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Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse
18 Oct 2016 11:32

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse

Largely united in their dislike of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some ultra-wealthy U.S. investors who play in conservative politics are warily weighing their choices, torn between third-party candidates, simply focusing on down-ballot contests or even voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton....

 
Refugee from Iraq pleads guilty in U.S. to attempting to join Islamic State
18 Oct 2016 11:30

Refugee from Iraq pleads guilty in U.S. to attempting to join Islamic State

An Iraqi-born man who entered the United States as a refugee pleaded guilty on Monday in Texas to attempting to volunteer to fight with Islamic State, federal prosecutors said. Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan, ۲۴, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Houston to one count of attempting to provide material ...

 
For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk
18 Oct 2016 11:27

For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk

Iraq and the United States have launched a crucial battle to liberate the city of Mosul without determining how its volatile region will be governed once Islamic State militants are ejected, U.S. and other officials said. U.S. officials acknowledge gaps and risks in the plan for Mosul, amid worries ...

 
Austria to demolish Hitler’s birth house
18 Oct 2016 11:24

Austria to demolish Hitler’s birth house

The Austrian government says the house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be torn down to stop it from becoming a shrine for neo-Nazis. The mansion will be replaced with a new building that has no association with the Nazi dictator and used by either a charity or the local authorities, according to Interior ...

 
Clinton heavily favored to win Electoral College: poll
18 Oct 2016 10:54

Clinton heavily favored to win Electoral College: poll

After a brutal week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released ...

 
US preparing for invasion of Yemen’s western coast: Houthi
14 Oct 2016 11:13

US preparing for invasion of Yemen’s western coast: Houthi

The leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has warned that the US military is preparing the ground for an act of aggression against the war-torn Arab country.In a televised speech on Thursday, Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi slammed Washington’s recent missile attacks against three mobile ...

 
Michelle Obama rebukes Trump
14 Oct 2016 11:06

Michelle Obama rebukes Trump's 'sexually predatory behavior'

US First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a scintillating attack against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “sexually predatory behavior.”Speaking in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Thursday, Mrs. Obama said that lewd comments made by Trump ...

 
Iran urges UN to fight extremism under Guterres
14 Oct 2016 11:05

Iran urges UN to fight extremism under Guterres' leadership

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his heart-felt congratulation to Antonio Guterres on his election as the new UN secretary general, expressing hope that he would engage in an all-out fight against extremism and help find peaceful solutions to the crises in Syria and Yemen. ...

 
Chibok girls: Nigeria denies Boko Haram prisoner swap
14 Oct 2016 11:03

Chibok girls: Nigeria denies Boko Haram prisoner swap

Nigeria's government has denied that it traded Boko Haram prisoners for 21 schoolgirls freed by the armed group.Speaking to reporters, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that no prisoner swap had taken place, reiterating that the release on Thursday of the girls who had been kidnapped from the town of ...

 
Clinton says US could
14 Oct 2016 11:00

Clinton says US could 'ring China with missile defense'

Hillary Clinton privately said the U.S. would "ring China with missile defense" if the Chinese government failed to curb North Korea's nuclear program, a potential hint at how the former secretary of state would act if elected president.Clinton's remarks were revealed by WikiLeaks in a hack ...

 
Attack on mourners in Yemen kills more than 140, say local health officials
9 Oct 2016 10:35

Attack on mourners in Yemen kills more than 140, say local health officials

Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral at a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the country's Houthi-run administration said on Saturday, but the coalition denied any role in the attack. More than ۱۴۰ mourners were killed, according to local health officials cited by the United Nations, in an ...

 
China sentences former Yunnan party boss to death with reprieve for bribery
9 Oct 2016 10:29

China sentences former Yunnan party boss to death with reprieve for bribery

China has sentenced the former Communist Party boss from the southwestern province of Yunnan to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery, the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on graft. Bai Enpei, ۷۰, abused his posts, including as party chief in Yunnan until ۲۰۱۱ and ...

 
Weakened Hurricane Matthew still deadly as it buffets U.S. Southeast
9 Oct 2016 10:17

Weakened Hurricane Matthew still deadly as it buffets U.S. Southeast

Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still potent punch after killing almost ۹۰۰ people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages as it skirted Florida and Georgia. Now weakened, the most powerful Atlantic storm since ۲۰۰۷ unleashed ...

 
Three officers shot, two fatally, in Palm Springs, California
9 Oct 2016 10:12

Three officers shot, two fatally, in Palm Springs, California

Two police officers have been killed and another one injured in an exchange of gunfire in Palm Springs, California, authorities say. Officers Jose Gilbert Vega, ۶۳, and Lesley Zerebny, ۲۷, were fatally shot on Saturday while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance. Vega, a ۳۵-year veteran ...

 
Leaked Clinton emails unveil distance from US mid class, Wall St. ties
9 Oct 2016 10:07

Leaked Clinton emails unveil distance from US mid class, Wall St. ties

Leaked emails of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reveal her disconnection from struggles of the middle class – contrary to her campaign rhetoric -- and her behind the scene advocacy for further prosperity of the Wall Street. According to the leaked remarks made in highly-paid ...

 
Obama declares state of emergency in Georgia state as Matthew moves closer
7 Oct 2016 10:47

Obama declares state of emergency in Georgia state as Matthew moves closer

Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Georgia. US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Georgia as Hurricane Matthew is approaching. Earlier on Thursday, Obama signed an emergency declaration for the state of South Carolina. A state of ...

 
Russian upper house to review aerospace forces
7 Oct 2016 10:41

Russian upper house to review aerospace forces' Syria deployment on Oct. 12

onstantin Kosachev, head of the Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, said this week that deliberations over the agreement authorizing a Russian air group to be stationed at the Hmeimim airbase for an unspecified period would come as early as next Wednesday.On Monday, a source in the lower ...

 
WikiLeaks: 10 years of pushing the boundaries of free speech
7 Oct 2016 10:37

WikiLeaks: 10 years of pushing the boundaries of free speech

“To me, freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is… that’s what marks us off from the stones and stars.”These are words spoken by Mario Savio, the spokesperson for the Free Speech Movement in the 60’s. Decades later, the power of ...

 
Malaysia says debris found in Mauritius is from missing Flight MH370
7 Oct 2016 10:33

Malaysia says debris found in Mauritius is from missing Flight MH370

Malaysia said on Friday that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.The Boeing 777 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a two-year search has turned ...

 
Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media
7 Oct 2016 10:31

Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media

Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 166 people, including police chiefs, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, in an operation linked to July's attempted coup, which Ankara blames on followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.The operation was aimed at Istanbul police headquarters ...