Macron: Assad is the enemy of the Syrian people, but not of France

President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks published on Wednesday that he saw no legitimate successor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that France no longer considered his departure a pre-condition to resolving the six-year conflict. “The new perspective that I have had on this subject is that I have not stated that Bashar al-Assad’s departure […]

Russia cancels US meeting over Crimea, Ukraine sanctions

Russia has canceled a meeting with senior US diplomats in the wake of Washington’s decision to reinforce sanctions imposed over its interference in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea. US Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon had been due in St Petersburg on Friday to mend diplomatic fences with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. But […]

India’s no-meat, no-lust advice for pregnant women ridiculed

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India’s already-poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in traditionally patriarchal Indian households. Malnutrition and anemia, or iron […]

Trump impeachment calls surge with president facing the ‘most serious scandal’ in U.S. history

BY JASON LE MIERE Amid James Comey’s damning testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, calls for President Donald Trump to face impeachment proceedings are surging. In the past 48 hours, two of the leading Trump resistance groups have called for the first time for the impeachment process to start against Trump on charges of obstruction […]

Myanmar Military Plane Carrying More Than 100 People Goes Missing

A Myanmar military plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew went missing Wednesday, according to news reports citing military officials. A statement on the Facebook page of Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the plane left the coastal town of Myeik at 1:06 p.m. local time, bound for Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, The Associated […]