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WORLD | 3rd December 18
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's newly inaugurated president hit the ground running Monday with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sported slightly ruffled hair at his first early morning news conference as president, which started at 7 a.m. local time."Isn't that a change, that I am here, info ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party said Prime Minister Theresa May’s government could face an action for contempt of parliament after only publishing on Monday a summary of the legal advice it received on her Brexit deal with the European Union. Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Henry NichollsThe threat ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband’s request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention. “Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” Arnhem court said in a press statement. ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
BERLIN — An American university established a quarter-century ago to educate a new generation of leaders and scholars after communism’s collapse in Central and Eastern Europe said Monday it has been kicked out of its home in Hungary. The ejection marked one of the surest signals to date of autocracy’s return to the country, and the region, after decades of relative freedom. It is the first time ...
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDaniela Tejada says she is "elated" at the news Matthew Hedges has been pardoned The leader of the UK's MI6 intelligence service has said he is "perplexed" over why the United Arab Emirates jailed British academic Matthew Hedges.Alex Younger said he "genuinely can't understand how our Emirati partners came to the conclusions they came to".M ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he has received a letter from US President Donald Trump seeking Islamabad's assistance in the Afghan peace process, reported DawnNewsTV. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed the same to Reuters, saying: "President Trump has written a letter. He has asked for Pakistan's cooperation to bring the Taliban into talks." The prime minister, in a meeting w ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S.Officials said all the migrants were being moved to a former concert venue much farther from the border. The city said in a statement the sports complex shelter was closed ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumor that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media - and by some polit ...
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen has been gripped by conflict since early 2015 when Houthi rebels seized control A UN plane is to evacuate wounded Houthi rebels from Yemen in an effort to build confidence ahead of peace talks, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the rebels says.The 50 rebels are due to be flown from the rebel-held capital Sanaa for treatment in Oman later on Monday.UN ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
CLOSE President Donald Trump says ex-lawyer Michael Cohen is a 'weak person' who is 'lying' to get a reduced sentence.' Trump made the comments shortly after Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate deal in Russia. (Nov. 29) APPresident Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Nov. 29, 2018, to one count of lying to Congress about ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
Buhari tweeted on Sunday that he addressed the reports while at a meeting in Poland."One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I've been cloned or not," Buhari said. "The ignorant rumors are not surprising -- when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead."His absence prompted intense speculation in the ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen has been gripped by conflict since early 2015 when Houthi rebels seized control A UN plane is to evacuate wounded Houthi rebels from Yemen in an effort to build confidence ahead of peace talks, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the rebels says.The 50 rebels are due to be flown from the rebel-held capital Sanaa for treatment in Oman later on Monday.UN ...
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vox's leader Santiago Abascal (l) and regional candidate Francisco Serrano celebrated their win on Sunday A far-right party has won seats in a Spanish regional election for the first time since the country's military dictatorship ended in 1975.The Vox party took 12 parliamentary seats in Andalusia on Sunday, beating expectations that it would win five.Tough on ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
Army Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the coalition, said the strikes on Sunday were against "a senior ISIS member, Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members.""Al Umarayn had given indications of posing an imminent threat to coalition forces, and he was involved in the killing of American citizen and former US Army Ranger Peter Kassig," Ryan said. "He has been linked to and directly involved wi ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and his wife Sara are suspected of awarding regulatory favours to a telecom firm Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for alleged fraud and bribery.They are suspected of awarding regulatory favours to the Bezeq telecom firm in return for positive media coverage of the couple.Mr ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will give formal notice to the U.S. Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal signed on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 leaders summit i ...
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WORLD | 2nd December 18
Baldwin's Trump found himself on a balcony in Argentina with first lady Melania Trump, played by Cecily Strong. "Melania, I'm having trouble sleeping," Baldwin said. "I keep having a nightmare that I'm walking through a forest of blood."The fake first lady then asked what was bothering Trump. The president responded that while he loved Argentina, the Mueller investigation was on his mind. While Bal ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities are investigating an apparent grenade attack on the U.S. consulate in the city of Guadalajara, officials said on Saturday, underscoring the security challenges facing Mexico’s new president. The attack took place early on Saturday morning, local media reported, ahead of the swearing in of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador later in the day. No one was ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
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WORLD | 2nd December 18
Image copyright Getty Images Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges ...
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WORLD | 2nd December 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 1, 2018 / 1:42 PM GMTBy Jonathan AllenBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — America once advocated for a "new world order." Now, it seems to prefer no world order.The transformation took nearly 30 years, but it was encapsulated Friday in two moments: an exultant greetin ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) - Negotiators are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the annual U.N. climate summit, known informally as COP 24. It is the most important international meeting for countries to discuss and coordinate the fight against global warming.Here is a look at some of the key issues and terms that will come up at the event, which starts Sunday and ends on Dec. 14:COPThe acronym stands f ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
Image copyright Getty Images Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges ...
WORLD | 2nd December 18
President Trump signs trade agreement with Canada and Mexico ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.The leaders of the Group of 20 on Saturday agreed to a wide-ranging statement that included an agreement to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a paragraph reiterating U.S. objections to the P ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 1, 2018 / 9:38 PM GMTBy Phil McCausland and Farnoush AmiriSecretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that Iran's government had just test-fired a medium-range missile "that is capable of carrying multiple warheads."The ballistic missile Iran tested has ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the Group of 20 agreed Saturday to fix the world trading system after difficult, all-night talks in the Argentine capital, but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris accord on fighting climate change with the United States the lone holdout. The official summit statement acknowledges flaws in global commerce and calls for reforming the World Trade Orga ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
While his death is being investigated, officials say there is no evidence of foul play at this time."This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet, and for the entire Navy," Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, told CNN Saturday. "Adm. Stearney was a decorated professional and a devoted father, a devoted husband and a good friend.""I'd just ask that e ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
"(Putin) tried again to muck around in our elections this last month, and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines," Mattis said, speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.Mattis said the relationship between the United States and Russia has "no doubt" worsened amid Russia's continued efforts to intervene in the US e ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
And it's anyone's guess what the ultimate outcome will be.This week alone the American President has both pledged to press ahead with a plan to raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10%, while also expressing optimism that he could strike a deal with Xi. The mixed signals from the White House, combined with Trump's mercurial personality, have rattled Wall Street and risk both j ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy "is something that worries me" and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a "fashionable" lifestyle.Italian daily Corriere della Sera's website Saturday ran excerpts of the book in the form of an interview that Francis gave about religious vocations. Francis ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
MUMBAI (Reuters) - China was looking to boost agricultural exports to India while increasing imports of rapeseed and soymeal, President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of a G20 meeting on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands as they visit the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, Hubei province, China A ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated tribe he was trying to convert, a top investigator said Saturday.Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, told AFP the suspects had left India, and that there was still no sign of the body of Chau -- who was killed last month in a hail ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the United States. In a ceremony carried live on state television, the Sahand destroyer — which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply — joined Iran’s regular navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf. The ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
MUNICH – There are few better places in the world than here to reflect on the need to end Western appeasement of Vladimir Putin and his growing list of international crimes. The latest was last Sunday's Russian attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea – and its purpose of asserting Kremlin control over its still-sovereign neighbor. This Bavarian city of beer halls and baroque beauty has ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
