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Merkel endorses Macron : “would be strong president for France”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron would be a strong president for France and she hoped he would win a run-off on May 7 against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. As runner-up in last Sunday’s opening ballot, Le Pen remains the underdog going into the run-off, but several polls have suggested […]

Here’s How Trump’s ‘Axis of Adults’ Weathered the First 100 Days

Amongst the chaos and the tweets, some of the more reassuring steps of the first 100 days of the Donald Trump Presidency were the appointments of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

France votes: The media effect

As the French media rally around Macron, how will Marine Le Pen tweak her media strategy? Plus, Podemos' challenge.

President Trump: Trump: "Major Conflict With North Korea" Absolutely Possible

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia Terrifying.  President Donald Trump said Thursday that “major” conflict with North Korea is “absolutely” possible, but he hopes to resolve the situation peacefully and diplomatically. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Show More Summary

Venezuela to quit the Organization of American States

Faced with growing criticism from its neighbors over a slide toward authoritarian rule, Venezuela announced Wednesday it will quit the Organization of American States, the hemisphere’s oldest regional alliance. The move comes after OAS...Show More Summary

US ready to ‘bring (North Korea’s )Kim Jong-un to his senses’

The US military’s top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”. Adm Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready “with the best technology” to defeat any […]

Trump And The Yemeni Quagmire

Co-authored by Shehab al-Makahleh LobeLog originally published this article on April 25, 2017. On April 18, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other high-ranking officials in the kingdom as part of a regional trip, which also included stops in Djibouti, Egypt, Israel and Qatar. Show More Summary

SitRep: White House Talks North Korea; New USS Carl Vinson Sighting; U.S. Navy Pops Flare Near Iranian Boat;

Tillerson Disses Africa Partners; China Launches New Aircraft Carrier; Turks Bomb Kurds in Iraq, Syria; Army Secretary Nominee Slams Political Left; F-35s to Estonia

New North Korea ballistic missile test fails

North Korea has been conducting missile and nuclear weapons-related activities since the beginning of the year. A recent test launch underscores the country's determination to develop a nuclear weapons program despite international pressure to stop. Paula Reid reports.

Is France's National Front still fascist?

We delve into the past of France's National Front and ask, has it changed at all?

Eye Opener: North Korea launches new missile

Trump calls North Korea's missile test "disrespectful." Also, on the 100th day of the Trump administration, we take a look back at what was accomplished. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.

US Marines return to Taliban stronghold of Helmand

First batch of nearly 300-strong Marine Corps contingent arrives in southern Afghan province as part of Trump's policy.

Pope Foregoes Popemobile in Historic Egypt Visit

Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the second and final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the security concerns, Francis zoomed...

North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Defying World Leaders

The test came as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula.

Dutch Relieved After Mainstream Parties Prevail in Curaçao

The populist Movement for the Future of Curaçao, led by Gerrit Schotte, will likely be kept out of power.

Israeli diplomat: Settlement issue 'overblown'

The negative reaction to Israel's settlement expansion "overrated", says Israeli ambassador Dani Dayan.

Hezb-i-Islami's Hekmatyar to Taliban: Lay down arms

At first public gathering in 20 years, controversial Afghan leader calls on fighters to come to the negotiating table.

Why is Mandela's granddaughter abandoning the ANC?

Nelson Mandela's eldest granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, discusses how her grandfather's party has gone astray.

100 days in: Is the Middle East Trump's new playground?

One hundred days into office, analysts say Trump's Middle East policies remain largely unclear, pathless and arbitrary.

Saving Gaza's marriages

Financially strapped couples are turning to local organisations designed to help fund their nuptials.

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