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France‘s Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

PARIS (AFP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron‘s party is on course for an overwhelming parliamentary majority, after Sunday’s first round of voting for the National Assembly left traditional part...

Updated : 2017.06.12 17:02

11 dead, 900 escape after Congo jail attack: official

GOMA (AFP) -- Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in B...

Updated : 2017.06.12 13:40

No sign of healing in G-7 climate change rift

BOLOGNA, Italy (AFP) -- The United States’ partners in the G-7 club of wealthy democracies vowed Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from...

Updated : 2017.06.12 11:26

Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump: experts

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Former FBI director James Comey‘s scathing testimony has boosted the case for obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump, legal experts say. But more evidence...

Updated : 2017.06.12 11:24

French Socialists face ‘unprecedented’ losses

PARIS (AFP) -- For France‘s Socialists, the pain keeps getting worse. After five years in power under ex-president Francois Hollande, the party now faces a battle to survive after a historic drubbin...

Updated : 2017.06.12 11:23

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused James Comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president, days after the ex-FBI director testified that Trump sought to derail the R...

Updated : 2017.06.11 22:00

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been weakened by the Conservative Party's disastrous election result. But May's hold on powe...

Updated : 2017.06.11 20:53

What’s next for Comey? Maybe law, corporate work, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- So what‘s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could ...

Updated : 2017.06.11 13:18

Islamists kill 13 Philippine marines in wartorn Marawi city

Thirteen Philippine marines have been killed in fresh gunbattles with Islamist militants who have overrun parts of a southern city, a military spokesman said Saturday, in a dramatic surge in the toll...

Updated : 2017.06.10 16:35

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Britain Friday to quickly launch Brexit talks with the European Union after Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a harsh election setback. "We are ready for the ...

Updated : 2017.06.10 13:08

Released French photographer says Turkey sending 'message'

French photojournalist Mathias Depardon, who was held for a month in Turkey, said on his return to France Friday night that Ankara wanted to send a "strong message" to reporters wishing to go to the ...

Updated : 2017.06.10 11:34

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Punching back a day after his fired FBI director's damaging testimony, President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under...

Updated : 2017.06.10 10:57

Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling

Brazil's top electoral court gave embattled President Michel Temer a big victory late Friday, voting to reject allegations of campaign finance violations that could have removed him from office. Aft...

Updated : 2017.06.10 10:56

[Newsmaker] UK's Theresa May pays heavy price for gamble

LONDON (AP) -- In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable _ and the most unnecessary. The...

Updated : 2017.06.09 20:17

Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for IS

Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first such as...

Updated : 2017.06.08 21:01