Associated Press | April 20, 2018 3:47 AM
Raul Castro stepped down as president of Cuba on Thursday, handing power to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 3:32 AM
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 3:20 AM
North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most endangered Democrats in the U.S. Senate, knows a political gift when she sees one.
Associated Press | April 20, 2018 2:55 AM
The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S. State-owned Aeroflot is the only airline with scheduled year-round U.S. flights.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 2:46 AM
The United States said on Thursday it had concerns about Turkey’s ability to hold free and fair elections given the ongoing state of emergency, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a snap vote on June 24.
Associated Press | April 20, 2018 2:35 AM
President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 2:16 AM
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 2:09 AM
Iraqi warplanes attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad’s military said, in a rare air assault across the border.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 1:23 AM
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he would support a bid by Britain’s Prince Charles to become the new leader of the Commonwealth, endorsing a view set out by Queen Elizabeth.
Reuters | April 20, 2018 12:43 AM
Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island’s economy.
Associated Press | April 20, 2018 12:15 AM
Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.
ANI | April 19, 2018 8:19 PM
Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi on Thursday accused actor-singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. In a social media post, the 36-year-old said Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions and that “my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore.”
FE Online | April 19, 2018 5:39 PM
Cuba has finally said adieu to a Communist-run era as Miguel Diaz-Canel takes the office of 86-year-old President Raul Castro who stepped down, formally handing the power to his long-time deputy.
AFP | April 19, 2018 3:57 PM
A volcano erupted in southern Japan today, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.
Associated Press | April 19, 2018 2:04 PM
Taiwan’s government said today that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.
Associated Press | April 19, 2018 12:12 PM
The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater.
New role for North Korea’s First Lady Ril Sol Ju ahead of husband Kim Jong Un’s summit with Donald TrumpAFP | April 19, 2018 2:57 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.
Donald Trump does not want US to rejoin 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership; but can return if offered a good dealPTI | April 19, 2018 11:07 AM
President Donald Trump has said he does not want the US to rejoin the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade pact he withdrew the US from days after assuming presidency — but would reconsider his stance if offered a deal that is good for America.
Associated Press | April 19, 2018 10:58 AM
The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet’s damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.
AFP | April 19, 2018 10:40 AM
Cuba is poised for the end of an era today as President Raul Castro steps down, formally handing power to his long-time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel — and thereby ending his family’s six-decade grip on the island.
Associated Press | April 19, 2018 10:32 AM
A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.
Reuters | April 19, 2018 10:19 AM
China will ban the imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from the end of this year, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
PTI | April 19, 2018 9:51 AM
US President Donald Trump today said that nobody had been tougher on Russia than him and that he’d slap new sanctions on Moscow “as soon as they very much deserve it”.
AFP | April 19, 2018 9:44 AM
NASA has blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.
PTI | April 19, 2018 9:10 AM
US President Donald Trump has termed as “hoax created by the Democrats” the allegations of Russian connections by Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election.
Reuters | April 19, 2018 8:55 AM
China’s military has conducted live-fire drills along the southeast coastline, state television reported, but it was unclear if these were the same exercises that had been flagged as taking place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait.
PTI | April 19, 2018 8:29 AM
US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but said he’d be willing to walk out if the meeting fails to meet his expectation.
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