EU rules on asylum are splitting Europe, says EU presidency Bulgaria 22 January 2018, 3:42 PM

The European Union’s rules on asylum which state that requests be handled by the country where asylum is first claimed are splitting Europe, the prime minister of Bulgaria, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said on Monday. Nationalist-minded, eurosceptic governments in Poland and Hungary have refused to take in a single asylum-seeker under a scheme […]

Senators race to end US government shutdown 22 January 2018, 5:56 AM

Republican and Democraticsenators raced on Sunday to try to break an impasse and hammerout a deal that would end a two-day-old U. government shutdown before the start of the work week.

UN appeals for nearly $3 bn to save millions in Yemen 21 January 2018, 5:06 PM

The United Nations on Sunday made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country.

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: officials 21 January 2018, 7:50 AM

Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, officials said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.

U.S. government heads for shut-down as Trump feuds with Democrats 20 January 2018, 3:56 PM

The United States government begins to shut down as Congress fails to reach a deal to keep the money flowing.

Rohingya militants say Myanmar refugee return plan ‘deceitful’ 20 January 2018, 7:37 AM

Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized.

US government shutdown looms 19 January 2018, 8:38 PM

The United States Government could be shutdown for the first time in four years .

German election would further harm SPD, Schulz warns 19 January 2018, 4:25 PM

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Friday urged members of his centre-left party to endorse coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives or risk facing new elections that could further damage the party.

“Trump must address alleged racist remarks” 19 January 2018, 9:57 AM

African Ambassadors to the United Nations have suggested that President Donald Trump directly address concerns regarding his alleged racist remarks to African heads of state at the upcoming African Union Summit at the end of January.

Pope arrives in Peru after tumultuous Chile visit 19 January 2018, 7:31 AM

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.