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Palestinians reject U.S.-Bahrain peace plan as Israel advises 'surrender'

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:38 PM

The Peace to Prosperity economic workshop that begins June 25 is billed as the start of a new approach that will later include political solutions to the long intractable Middle East conflict

PROTEST. Palestinian demonstrators carry caricatures, during a protest against the US-led Peace to Prosperity conference that opens tomorrow in Bahrain, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on June 24, 2019. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Trump says reelection 'easier' if he is impeached

Jun 23, 2019 - 10:34 PM

United States President Donald Trump says an 'impeachment is a very unfair thing'

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP

Moroccans protest against U.S.-led Mideast economic plan

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Demonstrators burn Israeli flag near Morocco's parliament and shouted 'Death to Israel!' and 'Death to the United States!'

Trump says he called off Iran strikes expected to kill 150

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Trump says the US was 'cocked & loaded to retaliate' on Thursday night, June 20, by hitting '3 different sites,' but that he scrapped the strikes just 10 minutes before they were carried out

TRUMP. This file photo shows US President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills/Pool/AFP

Airlines halt Hormuz flights amid U.S.-Iran crisis

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The suspensions come after the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States issued a Notice to Airmen 'prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'

STRAIT OF HORMUZ. A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:27 AM

The two men have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec last June

NEIGHBORS. US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take part in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Macron sends senior diplomat to Iran to defuse U.S. tensions

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, holds 'high-level meetings' in Tehran, 'with the aim of contributing to the de-escalation of tensions in the region'

BONNE. This file photo shows Presidential diplomatic advisor Emmanuel Bonne (R) stand in the court of the Elysee Palace, on May 24, 2019, in Paris. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

U.S. Fed opens door to rate cut amid growing 'uncertainties'

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The US Federal Reserve says trade friction and slowing growth worldwide have led many central bankers to feel the case for an interest rate cut has 'strengthened'

RATE UNCHANGED. United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a press briefing following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on March 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Iran 'categorically rejects' U.S. tanker attack allegations

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:06 PM

'Accusations levelled against Iran's armed forces and the published film with regards to the incident [that] happened to the vessels...are unsubstantiated,' says Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami

TANKERS. This grab taken from a video released by the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) on June 13, 2019, reportedly shows an Iranian navy patrol boat in the Gulf of Oman approaching the Japanese operated methanol tanker Kokuka Courageous and removing an unexploded mine. File photo from US Central Command/AFP

Trump promises 'wild' campaign launch rally

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens

2020. US President Donald Trump promises a 'wild' 2020 campaign launch rally. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Iraq looking at options in case Gulf oil route cut – spokesman

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Lawmakers have also called for an emergency session with Iraq's ministers of oil, trade, planning and transport to 'prepare to confront the possible dangers'

TO PORT. This picture taken on June 15, 2019 shows tanker ships in the waters of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the eastern UAE emirate of Fujairah. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Ethiopian Airlines rejects 'pilot error' claim in U.S.

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam says criticisms of his crew's actions are 'seriously misinformed,' and that US politician Sam Graves does not 'have the facts in his hands'

DEBRIS. In this file photo, forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, 4 days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Iran sets 10-day countdown to surpass uranium stockpile limit

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

(UPDATED) The move 'will be reversed once other parties live up to their commitments,' Iran's atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi says

IRAN. Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi answers the press in the capital Tehran on July 17, 2018. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

From apples to almonds, India hikes tariffs on U.S. goods

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

India's move to increase tariffs on 28 goods from the United States comes after Washington stripped New Delhi of its preferential trade status

TRUMP AND MODI TO MEET. Trump file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP. Modi photo from Narendra Modi's official Flickr account, via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran hints U.S. could be behind 'suspicious' tanker attacks

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Iran's Ali Larijani says the attacks 'seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them'

GULF OF OMAN. An undated picture obtained by AFP from Iranian State TV IRNN on June 13, 2019, reportedly shows the two tankers involved in an incident off the coast of Oman, according to the Iranian State TV at an undisclosed location. AFP Photo/ HO/IRINN

U.S. hits intimidation at sea after Philippine boat sinking

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:11 PM

'We are thankful none of the Filipino fishermen lost their lives and glad that Vietnamese fishermen rescued them from the open sea,' says the United States

GOING HOME. The fishermen and crew of F/B Gem-vir, the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel near the Recto Bank on June 9, alight from the BRP Ramon Alcaraz after they were turned over to Mindoro local officials by the Philippine Navy on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Assange faces February 2020 U.S. extradition hearing

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:48 PM

In his first court appearance since being sensationally dragged out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London in April, Julian Assange tells the court: '175 years of my life is effectively at stake'

JULIAN ASSSANGE. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Iran leader rejects Trump talks despite Japan PM's mission

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:33 PM

(UPDATED) Iran 'has no trust in America and will not in any way repeat the bitter experience of the previous negotiations with America,' says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

ABE IN IRAN. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office shows, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on June 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

UK minister signs U.S. bid to extradite Assange

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The final decision on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited will rest with the courts

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Japan PM meets Rouhani on mission to ease Iran-U.S. tensions

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Japanese government officials say Shinzo Abe will not present Tehran with a list of demands, or deliver a message from Washington, but instead wants to play the role of neutral intermediary

RARE DIPLOMATIC MISSION. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a welcoming ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in the capital Tehran on June 12, 2019. Photo by stringer/AFP

Trump delivers hard line on new China tariffs threat

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Asked if a failure by Xi Jinping to come to the G20 summit would lead to tariffs kicking in on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports, Donald Trump tells CNBC television: 'Yes it would.'

TRADE WAR. In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Iran warns over 'economic war' waged through U.S. sanctions

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war,' says Mohammad Javad Zarif

ZARIF. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his German counterpart Heiko Maas give a joint press conference in the capital Tehran on June 10, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran leader pardons 691 on Eid'l Fitr, but Lebanese excluded

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Lebanese national Nizar Zakka is accused of having 'deep ties to military and intelligence services of the United States'

A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (Photo by HO / IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER'S WEBSITE / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===

U.S. axes non-essential services for kids at migrant shelters

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:08 PM

President Donald Trump's administration cancels special care in the from of classroom, soccer fields, and art studios, citing a lack of funding

SERVICES CUT. This file handout photo courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services dated June 20, 2018 shows unaccompanied alien children at an Office of Refugee Resettlement funded shelter in Homestead, Florida. Handout/US Department of Health and Human Services/AFP

Putin, Xi hit back at U.S. dominance at Russia economic forum

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:34 PM

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin lash out at 'inequalities' in the global economic system and vow to pursue closer ties between their countries

CLOSER TIES. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg on June 7, 2019. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Russia, U.S. trade charges after near naval collision

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Russian ship had to carry out an emergency maneuver to avoid collision, the navy says, adding that it has sent a message of protest to the US cruiser's commanders

ADMIRAL VINOGRADOV. In this file photo, the Russian Navy large anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov (572) arrives for a five-day goodwill visit at the South Harbor of Manila on June 9, 2018. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/AFP

Taiwan's request for U.S. tanks and missiles sparks China anger

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says they have 'repeatedly emphasized to the US to fully understand the extremely sensitive and damaging nature of their decision to sell arms to Taiwan'

IMF upgrades U.S. growth forecast but warns of rising risks

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The International Monetary Fund expects the United States economy to grow by 2.6% in 2019, but says the country must quickly resolve its trade war with China

Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California on May 14, 2019. - Global markets remain on red alert over a trade war between the two superpowers China and the US, that most observers warn could shatter global economic growth, and hurt demand for commodities like oil. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

U.S. immigration agency to close Manila field office

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) The US embassy in Manila 'will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided' by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services

FIELD OFFICE. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is set to close its field office in Manila. Image from Shutterstock

Iran leader condemns U.S. Mideast plan as 'great betrayal'

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Washington is gearing up to roll out economic aspects of its long-awaited plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians at a conference in Bahrain

IRAN LEADER. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

American garlic, honey farmers cheer Trump's tariffs on China

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The US tariffs on Chinese goods are an 'immediate relief' for American garlic and honey farmers who struggle to compete with cheap exports

