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Hungary’s new education law targets US-backed Central European University

Michael Ignatieff, Central European University's rector and a citizen of Canada, wrote a public letter to professors, students and graduates of CEU to inform them that the Orbán government intends to...

13 dead after church bus accident in central Texas

At least 12 people have died after a church bus carrying seniors crashed head-on into a pickup truck in Texas. Three other people were injured in the gruesome crash, which occurred near Concan, Texas...

Capitol Hill ‘shooting’: Gunshots after driver hits police vehicle before atte...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are responding to an incident near the U.S. Capitol grounds, and a witness says shots were fired. A car was stopped at a checkpoint Wednesday morning, according to the witnes...

Suicide truck bomb kills at least 13 in south Baghdad: police sources

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber driving a truck filled with explosives attacked a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 people and wounding 45 others, Iraqi officia...

Trump could intervene in Yemen war against Iran-backed rebels

Yemenis check a burning vehicle following a reported suicide car bombing in Huta, the capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al-Qaeda militants, on March 27, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeid...

Former French PM abandons his Socialists to join Emmanuel Macron campaign

France's former prime minister Manuel Valls said he will vote for the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron in next month's presidential election rather than his own Socialist party's candidate, promp...

Ex-Cyclone Debbie forces mass closure of Queensland schools

The hardest-hit areas along the path of former Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in northeastern Australia have been left in disarray by the strongest storm to hit the region in recent memory. Much of e...

Israel says to cut another $2 mln from its UN contribution

As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged renewed American friendship toward Israel. As president, one of the first foreign leaders he hosted at the White House was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Turkey has ended military operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ in Syria

This file photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows Turkish soldiers firing an upgraded M60 tank in the near the northern Syrian village of Beraan, north of Aleppo. (Photos by AFP). Turkish Prime Ministe...

Man Acquitted in Sex Assault Case Due to Lack of ‘Lascivious Intent’

A federal judge is under fire in Mexico for acquitting a young man accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl in the back of a car. Judge Anuar Gonzalez Hemadi said that while the defendant touch...

‘A tsunami of online abuse’ – the shocking scale of child grooming in Gr...

Child sex grooming cases have quadrupled in four years, but even this level represents 'the tip of the iceberg', a report reveals today. The number of children classed as being at risk of sexual expl...

Bodies of 2 UN experts, interpreter found in Congo – WPSD Local 6: Your news, weathe...

Sweden is willing to help investigate the deaths of three people, including Swedish and American UN investigators, in Democratic Republic of Congo. Source: AAP. 29 Mar 2017 - 11:04 PM UPDATED 6 HOURS...

How House intel probe turned Devin Nunes into a piñata

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March...

Report: Man-made islands in South China Sea nearly complete

The government is fully aware that China has nearly completed construction work on three Philippine-claimed reefs in the South China Sea but cannot do anything about it, National Security Adviser Her...

China detains Taiwanese democracy activist

Li Ching-yu (C), holds photos of her husband, Taiwanese human rights activist Li Ming-che, detained in China, during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. 1/2. left....

The Queensferry Crossing is set to open eight months late

At this morning's meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee at Holyrood, Keith Brown MSP had to inform the members that the Queensferry Crossing faces further delays. His mantra when he...

New speed limits across West Fife as area gears up for Queensferry Crossing

BAD weather has forced another yet delay in the completion of the new Queensferry Crossing. Strong winds have been blamed for the failure to complete Scotland's biggest transport infrastructure proje...

French ex-PM Valls confirms support for Macron

Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has announced he will vote for centrist Emmanuel Macron and not for his own party's candidate, Benoît Hamon. Macron gave the announcement a cautious welcome,...

3 Evaluated After Exposure to ‘Food Item’ at LaGuardia: Officials

The Port Authority said that flights have not been affected and the terminal remains open. The possibly hazardous material was not immediately identified, but the incident is not causing air traffic ...

Who’s who in Trump-Russia saga

In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of t...