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Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probe

Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probe

Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greece's leftist-led government was expected to shrug off a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a ‘verification’ commission and invite independent international bodies ...

Trump, America's oldest first-time president, turns 72

Trump, America's oldest first-time president, turns 72

President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

US unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

US unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

The United States on Tuesday unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a ‘milestone’ in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

Brexit law faces crucial UK parliament vote

Brexit law faces crucial UK parliament vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a knife-edge vote in parliament Tuesday on her centrepiece Brexit legislation, despite her last-minute warning that defeat risks undermining her negotiations with Brussels.

Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Hong Kong's leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city's worst protest violence for decades.

Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo

Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo

Masaya, a city battling at the front lines of Nicaragua's heated anti-government protests, once again became the scene of fierce street battles that a rights group said saw one man die of a bullet wound to the heart.

US observers urge steps to ensure free poll in Zimbabwe

US observers urge steps to ensure free poll in Zimbabwe

US pro-democracy groups have urged Zimbabwean authorities to take steps to ensure a free and fair election in July and break from a history of flawed elections under long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women

Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women

King Felipe VI on Thursday swore in Spain's new pro-EU government with a record 11 women members including in key posts such as defence and economy, and six male ministers.

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would ‘love’ Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

The US Justice Department has said it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him.