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07/21/2019

Iran's Zarif calls for 'prudence and foresight' as tensions mount Iran's top diplomat said on Sunday that only "prudence and foresight" could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure ...
14:32, 07/21/2019

British warship warned Iranian forces against seizing tanker A British warship radioed an Iranian patrol boat to warn against interfering with the Stena Impero as the oil tanker passed through the Strait of Horm...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get 2/3 -NHK exit poll Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is set to keep a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday and with allies could seal the two-t...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong's black-clad protesters target Beijing's representative office Thousands of protesters descended on China's representative office in Hong Kong on Sunday, as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Demand Police Accountability, Full Withdrawal of Extradition Bill An estimated tens of thousands of protesters withstood sweltering heat in Hong Kong Sunday for the seventh consecutive week of mass demonstrations tha...
14:32, 07/21/2019

One wildfire remains active in central Portugal, 800 firefighters mobilized More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted ...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Future relationship with EU can be changed, Ireland's Coveney tells new UK PM The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new Bri...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Air France to keep flying to Cairo Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Luft...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japanese election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majority...
14:00, 07/21/2019

UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson become PM Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became Britain's new prime minister because he could not support a lea...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Japan ruling bloc to keep simple majority in upper house, may get 2/3- NHK exit poll Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc will keep a solid majority in parliament's upper house in Sunday's election and has a shot, together ...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Zelenskiy seeks broader mandate as Ukraine holds snap parliament election Ukrainians voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that is expected to strengthen President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's hold on power, handing the ...
14:00, 07/21/2019

London Police's Twitter Account Was Hacked. Then Trump Got In The Act The London police force's official Twitter feed, which has 1.2 million followers, normally pushes out updates on arrests or appeals for information. I...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Australian Woman Allegedly Beheads Mother, Leaves Head Outside House An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a nei...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Probe Into Seized British Ship Depends On "Crew Cooperation", Says Iran Iran said on Sunday that the speed of its investigation into a British-flagged tanker depends on the cooperation of its crew, after ignoring calls to ...
14:00, 07/21/2019

UK Says "Looking At Options" To Respond To Iran After Tanker Seized Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on S...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Including 2 Cops In Pakistan A female suicide bomber killed six people -- including two policemen -- in Pakistan's restive northwest Sunday in an attack claimed by the Taliban, of...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Case Against Bangladeshi Hindu Who Told Trump About Persecution Rejected Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has disapproved a planned government move to file sedition charges against a Hindu woman who told US President...
14:00, 07/21/2019

Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China A Chinese battery plant has raised the ire of some residents, but Belarus, like Russia, needs the economic lifeline and cannot expect much help from E...
13:48, 07/21/2019

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favourite to become Brit...
13:48, 07/21/2019

The Latest: Ukraine’s leader vows to end lawmaker immunity Ukraine’s president says one of the first tasks of the country’s new parliament should be to consider a lifting a law granting immunity from prosecuti...
13:16, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong protesters continue past march’s end point Hong Kong protesters have pressed on past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections and an...
13:16, 07/21/2019

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed Pakistani officials say a female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting attack on poli...
13:16, 07/21/2019

| Female suicide bomber kills six in Pakistan A female suicide bomber has killed six people - including two policemen - in Pakistan's restive northwest in an attack claimed by the Taliban, officia...
13:16, 07/21/2019

| Meddling, collusion, obstruction: What the Mueller probe found Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report capped an investigation that began in July 2016 after the FBI took alarm at Russian meddling in the p...
13:16, 07/21/2019

U.S. wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military ba...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Iran says it is ready for any scenario, warns of escalating UK tension Iran's envoy to Britain on Sunday urged the UK to contain "domestic political forces" which he said wanted to escalate tension between the two countri...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Britain considering options to respond to Iran's seizure of tanker Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on S...
12:16, 07/21/2019

A 'shy, talented drawer' - mourner remembers friend lost in Japan arson attack The two men, friends since high school, were in touch on social media a week ago about getting together for a drink. But on Sunday, one was mourning t...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Britain should not become U.S. 'messengers' over Iran: Labour's Burgon Britain should not become the "messengers" for U.S. President Donald Trump over Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker, Richard Burgon, justice spokesm...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no signs of let-up, with anger over...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Female suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Su...
12:16, 07/21/2019

New Zealanders hand over 10,000-plus guns and weapons parts in buy-back scheme New Zealanders have handed over more than 10,000 guns, weapons parts and accessories in the first week of a buy-back scheme prompted by the country's ...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Iran says tanker incidents have not impacted its oil exports: SHANA Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that the country's oil exports had not been impacted so far by the recent tanker incidents in the ...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure o...
12:16, 07/21/2019

Expert says Vatican space holds bones of dozens amid bid to solve girl’s 1983 disappearance A genetics expert hired by the family of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in 1983 said Saturday that an underground space near a Vatican cemetery ho...
09:00, 07/21/2019

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed...
09:00, 07/21/2019

Pompeo to meet with Mexico's foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened b...
09:00, 07/21/2019

Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whethe...
09:00, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong in security lockdown as it braces for latest mass protest Hong Kong police locked down the city center on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese...
09:00, 07/21/2019

Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as Ukraine holds snap parliament election Ukrainians started to vote in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that could consolidate the power of new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and hand t...
09:00, 07/21/2019

| Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utt...
08:48, 07/21/2019

Heat Wave Bakes Central, Eastern US; Residents Go To "Cooling Centres" A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Wa...
08:16, 07/21/2019

Houston Celebrates Exact Moment Neil Armstrong Set Foot On Moon Houston's Space Center counted down Saturday night to the exact moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moo...
08:16, 07/21/2019

Indian-Origin Comedian Dies On Stage; Audience Thought He Was Performing An Indian-origin stand-up comedian died on stage due to high level of anxiety while performing his act in front of a packed audience here, according t...
08:16, 07/21/2019

Shinzo Abe On Course To Retain Majority In Japan Upper House Election Japanese voters cast ballots Sunday in an upper house election, with Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc looking to protect its majority and keep on track plans ...
08:16, 07/21/2019

Hindu Priest Attacked Near Temple In US A Hindu priest was attacked by a 52-year-old man while he was walking down the street in his religious garb near a temple in Floral Park, New York, ac...
08:16, 07/21/2019

Iran's actions are an 'illegal interference' - UK tells UN Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz "constitutes illegal interference", the UK has said in a letter to the United Natio...
07:16, 07/21/2019

Why mayor blocked plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper London's mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked plans for a controversial tower known as the Tulip, saying the structure would be of "limited" public benefit an...
06:32, 07/21/2019

A $61 billion trade. Record-breaking busts. Rock-bottom prices. The meth crisis is spiraling out of control Deep in the jungle in Thailand's northern Chiang Mai province, a unit of armed border officers were on duty late last month when they stumbled on a ca...
06:32, 07/21/2019

To understand Britain’s probable next prime minister, read his work Boris Johnson’s biographers, friends and rivals analyze newspaper clips by the former journalist, who has learned to combine high-brow classicism with...
05:48, 07/21/2019

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it ...
03:48, 07/21/2019

U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade ...
03:48, 07/21/2019

Leader of moderate Islamist party to stand for parliamentary elections in Tunisia Rached Ghannouchi, the influential leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party, will stand in the next parliamentary elections in October, a m...
03:48, 07/21/2019

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a vill...
03:48, 07/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government must cut another 2.5 billion reais President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that Brazil's federal government will need to cut its budget by 2.5 billion reais ($667 million) next week, ...
02:00, 07/21/2019

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prom...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Nigeria president condemns latest killings in northwestern Sokoto state Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto, his spokesman said in a stateme...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Migrants hurt in North Macedonia after driver jumps from moving truck Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday that 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck carrying them n...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Britain mulls sanctions in response to Iran tanker seizure: The Telegraph British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in t...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit: Sunday Times Ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election next week as Britain's prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brex...
02:00, 07/21/2019

U.S. national security adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday on a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade d...
02:00, 07/21/2019

U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges t...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters: letter to U.N. Britain told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran was approached by Iranian forces when it was...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Twitter Suspends Accounts Of Iranian State Media Outlets A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassme...
02:00, 07/21/2019

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani water...
01:32, 07/21/2019

Iran Says British Oil Tanker "Violated Rules", UK Hits Back A day after it seized a British-flagged tanker, Iran on Saturday said that Stena Impero vessel was violating maritime rules and regulations by using a...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Iran's Tanker Seizure Presents U.K. With Policy Dilemma Britain’s decision to seize an Iranian tanker off the coast of its overseas territory of Gibraltar earlier this month is fast snowballing, dragging th...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Man Jumps On Plane Wing As It Prepares For Takeoff In Nigeria A man climbed onto the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff at an airport in Nigeria's Lagos city, causing panic among passengers, authorities s...
23:00, 07/20/2019

Hong Kong police make 'largest seizure' of explosives Hong police have made the "largest seizure" of explosives on the eve of the latest protests of extradition bill allowing some extradition to mainland ...
22:48, 07/20/2019

World-renowned architect Cesar Pelli dies at age 92 Cesar Pelli, an architect known for some of the most famous skyscrapers, including one in Malaysia, which was once the world's tallest structure, has ...
22:48, 07/20/2019

Putin Says Russians and Ukrainians Are ‘One People’ MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a wa...
22:32, 07/20/2019

Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition figures barred from city council ballot As many as 25,000 protesters turned out in central Moscow Saturday to protest the refusal by city election officials to allow several opposition figur...
21:48, 07/20/2019

New footage by Iran purportedly shows commandos rappelling onto UK-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a...
21:16, 07/20/2019

Hungary backs Trump on asylum crackdown as it touts its own border success Hungary is backing President Trump in his crackdown on migrants claiming asylum at the southern borders -- as the government touts its own success in ...
21:16, 07/20/2019

Pak Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway In Gilgit Airport; Passengers Safe A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying 48 passengers skidded off the runway while landing at the Gilgit airport on Saturday, officials...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Italian magistrate who led 'Clean Hands' graft probes dies Francesco Saverio Borrelli, the Italian magistrate who headed the "Clean Hands" corruption investigations in the early 1990s that swept away an entire...
20:16, 07/20/2019

Iran tanker seizure raises serious questions for international shipping: UK's Hunt Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minis...
20:16, 07/20/2019

Iranian ship repaired in Saudi Arabia heads back to Iran An Iranian ship which had gone to Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia because of technical problems in May is heading back to Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency re...
20:16, 07/20/2019

Pompeo expresses disappointment over Turkey's acquisition of Russian missiles U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Turkey's Foreign Minister on Saturday and expressed disappointment over the country's acquisition of th...
20:16, 07/20/2019

Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says A genetics expert retained by the family of an Italian girl who went missing in 1983 said a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds ...
19:48, 07/20/2019

The London Police Twitter feed was hacked. Then Trump got in the act. LONDON -- The London Metropolitan Police’s twitter account started acting very strange. The London police force’s official twitter feed, which has 1.2...
19:48, 07/20/2019

Saudi king reportedly approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency reported F...
19:16, 07/20/2019

| Anime studio fire 'an arson attack', Japan police say The horrifying fire at a renowned anime firm which killed dozens in Kyoto is being treated as arson and murder, Japanese police have said, with scores...
19:00, 07/20/2019

Owners of seized tanker preparing formal request to visit crew in Iran Stena Bulk, the Swedish-based owners of the UK-flagged tanker detained by Iran, said on Saturday they were preparing a formal request to visit its 23 ...
18:32, 07/20/2019

UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran's Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier...
18:32, 07/20/2019

New German defense minister sees public support wane German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has seen her public support dip since she took over as defense minister on Wed...
18:32, 07/20/2019

'Boris blimp' takes to the London skies in pro-EU protest Opponents of Britain's exit from the EU hoisted a "Boris blimp" portraying the UK's likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated...
18:32, 07/20/2019

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliam...
18:32, 07/20/2019

Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero...
18:32, 07/20/2019

UK calls seizure of ship a 'hostile act'; Iran releases video of capture Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that ...
18:32, 07/20/2019

Vatican begins examination of bones found in cemetery in a bid to solve mysterious disappearance of girl The Vatican is making yet another effort to solve the mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee after bones ...
17:48, 07/20/2019

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation north of Baghdad Iraq’s military says its troops are partnering with security agencies and paramilitary forces to clear remnants of the Islamic State group, targeting ...
17:32, 07/20/2019

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs Several thousand people have attended a mass funeral service in northwestern Bosnia for 86 Muslims who were slain by the Serbs in one of the worst kil...
17:32, 07/20/2019

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries...
17:32, 07/20/2019

Polish city’s first LGBT pride parade disrupted Police in eastern Poland say they detained a number of people who verbally abused and tried to block participants in the first LGBT pride parade held ...
17:32, 07/20/2019

Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition barred from city vote More than 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an electi...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yeme...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where ...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Gaddafi's prime minister to be released for medical care abroad The man who served as Libya's prime minister for the final five years of dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s rule will be released on Saturday to receive medic...
17:16, 07/20/2019

UK's Hunt expresses 'extreme disappointment' to Iran's Zarif over seized tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his "extreme disappointment" ove...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat Iraqi Kurdistan's security services said on Saturday they had arrested a man for assassinating a Turkish diplomat in the regional capital Erbil, and b...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Detained British-flagged tanker must go through legal process: Iran foreign minister The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero must go through a legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran's Foreign Minister Moh...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a 'hostile act' Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that ...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Iran Says Its Seizure of British Ship Was a ‘Reciprocal’ Move TEHRAN, Iran — A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz wa...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release seized tanker as regime insists it was 'reciprocal' move Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a...
17:16, 07/20/2019

Man Dies At Tomorrowland Electro Fest In Belgium A man attending Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, one of the world's biggest electronic music events, collapsed and was later declared dead in hospital...
16:48, 07/20/2019

Serb hoping for date with flight attendant confesses to Lufthansa bomb threat A 65-year old Serbian man confessed in court on Saturday to calling in a false bomb threat to stop a Lufthansa flight attendant from leaving the count...
15:32, 07/20/2019

Saudi Arabia says crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship, previously evacuated for medical reasons from a ship off the Yemeni port o...
15:32, 07/20/2019

France expresses concern over Iran's seizure of British tanker France's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very concerned by the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying such an action...
15:00, 07/20/2019

'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staff Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company presiden...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Pakistan's former tribal regions vote in first provincial election Voters in the turbulent former tribal zones of northwestern Pakistan went to the polls on Saturday in the first provincial elections since the region ...
15:00, 07/20/2019

African swine fever hits pig farm in northeast Bulgaria Bulgaria reported on Saturday an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Bal...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Bahrain foreign ministry strongly condemns Iran's seizure of British tanker Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately releas...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Spain's Socialists confident of reaching government deal with Podemos Spain's Socialists said on Saturday they were confident of reaching a government agreement with the far-left Podemos party that would pave the way for...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam's injuries were not life-threa...
15:00, 07/20/2019

British-flagged tanker detained by Iran is not carrying any cargo: ISNA A British-flagged oil tanker detained by Iran was not carrying any cargo, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization in Iran's southern Hormozgan...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK fears 'dangerous path' Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Teh...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies Forensic experts extracted bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican on Saturday as part of an investigation aimed at resolving the cas...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against ...
15:00, 07/20/2019

British Foreign Office calls in Iranian envoy over tanker seizure Britain summoned the Iranian Charge d'Affaires in London after Friday's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the British Forei...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Turkish foreign minister discusses defense, Syria with Pompeo Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Netanyahu Becomes Israel's Longest-Serving Premier Amid Political Storm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu becomes the country’s longest-serving premier on Saturday with his legacy under scrutiny and his political f...
15:00, 07/20/2019

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanke...
13:32, 07/20/2019

Spain’s Socialists ‘convinced’ new government deal is near The No. 2 for Spain’s Socialist Party says she is optimistic that caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will be able to strike a last-minute deal wit...
13:16, 07/20/2019

Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move A powerful council in Iran says the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker t...
13:16, 07/20/2019

| Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the...
12:32, 07/20/2019

| Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: A dwindling band of expat police o...
12:32, 07/20/2019

| Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as British PM US President Donald Trump said that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post after the p...
12:32, 07/20/2019

| 'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will sp...
12:32, 07/20/2019

Pakistan’s northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold...
12:16, 07/20/2019

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failin...
12:16, 07/20/2019

Merkel stands with congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen "undermine America's ...
12:00, 07/20/2019

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, ...
12:00, 07/20/2019

Iran warned of 'serious consequences' over seizure of UK-flagged tanker Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face "serious consequences" if it does not release a British-flagged oil tanker which was detained in the Strait of H...
12:00, 07/20/2019

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and sco...
11:16, 07/20/2019

UK's Hunt says Iran may be on 'dangerous path' after seizing tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tan...
11:16, 07/20/2019

Iran says tanker 'ignored distress call,' taken to Bandar Abbas port Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz to a nearby port, where the vessel and its crew will remain while an accide...
11:16, 07/20/2019

Britain warns Iran of 'serious consequences' if British-flagged oil tanker not released Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker potentially marks a major escalation in tensions between Iran and the West since they began rising in May....
09:32, 07/20/2019

"Not My America Or Your America. Our America": Michelle Obama to Trump Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority con...
09:00, 07/20/2019

Iran says UK-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat and 'ignored distress call' The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agenc...
08:48, 07/20/2019

'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan studio mourns bright, young staff Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company presiden...
08:48, 07/20/2019

Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter account Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN S...
06:48, 07/20/2019

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democrac...
06:48, 07/20/2019

U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper P...
06:16, 07/20/2019

Japan studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in Apri...
06:16, 07/20/2019

Airbus Unveils Concept Aircraft Inspired By "Feathers" Of An Eagle Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with "biom...
04:48, 07/20/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces seize British ship in Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British ship in the Strait of Hormuz, adding to escalating tensions between Tehran and the U.S....
04:32, 07/20/2019

This Is How Maryam Sharif Is Protesting Her Father Nawaz Sharif's Arrest Maryam Nawaz Sharif has found an unusual way to put forward her demand for the release of her father, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Iran Says It Captured British Oil Tanker; UK Hits Out, Claims 2 Seized Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Boris Johnson To "Straighten Out" Theresa May's Brexit "Bad Job": Trump U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and be...
04:16, 07/20/2019

"Who Knows Better..": Trump Pits NASA Chief Against Apollo 11 Astronauts President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House Friday, using the occasion to tell...
04:16, 07/20/2019

"I Looked At Hell": Eyewitness Of Japan Anime Studio Fire That Killed 34 Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach t...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Buzz Aldrin, Second Man On Moon, "Disappointed" Over US Space Exploration When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

"Bigger Problems" Than Plastic Straws, Says Donald Trump Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are "bigger problems" than plastic drinking straws ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Drug Lord El Chapo Begins Life Term In Colorado 'Supermax' Prison Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Saudi King Approves Hosting US Troops In Bid To Boost Regional Security Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Lockheed Martin Gets $1.48 Billion Saudi Missile Contract: Pentagon Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defence system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

"Patriots": Trump On Supporters Who Told Congresswoman To 'Go Back' President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United St...
04:16, 07/20/2019

"You Can't Talk That Way About Our Country": Trump To Congresswomen President Donald Trump broadly declared Friday that no one should criticize the United States while he is president, part of a renewed attack on four ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Hafiz Saeed's Arrest Is "Window Dressing", Made No Difference Before: US The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan's intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parl...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Indians Among 23 Crew Members Aboard British Tanker Seized By Iran Indian nationals are among the 23 people who were onboard the British-flagged oil tanker which was seized by Iran on Saturday, said cargo vessel owner...
04:16, 07/20/2019

New York Man Charged With Being ISIS Sniper U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for ISIS in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court documents unsealed o...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Ice Covering Arctic Ocean Disappearing Faster Than Normal, Say Scientists Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the second-lowest level recorded for this time of year after July temperatures spiked in areas around the North ...
04:16, 07/20/2019

Saudi-led coalition starts operation to target military positions in Sanaa The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Satur...
03:48, 07/20/2019

Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threate...
03:48, 07/20/2019

Most of 34 victims in Kyoto Animation arson attack in 20s and 30s: NHK Most of the victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in western Japanese city of Kyoto were in their 20s and 30s, public broadcaster NHK said...
03:48, 07/20/2019

Russia's Putin says he 'sympathized' with Trump before U.S. election Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had "sympathized" with Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election that swept Trump to power because o...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Iranian news agency says British-operated Mesdar tanker has not been seized Iran's Revolutionary Guards have not captured the British-operated, Liberian-flagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency ...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Britain warns of consequences if Iran does not return ships British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Friday there would be consequences if Iran did not return control of ships seized in the Strait of Hormu...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea a...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, a...
03:32, 07/20/2019

