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Dutch king opens parliament, vows to help Caribbean isles

Dutch King Willem-Alexander Tuesday vowed his nation would stand with hurricane-hit Caribbean islands to help rebuild, as he officially opened parliament even though no government is yet in place. "Our thoughts are first and foremost...Show More Summary

Brazil warns 'no alternatives' to democracy in Venezuela

Brazil's leader on Tuesday warned that there were "no alternatives to democracy" in Venezuela as he voiced solidarity with the people of the crisis-consumed nation. President Michel Temer, addressing the UN General Assembly where Brazil...Show More Summary

French authorities clear hundreds of migrants from Calais

French police evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain.

French cardinal to face trial for alleged child abuse cover-up

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will go on trial in April on charges of covering up for a priest accused of abusing children in his Lyon diocese over 25 years ago, a court ruled Tuesday. Barbarin, the most senior French Catholic leader...Show More Summary

Baha'is welcome release of member imprisoned in Iran

The Baha'i community on Tuesday welcomed the release of a member serving a 10-year prison term in Iran, but expressed concern for six co-religionists tried alongside her. Mahvesh Sabet, 64, was released on Monday, Diane Ala'i of the Geneva-based Baha'i International Community told AFP. Show More Summary

May gathers divided cabinet ahead of Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a special cabinet meeting on the eve of her Brexit speech, a spokesman said Tuesday, as she seeks to bring her ministers in line behind her EU strategy. She called Thursday's meeting after...Show More Summary

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the investigation. "It is important for us to see with...Show More Summary

Five things to know about hurricane-hit Dominica

The Caribbean island of Dominica, battered by Hurricane Maria Tuesday, was also struck by severe storms in 2015 and 1979. Here are some things know about the small nation. - "The Nature Island" - Not to be confused with the much larger...Show More Summary

One language, two audiences for Suu Kyi's first Rakhine speech

Big screens broadcast Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis nationwide as she tried to mollify the world without riling Myanmar's army or challenging longstanding prejudices -- but few could understand her clipped English....Show More Summary

Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone

Israel's military fired a Patriot missile on Tuesday to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights. The drone took off from a Damascus military airport before...Show More Summary

Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online. The 52-year-old named as Roque M., made...Show More Summary

Donald Trump to give first speech to UN general assembly – live

Spotlight on US president as he gives his maiden speech to general assembly Trump expected to rebuke countries for failing to stop North Korea White House says Trump will warn of ‘world regimes that threaten security’ France warns collapse...Show More Summary

Spain police launch graft probe in Catalan president's fiefdom

Spanish police carried out searches on Tuesday across Girona, a fiefdom of Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont, as part of probe into suspected graft at a local water company, police said. The operation comes amidShow More Summary

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide. A priest sprinkled holy water on the seven-metre tall...Show More Summary

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e,...Show More Summary

Trial for protesters who set Paris police car on fire

Nine men are to go on trial in Paris on Tuesday over a dramatic attack when a police patrol car was torched with two officers still inside it.

Protesters who set Paris police car ablaze go on trial

Nine men were to go on trial Tuesday over a dramatic attack on Paris police in which a patrol car was torched with two officers still inside it. Videos of the May 2016 assault, which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on...Show More Summary

British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches

The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm. "While Hurricane Maria may not be as strong...Show More Summary

Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations....Show More Summary

Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar

Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched a dawn assault Tuesday against one of the Islamic State group's last bastions in the vast western province of Anbar bordering Syria. The Joint Operations Command, which is coordinating...Show More Summary

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