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Macron, Marine set for runoff in French polls

Macron, Marine set for runoff in French polls

🕔07:26, 24.Apr 2017

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political

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Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

🕔07:19, 24.Apr 2017

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Syrian Sunni jihadists to wage guerrilla war against enemies ranging from Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his Iranian-backed allies to Western powers. In an audio recording posted online on Sunday, Zawahri

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North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

🕔07:15, 24.Apr 2017

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

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France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

🕔07:20, 23.Apr 2017

France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters will decide,

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EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

🕔07:17, 23.Apr 2017

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news

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American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

🕔07:13, 23.Apr 2017

American Airlines (AAL.O) on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a

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Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance in US

Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance in US

🕔21:00, 22.Apr 2017

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. The plant

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South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

🕔20:57, 22.Apr 2017

South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. North

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Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

🕔20:54, 22.Apr 2017

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base. The defense ministry has said more

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IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

🕔09:02, 21.Apr 2017

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group. President Francois Hollande said he

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Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

🕔08:59, 21.Apr 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses were an “extremist” organization and must disband and hand over all property to the state, local media said. The religious grouping confirmed the ruling about its “liquidation” in Russia. “We are

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Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

🕔08:54, 21.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea” on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike.” Trump told a news conference “some very unusual moves

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US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

🕔09:01, 20.Apr 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” to destabilize countries in the Middle East and of undermining U.S. interests in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the

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Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

🕔08:55, 20.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on

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Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

🕔08:45, 20.Apr 2017

At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month. Recent heavy

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Trump orders review of visa program

Trump orders review of visa program

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking

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Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

Air strikes, thought to be by planes from a U.S.-led military coalition, killed at least 30 people in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, including women and children, residents and activists said. Coalition spokesman U.S. Air Force

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New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

🕔09:00, 19.Apr 2017

New Zealand said on Wednesday it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and neighboring Australia announced similar restrictions on immigration. New Zealand’s immigration minister said he was taking a “Kiwis-first approach

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UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

🕔15:49, 18.Apr 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election in a statement outside Downing Street. She made the announcement immediately following a meeting of her Cabinet. Stay with us for the latest updates. Justifying the decision, Mrs May said:

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Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaeda

Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaeda

🕔07:15, 18.Apr 2017

Islamic State is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on IS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday. Allawi said he got the information on Monday

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