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Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

The decision to built a new settlement in Emek Shilo, close to the Palestinian city of Ramallah, came less than a week after the United Nations criticised Isra...


Canada might follow the USA and United Kingdom with flight 'laptop ban'

Earlier today, a United States government official said that the ban would continue for the foreseeable future. The rule applies to all passengers on these ...


UK Bans Laptops And Tablets On Flights

About 50 daily USA -bound direct flights are affected. That could again prove to be hard as many airlines don't allow electronic gadgets containing lithium-io...


Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

Julio Borges, center, president of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), tears a copy of a sentence of the V...


Trump appeals travel ban ruling

The Trump administration had argued that the plaintiffs were trying "to impugn the order using campaign statements" and that the court should not look beyond th...


China's Xi to meet Trump, who predicts 'difficult' meeting

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that President Trump will host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago from April 6 to 7...


Tillerson presses for Chinese-US co-operation over North Korea

North Korea is banned by the worldwide community from pursuing nuclear and missile programs but has defiantly ploughed ahead. Underscoring the tensions, North...


Surgery on Seamus Coleman's leg a success, says Martin O'Neill

Aston Villa's Taylor was himself sidelined for eight months after breaking his ankle in 2012 and Allen added after Friday's match: "Tayls is one of my best mate...


Trump Doubles Down on Freedom Caucus Attacks

On Thursday evening, Trump tagged Republican congressmen Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Jim Jordan of OH and Raul Labrador of Idaho, contending that if the...


This is a 'witch hunt' and Mike Flynn should ask for immunity

President Trump is defending former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's offer to testify in ongoing probes of Russian hacking of the 2016 election in ex...


Venezuela court says it can take over congress' powers

Maduro has yet to comment publicly about the outcry. NPR's Philip Reeves reports, "Peru's withdrawn its ambassador in protest". Venezuelans have been unable...


UN Secretary General calls for more aid as people flee Mosul

As the Mosul battle to retake Iraq's northern city approaches its seventh month, responding to the needs of affected people has become IOM's top priority, accor...


Bus and rail services resume as Bus Eireann pickets lifted

While trains left from Dundalk train station this morning heading to Dublin, there were no trains arriving from the opposite direction. Irish Rail are advisin...


UK police, Muslim youths to link hands to mark London attack

Rain began to fall as the vigil paused for a minute's silence for the victims on the bridge, in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster, where the deadly attack...


Kim Jong-nam deal: Relief but many unanswered questions

The men are thought to be Hyon Kwang Song, the second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Kim Uk Il, an employee of North Korea's state a...


NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade

The mayor did not detail his proposal, but the announcement comes before the release of an independent review of the notorious prison facility seen by The New ...


Clinton Assails Trump's Cuts to State Department She Once Led

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops. She will also present four people with awards as part of the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Adv...


Italy foils IS-inspired plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

Up to three other Kosovars were also under investigation over their ties to those arrested, D'Ippolito told a news conference streamed online. Authorities ...


Schumer Says He'll Oppose Gorsuch Nomination, Sets Up Filibuster Showdown With GOP

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall said Gorsuch had failed to convince him he'd be an independent voice against President Donald Trump, who nominated Gorsuch in Januar...


Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

Scotland is "split down the middle" on whether to have a referendum and on the outcome, said Mark Diffley, research director at the Ipsos MORI survey firm...


Britain's divorce from European Union begins

The U.K. has officially begun its divorce proceedings, with Prime Minister Theresa May officially notifying the European Council President Donald Tusk of the ...


Kremlin critic Voronenkov killed in Kyiv

Voronenkov and his wife, Maria Maksakova, also a former Russian politician, fled Russia and emigrated to Kiev a year ago amid allegations of criminal activi...


At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

The prime minister spoke Monday by video feed from Yerushalayim. After almost a decade of butting heads with Barack Obama, Netanyahu could finally see eye-to-ey...


Bulldogs ready to table new Hasler offer

The closed-door meeting finished just 45 minutes before kick-off, but chief executive Raelene Castle said she expected the club to finalise a deal with Hasler w...


GST Bill: Tax experts decode its salient features

He said that the actual rates of those commodities would depend on whether the rich is accessing them or the poor. He said the goods will become slightly chea...


