“The Republicans are united around Francois Fillon,” Senate leader Gerard Larcher told reporters, after telling fellow party officials behind closed doors: “The debate is over”.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
Trump’s initial order caused chaos at airports and was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.
Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, said he had not been given a reason as to why his travel privileges were being reviewed.
There are 11 Malaysians in North Korea, according to a Malaysian foreign ministry official, including three embassy staff, six family members and two others.
US report also says that while demonetisation “addresses the problem of counterfeit currency, it does little to mitigate long term money laundering risks.”
Under Donald Trump, who used his campaign for hateful indoctrination, it is important for different racial and religious minorities in the US to come together.
“The launches are clearly in violation of (UN) Security Council resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in parliament, adding “strong protests” had been lodged with nuclear-armed North Korea.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
The Philippines police chief announced the re-launch on Monday of police anti-narcotics operations he hoped would be less bloody, “or even bloodless”, entering a new phase in a war on drugs that has caused international alarm.
Muslim students visiting an Oklahoma lawmaker’s office in the state capitol were required to fill out a form that asked if they beat their wives and other questions that offended them, an Islamic advocacy group said.
France’s conservatives appeared to be at war with themselves less than 50 days from the presidential election as Francois Fillon clung on to his struggling, scandal-tainted campaign and senior party members fought to oust him as their candidate.
Tensions have escalated since a group of Ukrainian politicians and military veterans last month launched a rail blockade of shipments, including coal, from separatist-controlled areas, causing economic pain on both sides.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of “fascist actions” reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of political rallies aimed at drumming up support for him among 1.5 million Turkish citizens in Germany.
Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea due to a drought that is causing widespread food shortage.
Brazil’s top prosecutor wants to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives took a one point lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll conducted by Emnid for the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, with nearly seven months to go before federal elections.
Mexico opened legal aid centres at its 50 consulates across the US on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under US President Donald Trump.
A Syrian air force pilot who bailed out as his warplane crashed on Turkish territory has been found by a Turkish rescue team and is being treated at a hospital in the Hatay region, a hospital spokeswoman said on Sunday.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a EU-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara.
Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner had been held on the small southern island of Jolo and beheaded by ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.
After a string of resignations among advisers and backers, the 63-year old former conservative prime minister is banking on a rally of supporters in Paris on Sunday to show his detractors that he remains their best hope to win the presidency.
South Korea’s trade minister said on Sunday the government’s responses against discriminating action by China towards South Korean companies will be strengthened and he feels “deep concern” over recent measures taken by Beijing.
The pledges are part of Beijing’s years-long push to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to cut pollution that has choked northern cities and to meet climate-change goals while streamlining unwieldy and over-supplied smoke-stack industries such as steel.
Devolving some presidential powers could make it easier for the political elite to manage a succession by splitting key roles between different players not concentrating power in one successor.
Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Deniz yucel being held in Turkey was a “German agent” and a member of a Kurdish militant group. Germany called the comments absurd.
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time in government became a major point of criticism during her 2016 presidential run against President Donald Trump.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US had carried out more than 30 strikes over the past two days in Shabwah, Abyan and Al Bayda provinces.
Nearly half of South Sudan’s population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
UK will not be in a position legally to claim a share of the EU’s assets on exit unless they are included in a withdrawal agreement.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
Turkey’s authoritarian regime has ruined the lives of many intellectuals and opponents of the regime. Resisting, even softly, is an act of survival.
The policy shift would allow the US government to keep parents in custody while they contest deportation or wait for asylum hearings.
It is estimated that it will take 170 years to close the global gender wage gap – 52 years longer than it would have done just a year ago.
Sources say that If Wang Qishan doesn’t retire, it makes it reasonable and lends legitimacy for Xi Jinping not stepping down in 2022.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.