Chibok Girls: Why we helped Nigeria negotiate with Boko Haram - Switzerland govt

Abana Ishaya said Wednesday he was thrilled to find out his daughter was among those released in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders. Twenty-one girls were released in October 2016 as part of the same negotiation process, and a further three girl... More..

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ASEAN leaders go soft on China
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

ASEAN leaders go soft on China

This even as four ASEAN members- Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines- are among parties in the six-way dispute, where China and Taiwan contend for their respective claims. The issue of North Korea too...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

New South Korea president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

Two months after booting their sitting presiden. His stance contrasts with the harder lines taken by Japan and the US toward Pyongyang , and could undermine their ability to put three-way pressure on Kim Jon...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Israel Reprimands Swedish Ambassador Over UNESCO Vote Denying Ties to Jerusalem

The current draft of the UNESCO resolution declares "everything Israel does in Jerusalem as illegal", according to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry . While other countries have ordered the plan...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Can the president fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director?

The officials said Comey met last week with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to make the request. Comey publicly confirmed the investigation in his testimony to Congress in March. "I think the Com...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Republican bill to replace Obamacare: What you need to know

At minimum, the Senate isn't going to act without hearing from the CBO on the House's revised AHCA, probably next week. Twenty Republicans went against the bill, while no democrats voted in favour of it. That...More..

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Princess Charlotte photo released to mark her second birthday

After sharing the image on social media, the palace gave a message of thanks on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to Princess Charlotte (R) as ...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Want to appropriately handle disputes with South Korea: Xi Jinping

Even so, North Korea's relations with Moon's conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, were extremely bad, so it is nearly certain to be cautious about any Moon proposals for increased engagement. We must put th...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Race Against Time: South Korea President Forms Panel to Set Policy Priorities

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear-ti...More..

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed Lavrov to the State Department earlier Wednesday morning for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries' differences over Syria and Ukraine. It was Tr...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump, in first trip overseas, to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia

He will begin his first presidential overseas trip with "a truly historic gathering in Saudi Arabia with leaders from all across the Muslim world ", he said. The senior officials appeared acutely conscious of ...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump considered 'firing Comey since day he was elected'

The White House provided a timeline of key events leading up to President Donald Trump's decision to dismiss Comey. Democrats likened the firing to President Richard Nixon's " Saturday Night Massacre " and re...More..

Chaffetz asks Justice IG to investigate Comey firing
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Chaffetz asks Justice IG to investigate Comey firing

Speaking at a news conference in lower Manhattan, five U.S House members - Reps. The White House says it encourages the FBI to complete its investigation, but it is unknown who will take over the case. Wittma...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

AAP tussle: Kapil Mishra registers complaints with CBI

Kapil Mishra also added that his supporters got hold of the attacker immediately after the incident. In Delhi, former AAP Minister Kapil Mishra , who has filed complaints against Arvind Kejriwal and nearly a...More..

China's Xi says willing to work with SKorea to improve ties
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

China's Xi says willing to work with SKorea to improve ties

But analysts warn perceptions that the United States ignored South Korean input on its own security issues - compounded when Trump called both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo A...More..

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as his NSA
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as his NSA

Yates' warning about Flynn in January capped weeks of building concern among top Obama officials, former officials told the AP. "I would note that that might be the case if there's reason to suspect partisans...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

There's no plausible deniability for Trump on Flynn now. "We're the Department of Justice". "Trump was very loyal to Flynn, and (it) took a while for everyone to convince the President that Flynn had been com...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Russian Federation begins plan to 'de-escalate' Syrian war

The zones do not cover the three areas held entirely by the government, Damascus city, Tartus and Sweida, or areas in the northeast held by IS or a Kurdish-Arab alliance fighting the militant group. The US expr...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

'Was he fired? You're kidding!' Lavrov feigns surprise at Comey's dismissal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. The administration said the FBI's Russian Federation probe was not a factor in the Federal Bureau of Investiga...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

With Macron win confirmed, European market rally hits pause

Macron also resigned as its president, as he takes on his new role as president of the republic. FRENCH president-elect Emmanuel Macron has laid the groundwork for his transition to power, announcing a visit ...More..

Small dog chases large bear through yard of California home
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Small dog chases large bear through yard of California home

Eventually the dog retreated behind a back porch wall before inexplicably making a dash toward the bear, prompting the bear to run back toward the playground. A family claimed the bear was a repeat offender in ...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

North Korea 'poses a grave threat' to U.S., allies: McMaster

McMaster said Sunday. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile test on Saturday, sending shock waves through the volatile situation, but the test failed as the missile fell inside North Kore...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

NSAgate: Trump Was Warned (by Yates and Obama), and Yet He Persisted

We had two concerns. Yates filled in new details of the events of January 26, describing contacting McGahn in the morning and telling him she had something sensitive to discuss in person. Patrick Leahy, Cla...More..

EU Commission: English Language Losing Importance in Europe Amid Brexit
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

EU Commission: English Language Losing Importance in Europe Amid Brexit

Barnier, a former French EU commissioner who clashed with the City of London, speaks English but wants the right to negotiate in his native tongue. "The French will have elections on Sunday and I would like the...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding

His remarks come as the U.S. Congress plans to vote on a bipartisan bill this week that would impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea , including measures to shut off the regime's access to overseas funds...More..