United Nations | Guterres: Iran may be defying halt call on missiles, OK on nukes

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal with

USA | Omarosa exits the White House with a dose of drama

True to form, former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President

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CHINA-S.KOREA Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in yesterday that Beijing wants to improve ties that have nosedived over China’s objections to the

Offbeat | Thousands of passengers affected by Niki airline’s grounding

Thousands of European travelers could be left stranded by the bankruptcy of Austrian budget carrier Niki. The airline ceased flight operations yesterday. Hopes for a

In blow to May, UK lawmakers assert final say on Brexit deal

British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans yesterday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches

This Day in History | 1974 New speed limit to curb fuel use

British drivers must adhere to reduced speed limits from midnight tonight as the government tries to save fuel. Speed limits on motorways will remain 70mph

USA | Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump,

Offbeat | Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display

Part of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London’s sewers is destined for fame in a museum. The Museum of London says it will put the only remaining

This Day in History | 2003 – Saddam Hussein captured

The ousted President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is under arrest after he was captured by US soldiers. “Ladies and gentlemen, we got him,” US administrator Paul Bremer told

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PHILIPPINES The Congress voted overwhelmingly yesterday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that

The Buzz | Russia moves to block Khodorkovsky’s news website

The Russian communications watchdog has moved to block a news website financed by top Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The Russian Communications Oversight Agency said in a statement

Follow the money: investors lead charge on climate change

An international summit yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has drawn world leaders, celebrities, companies and environmental groups to the French

Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: “We will see

Offbeat | High school student carries collapsed marathoner to victory

In just 24 hours, her face and name have become world famous for what’s seen as a supreme act of sportsmanship. Dallas-area high school student Ariana

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BANGLADESH Counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system, as the

The Buzz | San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly

Nobel Prize | Laureate fears US politics could undermine science

An American scientist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet, saying that

Brussels | Israel urges EU to back US Mideast peace moves

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union yesterday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump’s unilateral

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