https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/JQu0L38AlWG4xNaSyP8E2Q--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/7a7681e89c230d2b2a832b0b85b349c38f697608.jpg

Global

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) sent an appeal to Pope Francis, to the leaders of the world's various Churches and to the leaders of global organisations, including the United Nations , as well as to the leaders of many interested nations.
  • Jared Kushner: The quiet man at the White House table

    Jared Kushner: The quiet man at the White House table

    Global

    And the White House said one of Mr. Mulvaney's deputies at the budget office will take over his duties there, allowing him to fulfill the chief of staff's role. White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Doug Hoelscher had said they'd be discussing "shared priorities", including workforce investment, prison reform and combating the opioid epidemic.
  • Supreme Court dismisses PILs seeking probe into Rafale aircraft deal

    Supreme Court dismisses PILs seeking probe into Rafale aircraft deal

    Global

    The issue of CAG and PAC was mentioned in para 25 of the judgement of the top court which had held that there were no irregularities in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France . During the hearing, the Court had elaborately quizzed the officials from the Indian Air Force about the requirements of the force. On the choice of offset Indian partner, the court said that the role of Indian government can not be envisaged as it was entirely for the vendor Dassault to make a choice.
  • Strasbourg gunman shot dead by police

    Strasbourg gunman shot dead by police

    Global

    At least two people have been killed and 10 people wounded in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg . Asked about instructions given to police forces searching for Chekatt, Mr Griveaux said the focus was on catching the suspect "as soon as possible", no matter whether he was dead or alive, and "put an end to the manhunt".
  • Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

    Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

    Global

    Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. The Australian Embassy won't be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. He is also expected to acknowledge the aspirations of Palestinians for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem .
  • Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

    Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

    Global

    That carries significant stakes for Trump, who faces oversight investigations into his presidential campaign and administration. The Democrats regained control of the lower house in midterm elections that gave a mixed verdict on Donald Trump's presidency, with Republicans consolidating their grip on the Senate and keeping some key state governorships.
  • Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

    Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

    Global

    The apex court's latest ruling came a day after it unanimously declared that the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal", in a body blow to the embattled leader, whose controversial decisions plunged the island nation into an unprecedented political turmoil.
  • May confronts Juncker in Thatcher-style ‘handbag moment’ over Brexit

    Global

    British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Brexit , at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 11, 2018. He added: "We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear". The comments by Juncker that prompted Mrs May's angry questions were: "Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want".
  • Sri Lankan Parliament dissolution ‘unconstitutional’, rules Supreme Court

    Sri Lankan Parliament dissolution ‘unconstitutional’, rules Supreme Court

    Global

    Sri Lanka's credit ratings have already been cut. The seven-judge bench unanimously agreed that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month and called a snap election almost two years ahead of schedule. Abraham Sumanthiran, a Tamil MP and one of the lawyers who argued before the court in favour of rejecting the president's order, said the court had reached a decision "that will no doubt go down in history as one of the most important".
  • Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally — Nielsen

    Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally — Nielsen

    Global

    Kamala Harris in calling for a "complete investigation " into the girl's death. "They're not the threat that the rhetoric is telling us they are". The Guatemalan foreign ministry has now identified the little girl as Jackeline Caal . The child "was revived", but "the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported ", CBP said in the records obtained by the publication.
  • President Trump’s inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

    President Trump’s inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

    Global

    The improper diversion of funds from a non-profit-which is the corporate form chosen by the inaugural committee members-would also likely violate federal law . A spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office declined to comment. "We can assume that pattern may have held when he was in that period when he was the president-elect into the time after his inauguration".
  • UK PM Theresa May says she will quit by 2022 election

    UK PM Theresa May says she will quit by 2022 election

    Global

    Last month the withdrawal accord was hailed as the end to a 17-month negotiation, and leaders dared hope they had saved Britain from crashing out of the union on March 29 without a deal. Mr Juncker said it sometimes was tough to fathom his own state of mind but added: "It is even harder to understand the state of mind of the British MPs".
  • Turkey expanding military operation in northern Syria: Erdogan

    Turkey expanding military operation in northern Syria: Erdogan

    Global

    Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been engaged in a bloody war with the Turkish military for three decades. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will launch a new operation against the US-backed Kurds in northern Syria within days, amid tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Washington's support for the Kurdish militants in the Arab country.
  • Flynn argues against prison time in Russian Federation investigation

    Flynn argues against prison time in Russian Federation investigation

    Global

    In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the interview about contacts he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, during the presidential transition - from election day 2016 until President Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • Colbert Has A Gruesome Theory About Trump's Ideal Chief Of Staff

    Colbert Has A Gruesome Theory About Trump's Ideal Chief Of Staff

    Global

    Why would anyone not want one of the really great and important work in Washington. Rather than building a war room to manage the intersecting crises as past administrations have done, the Trump White House is understaffed, stuck in a bunker mentality and largely resigned to a plan to wing it.