PARIS (Reuters) - French police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in battles with “yellow vest” protesters trying to breach security cordons on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday ahead of a third rally against high living costs. Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
British government minister Sam Gyimah quit late Friday over Prime Minister Theresa May's "naive" Brexit plan, dealing her another blow in her fight to pass it through parliament.The universities and science minister is the seventh member of May's government to quit since she brought back the draft Withdrawal Agreement from Brussels.Gyimah, who voted to remain in the EU, said the deal was "not in t ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
Women, men and children are stopped by Mexican Federal Police after they tried to peacefully march to the El Chaparral pedestrian point of entry on Nov. 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The group intended to call for a hunger strike to bring changes to the current protocols of asylum in the U.S. (Photo: OMAR ORNELAS, The Desert Sun via USA TODAY Network)WASHINGTON – A convicted murdere ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
Chief Border Patrol agent of the San Diego sector Rodney Scott says the situation at the border is 'getting worse.'Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and a newly released convicted murder last weekend, both said to have traveled to the border with the migrant caravan.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the first incident occurred on Saturday at 6:09 p.m., when agents were ale ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
Kiev, Ukraine - Foreign ministers from the world's seven biggest economies, known as the Group of Seven or G7, have condemned Russia's actions in Kerch Strait as they reaffirmed their "unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity". A statement by G7 members - the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the High Representative of the Eu ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
At the European Council on Nov. 25, leaders from the European Union endorsed the terms on which the U.K. will leave the E.U., and the political declaration that outlines our future relationship. This is a major milestone, after nearly two years of negotiations. Both sides have had to compromise to deliver a solution which works for both the U.K. and the E.U. For some in the U.K., the compromises m ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993. The last veteran of World War II to serve as president, he was a consummate public servant and a statesman who helped g ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
You know the Trump administration’s efforts to salvage its approach toward Saudi Arabia are in trouble when Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the president’s closest allies, threatens to shut down all Senate business over what he deems as a “not acceptable” response that has him “pissed.” And it might get worse this weekend if President Donald Trump, as is his wont, ignores his advisors’ warnings and wa ...
WORLD | 1st December 18
“Some people think that starting tomorrow, the prices of gas, electricity and gasoline will go down — but that can’t be,” Jose Guadalupe Rios, 55, owner of a small grocery store and a Lopez Obrador supporter, said Friday in southern Mexico City. “Amlo doesn’t have a magic wand to change everything from one day to the next — besides, he can’t end corruption in a day.” ...
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WORLD | 1st December 18
KIEV, Ukraine — With 24 of his sailors and three of his warships held captive by Russia after a confrontation on Sunday in waters near Crimea, the commander of Ukraine’s tiny navy declared that Russia under President Vladimir V. Putin was “the plague of the 21st century” and vowed that it must be stopped.But the commander was not suggesting that Ukraine fight to the last man. “Of course, we can’t b ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Argentine news channel Cronica TV used an image of Simpsons character Apu to announce the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit on Thursday, sparking outrage. Besides a shot of Modi’s plane landing, an image of the character was displayed with a graphic declaring “Apu arrives.” The graphic was caught and posted on social media by an Argentine reporter: A ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
After two failed tries at Mexico’s top office, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will finally become president on Saturday, the first time since 1929 that the country’s leader will come from outside the two parties that have ruled for nearly a century. The arrival of the 65-year-old firebrand follows the six-year term of the deeply unpopular President Enrique Peña Nieto, who represented the bankruptcy o ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPutin and the Saudi crown prince "high five" in Buenos Aires World leaders have held the opening session of their annual G20 summit, with any number of disputes and disagreements on the table.Host president, Argentina's Mauricio Macri, said the solution was "dialogue, dialogue and dialogue" and called for a clear message of shared responsib ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
After two failed tries at Mexico’s top office, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will finally become president on Saturday, the first time since 1929 that the country’s leader will come from outside the two parties that have ruled for nearly a century. The arrival of the 65-year-old firebrand follows the six-year term of the deeply unpopular President Enrique Peña Nieto, who represented the bankruptcy o ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
A 2,000-year-old ring bearing the name Pontius Pilate was discovered in the West Bank. Pontius Pilate is known as the prefect who ordered the killing of Jesus Christ.Experts in Israel have identified a ring that may have belonged to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who oversaw the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.Haaretz reports that the bronze ring was discovered 50 years ago during excavat ...