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South Africa’s Top Court Legalises Personal, Private Cannabis Use

South Africa’s top court ruled Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use is legal in a landmark case that...

Tusk Suggests EU Brexit Summit To Avert ‘Catastrophe’

European leaders may need to hold an extra summit in November to clinch a Brexit deal and avert...

Putin: Plane Downed In Syria After ‘Chain Of Tragic Accidental Circumstances’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that “tragic accidental circumstances” led to the downing by Syria of a...

Israel Expresses ‘Sorrow’ For Russian Deaths, Blames Assad And Iran

Israel’s military expressed “sorrow” Tuesday over the deaths of crew members of a Russian military aircraft accidentally downed...

Trump Accuses China Of Trying To ‘Impact’ US Election With Trade War

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at...

Iraq PM Urged To Quit As Key Ally Deserts Him Over Unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faced calls to resign Saturday as his alliance with a populist cleric who...

US to cut $25 mn in aid to hospitals serving Palestinians

The United States plans to cut $25 million in aid to six hospitals primarily serving Palestinians in Jerusalem,...

DR Congo Says Latest Ebola Outbreak Under Control

Health authorities in Kinshasa declared the Ebola virus under control five weeks after the latest outbreak left 89...

Business Economists Say Trump Tariffs Will Harm Us

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump’s trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey...

Sightings, Satellites Help Track Mysterious Ocean Giant

The sight of a basking shark’s brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than...

Egyptian Accused Of Hijacking Plane Extradited From Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from...

South Korean Swaps Bitcoins For ‎€2m In Fake Notes

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the...

Top Trump Adviser Arrives For Talks In Israel

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser arrived in Israel on Sunday for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin...

Imran Khan Vows Change In First Address As Pakistan Pm

Imran Khan made his first speech as Pakistan’s prime minister late Sunday, giving a wide-ranging, televised address in...

Bread Shortages Hit Sudan

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple...

Russia, China Block US Bid To Slap North Korea Sanctions

Russia and China on Thursday blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions...

Top Zimbabwe Opponent Detained After Failed Zambia Asylum Bid

Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti was detained after...

Firefighters Make Progress In California But Weather Not Promising

Thousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand,...

Greek Prime Minister Vows To Revamp National Disaster Unit As Fire Toll Hits 93

Embattled Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday vowed to create a new national disaster unit as the...

Migrant Rescue Ship Docks In Spain Again After Italy Refusal

Close to two months after giving a high-profile welcome to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, Spain once again...

Europe Sizzles In Heatwave As Wildfire Hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing...

Up To 20 Feared Dead In WWII Vintage Plane Crash In Switzerland

Up to 20 people are feared dead after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss...

Shark Kills Czech Tourist Swimming In Waters Off Egypt

A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of...

Venezuela Arrests Six ‘Terrorists’ Over Attempted Maduro Hit

Venezuela’s government said on Sunday it had arrested six “terrorists and hired killers” over an alleged assassination attempt...

In Italy’s Conte, Trump Sees A Like-Minded European

US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a...

Morocco king urges ‘urgent action’ on social problems

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take “urgent action” to address social issues, in particular...

Voting Closes In Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Election

Voting closed in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power as observers...

Mad splasher fired after backlash over dousing Canadian pedestrians

A Canadian van driver who splashed pedestrians along a downtown Ottawa street has been fired by his employer...

Controversial Venezuelan Legislature’s Term Could Be Extended

Venezuela’s controversial Constituent Assembly could extend its term for up to four years, its government loyalist president Diosdado...

Japan Prime Minister Cancels Overseas Trip As Rain Toll Hits 100

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and...