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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries who had left the United States found they could not return for 90 days.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s motor industry watchdog raised suspicions Volkswagen was using prototype vehicles to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in tests in 2015, soon after the carmaker’s manipulation of diesel emissions tests was uncovered, th…
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams held up a Grand Slam winner’s trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from Michael Jordan, the name most synonymous with No. 23.
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Britain signed a deal to jointly build fighter jets during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Ankara on Saturday, even as the British leader called on Turkey’s government to uphold democracy and abide by human rights standards.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian refugee Ammar Sawan took his first step toward resettlement in the United States three months ago, submitting to an initial round of security screenings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One week into office, President Donald Trump was trying to clean up his first international incident.
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months, and indefinitely halted any from Syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists."
MOSCOW (AP) — Influential Russian security chief Nikolai Patrushev says Moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.
Rescuers are no longer searching for anyone else in the wreckage of a hotel engulfed by an avalanche last week, Italy’s Civil Protection Department said Thursday, leaving the final death toll at 29.
The Finnish government has set an ambitious goal for residents in a bid to benefit their health — and their bank balances.
Britain is paying tribute to one of music’s biggest heroes, and it could put David Bowie in your mailbox.
Parts of the Danube River in Vienna, Austria, have frozen solid, attracting dozens of local residents to venture out onto the ice to skate and play ice hockey.
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Pope Francis has forced the head of an ancient Catholic order to resign in an unusually public rebuke of conservative leadership within the Catholic Church.
The EU’s foreign policy chief has called on Kosovo and Serbia to do more to repair relations after weeks of risen tension between the two.
EU officials say Schengen border checks should be extended by three months when they expire next month.
The Dutch government says it wants to help set up an international abortion fund to help families across the world after US President Donald Trump reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy.
The “confidence, resourcefulness, reliability and drive” qualities of the Rooster are precisely what Singapore need to navigate what is shaping up to be a challenging year of the Rooster, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran, said on Saturday (Jan 28).
Philippine police allegedly abducting, framing, extorting and murdering people have raised fears of rogue cops going on the rampage under the cover of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war, critics and some of his supporters say.
He was a banker, but about 17 years ago, Raymond Huang decided he had had enough of the corporate world, and dedicated his life to youth development, encouraging them to be leaders, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and key union leaders greeted workers at Senoko Energy at their Plant in Woodlands today, on the first day of the Chinese New Year, Saturday (Jan 28).
Firecrackers and fireworks lit up the night skies as Chinese New Year was ushered in across the globe on Saturday (Jan 28).
In the past, Chinese dragons sold in Singapore would cost at least S$5,000. But these days, a dragon is easily available for as little as S$1,500.
New commercial satellite imagery indicates North Korea has resumed operation of a reactor at its main nuclear site used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons programme, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.
Chinese astronauts took centre stage on Friday at state television’s annual glitzy, kitsch and often much derided marathon show welcoming in the lunar new year, but for many viewers a performing donkey was the star.
Pakistani police said they filed a criminal case against the parents of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, alleging they were bribed to change their testimony to protect one of two sons facing trial in her suspected ‘honour killing’.
The leader of the Afghan Taliban recently replaced “shadow” governors in 16 of the country’s 34 provinces, as he sought to consolidate his influence over the insurgency, senior figures in the movement said this week.