United States President Donald Trump said US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100% of territory occupied by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
US President Donald Trump's address to the World Economic Forum comes at a time when he is facing scandals both at home and abroad.
President Donald Trump will take a turn as America's salesman-in-chief on Friday, trying to convince a sceptical band of the global great and good in Davos that he is good for business.
The war of words between the United States and Palestinian leadership continues to escalate after Washington’s envoy told the UN Security Council that they would not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what is needed to achieve peace.
A Brazilian appeals court voted 3-0 to uphold a corruption conviction for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a major blow to plans by Brazil's most influential politician to run for president again this year.
Venezuela said on Thursday it was declaring Spain’s ambassador “persona non grata,” days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government. The move to expel Jesus Silva Fernandez came in response to Spain’s “continual aggressions and repeated meddling in the internal affairs of our country,” the Venezuelan government said in […]
US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “love” to be questioned under oath by Russia collusion prosecutor Robert Mueller, saying it could happen in the coming weeks. Trump confirmed that his lawyers are in discussion with Mueller, who is leading the investigation into collusion between the US president’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 […]
American civil rights activist and minister Reverend Jessie Jackson has praised legendary musician Hugh Masekela as a world class musician and a freedom fighter.
France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday there was no perspective of a political solution for Syria other than U.N.-led peace talks in Vienna, which he said were the “last hope”. “Today, there is no political perspective that presents itself, other than — and it’s the last hope — the meeting that will be held in […]
As the annual World Economic Forum enters its third day in Davos, Switzerland, the anti-Trump sentiments are gaining momentum.
US President Donald Trump is aiming to be the "best salesperson" for American economic interests when he goes to Davos later this week, the White House said on Tuesday.
Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week. Leftists organisers had called for protests under the mottos “Trump Not Welcome” and “Smash WEF!” Trump is due to speak on Friday at the WEF meeting […]
Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day US government shutdown, approving the latest short-term funding bill.
Senate Democrats in the United States have joined Republicans in voting for a short-term funding bill that will reopen the government on Tuesday after a lack of consensus shuttered the Federal Government at midnight on Friday.
U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security. Funding legislation cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected to pass a full Senate vote promptly, allowing government to […]
Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny. But while the pope said he was sorry for his choice of words and tone of voice when he testily answered a […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The United States government begins to shut down as Congress fails to reach a deal to keep the money flowing.
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.
The United States Government could be shutdown for the first time in four years .
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.
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 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.
Journalists working for Agence France-Presse and Reuters were among three reporters being held by Sudanese authorities on Thursday, a day after they were arrested covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Russia of helping North Korea evade economic sanctions by filling in gaps left as China has withdrawn its aid.
Britain has appointed a Minister for Loneliness to take forward the work of murdered lawmaker Jo Cox and tackle the isolation felt by more than one in 10 people in the UK.
Police in Portugal and Spain said they seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples and arrested nine members of a gang that had transported the drug from South America.