Christopher Ranch Executive Vice President Ken Christopher poses for a photo as employees work with garlic on the production line in Gilroy, California on May, 30, 2019. - As most US farmers feel the brunt of the trade war with China, some, like garlic and honey producers who have struggled for years, are applauding the new tariffs on Chinese goods. Though nearly all garlic consumed in America was grown in the US prior to 1993, that changed almost overnight when Chinese exporters began flooding the US market with their production, all but wiping out garlic growers across the country, Christopher noted. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

U.S. and Mexico hold tariff talks, Trump demands migrant action

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:09 AM

With pressure boiling, members of Trump's Republican party are reportedly considering a brazen legislative move to block the President's tariffs

TARIFF TALKS. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon speaks during a press conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with US officials on June 3, 2019 at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange over 2010 rape case

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The Uppsala district court says the fact that Julian Assange is currently in prison in Britain means he does not need to be formally detained in Sweden to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors

JULIAN ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall / AFP

China urges students to weigh 'risk' of studying in U.S.

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:42 PM

The Chinese education ministry says students applying to US universities should brace themselves for visa troubles and 'strengthen risk assessment...and make relevant preparations'

STUDYING IN US. In this file photo, students pass through Sather Gate, a landmark leading to the center of the University of California, Berkeley campus. Image via Shutterstock

Boris Johnson launches campaign to become next British PM

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The launch video follows Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, promising voters that he will take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 'deal or no deal' if he becomes prime minister

FRONTRUNNER. Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves a house in London on May 30, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Iran president rules out talks until U.S. acts 'normal'

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal' behavior, Hassan Rouhani says in a televised speech

TALKS WITH US. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech during a rally in the northwestern city of Sabzevar. File photo courtesy of Iranian Presidency/AFP

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:59 PM

United States President Donald Trump slams Mexico as an 'abuser' of the US, 'taking but never giving'

DONALD TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

On eve of UK visit, Trump denies his taped remark about 'nasty' Meghan Markle

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:20 PM

But United States President Donald Trump can be heard making the remark about the Duchess of Sussex on tape

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan went into labour early on May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced. "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning," it said in a statement, noting her husband the Duke of Sussex was by her side. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

China says trade war 'has not made America great again'

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

'China does not want a trade war, but it is not afraid of one and will fight one if necessary' says the Chinese government in a white paper

TRADE WAR. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

U.S. starts requiring social media details for visas

Jun 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years

MORE VETTING. The United States wants to add another layer of security for its visa application. Shutterstock photos, Rappler screenshot

Police search for motive in Virginia Beach shooting

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:14 AM

This is the 150th mass shooting – with 4 or more people shot or killed – in the United States in 2019, says the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive

VIRGINIA SHOOTING. Kristal Davis, sister-in-law to shooting victim Ryan Keith Cox, embraces Mary Owens outside of the crime scene at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. cuts off India preferential trade access

Jun 01, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The United States had a $26.7 billion trade deficit with India from 2017 to 2018

NO MORE PREFERENCE. President Donald Trump ends a key trade program with India. Trump file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP. Modi photo from Narendra Modi's official Flickr account, via Wikimedia Commons.

China raises tariffs vs U.S. after Huawei ban

Jun 01, 2019 - 4:29 PM

The global superpowers have exchanged tariffs on $360 billion in two-way trade so far

TARIFF REPLY. China increases taxes for US goods in a latest in the two superpowers' trade war. AFP file photo

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Mexico hits back at Trump over new tariffs

May 31, 2019 - 11:54 PM

'No good can come of coercive measures.... These (tariffs) would not be good for Mexicans, but they would not be good for Americans either,' says President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

MEXICO HITS BACK. In this file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. File ohoto by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Iran rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan at Quds Day rally

May 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

During Quds Day commemorations, demonstrators burn US and Israeli flags and effigies of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

QUDS DAY. Iranians burn an effigy of US President Donald Trump during a parade marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Tehran on May 31, 2019. AFP photo

China's U.S. tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

May 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries

China to create blacklist of 'unreliable' foreign firms

May 31, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The Chinese move to create its own 'entity list' appears to be a way to pressure foreign companies to maintain commercial relations with Huawei

TRADE WAR. In this picture taken on May 30, 2019, people walk past Huawei advertising at Shenzhen-Bao'an international airport in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Trump briefly acknowledges Russia helped him get elected

May 30, 2019 - 11:43 PM

'And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,' says US President Donald Trump

ON ELECTIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP