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Yemenis in south rally for independence from north

Thousands of Yemenis have marched through Aden to press for the southern part of their war-torn country to break from the north. It's thought to be …

North Korea missile passes re-entry test in breakthrough for nuclear programme

The ballistic missile launched by North Korea on May 14 successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, according to analysts, a significant breakthrough for Pyongyang's missile programme.<p>Defence officials in South Korea and the US have confirmed that the launch of the liquid- fuel Hwasong-12 was a …

Cambodians rally ahead of polls as US warns of intimidation

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's main opposition party believes it has momentum on its side in next month's local elections, which will gauge …

Asia

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed

Reports suggest that several weapons of war have gone missing from the Bundeswehr depots in the past few years. The number of missing weapons is …

Navy SEAL who claims he killed bin Laden bought goodbye gifts for his kids ahead of 2011 raid

<b>(CNN) —</b> The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden said Saturday that, ahead of the 2011 raid, he purchased gifts for his children and had a "last conversation" with his father because he believed that the mission was "one way," and none of his team would make it …

Osama Bin Laden

Return of warlord Hekmatyar adds to Afghan political tensions

By Pamela Constable<p>, Bureau chief<p>Kabul — When the fugitive warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned home to a lavish official welcome last month, abandoning his 16-year insurgency and forgiven for a history of wartime abuses, he was ­expected to quickly take up the cause of peace and set a conciliatory …

Despite high court’s decision on N.C. voting law, activists worry about chief justice

By Robert Barnes<p>, Reporter<p>The big win for voting rights activists at the Supreme Court last week came with an equally big asterisk, and provided new reason for jittery liberals and civil rights groups to continue to fret about Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.<p>The justices without noted dissent on …

Donald Trump described James Comey as a 'nut job' to reassure the Russians, his team say

President Donald Trump told the Russians that the former FBI director was a “nut job” as a way of reassuring them that the consternation about Moscow’s influence would die down, a senior White House official said on Sunday.<p>H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, said that Mr Trump’s May 10 …

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics …

El Salvador

Turkey's ruling party elects President Erdogan as leader

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned as leader of Turkey's ruling party Sunday, pushing back criticism that his tenure has …

The Latest: Trump asks Mideast to extinguish extremism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):<p>11:15 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is imploring …

Donald Trump

France's Macron and Italy's Gentiloni present a united front over EU

The leaders of France and Italy have called for more integrated EU action to tackle the on going migration crisis.<br>The message came as France’s new president Emmanuel Macron held talks in Paris with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, ahead of next week’s G7 meeting in Sicily.<p>Along with …

Middle East

Boris Johnson sneaks a look at Robert Peston's interview questions when he isn't looking

Boris Johnson stole a look at Robert Peston's interview questions for their upcoming conversation on ITV on Sunday morning.<p>As the journalist went to interview other guests on his show, the Foreign Secretary smiled as he leafed through the notes.<p>Robert Peston wrote on Twitter: "Here 's Boris …

Tillerson: Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday denounced a violent clash in Washington last week involving Turkish security personnel and protesters, as the administration faced political pressure to respond.<p>In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Tillerson said the State Department had called in the …

Tillerson holds a press conference without U.S. media

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a news conference with the Saudi foreign minister in Riyadh on Sunday, but he left the American media behind.<p>State Department spokesperson R.C. Hammond said Tillerson — who was traveling with Donald Trump on his first foreign trip as president — was invited at …

Donald Trump

Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after report CIA sources killed

BEIJING (Reuters) - An influential state-run newspaper applauded China’s anti-espionage efforts on Monday after The New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.<p>A soldier from honour guards holds a red flag …

China

Supplements are more dangerous than other processed foods, according to a Harvard doctor

The words are printed inside a small square on the back of the bottle beneath bold lettering which claims to list the supplement's ingredients: "Proprietary blend."<p>Under the protective umbrella of these two words, a supplement maker does not have to list all of the details of what's in its product, …

Harvard School of Public Health

McConnell steps into Obamacare firing line

Whether Senate Republicans can repeal the health law largely depends on the longtime GOP leader.<p>Mitch McConnell has sidestepped the Russia controversy that’s dogged Donald Trump all year and eluded the wrath rained down on Paul Ryan over the GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort.<p>But the health care reform …

American trees are migrating west, and no one knows why

That's weird, because scientists have long predicted that the effects of climate change would send species towards the poles in search of familiar climates, but since 1980, more eastern trees have been moving west instead of north.<p>And at this stage, it's not entirely clear why.<p>And the fact that …

Ecology

Over 100 students walked out of a commencement speech in protest of VP Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 didn't go as smoothly as he probably would have liked …

Switzerland votes to phase out nuclear power

<b>Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power in favour of renewable energy.</b><p>More than 58% backed the move towards greener power sources in a referendum on Sunday.<p>Switzerland has five ageing nuclear power plants, which provide a third of the country's energy needs.<p>There is no date yet to …

Renewable Energy

Aid worker killed, another abducted in Kabul attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A German woman was shot and killed and her Afghan guard beheaded when attackers targeted a guest house for aid workers Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Afghan Interior Ministry acting spokesman Najib Danish.<p>A Finnish woman also staying at the guest house was abducted, …

Chaffetz expects to talk with Comey tomorrow

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Sunday that he expects to speak Monday with former FBI Director James Comey, as lawmakers look into the extent to which his firing was related to an investigation of Russia's ties with President Donald Trump's associates.<p>In an interview on …

Spanish Socialists re-elect Pedro Sánchez to lead party

Hardliner’s win comes months after he resigned following a party revolt over his stance on parliamentary deadlock<p>Pedro Sánchez has regained the leadership of Spain’s bitterly divided Socialist party seven months after being ousted in a coup that laid bare the faultlines within the PSOE and left its …

Hungarians hold peaceful protest against PM Viktor Orban

Thousands of Hungarians have once again marched to the parliament in protest against Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s clampdown on a top foreign university and non-governmental organisations.<p>Since April there has been a string of street demonstrations in Budapest, triggered by a new law that could …

'No time to waste' as Brexit talks will start just 11 days after the election, says Theresa May

Britain has “no time to waste” in Brexit talks, Theresa May will warn as she says formal negotiations about leaving the European Union will start just 11 days after the election.<p>The Prime Minister will tell supporters in Wales - which voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union at the …

Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals

Anti-drugs campaigners have expressed dismay after the police backed plans to allow festival goers to test substances such as cocaine and ecstasy for purity before taking them.<p>The service, which will be offered at a string of live music events this summer, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, …