U.S. military says surveillance aircraft monitoring situation in Strait of Hormuz The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in co...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration fro...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Cuba says fuel shortage, blackouts are temporary, being fixed Cuban authorities sought to reassure jittery citizens this week that recent power outages and a fuel shortage were due to temporary problems that were...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region: SPA Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported ...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal ...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Braz...
03:32, 07/20/2019

UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation...
03:32, 07/20/2019

U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday,...
03:32, 07/20/2019

César Pelli, Argentine architect behind the Petronas Towers, dies aged 92 César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday, ma...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported ...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation ...
03:32, 07/20/2019

Intruder detained after jumping on wing of Nigeria plane prior to takeoff A man climbed onto the wing of an airplane preparing to take off from Nigeria's largest city Friday, sparking panic among passengers inside the aircra...
02:48, 07/20/2019

The Quick Read About… the New President-elect of the European Commission What Happened This Week: Europe has a new president! Sort of. Germany’s former defense minister Ursula Von der Leyen became the new president-el...
02:16, 07/20/2019

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an es...
02:16, 07/20/2019

El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice minister Prosecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down  The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone....
02:00, 07/20/2019

| 'Hell' of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company Details emerged of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach the roof...
02:00, 07/20/2019

| WATCH: Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump? Donald Trump backed Boris Johnson to be the UK's next prime minister, which looks very likely to happen. With their shock of blond hair and populist p...
02:00, 07/20/2019

| Huge blast rocks gas plant in China, 'many injured' - state media A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China, causing many injuries and shattering windows and doors of buildings in a 3km radius, state media...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Trump 'speaks to Kanye West' about custody A$AP Rocky in Sweden US rapper A$AP Rocky has received an unlikely boost in his bid to be freed from custody in Sweden over an alleged fight after Donald Trump said Kanye ...
01:48, 07/20/2019

Iran's seizure of UK oil tankers 'unacceptable', says Hunt Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face "serious consequences" if it does not release a British-flagged tanker after two ships were seized in the Gulf....
01:48, 07/20/2019

Once Shunned by Trump, Pakistan Now an Ally in Taliban Talks Pakistan is now cooperating with U.S. to help pressure the Taliban to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, with the aim of extricating the U.S. from it...
01:32, 07/20/2019

Iran airs video of drone shooting; Donald Trump warns Tehran The Iranian government on Friday disputed a claim that the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz -- a position that again broug...
00:16, 07/20/2019

Last month was hottest June on record, NOAA says After a month of blistering heat waves across Europe, relentless rising temperatures in India and sweltering temperatures in Alaska, last month was th...
00:16, 07/20/2019

Iran seizes two British-linked tankers in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United State...
00:16, 07/20/2019

Biggest Mafia bust in Ontario, Canada, nets 15 arrests, $33 million worth of homes and cars A Mafia bust—believed to be the biggest in the Canadian province of Ontario—has resulted in 15 arrests and the seizure of homes and sports cars worth ...
23:16, 07/19/2019

5.3 magnitude quake shakes Greek capital, sends residents to the streets in fear A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for peopl...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Man accused of starting fire at Kyoto anime studio held grudge against company, claimed it 'stole novels' The man accused of setting fire to a Japanese animation studio on Thursday, killing 33 people and injuring dozens, reportedly had a grudge against the...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Gibraltar court OKs government request to continue detaining Iran tanker The Gibraltar government has successfully renewed the detention of an Iranian supertanker for another 30 days, under suspicion that it violated Europe...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Mexican president denounces drug kingpin 'El Chapo' life sentence and 'inhumane' jail conditions Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denounced the life sentence a U.S. judge handed down to drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who was extradited ...
23:16, 07/19/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticizes Trump for 'go back' remark German Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing alongside a group female congressional Democrats that President Trump criticized over the weekend, saying ...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Germany honors opponents who tried to assassinate Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazi regime. The resisters, who ...
23:16, 07/19/2019

North Carolina woman, Australian boyfriend murdered along remote Canadian highway Police in Canada are investigating after a 24-year-old North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend were found murdered along a remote stretch of...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Spanish politician arrested for alleged underground marijuana operation A Spanish politician from the conservative Popular Party (PP) resigned Thursday after being arrested on charges of running an underground marijuana-gr...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Trump Meets Apollo 11 Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins In White House US President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House on Friday, on the eve of the 50...
22:48, 07/19/2019

Iran Dismisses Trump Report That US Navy Downed "Provocative" Drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were acco...
22:48, 07/19/2019

Donald Trump Says Boris Johnson Would Do "Great Job" As British PM US President Donald Trump said Friday that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post afte...
22:48, 07/19/2019

Manager of Iran-bound UK vessel says cannot contact crew The company that manages the British-registered vessel Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the crew after it was approached by unidentified sma...
22:16, 07/19/2019

U.S. aware of reports Iran seized a British oil tanker: White House The United States is aware of reports that Iran seized a British oil tanker and it will work with its allies and partners to defend against Iran, a Wh...
22:16, 07/19/2019

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more security in the Gulf Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait o...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westwa...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings: IRNA The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran's elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Trump says U.S. will talk to Britain after Iran seizes oil tanker U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would talk to the United Kingdom after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged ...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this mont...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Trump says U.S. is confident it shot down Iranian drone on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said he is confident U.S. forces on Thursday shot down an Iranian drone off Iran's southern coast, after Iran denied losin...
22:16, 07/19/2019

U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Malaysian PM Mahathir calls for party unity as sex tape scandal deepens rifts Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Britain says seizure of two vessels by Iran is unacceptable Britain said Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom ...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Israeli security company reportedly has tool that spies on Apple, Google and Facebook cloud data An Israeli cybersecurity company has reportedly developed spyware that can scrape data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microso...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Week ahead: Both Q2 earnings and GDP expected to show sluggish growth, as investors await rate cut More than a quarter of the S&P 500 companies report earnings in the week ahead, and that could buffet the market as investors await the Fed's mee...
22:00, 07/19/2019

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June on Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’ As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on reco...
21:16, 07/19/2019

'A revolutionary change': What is Kyoto Animation, the studio hit by arson? Kyoto Animation, the company hit by a suspected arson on Thursday that killed 33 people and injured 36 others also has a unique founding history. ...
21:16, 07/19/2019

England cricketer Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year - despite helping his team defeat the Black Caps in the cricket World ...
21:00, 07/19/2019

Iran to release images 'proving US did not destroy its drone' Iran has said it will release drone images that disprove President Donald Trump's claims that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of...
21:00, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as ‘different kind of guy’ U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.’s next p...
21:00, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Operator says it lost contact with oil tanker The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the ...
21:00, 07/19/2019

