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Impeachment of Trump very unlikely: NYT columnist Friedman

The much talked about impeachment of US President Donald Trump is "very unlikely" to come true, famous American columnist Thomas Friedman said Monday, calling the talk of impeachment "way, way prematu...

Updated : 2017.05.29 14:30

Secession fears cloud Myanmar peace talks: government

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) - Talks to end decades of bitter civil war in Myanmar have faltered, a government spokesman warned Sunday, blaming ethnic rebel demands for greater autonomy, which the military fears could break the country up.The civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi has ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 21:47

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) -- Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said relief operations had intensified follow...

Updated : 2017.05.28 21:32

India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Government forces enforced a strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, a day after the killing of a prominent rebel commander by Indian soldiers sparked massive protests in the disputed region.Armed police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled de...

Updated : 2017.05.28 21:23

[Graphic News] Same-sex marriage worldwide

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage.Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalize same-sex marriage.  Gay and lesbian couples are allowed to marr...

Updated : 2017.05.28 18:23

[Newsmaker] Russia probe pierces Trump’s inner circle

The probe into Russia’s role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 16:14

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America con...

Updated : 2017.05.27 16:43

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll hits 100

COLOMBO (AFP) -- Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.A ship...

Updated : 2017.05.27 14:51

'Large part' of Manchester attack network held in Britain

MANCHESTER (AFP) -- Britain has arrested a "large part" of the network behind Manchester's suicide bomb attack, police said Friday, while the government came under fire for cutting police budgets as e...

Updated : 2017.05.27 14:50

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:34

Clinton reappears at Wellesley, again at a crossroads

Nearly a half-century after she first declared herself to the world as a young woman unafraid to ruffle feathers and challenge authority, Hillary Clinton was back at the very same podium at Wellesley College. And once again, she was at a crossroads in her life. The first time, she was 21,...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:33

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brz...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:33

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal. Trump will spend Saturday at the secon...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:32

China arrests Taiwanese activist for 'subversion'

BEIJING (AFP) -- China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports.Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according t...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:32

Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune

TAORMINA, Italy (AFP) -- G7 nations risk unprecedented deadlock on Saturday after US President Donald Trump ditched the charm for snarls, resisting calls for concerted action on hot-button issues such as climate change.After starting his first presidential trip abroad wreathed in smiles, T...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:31