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Trump admin announces two women economic empowerment programmes in India

The White House described the plan, called the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, as "the first-ever whole-of-government approach focused o...


Alaska Senators to vote for Trump's AG pick William Barr

But Barr has refused to promise that he will release the report in its entirety, citing Justice Department regulations that encourage prosecutors not to criti...


Supreme Court Disappoints Pro-Lifers, Halts Louisiana Abortion Law

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion on the case, arguing that the law should have been allowed to go into effect because the st...


Mexican Authorities Detain 1,600 Migrants Near Texas Border

But his constant use of risky border security rhetoric sharply juxtaposed those gains. By contrast, Ciudad Juárez, El Paso's Mexican sister city just across t...


Will Dems lose Virginia governorship? State's top three officials embroiled in scandal

In Northam's response to the picture , he admitted he had painted his face with shoe polish during an ill-conceived Michael Jackson impersonation. "Democra...


It’s Happening: Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Running for President

The progressive darling, smarting from a week of hard questions and another apology for calling her race " American Indian ", will speak on the steps of Everett...


US refiner Citgo emerges as key to Venezuela's power battle

In an ironic twist, a Venezuelan navy ship laden with equipment sent by Maduro's government to help Cuba rebuild after a tornado hit Havana last month arrived...


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Told His Staff He's Not Leaving

It is demonstrably false. Less than a week ago Fairfax had been tipped to become the next governor of Virginia after Northam faced near universal calls to re...


Vatican: Nuns Are Being Raped And Made As Sex Slaves By Priests

But many Catholics say abuse of vulnerable adults, including nuns and seminarians, has always been a problem in the church. It said Pope Francis "considered t...


House committee approves tentative subpoena for Whitaker, despite his agreement to testify

Nadler did not detail his discussions with the department but tweeted Thursday evening: "CONFIRMED: Acting Attorney General Whitaker will appear tomorrow morn...


Australian PM "disturbed" by Thai detention of refugee footballer

The former captain of Australia has said that Bahrain and Thailand should be barred from hosting global sport until Hakeem al-Araibi, the refugee footballer, ...


Scotland’s weather: Strong winds and heavy rain set to cause disruption

The warning will come into effect tomorrow (Friday, February 8) at 5:00am for counties Galway and Mayo, and will remain in place until 1:00pm in the afternoon. ...


Crappy memories: New Zealand kayaker's lost pictures found sealed in poop

NIWA put out the call to find the owner on Monday and posted footage from the memory stick showing the nose of a blue kayak. The specific sample of scat th...


House Launches New Investigation Into Trump, Russia

Earlier Wednesday, Trump had asked where Schiff got the authority to investigate him and accused the congressman of just trying to raise his political profile. ...


Ex-CIA chief's biggest concern about Trump's 2nd Kim Jong Un meeting

Although he described his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "a good one", he said "much work remains to be done". The precise location fo...


Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE

The UAE has a sizeable Roman Catholic population and Pope Francis has referred to the country as a model of co-existence, a cause he has championed throug...


Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi denied bail in Thai extradition hearing

Given Bahrain's history of human rights abuses against those who criticize the powerful ruling family, there is no doubt that if al-Araibi were extradited, he w...


North Korea summit details to be announced next week

In his tweets on Wednesday, Trump said negotiations with the Taliban to wind down the war in Afghanistan were "proceeding well". "And so I am stunned by thi...


Palestinian killed near Israeli checkpoint in occupied West Bank

Turkey has observers in the Norway-led team tasked with promoting security for Palestinians in Hebron, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews and has been a fla...


Nigeria vice president, flight crew safe after plane crash lands

Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was safe after his helicopter crash landed in the north central state of Kogi, his spokesman said today. The Vice Pres...