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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys...
LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and...
Disguised perfectly as Afghan soldiers, the 10 attackers launched the...
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - East African states and South Africa believe that allowing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the war-torn country would not "necessarily be positive at this stage," said...
What started as a debate over conservative pundit Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of California, Berkeley, has become a nationwide showdown over freedom of expression, with a lawsuit filed and riots in...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have suspended 9,103 personnel from the police force, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Wednesday, as part of an investigation of over alleged links with a U.S.-based cleric who...
As President Donald J. Trump approaches his hundredth day in office, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and  Foreign Affairs  offer resources and analysis on the new administration’s foreign policy....
Today was the big reveal of Call of Duty: World War II. The reveal event included a really great trailer for the game, as well as some discussion with the game's directors and lead actors. Here's everything you...
WIESBADEN, Germany (Reuters) - Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials....
Mr. Trump’s election campaign included both pitches for tax cuts and pledges to tame federal debt. It’s not yet a detailed plan, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin set goals and principles Wednesday that include...
LONDON (Reuters) - Ten Iranian border guards were killed by Sunni militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Wednesday, Tasnim news agency reported....
President Trump on Wednesday offered a glimpse into his approach to tax reform, with the White House announcing that he wants to reduce rates — especially on corporations and businesses — as well as provide new...
President Jacob Zuma’s big dreams for a nuclear programme have been set back after the Western Cape high court found the co-operation agreements with Russia to be unconstitutional and unlawful. Now he might have...

World

Policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for a weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead Theresa May is seriously considering replacing the “triple...
This was a victory which spoke volumes for Tottenham Hotspur’s stubborn conviction that the title race is not done and dusted – far from it, in fact. Mauricio Pochettino’s team laboured for a while and even when...
Middlesbrough finally got round to winning their first Premier League game of 2017 as the so-called “derby of the doomed” represented a new nadir in David Moyes’s increasingly troubled Sunderland tenure. Sunk by...
The Arsène Wenger celebration face at the end of it all was not as visceral or as liberating as the one he produced at Wembley on Sunday but the relief to snatch a win from the jaws of a dreary draw was still worth...

Africa

In South Africa the debate about who should become the next president of the country is heating up. Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa has now entered the race to become the next leader with a speech criticizing suspected...
A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled....
Today the causes of famine are largely man made even though below average rain fall has exacerbated local food production in the Horn of Africa over the past 18 to 24 months. However, in Sudan, Niger, the Central...
Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by recycling them into colorful pieces of art. Ocean pollution continues to...

Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump has invited all 100 U.S. senators to the White House Wednesday for a classified briefing that will primarily concern North Korea. The briefing will be conducted by Defense Secretary Jim...
Jane Perlez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Beijing, on the apps she uses and how she manages to work in spite of the Great Firewall....
India’s plans to invest in a strategic port in Sri Lanka as a counterbalance to China’s massive infrastructure investments in the Indian Ocean island country got a push Wednesday as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil...
The terrorist Maute group is using money to recruit orphaned young men in Lanao del Sur, GMA News' Ian Cruz reported on '24 Oras' on Wednesday....

Canada

OTTAWA -- Corporate Canada is bracing for the latest economic challenge out of Washington: a tax-cutting plan for U.S. businesses that many fear would pose a considerable threat to Canadian competitiveness as well as...
A beaver gag prompted Canada's minister of natural resources to respond to Stephen Colbert after the late night host had glorious time mocking the U.S.-Canada lumber dispute. "Every day, tensions are rising between the...
President Trump is considering notifying Canada and Mexico that he is starting the process to withdraw the United States from the three nations' North American Free Trade Agreement, three people familiar with the...
WASHINGTON — The White House is telling U.S. media that it's weighing a plan to pull out of NAFTA, upping the pressure on Congress to get cracking on negotiations under the threat of having the seminal trade deal...

Europe

Europe granted asylum to 710,400 migrants last year — double the number in 2015, according to European Union figures released Wednesday. The increase comes amid a sharp decline in the number of refugees attempting to...
Spring weather has taken firm control in the United States, but not so in Europe — where abnormally cold and snowy weather has persisted deep into April. Tuesday into Wednesday, a powerful cold front swept through...
Tony McKeever, a former Eastern Cape rugby boss, recently suggested in an exclusive discussion with Sport24 that the Cheetahs and Kings should join the PRO12 competition in Europe . The PRO12 - which runs from September...
Europe has traditionally distinguished itself from the U.S., as well as emerging Asian and Latin American economies, in its social bent: high taxes, strong social safety nets, tightly regulated labor markets. Although...

Global Development

France’s Anticorruption Reforms After years of criticism for failing to prosecute foreign bribery , France adopted a new anticorruption law that will force companies doing business on its soil...
Brazil’s Plane Maker Fined in Bribery Case Spanning Five Continents Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will pay $205 million to U.S. authorities, including $20 million for Brazil, for...
The Brazilian Federal Revenue Secretariat (SRF) has some good news to cheer: a big haul of fines and taxes from assets held offshore by Brazilians. The deadline for filing under Brazil’s equivalent of the Offshore...
Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumbent party kicked out;...

Latin America

On Wednesday, April 26,2017, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a press conference after closed-door meetings with House Republicans....
Simon the rabbit, slated to be the world's largest bunny in the world, died on a United Airlines flight from the U.K....
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to...
Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists...

Middle East

The room for political dissent is continuing to narrow around the Middle East , as authoritarian governments try to suppress opponents and critics. Further evidence of the problem has emerged in the latest World Press...
Bismack Biyombo is making the most of his summer, giving back to where he came from. Biyombo is in the Middle East as part of Right to Play. Bismack Biyombo's journey to basketball and the NBA is a long and...
After visiting military forces in the Middle East this month, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said he thinks the country cannot fully withdraw troops from the region any time soon. Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, traveled for a week...
The company offers local progamming as well as Hollywood hits to its subscribers in 18 territories across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. After two years operating in Asia, streaming service iflix is expanding...

Oceania

Next Monday, May 1st, around NZ, Australia & Antarctica shows a typical chaotic Autumn mixture of big highs and deep lows. If you wanted a break from the relentless rain then you'll definitely need to make the...
The 18 species differ greatly in size, from the four-foot-tall emperor penguins, regal birds native to the rugged coastlines of Antarctica , to the little blue penguin of southern Australia and New Zealand, which grow...
But far away from the nation's capital cities and key international war posts, a group of Australians came together in the freezing cold to remember the Anzacs. Scientists at four research stations in Antarctica...
The international study involved researchers from Canada, Australia , Monaco, Norway, the U.S.A., the U.K., New Zealand, and Spain. It was published in the science journal PlosOne Biology under the title, “ Antarctica...