• Brexit deal deadline likely to be extended, admits minister
Brexit deal deadline likely to be extended, admits minister

In New York, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Britain was "cautiously hopeful" rather than "wildly hopeful" of securing a Brexit deal . The EU has already produced 68 notices on "Brexit preparedness". "There'll be a lot of uncertainty here, there'll be a lot of unpredictability", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, "and people who are m...

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  • North Korea speeds construction spree ahead of anniversary
North Korea speeds construction spree ahead of anniversary

After the emotional few days at the North's tourist resort of Mount Kumgang, South Korean family members were escorted to waiting buses, as their North Korean relatives stood back and waved them off. Two North Korean officials politely separated Han from one of her daughters, 71-year-old Kim Kyong Yong, who kept holding on to one of Han's arms. ...

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  • Pompeo calls on Pakistan's Khan to act against 'terrorists'
Pompeo calls on Pakistan's Khan to act against 'terrorists'

Speaking of how Pakistan needs to become more active in global terms, Qureshi said the country could use worldwide forums to its benefit. "I have to admit that, in the past, we have not concentrated on Africa. we want both countries to benefit, we want a balanced relationship". "We all need to move forward with one heart & mind, that is what ...

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  • US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute
US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

In a statement today, China's Commerce Ministry said the latest tariffs were evidence that the USA was "remaining obstinate". "While Trump has said these trade tariffs will benefit the US economy, no economist polled by Reuters shared that view", the news service reported .

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  • South Africa Politics Roiled by Trump Tweet on Killing White Farmers
South Africa Politics Roiled by Trump Tweet on Killing White Farmers

The US president isn't the first politician to clash with South Africa over the issue of land. "We would like to discourage those who are using this sensitive and emotive issue of land to divide us", he said . The left claims that Trump's tweet is racist and white supremacist, and the right claims that it proves that South Africa is racist a...

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  • Mollie Tibbetts autopsy: Iowa student suffered 'multiple sharp force injuries'
Mollie Tibbetts autopsy: Iowa student suffered 'multiple sharp force injuries'

Rivera admitted to tailing Tibbetts in his vehicle, eventually getting out and running beside her. But some people in the small city of Brooklyn - home to fewer than 1,400 people - were shocked to learn they were connected to both the woman who went missing and the man charged with killing her.

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  • Scott Morrison Is Australia's New Prime Minister
Scott Morrison Is Australia's New Prime Minister

The dysfunction began when Turnbull was turfed out as leader of the then-opposition Liberal Party by his chief nemesis, arch conservative Tony Abbott in late 2009. "They will give Australia a real change at success", he added. Greens leader Richard Di Natale, who has pleaded for politicians to consider the plight of asylum-seeker children hel...

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  • Cohen plea deal doesn't mean it implicates Trump: White House
Cohen plea deal doesn't mean it implicates Trump: White House

It has come to this. That information pertains to thousands of emails that were hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and released by Wikileaks. This can not seriously be construed as a campaign contribution, as was found in the John Edwards case , where there had been an extensive affair and a child resulted while Edwards was ru...

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  • Trump orders Mike Pompeo to delay North Korea trip, blasts China
Trump orders Mike Pompeo to delay North Korea trip, blasts China

President Donald Trump posted a Twitter thread saying that his administration's dealings with North Korea aren't going quite as he had hoped, placing the blame on China. Trump believes North Korea is moving to denuclearization. Trump's tweets may have come as a surprise to Stephen Biegun, who Pompeo also announced yesterday he had appointed s...

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  • California congressman Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds
California congressman Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds

In response, Hunter said, "I would say that's my socialist Democrat opponent, and that's what socialist Democrat opponents say". Asked about the indictment's claim that the Hunters overdrew their personal bank accounts more than 1,100 times in a seven-year period, resulting in $37,761 in "overdraft" and "insufficient funds" bank fees, the congr...

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  • Australia’s political dysfunction a sign of the times
Australia’s political dysfunction a sign of the times

Fast-forward to 2015 and Turnbull got his revenge by dramatically forcing Abbott from office in a Liberal Party coup, claiming the government faced defeat at the next election without change at the top. So wealthy that he preferred his own home to the prime minister's official residence on the other side of Sydney Harbor, the former Goldman Sac...

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  • Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims
Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims

She said Pompeo expressed willingness to work with Khan toward a productive bilateral relationship. "They had a good call", she said at a press briefing. In a statement obtained by Reuters , Pakistan's foreign ministry called the us record of the call "factually incorrect" and asserts that the two men did not discuss militants operating on Pakista...

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  • Sessions hits Trump back: Won't be 'improperly influenced'
Sessions hits Trump back: Won't be 'improperly influenced'

KEITH: This was Trump in an interview with Ainsley Earhardt on "Fox & Friends" pushing back on the idea that he knew about Cohen's payment when it was made. He contended the prosecution was an overreach by the Justice Department and he revived his criticism of the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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  • We were not surprised by the court's decision - Mnangagwa
We were not surprised by the court's decision - Mnangagwa

Chamisa's lawyers accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of inflating Mnangagwa's vote tally by 69,000 to avoid a runoff, and that the ZEC's revision of the results was sufficient evidence that fraud occurred. It was Zimbabwe's first election since long-time leader Robert Mugabe was ousted from power a year ago. European Union observer...

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  • Five dead in flash flood in Italy's Calabria region
Five dead in flash flood in Italy's Calabria region

Rescue operations started immediately after a small stream near the village of Civita overflowed at 5:30 p.m. local time, he said. The boy suffered hypothermia and was among six people who were injured, the agency said. During the Raganello gorge trek, hikers will pass waterfalls, natural slipways and water pools. Italian President Sergio Mattare...

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  • Famale Activist Faces Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia
Famale Activist Faces Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

It sentenced to death the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed by beheading in a mass execution in January 2016. The charges against the six include participating in protests, chanting slogans hostile to the regime, attempting to inflame public opinion, filming protests and publishing on social media and providing moral support to rioters.

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  • Donald Trump: People will be 'very poor' if I'm impeached
Donald Trump: People will be 'very poor' if I'm impeached

I am an American, I'm a citizen, I feel I did my civic duty, I don't think I need to hide behind anything", she told Fox News . "Let me clarify: only conversation about a pardon was a generic one that occurred around the time of the commutation for the woman recommended by Kim Kardashian", Giuliani said in a statement reported by multiple ou...

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  • President Rouhani in the cockpit as Iran unveils new fighter jet
President Rouhani in the cockpit as Iran unveils new fighter jet

Under the 2015 deal, Iran curbed its contested uranium enrichment programme under United Nations monitoring and won an end to global sanctions in return. In May, the U.S. announced it was abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposing nuclear-related sanctions, threatening global companies with heavy penalties if they continue to operate in I...

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  • Uganda MP, Bobi Wine charged with treason in civilian court
Uganda MP, Bobi Wine charged with treason in civilian court

Human Rights Watch called for the lawmaker's release and said, "The circumstances of his arrest during the by-election campaigns, his effective disappearance for three days, his brutal mistreatment, and detention by the military call into serious doubt whether there is any merit in the government's allegations against him".

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  • Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Sentenced To 5 Years
Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Sentenced To 5 Years

An attorney for victor would not comment on Thursday when asked about the sentencing hearing, which is due to take place at 10 a.m. ET in federal court in Winner's hometown of Augusta, Georgia . Former American intelligence specialist Reality Winner has reached a deal with Federal prosecutors to serve more than five years in prison for leaking s...

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