Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

WASHINGTON – President Trump said Monday he plans to declare Kim Jong Un’s government a state sponsor of terrorism, as he seeks to ratchet up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. “The North Korean regime must be lawful. It must end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development, and cease all support for international terrorism […]

Mugabe now faces impeachment

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit Monday as his ruling party said it would move to impeach him and the army revealed his likely successor would soon return to the country. In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old president had flouted expectations he would step down after the military’s takeover, […]

Germany in crisis: Merkel’s fourth term in doubt after coalition talks collapse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled out of exploratory talks, citing irreconcilable differences. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens, saying […]

Ex-Chile leader Pinera favored to win presidential election

Chileans voted for a successor to President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, though a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff Opinion polls show Pinera, who was president between 2010 and 2014 and leads the Chile Vamos bloc, with a commanding lead […]

Resign or face impeachment, Zimbabwe’s ruling party tells Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and given an ultimatum to resign as the country’s president or face impeachment. The party has given Zimbabwe’s longstanding leader until noon on Monday to step down from the presidency or face impeachment, according to a senior ZANU-PF official. Speaking […]

U.S. Threat to Close Washington Office Is ‘Extortion’ : Palestinian Official

The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. The Palestinian foreign minister denounced the U.S. move as an attempt at […]