing pride but also frustration with a perceived lack of vision i...
09:56, 05/17/2019

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.     ...
09:56, 05/17/2019

'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after...
09:42, 05/17/2019

Italy's Di Maio not worried over possible European sanctions Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday he was not worried over possible EU sanctions in case of violation of fiscal rules, as he ...
09:42, 05/17/2019

Brexit disarray returns: talks about to fail as May's premiership fades Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as last-ditch cross-party talks teetered on the brink of failure...
09:42, 05/17/2019

Singapore Airlines' order of 31 Boeing 737 Max jets remains 'intact,' CEO says Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong told reporters and analysts on Friday that an order for 31 Boeing 737 Max jets remains "intact" despite the ai...
09:28, 05/17/2019

Networking is pointless — unless you follow this important rule, relationship expert says To be an effective networker, it's important to view relationships as "capital," says Zvi Band, relationship strategist and author of "Success I...
09:28, 05/17/2019

Italian regulators launch probe into Google over abuse of market dominance Italy's antitrust authority announced Friday that it has opened an investigation into Google over alleged abuse of its dominant market position....
09:28, 05/17/2019

Richemont posts solid watch and jewellery sales for its full year Luxury goods group Richemont said sales of its watches and jewelry both grew by 10% in the year to the end of March, with the Americas and Asia perfo...
09:28, 05/17/2019

Watch: F-16 Jet Crashes Into California Building, Pilot Ejects Safely An F-16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Mother, Daughter Charged For Killing Woman, Cutting Child From Her Womb The last time anyone saw Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, she was nine months pregnant. The 19-year-old left her alternative high school on the lower west side of...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Whale Deaths In US' West Coast May Be Linked To Arctic Warmth Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

"Build America" Visa Replaces Green Card In Trump's New US Entry Plan Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with 'Build America' visa, as the US President unveiled a new merit and points-based i...
09:00, 05/17/2019

414 Million Plastic Pieces Found On "Australia's Last Unspoilt Paradise" Some 414 million pieces of plastic, including one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes, were found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling)...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, t...
09:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Hungary PM: discussed missiles, natural gas with U.S. President Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defense missiles at his Monday meeting with U.S. ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Mining magnate aims to be kingmaker after Australian election A billionaire who built his own Jurassic Park and promises a replica Titanic may hold the balance of power in Australia's parliament if his populist ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rai...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Brexit referendum more likely if talks collapse, Labour's Benn says Another referendum on European Union membership is more likely if talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Par...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Brexit talks between Britain's two main parties about to end with no agreement: BBC Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party are about to close without an agreement, the BBC said...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Negotiations in Norway Aim to Resolve Venezuela’s Political Crisis (CARACAS, Venezuela) — Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela’s crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition ...
08:56, 05/17/2019

Saudi Arabia is Blaming Iran for a Drone Attack Amid Calls for U.S. Strikes (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, an...
08:56, 05/17/2019

A Leader of the Basque Militant Group ETA Has Been Arrested After 17 Years on the Run (SALLANCHES, France) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on ...
08:56, 05/17/2019

Taiwan Has Approved Same-Sex Marriage in a First for Asia (TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Taiwan’s legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex ...
08:56, 05/17/2019

Finding the beauty in America's mundanity Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailbl...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Goldman Sachs makes biggest acquisition in 20 years Goldman Sachs just made its first M&A splash of the David Solomon era, scooping up United Capital in a bid to beef up its wealth-management business....
08:00, 05/17/2019

Boris Johnson wants to be UK PM Boris Johnson, the former UK Foreign Secretary and an ardent critic of Theresa May's Brexit strategy, has confirmed he will run for leadership of the...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Filipino ambassador recalled over trash row The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada in an escalating row after Ottawa missed a deadline and failed to reclaim garbage shipped to Ma...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Why Australians aren't happy with their leader choices Arrogant. Uninspiring. Out of touch. These are just some of the ways that Australian voters have described both of their prospective prime ministers ...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Australian politicians scramble to win over undecided voters, honor former PM Australian politicians scrambled to win over undecided voters on Friday, the last day of a general election campaign that has ended in mourning for o...
07:14, 05/17/2019

Iron ore mine floods in northeastern China trapping nine workers: media An accident occurred at a newly launched iron ore mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang on Friday morning, leaving nine people trapp...
07:14, 05/17/2019

| French anaesthesiologist suspected in 17 more poisoning cases A French doctor already charged in the poisoning of seven patients has been brought before a judge on suspicions he may have poisoned 17 others at a ...
06:56, 05/17/2019

| US election | Venezuela aid: WATCH the top World news videos for today Trump mocks De Blasio's presidential candidacy | Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela; here are the top World news videos for your Friday. W...
06:56, 05/17/2019

Women share their abortion stories in rebuke of Alabama 'ban' Women are sharing their stories of having an abortion on social media in response to the state of Alabama voting to enforce a near-total ban on the p...
06:42, 05/17/2019

UK sold £11.5m of arms to Saudi Arabia in months after Khashoggi murder The British government licenced the sale of almost £11.5m worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia in the three months after the murder of jo...
06:42, 05/17/2019

