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Russia exerts growing clout in Middle East as it begins patrols in Golan Heights

Russian military police have begun patrolling the demilitarised zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, highlighting Moscow's increasing clout as a Middle Eastern power broker following its intervention in the civil war there.<p>“The Russian military police are pioneers in renewing patrols …

Middle East

Opinion: Brexit has reached a dead end

Brexit is on the negotiating table yet again in Brussels. With no alternative in sight, the UK is staggering aimlessly toward the day it will …

Trump Is Losing His Trade War

Casualties from the Trump Trade War of 2018 with China are piling up fast.<p>Farmers and small businesses across the United States are suffering under the weight of 25% tariffs on Chinese goods that they need and/or China’s retaliatory tariffs on products they export, but Trump shows no inclination to …

Globalization

Oh, Vienna! Is it really the best place to live in the world?

<b>Name:</b> Vienna.<p><b>Age:</b> Occupied continuously since 500BC.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Better than wherever you live.<p><b>Oh yeah? Says who?</b> Says the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s global liveability index, that’s who.<p><b>I’ve never heard of this survey before.</b> Sure you have. Remember the outcry it caused last year, when it …

Crime

No, you can’t get holiday compensation for finding there’s too many Spaniards in Spain

The truth behind the most Brexit story ever.<p>When Freda Jackson returned from her holiday to Benidorm, she sparked what is possibly the UK’s most …

Great Britain

The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>The longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages has been fired by the agency.<p>The FBI began reviewing the employment of Peter Strzok (struhk) after …

Donald Trump

This Indian wedding in Switzerland was the stuff of dreams

It doesn’t get more picture-perfect than Montreux<p>The romantic vistas of Switzerland holds a particular draw for Indians—blame it on the bounty of …

Weddings

Trump accidentally tells the truth about why he liked Omarosa

With Omarosa Manigault Newman going on the offensive against Donald Trump, it was only a matter of time before the president returned fire. This …

Donald Trump

From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly

BEIJING (Reuters) - Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.<p>The officers took Liu's iPhone, hooked it up to a handheld device that looked like a laptop and told …

China

Omarosa’s new tape reveals aides discussing how to "spin" Trump dropping the N-word

For the third day running, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has dropped a secretly recorded conversation to the media — this time directly contradicting claims by Trump officials that they ever discussed a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word on the set of “The Apprentice” more …

Donald Trump

US migrants: Judge orders deportation plane turnaround

<b>A federal judge has ordered a mother and her daughter to be flown back to the United States, after learning they had been deported mid-appeal.</b><p>The two were being represented in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who said they had fled "extreme sexual and gang violence".<p>The judge …

Immigration

Chinese Hui Muslims protest mosque demolition in Weizhou

The grand mosque in remote northern China was slated to be demolished, according to local officials who said it had not been granted proper permits. …

China

Gaza feels bite of US cuts to Palestinian aid

UNRWA, the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, is feeling the crunch since the United States, its main donor, slashed its contributions. The …

Rishi Kapoor calls out airline for being rude to him ‘even after being a first class passenger’ | bollywood

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has called British Airways “racist” after an Indian passenger and his family were allegedly asked to de-board a flight in …

British Airways

Trump’s Space Force Plan Is Already Making the Military Desperate and Dumb

One Air Force general has already responded to the news with a bizarre plan to send military supplies into orbit, and drop them from there to U.S. …

Military

The price EU leaders want Britain to pay for a Brexit deal is becoming clear 

How do you solve a problem like Michel Barnier? Theresa May hopes her European counterparts will rein in the bloc's inflexible Brexit negotiator. Intervening, Jeremy Hunt put it recently, would allow a "sensible" deal to be done.<p>Officials in Downing Street will enjoy a rare feeling of relief over …

Jeremy Hunt

Donald Trump: Russian ‘Asset’ Since 1987 When KGB ‘Compromised’ Him On Moscow Trip, According To New Book

Investigative reporter traces Trump-Russia connection back to Trump's 1987 trip to Moscow, a trip likely backed by the Soviet Union's feared spy …

Donald Trump

Boris Johnson’s burka ‘joke’ was a ‘pretty good one’, Rowan Atkinson says as row over remark intensifies

Rowan Atkinson has jumped to Boris Johnson’s defence as a furious row over his controversial remarks about women wearing burkas continued to build …

Boris Johnson

The Real Message Behind the Saudi Crown Prince's Diplomatic War With Canada

Saudi’s young Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) has been moving his country at a rapid speed of change. At home, that has elicited joy and caused …

Foreign Policy

Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad's dog tag

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.<p>The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel's slightly …

North Korea

U.K.’s Decade of Austerity

London is the richest region in northern Europe, yet the wealth and glamour mask a struggling underclass in jobs that don’t pay enough to afford the …

Trudeau defies Saudi Arabia and says Canada will stand up for human rights

Justin Trudeau has defied Saudi Arabia’s demand to withdraw Canada’s calls for the release of jailed civil rights activists and insisted that Canada will continue to defend human rights around the world, suggesting that the escalating diplomatic row between the two countries is set to continue.<p>In …

Human Rights

European Union Stabs Trump In The Back, Threatens Businesses Pulling Out Of Iran

On Monday night, the European Union threatened businesses that joined President Trump and the United States by honoring Trump’s perspective by …

South Asia

Thai cave rescue: stateless boys and coach granted citizenship

Three of the young soccer players who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.<p>Their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, 25, who was trapped in the cave with them throughout their ordeal also gained citizenship.<p>The boys were stateless, …

Thailand

IKEA's First India Store Opens in Hyderabad With Prices Cheaper Than Rest of the World

IKEA Group CEO Jesper Brodin said the opening of its first Indian store in Hyderabad marks a milestone in the company's journey here which began over …

India

Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump and Played the Audio for People, Sources Say

A source confirmed with The Daily Beast that the ex-Trump aide’s secret recordings do exist, and that she has played them for people.<p>Michael Cohen, …

Donald Trump

Dravidian stalwart, revered leader, passionate writer: Rare pictures of Karunanidhi

KarunanidhiKarunanidhi was known for his powerful oratory and scriptwriting that changed the course of politics and the way Tamil cinema was made.TNM …

India

DMK President Karunanidhi dies at 94

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to a Chennai hospital on July 28 after his blood pressure fell.<p>Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President …

India

MK Stalin Breaks Down Upon Learning Madras Court Ruling Allowing Karunanidhi Burial at Marina

The E Palaniswami government had denied permission for the Kalaignar, or artist as Karunanidhi was known, to be buried at the iconic mausoleum …

Karunanidhi

Canada's 'rights first' foreign policy could be costly

Canada's determination to place human rights at the heart of its foreign policy could cost it billions in trade with an incensed Saudi Arabia -- the …

Foreign Policy