Russia-US | Kremlin denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

The Kremlin spokesman on yesterday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The New York Times said that the

G20 meeting | World’s diplomats seeking reassurance from US

Foreign ministers from most of the world’s leading powers are heading to a diplomatic summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies in Germany,

This Day in History | 2005 – Kyoto Protocol comes into force

The Kyoto accord, which aims to curb the air pollution blamed for global warming, has come into force seven years after it was agreed.

Offbeat | Cat goes on marathon jaunt from Netherlands to Austria

Six months after her cat ran away, a woman in the Netherlands is looking forward to a reunion — in an Austrian village 950 kilometers away. Austrian

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INDIA India’s space agency says it successfully launched a record 104 nano satellites into orbit aboard a single rocket. CHINA Authorities awarded U.S. President Donald

The Buzz | Report cites increased Chinese, Russian military activity

An annual report on military power throughout the world cites Chinese and Russian activity as rising threats to Western powers. The International Institute for Strategic Studies report

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

Pope Francis insisted yesterday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration,

USA | Profile – Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another

Fired by one American commander in chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another. President Donald Trump had been weighing the fate

US-Canada | Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting, even as obvious differences

This Day in History | 1971 – D-Day delivers new UK currency

The British Government has launched a new decimal currency across the country. The familiar pound (£), shilling (s) and pence (d) coins are to

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CHINA Residents in an oil town near the Russian border protest against a planned aluminum plant over pollution fears, in the latest example of rising demands for

The Buzz | Disney ends deal with youtube star over anti-semitic stunt

Disney’s Maker Studios and Google’s YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos.

Nevada lawmaker seeks precautionary ban on human microchips

Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone’s location could not be implanted in humans without consent under a bill Nevada

Trump’s America | Rural voters await economic recovery

Why did so many working-class Americans switch their presidential votes from Democrat to Republican and pin their hopes on Donald Trump? It’s this simple: They hope he can

Canada-US | Pro-refugee Trudeau set to bite his tongue on visit to Washington

More than two decades ago, with Donald Trump already atop a real-estate empire, a young Justin Trudeau set out to explore the world. He toured Europe

This Day in History | 1989 – Ayatollah sentences author to death

Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini has issued a death threat against British author Salman Rushdie and his publishers over the book Satanic Verses. Scotland