Man arrested during Nicaraguan protest killed in prison A 57-year-old man arrested for taking part in protests against Nicaragua’s government had been killed by a bullet in a prison north of the capital am...
06:28, 05/17/2019

Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects Australia’s prime minister has denied media reports that that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight touri...
06:28, 05/17/2019

Russia challenges chemical watchdog on naming perpetrators Russia is seeking U.N. Security Council approval for a resolution that challenges the global chemical weapons watchdog for setting up an investigativ...
06:28, 05/17/2019

Without Venezuela’s oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on Haitians are struggling to keep the lights on as the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro has been forced to stop sending billions in subsidized o...
06:28, 05/17/2019

Modi proclaims a cleaner India, but the reality may be more murky Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India's capita...
06:14, 05/17/2019

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua dies in prison shooting The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday that a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests died in a shooting at the p...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Lawyer requests Moroccan state compensation for families of murdered Scandinavian women A lawyer for the family of a Danish tourist who was found killed last year along with a Norwegian hiker, on Thursday asked the Moroccan state to guar...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Australian politicians woo voters on Chinese social media app WeChat Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews, is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a chall...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Factbox: Australian political leaders Morrison and Shorten at a glance Australians go to the polls on Saturday to choose between extending the six-year rule of the conservative Liberal-National coalition or electing the ...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the fir...
06:14, 05/17/2019

Australia's former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89 Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a "larrikin' streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 199...
04:56, 05/17/2019

Morgan Stanley is bullish on Japan, says its stocks are 'oversold and unloved' Japan's stock markets are "oversold and unloved" — the opposite of those in the U.S., said Morgan Stanley, predicting that the Topix may jump as...
04:56, 05/17/2019

Sony shares skyrocket after the company announces partnership with Microsoft, share buyback Shares of Japanese conglomerate Sony surged in morning trade on Friday after the company announced the previous day a share buyback of more than $1 b...
04:56, 05/17/2019

She Served $8 School Lunch To Teen Who Couldn't Pay. Then She Was Fired A cafeteria worker in Canaan, New Hampshire, was fired after a supervisor caught her violating her employer's policy. Her offense? Giving food worth ...
04:14, 05/17/2019

Donald Trump Wants His Border Barrier To Be Painted Black With Spikes The barrier that President Donald Trump wants to build along the Mexico border will be a steel bollard fence, not a concrete wall as he long promised...
04:14, 05/17/2019

IM Pei, The Architect Behind Louvre Pyramid, Dies At 102 I.M. Pei, an American modernist architect regarded as one of the world's leading designers of civic centers and cultural institutions, including the ...
04:14, 05/17/2019

Doctor With Infected Syringe Allegedly Sparks HIV Outbreak In Pakistan Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly i...
04:14, 05/17/2019

10-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl dies in Mexican custody The death came on the same day as a 2½-year-old Guatemalan boy died in El Paso several weeks after being apprehended by U.S. immigration authorities....
03:14, 05/17/2019

The Queen Is Hiring a Social Media Manager, So Get Those Résumés Royal-Ready If you have royal fever and you’re a social media pro, your dream job has arrived. Buckingham Palace is currently hiring a “digital commu...
03:00, 05/17/2019

I.M. Pei, Pioneering Architect Who Designed Iconic Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102 I.M. Pei, the world-renowned architect famous for designing the glass pyramid entry to the Louvre in Paris, has died, according to the New York Times...
03:00, 05/17/2019

Stocks in Asia rise following overnight Dow bounce Shares in Asia were higher in Friday morning trade following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors stateside cheered strong earnings and econom...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Pregnant US Teen Killed, Baby Taken From Womb: Police Police in Chicago were questioning three people Thursday in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager whose unborn baby was taken from her wo...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail For Contempt Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail on Thursday for refusing to testify before a grand jury believed to ...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Three British Crew Killed In Dubai Plane Crash: Report Three British people and a South African were killed Thursday in a plane crash close to Dubai airport, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency re...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Pro-Maduro Activists Evicted From Venezuelan Embassy Police removed four activists from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington and arrested them, the latest skirmish over the diplomatic compound between t...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possi...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran. Is John Bolton driving the US into a conflict anyway? John "Bolton in many ways is from central casting if you were looking for a consummate hawk," said Mark Dubowitz, an Iran analyst who advised Trump. ...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Amid Brexit turmoil, Theresa May promises June timetable for her exit as British prime minister British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding that she set a date for her resignation. ...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russian...
02:56, 05/17/2019

U.S. federal agents arrest protesters occupying Venezuelan Embassy U.S. law enforcement officers raided the Venezuelan Embassy on Thursday to oust a small group protesting U.S. policy toward the oil-rich country, pav...
02:56, 05/17/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human righ...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Factbox: Australia's election - key themes and contests Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on p...
02:56, 05/17/2019

China tells Turkey to support its fight against Uighur militants China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism fr...
02:56, 05/17/2019

Free sex vouchers to 'curb rape'? It's one of those stories you couldn't make up -- except someone did. It said the German government gives migrants free coupons for prostitutes, and ...
02:42, 05/17/2019

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a...
02:00, 05/17/2019