575 arrested as women protested in Washington against Trump’s immigration policy

By Marissa J. LangJune 28Email the author A large group of mostly women protest at the Trump International Hotel before marching to the Justice Department and Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post) They came from all over, took planes and buses from 47 states, slept at friends’ homes or in […]

The only thing certain ahead of Kim Trump talks will be their “unpredictability”

By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY President Donald Trump’s seat-of-the-pants foreign policy is facing its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea’s nuclear program with Kim Jong Un. Trump is calling it a “mission of peace.” The impulsive American president, who over the weekend called into […]

Ex-Israeli PM Barak calls for 2 state solution, easing the humanitarian situation in Gaza’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Israeli PM Ehud Barak reacted to the cancellation of a football match between Israel and Argentina, PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Europe, as well as the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Barak supports a two-state solution in the Middle East, calling it “the only long-term possible […]

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia has started issuing driving licences to women for the first time in decades, according to state media. Saudi authorities said 10 women had been given licences at the General Department of Traffic in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Monday. The women previously held licences from overseas, including the UK, Canada and Lebanon, […]

New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows to eliminate a bacteria

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday, saying it will cost $NZ886 million ($813 million) and, if successful, it will be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma […]