Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

19 April 2019, 3:36 PM
The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian state had meddled in the2016 U.S. presidential election.
Donald Trump
Lyra Mckee
Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’ 19 April 2019, 11:18 AM

A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

Vladimir Putin
With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in N. Korea 19 April 2019, 6:40 AM

With Russia's Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in yet another global flashpoint.

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze 18 April 2019, 3:10 PM

A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday’s devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash 18 April 2019, 11:59 AM

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.

Kim Jong-Un
N.Korea’s Kim oversees test of new weapon with ‘powerful warhead’ 18 April 2019, 6:15 AM

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media reported Thursday, in the first test of its kind since nuclear negotiations with Washington stalled.

Joko Widodo
Indonesia’s Widodo looks set for election victory – his challenger says no 17 April 2019, 3:33 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged supporters not to let this victory be snatched away.

EU threatens US with reprisals if Trump sanctions Cuba investments 17 April 2019, 12:18 PM

The European Union (EU) is threatening the United States (US) with reprisals if President Donald Trump decides to sanction EU investments in Cuba, a copy of a letter showed on Wednesday.

NZ disarms police as terrorism threat level lowers 17 April 2019, 7:30 AM

New Zealand police on Wednesday ended the routine arming of frontline officers as the terrorism threat level was lowered a month after the Christchurch mosques massacre.

Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years 17 April 2019, 6:03 AM

President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol.

France’s Macron to address nation on Notre-Dame fire 16 April 2019, 8:07 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Tuesday evening over the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the presidency said.

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela 16 April 2019, 6:45 PM

The first shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in crisis-wracked Venezuela on Tuesday following approval from President Nicolas Maduro's government, the organization confirmed.

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over false bomb threat 16 April 2019, 3:32 PM

A skyscraper in Madrid that houses the British, Dutch, Australian and Canadian embassies was evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb warning that turned out to be false.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine’s would-be leader is linked to tycoon 16 April 2019, 2:18 PM

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his image as an insurgent who will sweep aside the powerful moneyed elite.

Taliban women
Women to be included in Taliban delegation for talks on Afghanistan’s future 16 April 2019, 9:08 AM

Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to talks this month in Qatar on the future of Afghanistan, the movement's main spokesperson said on Monday.

Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame after devastating fire 16 April 2019, 8:11 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire tore through the building, sending the spire crashing to the ground and wiping out centuries of heritage.

Paris Notre-Dame
Disbelief as flames lapped at the Notre-Dame’s rooftop 16 April 2019, 6:05 AM

Local residents and tourists from across the world stood by in disbelief as firefighters worked to put out the blaze that engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.

Paris’ historic Notre-Dame Cathedral hit by fire 15 April 2019, 7:54 PM

A major fire broke out at the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, leading firefighters to clear the area around one of the city’s most visited landmarks. Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the gothic cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness […]

Trump says Boeing should fix, ‘rebrand’ grounded 737 MAX jet 15 April 2019, 7:54 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Boeing Co to fix and "rebrand" its 737MAX jetliner following two fatal crashes, as regulators worldwide continue to work with the plane maker to review its grounded best-selling aircraft.

Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy 15 April 2019, 12:10 PM

London police dragged Julian Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States.

EU adopts controversial copyright reforms 15 April 2019, 11:18 AM

European Union countries on Monday adopted copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but opposed by US tech giants like Google.

US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at an event in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.
White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker 15 April 2019, 7:20 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Trump to remove the clip featuring Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union emergency summit on Brexit in Brussels.
Macron to set out fix for ‘yellow vest’ anger 15 April 2019, 5:40 AM

France's Emmanuel Macron aims to kickstart a new chapter in his presidency on Monday with a series of policy announcements based on a major voter listening exercise launched in response to the "yellow vest" revolt.

Theresa May
British govt to resume talks with opposition, Labour party 14 April 2019, 4:42 PM

The British government will resume talks with the main opposition Labour party next week on how to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, a senior minister said on Sunday.

Floods have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate
76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs 14 April 2019, 12:26 PM

Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said on Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country.

President Trump
Democrats give Trump 10 days to hand over tax returns 14 April 2019, 8:46 AM

Democratic lawmakers on Saturday gave tax authorities a final deadline of April 23 to hand over President Donald Trump's tax returns, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was considering.

Victoria Police personnel
One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured 14 April 2019, 7:45 AM

A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted"horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related.

Chemical explosion in China.
Six more detained over China blast that killed 78 14 April 2019, 7:28 AM

Police have detained six more suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in eastern China last month which killed 78 and left hundreds injured, local authorities said.

Prabowo Subianto
Indonesian former general fires up masses in second run at presidency 14 April 2019, 6:56 AM

At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests.

Aleksandar Vucic
Thousands of Serbians rally against President Vucic 13 April 2019, 8:39 PM

Thousands of people on Saturday rallied in Belgrade against President Aleksandar Vucic, whom they accuse of authoritarianism and muzzling the media.

Julian Assange
Ecuadorean judge orders Swedish citizen close to Assange jailed pending trial 13 April 2019, 6:26 PM

An Ecuadorean judge ordered a Swedish citizen, who according to the Andean country's government was linked to WikiLeaks, jailed pending trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems, the prosecutor's office said on Saturday.