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IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

In other developments, the US -led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) said it did not conduct strikes in the eastern Syrian town of Albu Kamal this week that reportedly killed dozens of civilians. The are...

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Trump defends right to share 'facts' with Russian Federation

Trump defends right to share 'facts' with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump had shared top secret intelligence about the Islamic State group with Russian officials. Directly on the heels of the admission from National Security Adviser H.R. "This is ho...

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Multiple injuries after vehicle rams into pedestrians at Times Square

Navy veteran, told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die, two law enforcement officials said. News footage showed a red, smoking Honda Accord leaning on its side apparently after crashing...

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Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Raisi says he will stick by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, that saw curbs to Iran's atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but he points to the continued economic slump as proof...

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'Labour won't win election' says Len McCluskey, chief of biggest backer Unite

'Labour won't win election' says Len McCluskey, chief of biggest backer Unite

A slew of nationalizations in the rail, water and energy industries capped Labour's pitch with Corbyn offering a "radical and responsible" plan to contrast with May's oft-repeated selling point of "st...

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North Korea claims its new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Japanese officials say the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). Conference on Disarmament Tuesday...

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Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken by phone, a spokesman said today, as controversy brewed over the U.S. president's sharing of intelligence with Russian Federati...

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Bulgaria's Kristian Kostov 2nd in Eurovision Song Contest

Bulgaria's Kristian Kostov 2nd in Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time on Saturday with a gentle, romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Samoylova has ...

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GOP candidate for Federal Bureau of Investigation says no special counsel for inquiry

GOP candidate for Federal Bureau of Investigation says no special counsel for inquiry

Lindsey Graham and Sen. White House officials told the AP Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to replace Comey, including Texas Sen. Cornyn said "I have the distinct privilege of serving...

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Japan economy expands at 2.2 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar

Japan economy expands at 2.2 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar

TPP rules have to be changed so it can take effect without US participation, but Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso last month said Tokyo would not rule out the option of negotiating such a deal. Engl...

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Times Square driver 'appeared intoxicated'

De Blasio said the suspect is a U.S. Navy veteran. A red auto positioned on its side after it reportedly struck pedestrians in Times Square in New York City, New York. One injured woman nearby had a...

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Iran's Rouhani Not a Sure Bet in Presidential Elections

He further expressed hope that Rouhani will win the election by a landslide so he could improve the country's future. "I ran as candidate to make the voice of reformists heard", said Jahangiri. "It'...

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Deputy AG knew Comey was going to be fired before writing memo

Deputy AG knew Comey was going to be fired before writing memo

A separate letter , addressed to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought notes or memos written by Comey about conversations he had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials relat...

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Reporters barred from Kushner Companies' visa-for-investment event in China

Reporters barred from Kushner Companies' visa-for-investment event in China

This offers foreigners permanent residency - a green card - in exchange for investment of at least US$500,000 in a U.S. business that must also create 10 American jobs. The program allows investors qu...

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US, EU chew over widening laptop ban on flights

USA officials had previously said they were looking into extending to Europe a ban on electronics on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries. The current ban affects 350 flights a week from the...

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Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

However, the White House quickly denied the report , claiming it is "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey". "When we get to the bottom of it, th...

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Special counsel: What is it and what will Robert Mueller do?

Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans widely praised the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russian Federation probe. In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said an investigation wil...

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Girls Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out - Chibok Leaders

She also hailed the security agencies, worldwide community and other individuals for roles they played. "I can not even sleep tonight", said Yana Galang, whose daughter, Rifkatu, was among the girls k...

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U.S. 'democracy is at risk' - lawmaker wants Trump impeached

U.S. 'democracy is at risk' - lawmaker wants Trump impeached

His meeting with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak came a day after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the man leading an investigation into contentious links between members of the Pr...

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Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the intelligence committee. Burr told reporters earlier on Thursday that Flynn's lawyers had said he would not honour the subpoena issued in connection wi...

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Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

In contrast to Putin's myopic view, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was on the button when he called North Korea's conduct "reckless", "provocative" and "unlawful". Moon has called for a ...

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Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

Mr McCluskey said it was hard for the party to challenge now only two years after losing an election and one year after Labour MPs attempted to replace Mr Corbyn as leader, a move he said gave the imp...

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Students choose NDP in mock election

Clark said Wednesday she spoke with Lt. Governor Judith Guichon, who asked her to remain as premier while absentee ballots are counted and one or more recounts takes place. There was a specific them...

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Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet

Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet

On Tuesday, he and Philippe had been expected to finalize and announce a government which Macron says will bridge France's entrenched left-right divide and breathe new life into the country's jade...

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Acting FBI Director points to Trump's misconceptions

Acting FBI Director points to Trump's misconceptions

Nightly News tonight released another part of Lester Holt's interview with President Donald Trump, in which the president talks about James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigat...

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Who was in Trump's meeting with the Russians?

Who was in Trump's meeting with the Russians?

I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, political scientist Dmitry...

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Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

Prior to Erdogan's arrival at the White House, a brief scuffle broke out between pro-Erdogan demonstrators and a group of Kurdish advocates. And Erdogan, speaking in Istanbul two days after meeting ...

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Chinese President Xi promises inclusive trade prosperity while Trump pushes 'America first'

Chinese President Xi promises inclusive trade prosperity while Trump pushes 'America first'

Latin America was represented at the forum by Argentina and Chile, with both Mauricio Macri and Michelle Bachelet attending the Beijing summit. "We are of firm belief that connectivity initiatives...

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United States prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

United States prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

Officials from the USA and European Union have opted out of a proposed ban on laptops and tablets on flights from Europe, pledging to improve intelligence sharing when talks resume next week. Austra...

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Pro-Syrian forces hit in strike posed threat

Pro-Syrian forces hit in strike posed threat

The U.S. -led coalition operates a training facility there for Syrian opposition forces fighting ISIS. The Syrian troops had also ignored a "show of force" and "warning shots" fired by coalition air...

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Turkey's Violent Politics Spill Onto the Streets of D.C.

Turkey's Violent Politics Spill Onto the Streets of D.C.

Nine people were injured in violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence on Tuesday night, one person seriously, amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington. ISPAT President Arda ...

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Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation

Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation

The Chechen government, along with Russian Federation, have denied that this has been happening, claiming that Chechnya hasn't been harming gay people because they are no gay people in Chechnya . BAC...

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Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Senator John McCain called for the expulsion of Turkey's U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during Erdogan's visit. Video appears to show Erdoga...

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Chris Cornell, vocalist for Rocklahoma headliner Soundgarden, dies unexpectedly

Cornell began his career in the Seattle rock scene. "I've lost a lot of young, brilliant friends, people that I thought were very inspired", he told Rolling Stone in 2015. Louis has been cancele...

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Services return to normal after cyber-attack at the weekend

Riverbank IT Management managing director Malcolm Newdick said: "Last week's ransomware attack was the most unsafe malware attack we have seen". At least eight Australian businesses have been hit ...

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