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  • Ecuador's president takes aim at WikiLeaks' Assange

    January 23, 2018 5:00 AM 9

    Ecuador's president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Lenin Moreno said in a televised interview Sunday that Assange had become "more than a nuisance" after he violated terms of his asylum by interfering in other countries'

  • Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

    January 23, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    Key eurozone leaders say Greece is expected to pass the latest review of its bailout programme, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer. Top officials of the 19-nation eurozone said there was little doubt that Greece would get the green light on its review at yesterday's meeting of finance ministers. EU Financial Affairs

  • Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

    January 20, 2018 5:00 AM 17

    Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle. The buzz cut was captured by photographers as 35-year-old William, who is second in line to the British throne behind his father Prince Charles, visited a London children's hospital on Thursday. British bookmakers are looking to profit from William's

  • Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

    January 20, 2018 5:00 AM 17

    Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day yesterday. Three civilians and two soldiers were killed on both sides in the latest clash, officials in the two countries said, as each blamed the other for initiating

  • Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

    January 19, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all the spots on engine-powered boats go to wealthier migrants. "Morocco was my last hope," he says. "It was either making it to Europe or giving up for once and for all." Algeria

  • German nationalist party rejected from intel panel

    January 19, 2018 5:00 AM 9

    German lawmakers have refused to let the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party's candidate sit on a parliamentary committee that oversees the country's intelligence services. Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won seats for the first time in September's election and is now the third-biggest party in parliament. The party nominated Roman

  • US moves to bar Haiti and Belize nationals from agricultural, seasonal workers visa

    January 18, 2018 9:27 PM 19

    The Trump administration in the United States has banned Haitians from applying for temporary visas to work seasonally in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given notice that Haitians, as well as nationals from Belize and the South Pacific nation of Samoa, are no longer eligible for the H2A and H2B visas. The visas allow US businesses

  • India test-fires nuclear-capable long-range missile

    January 18, 2018 3:06 PM 9

    The test, the fifth of the Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, was made from a mobile launcher, and "further strengthens our credible deterrence," the Defense Ministry said in a statement. India has been developing its nuclear and missile systems in recent years amid increasing strategic competition with China. The test was "a major boost to country's

  • GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

    January 18, 2018 5:03 AM 15

    President Donald Trump's use of the terms 'fake news' and 'enemy of the people' is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said yesterday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump's repeated attacks on the media "repulsive" and said Trump

  • Japan public TV sends mistaken alert warning of North Korean missile launch

    January 16, 2018 4:32 PM 16

    NHK television issued the message on its Internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter. "North Korea appears to have fired a missile," NHK said, adding that a government warning had been issued. "The government