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EU Brexit negotiator 'determined' to secure citizenship rights

Michel Barnier tells delegation of EU citizens and UK nationals that principles of deal can be agreed by end of year<p>The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has told a delegation of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in Europe that he hopes to have an …

United Kingdom

Cyclone Debbie: Australia floods force more evacuations

<b>Australian authorities have told about 40,000 people to evacuate to higher ground as flash flooding in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie worsens.</b><p>The storm hit Queensland's most populous region on Thursday after pummelling the north-east coast for two days.<p>The state's capital, Brisbane, was hit with …

'He's free to go': Mexican man says he's hopeful for future

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Their hug was silent, their smiles broad.<p>A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to …

Immigration

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. …

Health Care

Judge appears close to approving Trump University deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday sharply questioned a challenge to a lawsuit settlement involving a $25 million payment by President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Turkey Says It Is Ending Military Operations in Northern Syria

Ankara called time on Turkey’s military campaign in northern Syria on Wednesday, with the country’s national security council declaring the offensive …

Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban area

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and …

Middle East

The Saga of a Sydney Academic Stuck in China Spotlights the Limits of Beijing’s Soft Power

Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Australia. There he announced plans for joint mine, rail and port projects and removed the last …

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

BUCKNER, Kentucky (AP) — One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack …

Computer Science

France’s presidential election may determine the future of the European Union

LILLE, France — As European leaders assembled in Rome to herald the 60th anniversary of an embattled European Union, Marine Le Pen — fresh off the plane from a somewhat mysterious visit to Moscow — took to the podium this week in this middle-class French city.<p>After an entrance fit for a queen or a …

Europe

Trump paying $25M after judge approves Trump University deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump …

Donald Trump

American Woman Hospitalized After London Terror Attack 'Is Getting Stronger Every Day,' Family Says

The American woman who survived last week’s terror attack outside of Britain's Parliament is on the mend and "getting stronger every day," according to her family, which shared photos of her recovery.<p>Utah couple Melissa and Kurt Cochran were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in London when …

Extremism

'Only donkeys don’t change': Serbian PM says he's ready to be president

Aleksandar Vučić, favourite to win Serbia’s elections on Sunday, once enforced censorship for Slobodan Milošević, but is now, he says, a reformed character<p>The man tipped to become Serbia’s next president says he has undergone a transformation from the hardline nationalist who once enforced …

Europe

Palestinian activists clash with Israeli security forces on Land Day

Residents of the West Bank village of Madama, south of the city of Nablus, on Thursday marked ‘Land Day’ along with Palestinian activists.<p>The march involved the symbolic tree planting ceremony on confiscated land.<p>Demonstrators clashed with Israeli security forces trying to prevent them from doing …

South Africa's ANC divided, Zuma undermined by cabinet reshuffle | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid.<p>Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who …

South Africa

Cattle herders fire at Italian author after Kenyan lodge set ablaze

Kenyan cattle herders have fired shots at an Italian-born author and conservationist and her daughter after burning down her lodge.<p>The raid on Kuki Gallmann's Laikipia Nature Conservancy followed the burning of her Mukutan Retreat.<p>It is the latest in a string of incursions against Kenya's wildlife …

Africa

Dylann Roof will plead guilty to murder for Charleston church massacre, avoiding second death-penalty trial

Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist sentenced to death earlier this year for the 2015 Charleston, S.C., church massacre, will plead guilty next month to murder charges in his state trial, attorneys said Friday.<p>The decision means that the Charleston community — including people who …

Crime

Mother-of-three guilty of terrorism offence after retweeting Isil leader's speech to 30 followers

A mother-of-three was found guilty of a terrorism offence after she retweeted a speech by an Islamic State leader to her 30 followers.<p>Mary Kaya,from Batley, West Yorkshire, had around 30 followers on her Twitter account when she retweeted the link to an audio clip by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.<p>The …

Judiciary

Brexit: Outrage as Spain and EU accused of taking back Gibraltar

Spain has been accused of using Brexit to make a "land grab" for Gibraltar under official guidelines for negotiations drawn up by the EU.<p>The European Council document on Friday suggested that Spain will be given an effective veto on whether the Brexit deal applies to Gibraltar.<p>The draft guidelines …

Gibraltar

Couple stage fake engagement to get free food in restaurant

These two teenagers, 19-year-old Cati Domitrovich and 17-year-old Alex Nagle, both from Texas, were dining out at a restaurant last weekend when Alex got down on his knee, took a ring from his pocket and asked Cati if she would do him the honour of being his wife.<p>Except, as you already know from …

cheer

Serial killer died from head injuries; Ohio inmate suspected

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A fellow inmate is suspected of fatally beating a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" inside the cell where he was serving …

Crime

South Sudanese forces blamed for torching thousands of homes

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudanese government troops burned thousands of civilians' homes late last year, monitors of the country's troubled peace …

Africa

Russian prosecutors move to block online calls for protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors moved Friday to block calls on social networks for more street protests in Moscow and other Russian cities …

Russia

Berlin police seek info on tools used for museum gold heist

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police have published pictures of the tools used to steal a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin stolen from a city museum as they …

Track Down

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's budget a 'grave mistake'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton again waded into politics Friday, months after losing the 2016 election, by slamming President Donald Trump's proposed budget blueprint at Georgetown University.<p>"(It) should alarm us all," Clinton said of the document which proposed deep domestic spending cuts and …

Trump Administration

Arkansas Readies For 8 Executions, Despite Outcry Over Pace, Method

Faced with an expiring supply of a controversial sedative, the state of Arkansas plans to execute eight men over 11 days — a pace that is unprecedented in recent U.S. history and that has been criticized by lawyers and former corrections officials.<p>The state is set to carry out the executions two a …

Harvard Law School

Kuwait woman detained for filming maid's suicide attempt without helping

Human rights groups call for investigation after woman posted video to social media of her maid falling from seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt<p>Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying …

Human Rights

Florida Rapper XXXTentacion Calls Out Drake After Being Released From Jail

After a brief delay, Broward county rapper XXXTentacion is finally out of jail, and he’s not wasting any time in reclaiming his position. The …