As Macron heads to US, 'strong relationship' with Trump under test

When France's ambassador to Washington told American officials in July 2017 that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed him a copy of the New York Times.

Mother's nightmare

Pakistani woman Arbella Bibi, mother of a six-year-old girl who was raped and murdered, reacts as she mourns with relatives at her home, in Karachi on Tuesday. Crowds took to the streets after the body of the victim was discovered ...

Top Japan finance official quits after harassment claims

The top bureaucrat at Japan's finance ministry quit Wednesday after allegations he sexually harassed female reporters, saying he wanted to “clear his name.”

Chopper down

This handout picture taken on Friday and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, shows the site of a helicopter crash in Kendari, Central Sulawesi. One person was killed and six Chinese nationals were injured in the accident.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/20 23:58:42

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation around Berlin's railway station

Thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station were evacuated on Friday to allow disposal experts to defuse an unexploded WWII explosive unearthed on a building site.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/20 23:58:42

Trump invites Putin to US: Russian FM

US President Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the US during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House, RIA Novosti reported on Friday, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/20 23:58:42

Two Koreas get neighborly with direct hotline: Seoul

North Korea and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/20 23:58:42

China congratulates Cuba's Diaz-Canel

China has congratulated Cuba on its election of a new president, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 23:58:41

Comey's notes detail Trump meetings

Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with US President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/20 23:58:40

US-led airstrikes on Syria create no split between Moscow and Ankara: analysts

Turkey's support for recent US-led missile strikes on Syrian government military sites would not prevent Ankara from continuing its cooperation with Russia and Iran on Syria, analysts said, amid US efforts to win over Ankara.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 23:46:35

Turkey invites US officials to monitor elections over transparency concern

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday invited US officials to Turkey to monitor its upcoming elections in response to their concern over transparency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 22:46:45

Russia to prove US missile interceptions in Syria

Russia will soon present evidence that the Syrian air defense forces shot down more than half of the missiles fired in the recent US-led strikes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 22:34:39

Thousands of poor British families forced to live without heat, light or food

Nearly 400,000 people in Britain are forced to live in homes without electricity or gas because they could not afford to pay for fuel, a report by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 20:06:42

S. Korea's preparations underway week ahead of summit with DPRK

The Blue House of South Korea has been busily but shrewdly preparing for the upcoming summit with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), with just a week left to hold the historic third-ever meeting between leaders of the two sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 20:02:16

Putin ready to meet Trump: Russian FM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at the invitation of the United States, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 19:55:35

Chinese ambassador urges US to abandon Cold War, zero-sum mentality

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has urged Washington to abandon its Cold War, zero-sum mentality to maintain stable bilateral ties for the benefit of both sides and the world at large.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 16:54:39