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Top N. Korea official in Washington for talks on new Trump-Kim summit

A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalize a new summit aimed at

Trump grounds Pelosi as feud over shutdown deepens

US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown

African Union calls on DR Congo to delay release of final vote results

The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

France will remain 'militarily engaged' in Middle East through 2019

France will remain "militarily engaged" in the Middle East through 2019, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, noting that the deaths of US soldiers and civilians in Syria a day earlier showed the

Several killed in suspected car bomb blast at Bogota police academy

Colombia' s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded -- the worst such incident in

Kidnapped Canadian confirmed dead in Burkina Faso

A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry

PM Theresa May, opposition Labour's Corbyn at impasse over Brexit 'Plan B'

Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forth their competing visions for Brexit on Thursday, a day after May survived a no-confidence vote.

Keira Knightley on Colette: 'I think very often our voices aren't heard'

Keira Knightley has made a name for herself playing esteemed literary heroines, from Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to Austen's Elizabeth Bennet. In fact, the British actress has a flair for making period

French govt activates plan to prepare for no-deal Brexit

France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with a possible “hard Brexit”, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said on Thursday. This includes €50 million of investments to assist ports and

Macron's former security aide Benalla detained over misuse of diplomatic passports

Alexandre Benalla, French President Emmanuel Macron's embattled former security aide, was detained Thursday in connection with a probe into his alleged misuse of diplomatic passports, Paris

Did 'El Chapo' pay Mexico's ex-president $100 million?

Did the world’s most famous drug lord really pay Mexico’s ex-president a $100-million bribe not to arrest him?

Zimbabwe: Scores of people treated for gunshot wounds after protests

Sixty-eight Zimbabweans have been treated for gunshot wounds, 17 of whom underwent emergency surgery, after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices, a doctors’ group said

Huge election fraud revealed in DR Congo

Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed election urged the Constitutional Court to order a recount of a poll that they said was rigged. A major new investigation confirms

French govt calls for scandal-hit Ghosn to be replaced as Renault boss

The French government on Wednesday called for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who has spent the last two months in Japanese custody, to be replaced as chief executive of carmaker Renault.

ICC halts release of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's hopes of a swift release following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity.

Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Suspected extremists abduct Canadian in Burkina Faso

A Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso near its border with Niger, the West African nation's security ministry said Wednesday.

‘Plan B, what plan B?’ Five options to break Brexit deadlock

Advocates of Britain’s divorce from the EU had promised it would restore full sovereignty to the “mother of all parliaments”. The trouble is Parliament cannot agree what Brexit it wants, nor whether

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Parliament rejects Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over Britain's exit