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5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

Wednesday  02:25,   19 september 2018

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Wednesday  02:00,   19 september 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has "no effect whatever" on the U.S. campaign to defeat Islamic...[...]

Irish president signs 'abortion law repeal'

Wednesday  00:05,   19 september 2018

The Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to overturn what was effectively a blanket ban on abortion.Irish President Michael D Higgins signed the abortion referendum bill into law on...[...]

85-year-old man fights off would-be robbers at betting shop

Tuesday  23:51,   18 september 2018

A fearless great-grandfather is being hailed as a hero after surveillance footage showed him scaring three weapon-wielding robbers from a betting shop in IrelandVideo showed Denis O'Connor sitting at Bar One Racing in Glanmire, County Cork, on...[...]

Russia-Turkey deal may delay, but not prevent, a battle for Syria's Idlib province

Tuesday  23:51,   18 september 2018

The deal has been welcomed as a chance to avert widespread bloodshed, but it is so short on details that it is unclear whether it will work.The deal announced Monday has been broadly welcomed as an opportunity to forestall the full-scale Syrian...[...]

Future of U.S. Military in Syria Decision Coming Soon, Trump Says

Tuesday  23:26,   18 september 2018

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will soon make a decision on the future of American military forces in Syria, calling a downed Russian plane by Bashar al-Assad’s forces a “very sad thing.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed a finger [...]

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Tuesday  23:05,   18 september 2018

A Russian reconnaissance plane has been downed by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin calls "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The incident highlights the dangers [...]

DOJ orders two Chinese state-run media organizations to register as foreign agents

Tuesday  22:55,   18 september 2018

The Justice Department has ordered two Chinese media organization with strong ties to China's government to register as foreign agents in order to continue doing business in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal repoThe Wall Street Journal reported...[...]

'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges US to consider opening base

Tuesday  22:55,   18 september 2018

Polish President Andrzej Duda urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday during a joint news conference to deploy more US troops and military equipment to Poland, even suggesting the US establish a permanent military base and name it "Fort Trump.""I...[...]

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

Tuesday  22:40,   18 september 2018

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country.Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil amid fears [...]

Giant 'contracting' creature spotted on beach stuns family: 'It's alive'

Tuesday  21:30,   18 september 2018

A New Zealand family stumbled upon a massive jelly-like blob on a beach early Monday.It was unlike anything Dickinson had ever seen...[...]

Russian 'fake news' machine going mad, says French envoy to U.S.

Tuesday  20:35,   18 september 2018

France's envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russia's Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

A slip-up in a politician’s pro-Europe speech has Britain pondering Brexit’s ‘erotic spasm'

Tuesday  20:35,   18 september 2018

A major speech critical of Brexit by Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable attracted notice for its unusual choice of descriptive words.But it was another two-word phrase that drew the most attention in Britain, as Cable told the audience that Brexit [...]

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

Tuesday  19:25,   18 september 2018

Pope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making options to bishops to interpret and implement them.Francis issued new rules reforming the Synod of Bishops,...[...]

UK police warn no-deal Brexit will make their job harder

Tuesday  17:31,   18 september 2018

British police chiefs said Tuesday they are preparing for a no-deal Brexit but warned that losing access to dozens of EU-wide tools will make it "harder" to protect UK and European citizens. National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Chair Sara Thornton...[...]