Assad regime ‘responsible’ for Syria massacre: EU President

Bashar al-Assad’s regime is chiefly responsible for a suspected chemical attack that has killed scores of civilians in Syria, EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday. “The Syrian regime (has) the primary responsibility for the atrocities,” Tusk said, adding: “but all those who support the regime share the moral and political responsibility.” At least 72 civilians, […]

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner travels to Iraq

By Jim Acosta and Jeff Zeleny White House senior adviser Jared Kushner landed in Iraq Monday, his first visit to the country since assuming a broad portfolio of foreign affairs in the Trump presidency. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, and is traveling […]

Russia: Several killed, injured in St Petersburg metro explosion. Evacuation ongoing

At least 10 people have been killed and several injured in a blast in the St Petersburg metro on Monday. There were explosions in two train carriages at two metro stations, St Petersburg emergency services said. “An evacuation from the stations is ongoing, there are people injured,” the Saint Petersburg metro said in a statement […]

Venezuela’s opposition calls for removal of Supreme court judges, say democracy still broken

Venezuela’s democracy remains broken despite a U-turn by the pro-government Supreme Court on its takeover of congress, the opposition said on Sunday, calling for the removal of judges on the top tribunal. The tribunal’s ruling last week that it was taking over functions of the opposition-led National Assembly triggered widespread international condemnation and brought accusations […]

Migrants and Germans can learn from each other , says Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel says newcomers to Germany must learn the country’s values and customs, but that Germans can also learn from them. More than 1 million asylum seekers have arrived in the past two years, and Germany’s been working hard on integration. Speaking in her weekly podcast this Saturday, in a question-and-answer form with a […]

Flynn’s immunity request rejected by Senate

The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, two congressional sources told NBC News. A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the […]

Fillon’s legal problems deepened after ties to Putin revealed

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon’s legal problems deepened on Tuesday, with financial prosecutors expanding a probe into payments to his family to suspected “aggravated fraud, forgery and use of forgeries”, a source said. Investigators are probing whether Fillon and his wife Penelope forged documents to try to justify around 700,000 euros ($757,000) she earned […]

Trump’s lawyers go after teenager over a cat website

President Donald Trump’s lawyers have a new target to go after — cats on the internet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump’s legal team went after and its 17-year old founder, Lucy, sending a cease-and-desist letter after the site let users scratch at four photos of the President’s face using feline paws. The teenager […]

Either way, the president is ‘in trouble’ , senator Schumer says on Trump claims

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Schumer said Obama has “flatly denied that he has done this.” “And either way, Chuck, the president’s in trouble. If he falsely […]