From beer to pens, South Koreans boycott Japanese brands as diplomatic row intensifies As soon as supermarket manager Cho Min-hyuk got to work the day after Tokyo imposed curbs on exports to South Korea, he pulled all Japanese products o...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Alert issued for stolen car with nuclear substance in Chile What appeared to be a typical case of car theft in Chile's capital on Friday became more dire when authorities said the vehicle was carrying a dangero...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Canada offers C$900 million settlement to victims of sexual misconduct in military The Canadian government has made a C$900 million cash offer to settle lawsuits by victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender-based discri...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to qu...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Spain's Podemos accepts key condition for coalition deal with Socialists The leader of Spain's far-left Podemos party said on Friday he was willing to give up having a post in a coalition government, potentially opening a w...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Brexit campaigner wins appeal against over-spending fine The founder of a youth-focused pro-Brexit campaign has won an appeal against a 20,000 pound ($25,000) fine imposed by the UK electoral regulator for b...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Kosovo's PM quits after being called to Hague war crimes court Kosovo's prime minister said on Friday he was resigning because he had been called to a war crimes court in The Hague to answer prosecutors' questions...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Trump says Britain's Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and be...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as dispute escalates Japan's foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers th...
20:48, 07/19/2019

EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, t...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions be...
20:48, 07/19/2019

'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker: Iran state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Frid...
20:48, 07/19/2019

Lebanon's parliament passes 2019 state budget: PM on TV Lebanon's parliament passed the 2019 state budget on Friday, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a live broadcast as his coalition government seeks ...
20:48, 07/19/2019

U.S. and Iran Clash Over Claim U.S. Warship Downed Iranian Drone (WASHINGTON) — Iran and the United States emphatically disagreed Friday over Washington’s claim that a U.S. warship downed an Iranian dron...
20:32, 07/19/2019

Blast Near Kabul University Kills 6, Injures 27: Official An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waite...
20:00, 07/19/2019

South Korean Man Dies After Self-Immolation In Front Of Japanese Embassy A South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, police said, amid ongoing trade and diploma...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Japan Fire: Bodies Found In Stairwell Suggest They Were Trying To Escape Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach t...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Tehran Denies Trump's Claim That US Naval Vessel Destroyed Iranian Drone Tehran on Friday denied that the United States had downed one of its drones, saying all Iranian aircraft were accounted for and jesting Washington may...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Jacinda Ardern Flies Commercial After Snag Hits Air Force Plane New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, foll...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Pak Anti-Corruption Court Dismisses Case Against Nawaz Sharif's Daughter In a relief to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz, a Pakistani anti-corruption court on Friday dismissed a plea filed a...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Ex-Russian Arms Tycoon Quietly Wields Influence In British PM Race A former Russian arms tycoon who had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin is a major donor to Britain's ruling Conservative Party and coun...
20:00, 07/19/2019

"I'll Rise": US Lawmaker's Reply To "Send Her Back" Chants At Trump Rally Despite a volley of attacks from the White House, death threats and a rally of supporters of US President Donald Trump chanting that she return to Som...
20:00, 07/19/2019

UK Minister Sajid Javid Recalls "Go Back" Abuse After Trump Tweets Britain's interior minister Sajid Javid on Friday recalled being told "to go back to where I came from" as a child, condemning extremist language afte...
20:00, 07/19/2019

U.N. officials urge Israel against toppling Palestinian homes in West Bank Top United Nations aid officials are urging the Israeli government to dispense with plans to demolish Palestinian housing properties near East Jerusal...
19:32, 07/19/2019

Swedish Prosecutors Want A$AP Rocky Jailed Even Longer – Despite Mounting Pressure From the U.S. (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a ...
18:48, 07/19/2019

Could Queen Elizabeth Stop a ‘No Deal’ Brexit? Can Queen Elizabeth stop Brexit? The question has been dismissed as pure fantasy by those on both sides of the Brexit debate in the past. But accordin...
18:48, 07/19/2019

Magnitude-5.3 Earthquake in Greece Causes Athenians to Run Into the Streets (ATHENS, Greece) — A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefi...
18:48, 07/19/2019

U.S. Offers $7 Million Reward for Hezbollah Operative on Anniversary of Jewish Center Attack That Killed 85 (WASHINGTON) — The United States is targeting a senior operative of the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group with sanctions as part of its press...
18:48, 07/19/2019

The hidden cost of fast shipping Free rush shipping can come with a cost to the environment — and retailers are doing a careful dance to try to mitigate it without turning customers a...
18:32, 07/19/2019

UK lawmakers threaten to drag Queen Elizabeth into Brexit chaos Senior members of the United Kingdom's ruling Conservative party are so concerned about the country leaving the European Union without a deal that the...
18:32, 07/19/2019

Egypt: At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern Sinai Egyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting Islamic militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insur...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Lebanon lawmakers vote on budget, protesters up the pressure Lebanese protesters rallying against a proposed austerity budget have broken through a security cordon outside parliament, where lawmakers were voting...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, after decades in which the resistance against the Nazis has grad...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2 Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, woundin...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Dutch high court holds gov't partly liable for 1995 'Srebrenica massacre' The Netherlands government was 10 percent responsible for the deaths of 350 people in the 1995 Srebrennica genocide in Bosnia, the Dutch Supreme Court...
17:32, 07/19/2019

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove all of its ships fro...
17:16, 07/19/2019

Kosovo's PM says quits after being called to Hague war crimes court Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning after being called to The Hague war crimes court linked to Kosovo's violent i...
17:16, 07/19/2019

South Africa's Ramaphosa says finding he misled parliament 'deficient' in fact and in law South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the anti-corruption watchdog's finding that he deliberately misled parliament about donations ...
17:00, 07/19/2019

South Africa's graft watchdog finds Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand ($35,9...
17:00, 07/19/2019

South Africa’s Zuma threatens ANC enemies after graft inquiry adjourns Former South African president Jacob Zuma threatened enemies in his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party on Friday, after securing a concessio...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their S...
17:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack The U.S. Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative it said coordinated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Arge...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Italian prime minister says major progress made on bill wanted by League Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday the coalition parties had made great progress towards securing a deal on a reform promoted by the...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK...
17:00, 07/19/2019

NGO says staff member, five others, missing after deadly Nigeria convoy attack One Action Against Hunger staff member, two drivers and three other health workers are missing after an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria in whi...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Army pulls out of violent Cape Town suburbs after show of force South African soldiers pulled out of gang-ridden suburbs of Cape Town on Friday after a brief show of force, leaving residents uncertain about what to...
17:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. will shoot down any Iranian drones that fly 'too close' to its ships, official says The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly "too close" to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone...
17:00, 07/19/2019

'Cambodia is not a dustbin': Asian nation returns 1,600 tons of plastic waste to US and Canada The country's Environment Ministry said that 70 containers of plastic waste were shipped from the U.S. and 13 came from Canada.   ...
16:32, 07/19/2019

Majority of victims in Kyoto Animation fire were women Twenty of the 33 victims of the Kyoto Animation fire were women. Witness accounts and reports suggested the larcenist had a grudge against the studio....
16:32, 07/19/2019

Strong earthquake hits near Greek capital of Athens, people trapped in elevators A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear.       &#...
16:32, 07/19/2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams 'send her back' chant at Trump rally as 'completely unacceptable' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the chant “hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable.”       ...
16:32, 07/19/2019

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a ...
16:32, 07/19/2019

Trump row: Javid condemns 'barely-masked racism of nationalism' Home Secretary Sajid Javid has expressed concern about "naked populism" in the US under the presidency of Donald Trump, as he condemned "the barely-ma...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Deadly Japan fire: Arson suspect said animation studio 'stole his novel' A man suspected of killing 33 people in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan reportedly started the fire because "he had been plagiarised"....
16:00, 07/19/2019

Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources say Islamist insurgents have kidnapped at least one person working for an international aid organization, Action Against Hunger, in northeastern Nigeria, ...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month Gibraltar was granted the power on Friday to detain Iran's Grace 1 oil tanker for another month, keeping the vessel at the center of a big-power quarr...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU member German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Italian president wants govt in place in October to approve budget: official President Sergio Mattarella has no meeting scheduled with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and has not received any indication that the League par...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Dutch state accepts partial liability for Srebrenica deaths The Dutch government accepted on Friday that the state was partially liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a U.N. b...
16:00, 07/19/2019

India's Priyanka stopped from visiting site of deadly shooting as tensions flare Indian police on Friday stopped opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio with government's fate hanging in balance Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid specu...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Portugal's Socialists extend lead ahead of October election: poll Portugal's ruling Socialists have extended their lead slightly as the favorite to win the country's national election in October, an opinion poll show...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Pakistan aims to bring religious schools into mainstream Pakistan has agreed on a plan to overhaul instruction at madrasas or religious schools to bring the institutions closer into line with conventional sc...
16:00, 07/19/2019

World leaders, Apple CEO offer tributes to Japanese studio after attack Tributes to the Japanese animation studio ravaged in a suspected arson attack lit up social media on Friday, with world leaders and Apple Inc's chief...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel: media A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and c...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Iraqi militias bombed by unmanned aircraft, one killed: security sources An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least on...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Vietnam says Chinese oil survey vessels violated its sovereignty Vietnam said on Friday a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts had conducted activities in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation over the next decade and opened the door to other potential partners in a move th...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Lebanese veterans tussle with security forces in budget protest Dozens of Lebanese veterans tussled with security forces in Beirut on Friday as they tried to reach parliament in a protest against any cuts to their ...
16:00, 07/19/2019

| Merkel says Trump tweets 'go against what makes America great' German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US ...
15:48, 07/19/2019

Kyoto Fire Suspect Was Once Jailed for Armed Robbery A man suspected of starting a fire that killed 33 people at a Kyoto animation studio was once jailed for armed robbery and earlier this week threatene...
15:16, 07/19/2019

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat’s death Turkey’s defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following ...
15:00, 07/19/2019

French court rejects claim over 1994 ferry disaster A Paris court is set to adjudicate on a compensation claim related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one Europe’s deadliest mari...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Bulgarian lawmakers seal deal to buy 8 new F-16s from US Bulgaria’s parliament has approved the purchase of eight new American fighter jets as part of a plan to replace the Balkan country’s aging Soviet-buil...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leaders Thailand’s Constitutional Court has accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders in cases that could see them disqu...
15:00, 07/19/2019

These twin brothers from Buenos Aires have never lived apart since the day they were born Argentinian photographer Ignacio Colo was driving down the road one day when he saw twin brothers Eduardo and Miguel Portnoy walking down the street. ...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Angela Merkel says she rejects Trump’s racist remarks, stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ilhan Omar The German chancellor is the latest foreign official to condemn President Trump's comments and show her support for the Somali-born U.S. congresswoman...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Central American Migrants Are 'Voting With Their Feet' Despite U.S. Threats Trump administration aid cuts to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador aren’t slowing migration because the billions of dollars in remittances that migr...
14:32, 07/19/2019

Iran Rebuffs Trump Assertion That U.S. Ship Downed Drone Iran denied that the U.S. Navy downed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after several close encounters between American warships and th...
14:32, 07/19/2019

Critics of Philippines' Duterte Hit Back at Sedition Accusations Opposition politicians in the Philippines vowed not to back down in the face of what they call political persecution: a police complaint accusing a br...
14:32, 07/19/2019

Google celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing with new Doodle Google is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a new Doodle and video giving an extensive look at NASA's historic Apollo 11 missi...
13:48, 07/19/2019

| 'My entire world was gone' - floods devastate northern Pakistan Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir. Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrential...
13:32, 07/19/2019

Iran denies claim that US warship destroyed Iranian drone Iran on Friday denied President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an i...
12:16, 07/19/2019

What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termin...
11:00, 07/19/2019

Debt-laden AB InBev agrees sale of Australian unit to Asahi Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has agreed to sell its Australian operations to Japan's Asahi and is interested in revivin...
11:00, 07/19/2019

After elections, Japan's leader Abe will be seeking a big win on trade Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition party are set for a victory at the polls on Sunday, and next, he'll be seeking out a ...
11:00, 07/19/2019

South Korean man dies after setting fire to his car near Japanese Embassy A man in his 70s died after setting fire to his car as it was parked in front of a building housing the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police sa...
11:00, 07/19/2019

Pompeo Calls China’s Treatment of Uighurs the ‘Stain of the Century’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China’s treatment of Uihgurs, a Muslim minority group, the “stain of the century” while s...
10:48, 07/19/2019

‘Whenever There’s Trouble He Rushes There.’ Meet Legislator Roy Kwong, the God of Hong Kong Protests In a narrow office, just across the bay from mainland China, sits the God of Hong Kong Protests. Roy Kwong, a social worker turned politician, is fiel...
10:48, 07/19/2019

A ‘Beech Bonanza’ Boosted the Population of This Critically Endangered New Zealand Bird A rare New Zealand bird once thought to be extinct is having its most successful breeding season in years. The kākāriki karaka, also known a...
10:48, 07/19/2019

A Passenger Was Fined $105,000 and Banned for Life for ‘Extremely Disruptive Behavior’ on an Airplane An unruly passenger has been billed $105,000 after her “extremely disruptive behavior” caused a flight to be diverted with a military esco...
10:48, 07/19/2019

Iran Denies the U.S. Destroyed a Drone in the Strait of Hormuz (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is denying a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. Deput...
10:48, 07/19/2019

A South Korean Man Died After Setting Himself on Fire Outside the Japanese Embassy (SEOUL, South Korea) — A 78-year-old South Korean man died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, poli...
10:48, 07/19/2019

Japan Is Among the World’s Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injuring...
10:48, 07/19/2019

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27 A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, according...
10:16, 07/19/2019

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a ...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people killed ...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27 An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waite...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Talks between Venezuela government and opposition continuing, says mediator Norway Talks between the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing in Barbados, the foreign ministry from mediator ...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Australia 'deeply disappointed' by writer's detention in China Australia is "deeply disappointed" that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been transferred to criminal detention in China, Foreign Minister M...
10:00, 07/19/2019

South Africa's Zuma due back at corruption inquiry after adjournment Former South African president Jacob Zuma was due back at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday, after his lawyers requested an adjournment...
10:00, 07/19/2019

'Fear' and 'favor' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper (This January 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise ...
10:00, 07/19/2019

