Pro-Russian Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko killed in blast in Donetsk

The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a blast at a cafe in Donetsk city, the separatist administration said on Friday. Alexander Zakharchenko, who led the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic since 2014, died “as a result of a terrorist act”, the separatist-run Donetsk News Agency reported. […]

Israeli Arabs rally against “racist” new nation-state law

Thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation that has angered the country’s Arab minority and drawn criticism abroad. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and downgrades […]

US , EU agreed to work towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies

US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday agreed on a plan to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies. The agreement, though short on details, means Washington will not follow through with a threat to impose tariffs on autos, which would hurt the dominant German car industry. […]

Suicide attacks in southern Syria kill dozens

Scores of people have died in a wave of suicide bombings and gun attacks in southern Syria, reports say. Health officials said at least 50 were killed in and around the government-held city of Suweida on Wednesday, while a monitoring group put the toll at more than 100. The Islamic State (IS) group has said […]

Late-night hosts talk treason after Trump’s summit with Putin

Monday night’s late-show hosts went long when it came to discussing President Trump’s recent trip to Europe that boasted one political gaffe after another, with some even bandying about the dreaded “T word.” No, not Trump. Treason. On “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert was so flummoxed by the president’s behavior when meeting with Russian President […]

Returning Syrians refugees: “We don’t feel safe going back home. It’s all death and terrorism”

Hundreds of displaced Syrians on Thursday left Lebanon for their war-torn homeland to reunite with relatives they have not seen for months, or even years. FRANCE 24 visited the border town of Arsal to speak with those gearing up for the departure. Some 400 refugees on Thursday crammed into trucks, tractors and buses lined up […]