BACA to release balloons in honor of abused children

Last Friday, Roanoke City Mayor, Sherman Lea joined Children's Trust volunteers, staff and board members to plant 3,000 pinwheels at The Community Arboretum at ...


Congo's Catholic bishops withdraw as mediators over stalled poll talks

The bishops' conference helped negotiate a December 31 agreement that aimed to avoid political crisis through securing a 2017 election that would choose the suc...


Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

Airwars, an independent, Britain-based group, says that at least 2,462 civilians have been killed in these strikes. Backed by a US-led global coalition, Iraq...


Attack on African student: Sushma Swaraj assures impartial probe

On Thursday as well, Sushma had said that there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas. "A total of 13 bills have come up in Congress that includes...


FIRST IMAGES: South-east Queensland hit by flooding

Australia began evacuating thousands of people stranded on resort islands in the tropical northeast on Thursday, as water supplies began to run low two days aft...


French presidential debate lifts euro to six-week highs

Polls now show Mr. Fillon, the one-time favourite, crashing out in the first round behind Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Macron, following revelations of payments by Parli...


UK faces government decision on deadlocked Northern Ireland

James Brokenshire, Britain's Northern Ireland minister, gave the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein limited additional time to resolve their differen...


Outspoken governor LePage serves up beer for a good cause

I'm really, really concerned that the federal government is broken and I think probably beyond fix". Therefore they need to fix it. "We want Mainers to keep mov...


President Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

She also pointed to Germany's history of decades of post-World War II military restraint. On Sunday, Germany's biggest-selling daily Bild said that throughout...


Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservationists

Many of those tusks are then smuggled to China, which has been one of the world's largest markets for the banned material. Two researchers from Save the Eleph...


Senate Hearing on Russian Interference in 2016 Election

Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and the committee's Vice Chairman Sen. "While it helped one candidate this time , they are not favoring one party over another a...


Reports of shots fired in Capitol Hill incident

Ms Malecki said the incident was criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism. At Thursday's court hearing prosecutor Laura Crane asked the judge for a menta...


North Korea Missile Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch, US Says

Hua advocated China's proposal to suspend the US-South Korea joint military manoeuvres in exchange for North Korea halting its nuclear and ballistic missile tes...


David Friedman Sworn In as US Ambassador to Israel

Friedman expressed appreciation for his new role after taking the oath of office, and noted that his "nomination represents the first time in American history t...


Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes

Israeli negotiators said last week they would take into account the Trump administration's "concerns" about settlement building. An Israeli government-sanct...


White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold the first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort next week, the White House announced Thursda...


US Secretary of State Tillerson in Turkey for talks

For decades, Turkey has battled Kurdish militants inside its own borders. Turkey wants USA -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters to be excluded from the operations. T...


Coutinho unconcerned by 'improved' Everton ahead of derby

Jamie Carragher believes that Everton head into Merseyside derbies with a losing mentality. Everton will target a first victory over Liverpool in almost...


Trump lifts rights conditions on Bahrain arms sales

The deal would allow Bahrain to buy 19 F-16 jets from Lockheed Martin for more than $4 billion. That notification triggers two consecutive periods in which Cong...


Flynn offers to testify on Russian Federation ties in exchange for immunity

Citing "officials with knowledge of the matter", The Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the House and Senate In...


Brexit fact-finding visit to Ireland by MEPs after Britain triggers European Union exit

The politicians will embark on a tour of the country to meet businesses, community groups and border communities affected. However, they expect that the refer...


Gowdy blasts Comey for not acknowledging leak probe

Comey also said during his testimony that he would not reveal any details of the investigation into potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian...


Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

PROTESTERS from Oxford wereamong those who marched through central London on Saturday calling for Britain to remain in the European Union. "Today it is not ...


Jordan says no peace without Palestinian state

The agenda of the Summit was topped by the turmoil in Syria, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Islamic State (IS). The agreement comes weeks after Trum...


House Speaker Backs Intelligence Panel Chair On Russia

Monday it was revealed that Nunes met with the source on White House grounds, which only raised questions of whether the source was from the White House. It's a...