South Korea deputy advisor Kim says Japan's export curbs violate international law South Korea's Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday that Japan has violated the WTO's principle of free trade and internation...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Japan, South Korea dispute over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned and admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic dispute over compensation for...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Iran military says all its drones have returned safely to base: report Iran's top military spokesman said all the country's drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after Presiden...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruit...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Indonesia suggests barter to help cover cost of jet project with South Korea Indonesia is offering to pay South Korea its share of the cost of developing a fighter jet in the form of barter, state news agency Antara reported on...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because ...
10:00, 07/19/2019

South African soldiers deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs South African soldiers were deployed to gang-ridden Cape Town suburbs on Thursday to help quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds this year...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Two killings symbolize reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year, according to previously unreported data -...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Italy's Di Maio calls for meeting with Salvini in peace offering Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offering...
10:00, 07/19/2019

UK's Johnson will resist calls for Brexit delay, lawmaker Rees-Mogg says Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British prime minister, has the backbone to resist pressure from parliament to delay Brexit again even if i...
10:00, 07/19/2019

Trump’s Immigration Approach Isn’t New: Europe and Australia Went First Policies as hard-nosed as Mr. Trump’s have curbed migrant arrivals in Europe and Australia, but research suggests they won’t be effective in the long ...
09:48, 07/19/2019

Abe's on track to win at the polls, but he needs to spend more to fix Japan's economy: Analyst Japan will go to the polls this weekend, and analysts are expecting the ruling coalition to win again — an outcome that would maintain political stabi...
09:16, 07/19/2019

As Trump wages a race war, intellectual nationalists try to keep pace Set against Trump, the efforts of a coterie of nationalist intellectuals seem like an attempt to put a rather rickety cart before a particularly orner...
09:00, 07/19/2019

"One Small Step...": Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years Of Moon Landing Google Doodle 2019 On Moon Landing: Fifty years ago, NASA's Apollo 11 mission marked mankind's journey to the moon. Google celebrates the 50th anniver...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Iran Counters US Claim Of "Destroying" Drone, Says "No Information" Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the...
08:32, 07/19/2019

"More For More": Iran Foreign Minister Makes Nuclear Offer To US Iran on Thursday signalled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear programme...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Trump Disavows Supporters' "Send Her Back" Chant Aimed At Congresswoman President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S. ...
08:32, 07/19/2019

US Sanctions Firms Acting As 'Supply Network' For Iran Nuclear Enrichment The US Treasury named a group of companies in Iran, Belgium and China to its sanctions blacklist Thursday for acting as a supply network for Tehran's ...
08:32, 07/19/2019

No Sanctions On Turkey "Right Now" Over Russian Weapons Purchase: Trump US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was not considering economic sanctions "right now" on Turkey after its major weapons purchase from Russia....
08:32, 07/19/2019

After Backlash, Donald Trump Says Lawmakers "Obligated To Love Country" US President Donald Trump has said lawmakers have an obligation to love and embrace the country, as he disavowed the chanting of "send her back" by hi...
08:32, 07/19/2019

"Inhumane": Mexico President On Drug Lord El Chapo's Jail Sentence Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inhumane, while vowing to ...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Pakistan Lost $50 Million From Restricting Airspace, Says Minister Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions im...
08:32, 07/19/2019

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing fo...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Boeing Takes $4.9 Billion Charge Over Prolonged Grounding Of 737 Planes Boeing Co said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged groundi...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Amazon's $10 Billion Pentagon Contract Being Closely Looked At: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defen...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Aid To Pak To Stay "Suspended", Says US Report Ahead Of Imran Khan Visit Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan wou...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Panic Over Russian Company's FaceApp Is Sign Of New Distrust Of Internet Shortly after the playful photo-transforming FaceApp went viral Wednesday as the most-downloaded smartphone app in America, a nationwide panic began t...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Somali-Born Lawmaker Brands Trump 'Fascist' After Rally Taunt Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar branded Donald Trump a "fascist" on Thursday as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of "S...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Suspected Arsonist Planned Japan's Worst Mass Killing In 18 Years: Report A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack, media s...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Have Not Lost Drone, US Downed Its "Own By Mistake": Iran Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi denied on Friday having lost any drone recently and hinted that the US could have downed their own "by m...
08:32, 07/19/2019

| Iran drone shot down | Australia, NZ PMs meet: WATCH the top world news videos for today US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump | Morrison says meeting with Ardern was positive - lists things they didn't speak about; here are the t...
07:48, 07/19/2019

U.S. Sanctions Iraqi Militia Leaders, Former Governors The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi governors in separate cases for alleged human-rights abuses and...
07:16, 07/19/2019

U.S. Military Returns to Saudi Arabia in Response to Iran The Pentagon is sending hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a buildup to counter potential threats from Iran and its allies, U.S. officials ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

U.S. Is Bringing Home Suspected ISIS Fighter The U.S. government has taken custody of an American citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State and is returning him from Syria to stand trial. S...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Chance of no-deal Brexit rises as Johnson leads Hunt: poll The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brex...
06:48, 07/19/2019

Japan says Seoul must fix wartime labor issue that violates international law Seoul must take swift steps to resolve a dispute over the issue of compensation for wartime forced labor, Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono told Sout...
06:48, 07/19/2019

Japan says no comment on International Court of Justice plan in South Korea dispute Japan's government is considering various steps to resolve the dispute with South Korea over wartime forced laborers, but will not comment on whether ...
06:48, 07/19/2019

Japan summons South Korea envoy in escalating row over wartime forced labor Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime for...
06:48, 07/19/2019

Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japan's July 21 upper house election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majority...
06:48, 07/19/2019

Pakistan allows consular access to convicted Indian spy after world court ruling Pakistan has ordered consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, following a decision this w...
06:48, 07/19/2019

The inventor whose flying board wowed the world Franky Zapata has been driven by a single dream since he was little: being able to fly. Not in an airplane, he says, since the windows function like a...
06:32, 07/19/2019

Microsoft's 'blow out' quarter beats projections by $1 billion Microsoft beat analysts' revenue projections by nearly $1 billion when it announced earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, as its cl...
06:32, 07/19/2019

Flying ants invading UK seen from space On one day every year, as per tradition, Britain is invaded by swarms of flying ants -- and this year, the insects arrived in such vast numbers they w...
06:32, 07/19/2019

Hikers' murder: 3 men sentenced to death Three men have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim's family confirmed...
06:32, 07/19/2019

US-China officials discuss trade, Mnuchin suggests possible in-person talks "Right now we're having principal-level calls and to the extent that it makes sense for us to set up in-person meetings, I would anticipate that ...
06:00, 07/19/2019

Japan's worst mass killing in two decades claims 33 lives in arson attack on anime studio A man suspected of torching Kyoto Animation reportedly doused the studio's entrance with what appeared to be petrol and set it ablaze on Thursday...
06:00, 07/19/2019

BMW, Tencent to open computing center in China for self-driving cars The computing center launched by BMW and Tencent will start operations by the end of the year. It will provide cars with data-crunching capabilities t...
06:00, 07/19/2019

El Salvador judge orders new charges for El Mozote massacre A Salvadoran judge has ruled that 17 former members of the country’s military will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displ...
05:32, 07/19/2019

Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticism Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is defending his administration’s first 200 days in power amid mounting criticism around issues ranging from the en...
05:32, 07/19/2019

