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Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians 'stand firm against violence'

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the... conflict," he said in remarks at Tel Aviv University. "Palestinians a...

Updated : 2016.06.27 20:45

EU founders urge quickie divorce from Britain

Foreign ministers of the EU‘s founding member states, gathering in Berlin for crisis talks after Britain’s shock referendum outcome, said London must begin the process of leaving “as soon as possib...

Updated : 2016.06.26 09:54

European leaders to discuss EU future after Brexit shock

Founding EU members are to hold a crisis  meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to  leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.As the "Brexit" vote sent global financial markets into freefall, Moody's cut Britain's credit rating ...

Updated : 2016.06.25 14:21

[Newsmaker] Cameron’s luck runs out

LONDON(AFP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron may go down in history as the man who led Britain out of the European Union, with a strong chance that he will not survive the country’s political earthqua...

Updated : 2016.06.24 19:38

Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron to resign

LONDON (AP) -- Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 19:21

Britain on course to leave EU

Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared Friday, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets as sterling collapsed to a 3...

Updated : 2016.06.24 14:21

Truman's statement firing MacArthur declassified

In the middle of the 1950-53 Korean War, then U.S. President Harry Truman sacked Gen. Douglas MacArthur, saying military commanders must be governed by the policies and directives issued to them according to law, a recently declassified document showed Thursday.When the Korean War broke ou...

Updated : 2016.06.24 10:00

We hate the EU too but 'please stay', Danish daily urges Britain

(AFP) -- Danish daily Berlingske on Thursday published an English-language editorial imploring Britain to "please stay" in the EU, amid fears the eurosceptic Scandinavian country could lose a key ally in Brussels.    "As a nation, we in Denmark understand your scepticism about the EU, pe...

Updated : 2016.06.23 21:16

Iraq's Fallujah 'almost cleared' of IS: commander

BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Iraqi forces in Fallujah are facing resistance from holdout Islamic State group fighters in just two northern neighbourhoods of the city, the operation's overall commander said on Wednesday."The northern and central parts of Fallujah have almost been cleared of Daesh," Lie...

Updated : 2016.06.22 22:15

EU agrees new border force to tackle migrant crisis

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- The European Union has reached agreement to set up a new border and coastguard force that could intervene in front-line countries like Greece and Italy to curb the influx of migrants.Negotiators for the 28 EU member states and the European Parliament said Wednesday they h...

Updated : 2016.06.22 22:14

Japan, Russia talks on elusive WWII peace treaty

TOKYO (AFP) -- Japan and Russia on Wednesday held talks aimed at resolving a territorial dispute dating back to World War II, which has prevented the neighbours from signing a peace treaty formally ending wartime hostilities. The two countries have diplomatic relations but ties have been s...

Updated : 2016.06.22 22:13

[Graphic News] Record 65 million people displaced worldwide: U.N.

The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday. Europe’s high-profile migrant ...

Updated : 2016.06.21 18:40

[Newsmaker] Lawyer elected as Rome's first female mayor

ROME (AFP) -- After 2 1/2 millennia of being ruled by men, Rome will wake up Monday under new management.Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as the Italian capital’s first female mayor, sweeping into c...

Updated : 2016.06.20 20:48

France to deport 20 Russians for violence at Euro 2016

LENS, France (AP) -- French authorities will deport 20 Russian men next week for their role in the violence that has marred the first week of the European Championship. Stephane Bouillon, prefect for the region that includes the southern French city of Marseille where the worst outbreak ...

Updated : 2016.06.16 21:25

Tusk says 'difficult to be optimistic' on Brexit

HELSINKI (AFP) - European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday it was hard to be upbeat about the outcome of Britain's vote on whether to stay in the EU, but warned it made no sense for the country to quit."I know it's very difficult for us to be optimistic today, we know the latest...

Updated : 2016.06.16 21:20