UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

8 April 2020, 10:45 AM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country's battle against the outbreak
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
US envoy Tillerson pushes counternarcotics effort in Americas 7 February 2018, 7:49 PM

Washington's top diplomat wrapped up a trip through Latin America on Tuesday buoyed by support for the US approach to Venezuela but with a warning against backsliding in the drug war.

Rescuers scour toppled buildings after Taiwan quake 7 February 2018, 6:39 AM

Rescue workers in the Taiwanese city of Hualien scrambled to search for survivors in buildings left tilting precariously on their foundations Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed two and injured more than 200.

U.S. President Donald Trump
Lawyers say Trump must refuse Russia interview 6 February 2018, 8:23 AM

US President Donald Trump's lawyers have urged him to refuse to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the probe into his campaign's ties with Russia, The New York Times reported Monday.

Maldivian police stand guard on a main street during a protest.
Maldives’ top judge arrested as state of emergency declared 6 February 2018, 5:54 AM

The Maldives' top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, in a deepening confrontation with President Abdulla Yameen who has declared a state of emergency in the troubled honeymoon islands.

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens 5 February 2018, 6:43 PM

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced, deepening the political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation.

Paris attacks suspect refuses to answer questions at Belgian trial 5 February 2018, 12:00 PM

The only surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, refused to answer questions on Monday as he went on trial in Brussels over a bloody shootout with police that led to his capture.

Trump feels vindicated after Republican memo’s release 4 February 2018, 8:31 AM

US President Donald Trump claimed vindication Saturday in the probe into Russian interference with the 2016 White House election, following the release of a controversial memo implying partisanship at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump Tweet: “This memo totally vindicates “Trump” 3 February 2018, 8:15 PM

In his first response to the release of the formerly classified Republican memo, United States President Donald Trump took on to Twitter on Saturday where he claimed that the memo released "totally vindicates" him.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media during his meeting with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Trump hopes ‘something good’ comes from Olympics despite North Korean warning 3 February 2018, 7:53 AM

United States President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that “something good” could come from North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, even after Pyongyang warned it would not “sit idle” if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Games.

Trump declassifies memo alleging FBI abuse of power 2 February 2018, 8:02 PM

US President Donald Trump on Friday ignored warnings from his own FBI director and ordered the release of a Republican memo alleging bias in the investigation of his presidential campaign.

Putin marks 75 years since Battle of Stalingrad victory 2 February 2018, 6:18 PM

Russia on Friday marked 75 years since the Soviet Union's victory in the major World War II Battle of Stalingrad.

Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France 2 February 2018, 3:24 PM

Five people were killed Friday after two army training helicopters crashed into each other near a lake in southern France, police said.

Fidel Castro’s eldest son commits suicide: Cuban state-run media 2 February 2018, 6:24 AM

 The eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old.

Trump to host Australian PM Turnbull this month 2 February 2018, 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump is set to host Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on February 23 to “celebrate 100 years of mateship” according to a statement issued Thursday. The pair held an infamously bad-tempered telephone call early on in Trump’s presidency, when the US leader reportedly exploded and hung up after […]

Hong Kong’s student protest leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 1 February 2018, 6:04 PM

A dozen members of the United States Congress have nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and its most prominent student leader, Joshua Wong, for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a move that is certain to provoke anger from Beijing.

Brexit haunts May as she seeks China trade post-EU 1 February 2018, 5:53 AM

Hounded by Brexit rows at home, Prime Minister Theresa May was due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday to forge deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the EU. May began her trip with plans to announce nine billion pounds ($12.7 billion) in business deals, an agreement to end a ban on British beef […]

UN appeal may be ‘lifeline’ for Palestinian refugees after US cuts 31 January 2018, 6:58 PM

An urgent plea for hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria could provide a "lifeline" after "catastrophic" US funding cuts, UN officials in Beirut said Wednesday.

President Donald Trump said they were rebuilding America’s strength and standing abroad and urged the modernizing and rebuilding of the country’s nuclear arsenal while promising to keep Guantanamo Bay open.
Trump delivers first official State of the Union address 31 January 2018, 9:28 AM

President Donald Trump has delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint-sitting of the Congress with an overarching message that together, the country is rediscovering the American way.

Ahed Tamimi was arrested when Israeli forces raided her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on December 19th.
Dozens rally in US for release of 17-year old Palestinian activist 31 January 2018, 8:52 AM

Several dozen vocal protestors gathered at one of New York's major transit hubs to call for the release of a 17-year old Palestinian activist who is being held in military detention for slapping an Israeli soldier.

Texas executes man who murdered girlfriend and wife 31 January 2018, 8:26 AM

The US state of Texas executed an inmate Tuesday for the brutal killing of his girlfriend while he was on parole for the murder of his wife.

President Donald J. Trump stands at the podium as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House US Rep. Paul Ryan look on during his first State of the Union address.
Trump urges US parties set aside differences 31 January 2018, 5:36 AM

US President Donald Trump urged Americans to move beyond the angry partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans in his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

Palestine won’t talk with US until Jerusalem move is reversed 30 January 2018, 6:04 PM

The Palestinians' top negotiator said Tuesday there could be no discussions with United States President Donald Trump's administration until his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is reversed.

US to resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries 30 January 2018, 11:52 AM

The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior US officials said on Monday.

Britain worse off under any Brexit scenario: Report 30 January 2018, 6:52 AM

The UK government was under pressure on Tuesday to publish its latest Brexit analysis, after a leaked internal report said Britain would be worse off whatever deal it strikes with the EU. The economic impact assessment, drawn up for the Brexit ministry and seen by the BuzzFeed News website, showed growth would be lower under […]

EU says would react ‘swiftly’ to any Trump trade curbs 29 January 2018, 2:44 PM

The European Union warned Monday it would react "swiftly and appropriately" if Washington imposed trade curbs, after US President Donald Trump accused the bloc of trading "very unfairly" and hinted at such action.

Trump’s son, UN envoy in backlash over Grammy skit 29 January 2018, 12:20 PM

A Grammys skit poking fun at US President Donald Trump sparked a backlash on Twitter from Trump's eldest son and the ambassador to the United Nations.

Protest in Hong Kong over activist’s election ban 28 January 2018, 5:22 PM

Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government's headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections.

Afghan capital in shock after deadly ambulance bomb attack 28 January 2018, 7:35 AM

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months. With security officials warning that more attacks were possible after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up […]

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released- family sources 27 January 2018, 1:48 PM

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from detention, family sources said on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption. His release came hours after he told Reuters in an exclusive interview at the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh that he […]

Full USA Gymnastics directors board to quit over abuse scandal 27 January 2018, 8:01 AM

The entire USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign in the wake of a sex abuse scandal.