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Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

Whether Valls' offer has been accepted will be known on Thursday when the names of Macron's 577 candidates in the legislative elections will be announced. At 39, the pro-EU former investment banker wi...

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

And some, I assume, are good people". "These guys here do that", said Anthony Edgehill, Director, Damascus Senior Center. "Like so many immigrant groups in this country, Mexican-Americans have kept us...

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Trump, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syrian civil war

Trump, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syrian civil war

But they [the media] did not talk about Ukraine, the president said. Russian officials have fired back fiercely by taking aim at the USA media. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov picked an i...

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American journalist asked to leave 'Kushner family event' in China

The reports said Kushner's sister was in China drumming up investment for a Kushner family project in New Jersey. The Kushner family are in China raising funds for their Kushner 1 (One Journal S...

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Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

He said: "There was no outright victor, the SNP have one more member, and that means we have to have a totally different mind-set". "I have some people to speak to, but one thing I can say is we wil...

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Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually employed...

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Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

In an interview with USA media, President Trump also accused him being a "showboat" and a "grandstander". "I think the process is going to move quickly", Trump said while aboard Air Force One to giv...

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North Korea Launches Missile From Test Site, US Officials Say

The nature of the projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone. USA officials said they were still assessing whether the launch was successful and trying t...

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Pope Francis makes two shepherd children saints

Fatima has become a major holy site since the Virgin is said to have appeared in 1917 to Jacinta, seven, Francisco, nine, and their cousin Lucia, 10. Dos Santos, who made a written recording of the ...

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Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest For First Time

Italy and Portugal are the frontrunners going into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on Saturday night, an annual song and dance fest whose global audience topped 200 million people p...

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Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle

The 577-seat legislative elections will be held in mid-June, and the outcome will set the political stage in France for the next five years. After her decisive loss, the National Front also geared...

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UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

For the first time ever, the Tories had a councillor elected in Paisley's Ferguslie Park - the most deprived part of Scotland - while the party also increased its numbers in Glasgow to eight, after ha...

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Texas may require students to pass a citizenship test

Texas may require students to pass a citizenship test

Now, the controversial Senate Bill Four, nicknamed the "show me your papers" law, heads to the governor's office for approval. "Banning sanctuary cities is about stopping officials who have sworn to...

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S.Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when N.Korea changes attitude

It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, the seventh such firing this year, although the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an interconti...

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Frank Lampard: 'Antonio Conte is Chelsea's main man'

The victory, Chelsea's 28th of the season, put the long-time league leaders 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have only three games left to play. Youth-team graduates Ruben Lof...

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Senate Intel Committee subpoenas documents from Michael Flynn

Senate Intel Committee subpoenas documents from Michael Flynn

President Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, sending political observers into a tailspin. CNN also reports that during a meeting with then President-Elect Trump, former Pres...

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SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

The U.S. and North Korea don't have an official diplomatic channel, so there's no word on whether the letter actually made it to the House. Trump has also said he would be honoured to meet North Kor...

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North Korea missile flew about 700 kilometers,

North Korea missile flew about 700 kilometers,

David Wright, co-director of the UCS Global Security Program and a missile expert, said if the missile had been fired at a standard trajectory, it would have had a maximum range of about 4,500 km (2...

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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

Opinion polls suggest May has a runaway lead in the national election of around 20 percentage points, which could give her over a 100 more seats in parliament. As Ukip shed 114 seats while holding jus...

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Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

It would appear that 5 or 6 games is all we will see. Here are some of the factors at play at the start... Question for this series: How quickly will Popovich go to a small lineup and when he does...

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N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Beside multiple missile firings this year in the direction of Japan, the concern is North Korea plans an underground test of an atomic weapon, which would be its sixth and another step toward building...

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Venezuela death toll reaches 35 as protesters decry 'dictatorship'

Venezuela death toll reaches 35 as protesters decry 'dictatorship'

Now, Maduro hopes a revised constitution will spell an end to the unrest, which he sees as a plot hatched by enemies both domestic and overseas to undermine his government. They never had so many pati...

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France's new president to meet Merkel next week

France's new president to meet Merkel next week

But from the list are 214 candidates who are already politicians, including familiar faces from the Socialist Party and from the centrist MoDem party, headed by Macron ally Francois Bayrou. "I feel li...

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Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into bin

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into bin

Haniya was appointed Prime Minister after the movement won the 2007 Palestinian elections beating rival Fatah. Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist wi...

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Police detains AAP MLA ahead of protest fast outside Mishra's residence

Police detains AAP MLA ahead of protest fast outside Mishra's residence

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday alleged that the police were trying to "forcibly" take him to hospital based on "fake reports" given by doctors, just a day before he was planning to mak...

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China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile

Pakistan sees it as a powerful tool for overcoming terrorism and extremism. The two-day meeting that started Sunday gives him a platform to promote his image as a global leader and an advocate of free...

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel second

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel second

Mercedes said that after it fixed an electrical problem in the power unit of Bottas' vehicle, the team was forced to change the engine altogether due to a water leak. "It was better than expected but ...

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Trump to Liberty U grads: Relish being an 'outsider'

Trump to Liberty U grads: Relish being an 'outsider'

Trump said. "You will build a future where we have the courage to chase our dreams no matter what the cynics and the doubters say". Trump added, "A small group of failed voices who think they know e...

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United States says Trump 'can't imagine Russian Federation pleased' with North Korea missile

She said more analysis was needed. "It is definitely concerning", McDowell said. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us. Australia has condemned North Korea for its ...

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BC Liberals win minority government

BC Liberals win minority government

Traditionally, the party in power - the Liberals - get the first chance to convince the lieutenant governor that they can form government, especially if they have the largest number of seats. Notley s...

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Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

The North Korean statement comes during a period of tension on the Korean Peninsula over concerns that the North is preparing another nuclear test or missile launch, including a possible test of an ...

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Could Italy's Francesco Gabbani be tonight's Eurovision victor?

Could Italy's Francesco Gabbani be tonight's Eurovision victor?

They won the global televote in 2015, only to miss out on victory because Sweden won the jury vote. Could history repeat itself and see Italy denied victory after a televote win again tonight? T...

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China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

Leaders from at least 29 countries are expected to attend the event. The most prominent attendee from the West will be Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The TIR Convention establishes an worldwi...

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Conservatives open up record lead - ICM poll

Speaking during a visit to a factory in Brentford, west London , Mrs May said: "I will not take anything for granted and neither will the team I lead, because there is too much at stake". The results...

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Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Over the past few years, the US military has rebuilt its presence in Somalia in the form of train-and-assist missions for African Union and Somali government troops. "The expanded authorities were not...

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