• Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

    Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police’s Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta on Friday morning after failing to comply with a summons for questioning last week. The 51-year-old billionaire, better known as Tanoe, is […]

    Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats
  • FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments

    A FIFA ban on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) will wreak havoc on this weekend’s final round of group matches in Africa’s two club competitions with three key games now cancelled and clubs from the country kicked out. The indefinite ban on the SFA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised […]

    FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments
  • G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May

    It is possible for the United States to rejoin the Paris agreement on climate change and G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg will urge President Donald Trump to find a way to do so, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. May, who has previously said Britain was disappointed by Trump’s decision last month to withdraw the United States from […]

    G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May
  • Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady

    In yet another awkward moment, U.S. President Donald Trump thought the hand extended by Poland’s first lady was for him — and not for his wife, Melania. The U.S. and Poland’s presidential couples were shaking hands Thursday before Trump’s speech in front of a crowd in Warsaw, the Polish capital. Poland’s first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, shook hands with Trump and […]

    Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady
  • Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks

    French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris as dawn broke on Friday – many of them people who fled war or strife in countries as far away as Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan. Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) to clear the area where […]

    Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks
  • All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to size each other up in person for the first time on Friday in what promises to be the most highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp […]

    All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20
  • France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons

    France and Russia agreed on Thursday that fighting terrorism in Syria was their common objective, but pointedly avoided airing their differences over the sensitive issue of chemical weapons. France appears to be broadly aligning its foreign policy with the U.S. priorities of tackling terrorism while seeking better ties with Russia and avoiding a head-on clash with Moscow over Syria. French […]

    France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons
  • Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

    The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar said late on Thursday that Doha’s refusal of their demands to resolve a Gulf diplomatic crisis is proof of its links to terror groups and that they would enact new measures against it. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain released a joint statement carried by the countries’ state […]

    Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures
  • World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

    Leaders from the world’s top economies prepared for tough talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade on Friday as a Group of 20 summit got underway in Germany amid the threat of violent protests. The meeting in the port city of Hamburg comes at a time of major shifts in the global geo-political landscape, with Trump’s […]

    World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade
  • Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

    Climate change action need to go beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, in comments reinforcing his earlier position on an international deal hit by U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out. “The Paris agreement is… a step in the right direction but it is not enough and we need to continue to advance […]

    Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

World »

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

October 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on social media on Sunday he had been released from detention after spending around three weeks in jail. Navalny was detained...

Africa »

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

October 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and...

Asia »

Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

October 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national...

Economy »

Asia hit by Wall St. stumble, debt yields spike after ECB minutes

Asia hit by Wall St. stumble, debt yields spike after ECB minutes

July 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

Asian shares lost ground on Friday after a weak session on Wall Street, while global sovereign debt yields were elevated across the board on bets the European Central Bank...

Europe »

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

October 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain...

Middle East »

Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

October 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm

 Russia accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday of wiping the city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the United States...

UK »

UK’s divorce bill figure can only come with final Brexit deal: minister

UK’s divorce bill figure can only come with final Brexit deal: minister

October 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Britain can only come up with a figure for a financial settlement with the European Union when a Brexit deal has been agreed, trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, warning...

Energy »

Britain to hold 2021/22 back-up power capacity auction next February

Britain to hold 2021/22 back-up power capacity auction next February

July 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

Britain will hold an auction to secure up to 50.1 gigawatts (GW)of back-up electricity generating capacity for 2021/2022 in February 2018, the government said on Friday. Britain began...

Entertainment »

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

July 7, 2017 at 10:40 am

The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93. Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple...

Technology »

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

July 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing...

Video »

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

April 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends a joint session of the both Houses of Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25, 2016.[KGVID]http://www.primanews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Afghan-President-Ashraf-Ghani-addresses-parliament.mp4[/KGVID]

Sport »

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

July 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and will begin chemotherapy immediately, the club said on Thursday. Abnormal blood tests...

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national election day. Typhoon Lan, classified as an intense Category 4 storm, was east of Okinawa and moving northeast at 40 kph on Sunday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It was expected […]

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Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on social media on Sunday he had been released from detention after spending around three weeks in jail. Navalny was detained by police in late September and sentenced to 20 days in jail on charges of repeatedly violating laws by organizing public meeting and rallies. After release, Navalny also said on social media he […]

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Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters. Nearly 600,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since Aug. 25, when coordinated Rohingya insurgent attacks on security posts sparked a […]

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UK’s divorce bill figure can only come with final Brexit deal: minister

UK’s divorce bill figure can only come with final Brexit deal: minister

Britain can only come up with a figure for a financial settlement with the European Union when a Brexit deal has been agreed, trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, warning leaders not to believe London is bluffing over a no deal. Fox, speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday television program, said Britain would offer the other 27 EU members […]

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Indonesia to demand answers after military chief denied U.S. entry

Indonesia to demand answers after military chief denied U.S. entry

Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington’s deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, an Indonesian official said on Sunday. Indonesia’s Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was about to board a flight on Saturday when the airline informed […]

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on Wednesday, said in a statement that he had listened […]

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Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

 Russia accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday of wiping the city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and Britain had bombed Germany’s Dresden in 1945. The Russian Defence Ministry, which has itself repeatedly been forced to deny accusations from activists and Western politicians of bombing Syrian […]

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Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away. Lombardy and Veneto, regions that are both run by the once openly secessionist Lega Nord party, are holding non-binding votes which the party hopes […]

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Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

The Spanish government has urged Catalonians to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region’s secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power. Sunday’s message came a day after Madrid resolved to take the unprecedented constitutional step of firing the Catalonia government, a last resort to thwart its independence campaign and calm fears of unrest […]

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Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver […]

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