Japan monarchy: Princess Mako Relinquish Her Royal Status

The Imperial Household told local media that plans were under way for the princess's engagement. "I would like to talk about it when the time comes", he said instead. "Did the panel consider if Princess Aiko married a man with blue eyes after falling... More..

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Saudi visit: Trump to discuss extremism in Afghanistan, Pakistan with Muslim leaders
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saudi visit: Trump to discuss extremism in Afghanistan, Pakistan with Muslim leaders

In McMaster's statement , he said the speech will be given before "our Muslim friends", who are "taking a firm stand against extremism and those who use a perverted interpretation of religion to advance thei...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election

The General Election could determine if the United Kingdom continues to exist, Kezia Dugdale warned, as she urged people in Scotland to reject the nationalist politics offered by the SNP and the Conservativ...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Iran's VP quits presidential race in favor of Rouhani

The two candidates were the top conservative challengers to President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose government negotiated a 2015 deal with world powers to rein in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for l...More..

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

It is extraordinary for a president to share such information without consent of the country that collected it, apparently violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with Israel. Senate ...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

USA to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

China has close economic and diplomatic ties with Tehran , but was also instrumental in pushing through a landmark 2015 deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. The waivers, which exempt foreign companies that do ...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details

US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington , DC. Many Palestinians have become disillusioned with Abbas...More..

Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian, outgoing Socialist defence minister and a close friend of ex-President Francois Hollande , was named foreign minister and minister for Europe. Alexis Kohler, Macron's new general secretary ...More..

In January, Comey Reportedly Told Trump He'd Give Him 'Honesty'-Not Loyalty
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

In January, Comey Reportedly Told Trump He'd Give Him 'Honesty'-Not Loyalty

It also escalated a potentially damaging standoff between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. The White House rejected the suggestion that the exchange w...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fractious House panel at center of latest Trump probes

But criminal charges of interfering with an investigation are hard in ordinary circumstances, several former federal prosecutors cautioned Wednesday. The main question facing those seeking impeachment, legal ...More..

French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government

Merkel, however, appeared keen to support Macron ahead of next month's general election in which he will faces a tough battle to win an outright majority. By appointing him, Macron has passed over some loyal fo...More..

Sterling subdued ahead of UK retail sales data
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sterling subdued ahead of UK retail sales data

They suggested economists' fears about a slump in consumer spending may be overblown as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported the biggest rise in the value of retail spending in 15 years over the th...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

Separately, Israeli officials reacted angrily to reports in local media that representatives of the USA consulate had suggested the Western Wall in east Jerusalem did not belong to Israel. Israel has long pre...More..

Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour

The Palestinian president is on a four-day visit to India from May 14 to 17. Abbas said Palestine appreciated the solidarity India extends to its cause. The Arab nations understand that a peace deal "is unlik...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

The mechanics of the Trump Russia special counsel

He previously served as US attorney in San Francisco. Democrats welcomed the appointment and have been calling for an independent counsel to lead the investigation. On the one hand, the appointment of a speci...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kuwait backs call to extend oil output cuts

The ministers will consult with other oil-producing countries with "the goal of reaching full consensus on the 9-month extension" they are seeking, the statement said . - where demand is essentially flat - and...More..

Video of Texas officer using stun gun on handcuffed man leaked
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Video of Texas officer using stun gun on handcuffed man leaked

Although the Taser incident is just coming to light, it occurred on April 28, 2016 - nearly one year ago to the day that Edwards was killed. Stephenson recoils from the shock and yells out in pain. "We decide...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

The app is available to download right now in the Google Play Store, although we're expecting to here a little more about the redesign at Google's event today . "We are really starting to crack the hard comp...More..

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite USA arming of Kurds
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite USA arming of Kurds

He said both the countries had a great relationship and will make it even better. The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed Tuesday to fix a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria'...More..

N. Korea Belatedly Covers Election of Pres. Moon Jae
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

N. Korea Belatedly Covers Election of Pres. Moon Jae

During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said. In a message on Saturday, Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Seoul would witness further expansion o...More..

Japan, New Zealand to work together to revive TPP
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Japan, New Zealand to work together to revive TPP

Japan is New Zealand's fifth largest trading partner, with two-way trade totalling over $7 billion, and the fifth largest source of foreign investment. Japan and New Zealand are among the 11 remaining Pacific R...More..

US Joins Arctic Council In Calling For Action To Curb Climate Change
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

US Joins Arctic Council In Calling For Action To Curb Climate Change

The Canadian foreign minister thanked the US delegation for signing the document today. Tillerson signed the Fairbanks Declaration in Fairbanks, Alask, a at a meeting of the Arctic Council, a forum made up ...More..

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Segment Backlash 'Devastated' Host
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Segment Backlash 'Devastated' Host

But even if the criticism "devastated" him, he remains confident in his show's style: "I don't want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is amusing", he said. Analyzing Fallon's place amo...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump 'asked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to end Flynn probe'

Ryan didn't sound dispassionate, though: he sounded frustrated that his own agenda was being overshadowed by the president's scandals. News Tuesday of Trump's request of Comey immediately renewed concerns fro...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

The White House has denied reports that Trump pressed Comey to drop an investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn . "At best, President Trump has committed a grave abuse of exe...More..