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France's Macron orders shake-up of presidency after bodyguard scandal: source

France's Macron orders shake-up of presidency after bodyguard scandal: source

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a shake-up of his office after acknowledging failings in the way the presidency handled a scandal over his top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day, a source close to the Elysee said. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron walks ahead of his aide […]

Rahul Gandhi set to chair first meeting on new Congress Working Committee today

Rahul Gandhi set to chair first meeting on new Congress Working Committee today

The newly constituted Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet for the first time on Sunday to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country and draw up the party’s strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, his mother and previous party president, Sonia Gandhi, and senior general secretary, Ashok Gehlot, will […]

Zimbabwe's leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows

Zimbabwe's leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows

A child plays next to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election campaign poster during a rally organized for the white community in Harare, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Zimbabwe’s president is trying to rally white minority voters as the race in this month’s historic election becomes too close to call. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told a meeting in […]

German police say no indication bus attacker was radicalized

German police say no indication bus attacker was radicalized

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police said there was no indication that a man who injured people in a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday was politically radicalized. “The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Luebeck,” police added on Twitter. (Writing by […]

Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected militant links

Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected militant links

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said on Thursday. The Muslim-majority country has been on high alert since gunmen allied with the Islamic State (IS) militant group carried out a series of […]

Thailand cave rescue: Boys, coach discharged nearly a month after first going missing

Thailand cave rescue: Boys, coach discharged nearly a month after first going missing

The boys are due to make their first public appearance since the ordeal at a specially arranged press conference, before returning home to their families later on Wednesday evening. All 12 players and their coach have been under close supervision at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, near the border with Myanmar, since they were rescued from […]

Barack Obama drops his best dance moves while visiting his father's homeland of Kenya

Barack Obama drops his best dance moves while visiting his father's homeland of Kenya

Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY Published 11:26 a.m. ET July 17, 2018 | Updated 12:29 p.m. ET July 17, 2018 CLOSE Former President Barack Obama visited his ancestral village in Kenya to open a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama. In a speech, he praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working […]

Britain's May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

Britain's May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May greets U.S. President Donald Trump at Chequers, Britain July 13, […]

Teenager charged with murder after killing of mother and two kids in Perth

Teenager charged with murder after killing of mother and two kids in Perth

THE teenager accused of the murder of an eight-year-old boy, his sister and their mother in Perth’s northeast has made a bizarre outburst in court. Teancum Vernon Peterson-Crofts, 19, clashed with the judge when he appeared without a lawyer in Midland Magistrates Court today to face three murder charges. Mr Peterson-Crofts looked around the public […]

Theresa May Says Trump Told Her to 'Sue the EU' in Brexit Talks

Theresa May Says Trump Told Her to 'Sue the EU' in Brexit Talks

Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday revealed the advice President Trump had given her on how to negotiate Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union: Go straight to court. Mrs. May was asked by the BBC about comments Mr. Trump made both in an interview in the British tabloid The Sun and later at a Friday […]

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