Navy brass, low budget blamed for Argentina sub tragedy An Argentine legislative commission has concluded that the sinking of a submarine with all 44 crewmembers was caused by the inefficiency of naval comm...
05:32, 07/19/2019

As plastics foul the world’s oceans, world leaders struggle over how to respond Leaders of the Group of 20 vowed in June to battle ocean plastic pollution — but they failed to make any commitment to turn off the tap of rising plas...
05:32, 07/19/2019

UK's new leader must urgently decide on including Huawei in 5G network, lawmakers say The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China's Huawei in Britain's 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing de...
03:48, 07/19/2019

U.S. sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of ...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Brazil government to detail stimulus package on July 24 Brazil's government is expected to detail its plans to release funds from the workers' severance fund, known as FGTS, on July 24, the presidential chi...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper re...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after Pres...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, whe...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Ira...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Iran floats offer on nuclear inspections; U.S. skeptical Iran on Thursday signaled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear program th...
03:16, 07/19/2019

U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ve...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans to tap his son as envoy to U.S. even if it hurts his popularity Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if i...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Frida...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Japan to summon South Korea envoy over World War Two labourer row Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to summon South Korea's ambassador on Friday, his ministry said, in a deepening political and economic row o...
03:16, 07/19/2019

Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to have planned the attack, media s...
03:16, 07/19/2019

USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said the U.S. Navy "destroyed" an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Thu...
03:16, 07/19/2019

The Man Who Started the Area 51 Raid Says Things Have Gotten a Little Spooky The guy who started the Area 51 Facebook group has spoken, and he thinks things have gotten out of hand. Matty Roberts of California, the person who s...
02:32, 07/19/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone Amid Heightened Tensions (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trum...
02:32, 07/19/2019

Now the market thinks the Fed could make an even deeper cut to rates later this month Even with better economic data, the market is betting the Fed will now cut interest rates by 50 basis points in July, after dovish comments from two F...
02:16, 07/19/2019

NY Fed clarifies Williams speech that market took as signal of a rate cut Earlier, Williams delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association in which he said, "It's better to take preven...
02:16, 07/19/2019

Asia stocks set to trade mixed as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed Stocks in Asia Pacific were set to trade mixed on Friday, following overnight comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official that led to rising expecta...
02:16, 07/19/2019

| UK's Johnson suggests EU would bear some blame for no-deal Brexit Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, suggested Wednesday that the EU would bear some responsibility if he took his coun...
00:16, 07/19/2019

| WATCH | At least 33 feared dead after suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more after a man reportedly doused the buildi...
00:16, 07/19/2019

Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budget Dozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security forces guarding the country’s parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial au...
23:48, 07/18/2019

UN food chief says full food aid could be restored in Yemen The head of the U.N. food agency says it has reached an “agreement in principle” to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of Yemen after sus...
23:48, 07/18/2019

El Salvador judge gives new charges for El Mozote massacre A Salvadoran judge ruled that a group of former members of the El Salvador military, including leaders of armed forces, will face new charges related ...
23:48, 07/18/2019

Man screams ‘Die!’ as he sets fire to Japanese animation studio, killing 33 Authorities said a man sprayed a flammable liquid inside the offices of one of Japan’s premier anime production houses and set it on fire. About 70 pe...
23:48, 07/18/2019

UK Labour leader slams Trump's attacks on 'squad', one day after being criticized for party's lingering anti-Semitism Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow British lawmakers slammed President Trump over his “racism” after he attacked four freshmen congressw...
23:00, 07/18/2019

German woman caught attempting to purchase car with home-printed money A German woman attempted to purchase a vehicle at a car dealership in the southwestern German city of Kaiserslautern on Friday, using counterfeit curr...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Floatplane carrying 4 Americans, 3 Canadians, crashes into Labrador lake, no survivors expected: officals Officials in Canada said Wednesday the search for several missing people will likely turn up no survivors after a plane carrying four Americans and th...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Delaware woman sues luxury resort in Dominican Republic for $3 million over alleged attack A Delaware woman who says she was viciously beaten by an employee where she was staying in January while on vacation in the Dominican Republic is suin...
23:00, 07/18/2019

12 Israeli teenagers held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British woman A court in Cyprus has detained 12 Israeli youths on the island for suspicion of an alleged rape on a 19-year-old British tourist. The tourist filed a ...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Cambodia to return 1,600 tons of waste back to the US, Canada Cambodia has vowed to return all of 1,600 tons of plastic waste dumped at its seaport by the United States and Canada after the country’s environmenta...
23:00, 07/18/2019

US sailor on USS Abraham Lincoln goes overboard in Arabian Sea, search operation underway A U.S. sailor went overboard Wednesday from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, prompting a search operation in the Arabian Seam according to th...
23:00, 07/18/2019

ISIS supporters who beheaded Scandinavian hikers in Morocco sentenced to death Three men who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group after brutally killed two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco have...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Libya's Mitiga airport resumes air traffic following an air strike Air space re-opened at the Libyan capital's only functioning airport, Mitiga, on Thursday after it was halted following an air strike, according to a ...
22:48, 07/18/2019

U.N. demands release of abducted lawmaker and Haftar critic in eastern Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband who were r...
22:48, 07/18/2019

Trump says U.S. Navy 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened t...
22:48, 07/18/2019

African Teen Gives Birth During High School Exam, Returns To Finish Nothing -- not even childbirth -- deterred teenager Fatoumata Kourouma Conde from completing the exam for which she had spent the past year preparing....
22:48, 07/18/2019

Trump says no decision yet on Turkey sanctions over its Russian purchase U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration has not ruled out imposing sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defe...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Separatists in Canada's Quebec 'potential spoiler' for Trudeau in October poll Separatists in the Canadian province of Quebec are making a comeback after years in the doldrums and could regain enough strength to endanger Liberal ...
22:32, 07/18/2019

U.S. places sanctions on international network involved in Iran nuclear program The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five people and an international network of companies the U.S. Treasury said are involved in the p...
22:32, 07/18/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic' Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet sai...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Trump equivocates on whether U.S. government is mulling Turkey sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump was unclear on Thursday over whether his administration was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey following its purchase...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Trump says U.S. ship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by fly...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Incoming EU chief von der Leyen says 'we don't want a hard Brexit' The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Canadian police nab nine suspected members of powerful Mafia clan Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laun...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Pakistan lost $50 million from airspace restrictions: minister Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions im...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Ukraine's president party builds support days before vote: polls The party of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has extended its lead over other groups, according to polls published three days before parliamenta...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Spain's Podemos party rejects Sanchez's plan for cabinet Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's hopes of staying on as prime minister suffered a setback on Thursday when supporters of the far-left Podemos ...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organization, freezes assets Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezi...
22:32, 07/18/2019

U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hu...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Court rejects bid to suspend part of Canadian province's religious symbols ban A court in the Canadian province of Quebec on Thursday rejected a bid to suspend parts of a new provincial law that bans public sector employees from ...
22:32, 07/18/2019

U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hor...
22:32, 07/18/2019

Trump says U.S. Navy 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened t...
22:32, 07/18/2019