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North, South Korea discuss reunion for families separated by war

North, South Korea discuss reunion for families separated by war

Reuters, Seoul :Delegations from North and South Korea met on Friday for talks to arrange the first reunions in about three years for families separated by the Korean War, with

N Korea 'already starting' denuclearization: Trump

N Korea 'already starting' denuclearization: Trump

North Korea has already begun its denuclearization, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many observers greeted with skepticism the results of his historic meeting with the North's leader Kim

Nationalist 'leprosy' spreading in Europe: Macron

Nationalist 'leprosy' spreading in Europe: Macron

AFP, Paris :French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to "leprosy".On a visit to Brittany three days before a meeting of European leaders

Republicans push vote for key immigration bill into next week

Republicans push vote for key immigration bill into next week

AFP, Washington :Republicans postponed a key Thursday vote on US immigration reform until next week in Congress, as the party's divided factions failed to agree on legislation that addresses the

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Trump likely to meet Queen Elizabeth The Washington PostPresident Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to Britain next month, and many Brits are not amused.Speaking to

Melania visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Melania visits border, Congress flails on family separations

AFP, Mcallen :Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers

N Korea, China agree to boost `strategic, tactical` cooperation

N Korea, China agree to boost `strategic, tactical` cooperation

Reuters, Seoul :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on

Pressure from Melania, Ivanka led Trump to reverse border policy

Pressure from Melania, Ivanka led Trump to reverse border policy

Reuters , Washington :US President Donald Trump's abrupt reversal in a volatile immigration crisis resulted from pressure by close family members, friends and lawmakers who urged him to climb down

Erdogan seeks new term with greater powers

Erdogan seeks new term with greater powers

AP, Ankara :Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself

Russia warns against Trump's ‘alarming’ plans for US space domination

AFP, Moscow :Russia on Wednesday expressed alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of

Pope voices optimism for improved ties with China

Pope voices optimism for improved ties with China

Reuters, Vatican City :Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing's communist

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EU leaders to hold talks on migrationAFP, BrusselsThe leaders of 10 EU countries will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels Sunday aimed at countering movement of asylum seekers between

China-N Korea joint efforts to bring peace, stability in Korean peninsula, hopes Xi

China-N Korea joint efforts to bring peace, stability in Korean peninsula, hopes Xi

Reuters, Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely

Pope criticises Trump’s policy on migrant family separation

Reuters, Vatican City :Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.Speaking

May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit

May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit

Reuters, London :Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with rebels in her Conservative Party on Wednesday after refusing to accept demands for parliament to have a "meaningful vote" on

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico

Over 7,000 people from India sought asylum in US in 2017 : UN

Over 7,000 people from India sought asylum in US in 2017 : UN

AFP, United Nations :Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said America was

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180 missing in Indonesia ferry disaster AFP, SimalungunNearly 180 passengers are missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, police said Wednesday, almost tripling

 US won`t be made a migrant camp

US won`t be made a migrant camp

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to

Kim Jong in China to discuss next steps on nukes

Kim Jong in China to discuss next steps on nukes

AP, Beijing :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday in which he's expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after

Record 68.5m people displaced worldwide : UN

Record 68.5m people displaced worldwide : UN

AFP, Geneva :A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on

Marriage is good for the heart: Study

Marriage is good for the heart: Study

AP, Paris :Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers

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Trump orders creation of new ‘space force’AP, Washington President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch

Merkel, Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

Merkel, Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

AFP, Berlin :German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for joint cabinet talks on EU reform, especially the flashpoint issue of immigration that divides the bloc

US policy on migrant kids `unconscionable`: UN rights chief

US policy on migrant kids `unconscionable`: UN rights chief

AP, Geneva :The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying

Over 40 pro-regime fighters killed in east Syria strike

Over 40 pro-regime fighters killed in east Syria strike

AFP, Beirut :An air strike has killed nearly 40 pro-regime foreign fighters in eastern Syria, with a US-led coalition denying accusations from Damascus that it was behind the attack.The strike

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

AP, Washington :The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.Former first lady Laura Bush

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

AFP, Kabul  :Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

AP, Washington :Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt

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May back in the breach as Brexit battles resumeAFP, LondonThe British government faces another nerve-rattling test this week as its flagship Brexit legislation is picked over once again by a