Donald Trump

Daggers out for Trump in Paris

PARIS. – Major powers were poised to signal to US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution, with France warning him th...
Barack Obama

Honeymoon over for Cuban immigrants

WASHINGTON. – The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, endi...
Vladimir Putin

Palestinians seek Putin’s help

MOSCOW. – Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help stop the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem, a top Palestinian official said yesterday

Winter storm batters Europe

PARIS. – A powerful winter storm battered Europe yesterday, killing one woman and leaving 330 000 homes without power in France as flights and train services were cancelled and coastal areas pu...

Senate approves Obamacare repeal process

WASHINGTON. — The US Senate yesterday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature heal...
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief opens Cyprus meeting in Geneva

GENEVA. — New UN chief Antonio Guterres opened a crunch conference yesterday aimed at ending decades of division in Cyprus, billed as the “very last chance” to solve one of the world’s longest-runnin...
A tearful Obama bids Americans farewell in his Chigago hometown as he prepared to give way to Republican President-elect Donald Trump in just over a week’s time

Obama in emotional farewell

CHICAGO. - US President Barack Obama addressed America and the world for the last time as US president on Tuesday, in a speech that was both a tearful goodbye and a call to arms.
Pope Francis

Pope slams ‘abortion to save looks’

THE VATICAN. – Pope Francis (picturd above) yesterday took aim at the modern world’s obsessions with power, success and beauty, citing the example of a woman who had an abortion to preserve her...
Donald Trump

Trump dossier a hoax, says Russia

MOSCOW. – The Kremlin said yesterday it was “total nonsense” that Russian officials had assembled a file of compromising information on US President-elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump

. . . Alibaba founder meets Trump

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK. — Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday met with US President-elect Donald Trump and they discussed plans to help US small businesses sell ...

Norway prepares for FM radio shutdown

OSLO. — Norway today will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe.