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Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

MOSCOW — A fire broke out on Saturday in a high-rise that until recently had been a Trump-branded property in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, injuring at least four people. Footage on social media showed flames shooting out of the windows and smoke billowing from the 33-floor building, which is still under construction and had […]

UK interior minister Rudd resists calls to quit, apologizes over migrant targets error

UK interior minister Rudd resists calls to quit, apologizes over migrant targets error

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resisted calls to quit on Friday, apologizing for not being aware of the use of migrant removal targets in her department and vowing to implement fair and humane immigration policy. Following accusations that she had misled parliament over whether her department had targets for the deportation of […]

Pompeo makes debut as secretary of state

Pompeo makes debut as secretary of state

Mike Pompeo leaves after a meeting with Sen. Mark Warner in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington on April 18. The Senate confirmed Pompeo as secretary of state on April 26. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency/Shutterstock) BRUSSELS — Newly minted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Brussels before dawn on Friday, in a […]

"Caravan" of migrants reaches US border

"Caravan" of migrants reaches US border

TIJUANA, Mexico — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of […]

Russia to supply Syria "new missile defense systems"

Russia to supply Syria "new missile defense systems"

BEIRUT — The Russian military indicated on Wednesday it will supply the Syrian government with a sophisticated air defense system following Moscow’s condemnation of the missile attack launched by the United States, Britain and France earlier this month. Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Russia will supply Syria with “new missile defense systems soon.”  Rudskoi’s statement […]

Pompeo wants to switch Australian ambassador pick to South Korea

Pompeo wants to switch Australian ambassador pick to South Korea

Moving Harris, who currently serves as commander of US Pacific Command, was Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s idea, ahead of potential talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, the sources said. One source told CNN that Pompeo has proposed the switch pending Trump’s blessing. Harris’ confirmation hearing to be […]

A Court Has Rejected the 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Seeking Animal Rights to Photographs

A Court Has Rejected the 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Seeking Animal Rights to Photographs

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th […]

Israel Denies Mossad Gunned Down Palestinian In Kuala Lumpur

Israel Denies Mossad Gunned Down Palestinian In Kuala Lumpur

Israel has denied that Mossad was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia on Saturday. Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was shot dead by motorcycle gunmen in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur while on his way to dawn prayers at his local mosque. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has dismissed suggestions that Israel was […]

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The British Nationals had been to Mecca on an Umra pilgrimage Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Those killed were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, travelling from Mecca on an Umra pilgrimage. Blackburn-based […]

Iran Says US Will 'Not Expect' What Happens If Trump Leaves Nuclear Deal

Iran Says US Will 'Not Expect' What Happens If Trump Leaves Nuclear Deal

Iran said Saturday it is prepared for a potential U.S. exit from a landmark nuclear agreement, but warned there would be consequences that President Donald Trump and his administration may not have anticipated. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani railed against Trump’s potential decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 deal, which could happen as early […]