Politics

LONDON - Myanmar should return to a democratically elected government, Britain said on Monday, after military ruler Min Aung Hlaing took on the role of prime minister in a caretaker administration six months after the army seized power. "The decision by the military to extend the so-called state of ...
WASHINGTON - The United States is confident that Iran carried out a drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker transiting through international waters near Oman on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. "I want to condemn again the attack on Friday against the commercial ship ...
By Jonathan Landay and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON -Thousands more Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to their U.S. affiliations will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States under a new program announced by the State Department on Monday. first reported earlier o...
By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SANTO DOMINGO - The Dominican Republic will slaughter tens of thousands of pigs after detecting outbreaks of African swine fever in 11 of the country's 32 provinces, authorities said on Monday. Fernando Duran, administrator of the state-run Banco Agricola, told a news conferen...
By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA - A group of 18 active and former Brazilian Supreme Court justices, who also act as judges in the Supreme Electoral Court, said on Monday that the election system is free of fraud in the face of consistent attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro. Over the weekend, demonst...
LONDON -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he wanted to get the travel industry moving again with a simple user-friendly system to allow for trips abroad without importing new variants of the coronavirus. "We need to get people, get the travel industry moving again," Johnson to...
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that Iran must face up to the consequences of its "outrageous" attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. "Iran should face up to the consequences of what they've done," Johnson told reporters. "This was clearly an unaccept...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The fundraiser, created by Simon Harris from Man Behaving Dadly, was in retaliation after “Nige and friends started trapping off” by criticising the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, who have been helping to rescue migrants in distress in the English Channel. Last...
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WASHINGTON -Thousands more Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to their U.S. affiliations will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States under a new program announced by the State Department on Monday. exclusively reported on plans to set up the "Priority Two" ...
WASHINGTON - Thousands of Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to U.S. affiliations but are ineligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States, the State Department said on Monday. exclusively reported on plans to set up...
By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM -Israel's cabinet unanimously approved a state budget for 2021-2022 on Monday, more than three years after the government last ratified a fiscal spending package, but it faces a tough battle in a fractured parliament. Lawmakers are expected to take an initial vote in early...
By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM - Israel's cabinet unanimously approved on Monday a state budget for 2021-2022, more than three years after the government last ratified a fiscal spending package, the finance ministry and the prime minister's office said. After a marathon session running from Sunday morni...
By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL - South Korea said on Monday no decision has been made on its joint military exercises with the United States but they should not create tension, after North Korea warned the South against holding the exercises amid signs of a thaw in relations. South Korea and the United State...
LONDON/WASHINGTON -The United States and Britain said on Sunday they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman on Thursday that killed a Briton and a Romanian, both pledging to work with partners to respond. Iran earlier on Sunday denied...
By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA - Colombia's attorney general's office will charge former army commander General Mario Montoya for responsibility of 104 extrajudicial executions, as part of the "false positives" scandal, it said on Sunday. The false positives took place between 2002 and 2008, during the...
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN - Syrian troops stepped up shelling of an opposition enclave in the southern city of Deraa in a bid to assert control over an area that has defied state authority since it was retaken three years ago, witnesses, the army and residents said. An army assault on the old qua...
LONDON - Britain's Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has pressed for an easing of travel restrictions to offer respite to the tourism sector amid concerns that the country is not reaping the benefit of its vaccination programme, the Sunday Times reported. Sunak had written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
SEOUL - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday that if South Korea carries out a planned joint military exercise with the United States it will damage the resolve of the two Koreas to rebuild relations, state media KCNA reported. Kim Yo Jong also said a recent dec...
BANGKOK -Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. In a speech on Sunday, Min Aung Hlaing repeated a pledge to hold electi...
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean - Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a witness said. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking rescued the ...