Politics

Spain offers to take migrant ship amid stand-off

Spain offers to take migrant ship amid stand-off

12 June 2018 – Spain stepped up and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. The diplomatic standoff had...

Italy gets western Europe’s first populist government

Italy Edges Towards Populist Government As Conte Gets Mandate

01 June 2018 – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League succeeded last night in forming western Europe’s first populist government, which will be headed by a political novice...

Trump to hold Washington Summit with Shinzo Abe

Trump To Hold Washington Summit On June 7

30 May 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last night....

North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

North Korea Raises Expectations Of A Trump-Kim Summit

29 May 2018 – A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that...

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

25 May 2018 – Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said last night, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that...

Italy gears towards populist government with Conte

Italy Edges Towards Populist Government As Conte Gets Mandate

24 May 2018 – Italy’s president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government last night, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running...

South Korea says military drills will go on

South Korea says military drills will go on

16 May 2018 – South Korea’s Defense Ministry says the military exercises between Washington and Seoul will go on despite an angry reaction from North Korea that broke off...

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

15 February 2018 – South African President Jacob Zuma resigned yesterday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity...

Benjamin Netanyahu facing corruption charges

Benjamin Netanyahu Facing Corruption Charges

14 February 2018 – Israeli police last night recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to...

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea’s Olympic delegation

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea's Olympic delegation

09 February 2018 – A U.N. committee granted North Korea’s high-level delegation heading to the Winter Olympics in South Korea an exemption from U.N. sanctions yesterday, Security Council diplomats said. The...