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Despite Trump move, Europe leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’

Despite Trump move, Europe leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’

Israeli and US flags placed on the roof of an Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem on Decem European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism […]

South Africa’s ruling ANC party meets to choose new leader

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South Africa’s ruling ANC party meets to choose new leader

© Wikus de Wet, AFP | South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (C) takes his seat during a presidential Gala dinner at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg on December 15, 2017. South Africa’s ruling ANC party holds a conference starting Saturday to elect its new leader in a hotly contested two-way race seen as a […]

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‘Whizz-kid’ forms right-wing Austrian government

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‘Whizz-kid’ forms right-wing Austrian government

After celebrating a resounding success in the recent parliamentary elections, the anti-immigrant Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) has joined a coalition government with Sebastian Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party (OVP). Head of the Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache (L) and head of the People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz © Leonhard Foeger / Reuters The agreement […]

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US to UNSC: North Korea must stop tests, start talking

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US to UNSC: North Korea must stop tests, start talking

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that North Korea must stop its “threatening behaviour” before diplomatic talks between the two countries can resume. Tillerson accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of conducting ‘unlawful missile launches’ [Stephanie Keith/Reuters] Tillerson accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of conducting ‘unlawful missile launches’ [Stephanie Keith/Reuters] Tillerson, speaking at the United Nations Security […]

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Trump adviser to tell all after White House exit

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Trump adviser to tell all after White House exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has “quite a story to tell” about her time in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration and “the world will want to hear it.” AP file photo Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on […]

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Danish scientists test rock singer who has been injecting himself with snake venom for 25 years

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Danish scientists test rock singer who has been injecting himself with snake venom for 25 years

A research team from the University of Copenhagen has recently completed an artificial library of antibodies, comprised of copies of antibodies generated by Steve Ludwin’s immune system in response to injections with snake venom. A red tailed rat snake. Photo: trybex/Depositphotos For 25 years, Ludwin has self-administered weekly injections of venom from some of the world’s most […]

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Trump’s Mideast Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt to Travel to Israel Next Week

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Trump’s Mideast Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt to Travel to Israel Next Week

U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem, June 20, 2017. Haim Tzach/ GPO U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will travel to Israel early next week, a senior White House official said Friday. MU.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem, June 20, […]

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Anti-China voices growing in Seoul By Yi Whan-woo

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Anti-China voices growing in Seoul  By Yi Whan-woo

Public sentiment toward China is worsening here after two Korean photojournalists were beaten by more than a dozen Chinese security guards during a trade event attended by President Moon Jae-in in Beijing, Thursday. Civic activists hold a rally near the Chinese Embassy in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Friday, demanding punishment for Chinese security guards who assaulted two […]

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Belgium initiates debate on Jerusalem in the European Council

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Belgium initiates debate on Jerusalem in the European Council

Prime Minister Charles Michel requested that the issue of status of Jerusalem should be addressed at the European Summit that took place in Brussels yesterday, following president Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. © Belga “Belgium has always been in a position of a peace messenger and is engaged in a very balanced way […]

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Somalia’s budget meets IMF terms, official says

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Somalia’s budget meets IMF terms, official says

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The budget approved by Somalia’s parliament this week is in line with fiscal reforms the government committed to when it entered an International Monetary Fund programme in May, an IMF official told Reuters. Somalia is now on its second 12-month IMF staff-monitored programme after decades of war and turmoil, and adherence to […]

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