Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:10:51 GMTA South Korean court on Thursday dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:15:56 GMTTurkey's parliament approved the first seven articles in a second round of voting overnight on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, keeping the reform on course for a spring referendum.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:27:15 GMTLast year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:59:11 GMTMigrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards' drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:10:20 GMTInternational observers documented a range of concerns during November's U.S. elections, including cyber security risks, disenfranchisement of current and former prisoners, and an opaque campaign finance system, a German newspaper group reported.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:15:21 GMTEarly optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:33:30 GMTThe world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:50:18 GMTDonald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but broke from the president-elect on some other policy issues, including Russia and NATO.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:15:32 GMTA senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Wednesday that media had misrepresented comments he made about Berlin's Holocaust memorial and the need to rewrite history books to focus more on German victims.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:10:22 GMTUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:25:25 GMTA teenager who slapped former French prime minister Manuel Valls during an election campaign trip to Brittany was handed a three-month suspended sentence and was ordered to carry out 105 hours of community service, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:45:19 GMTPresident Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:58:08 GMTDuring his final press conference and public appearance before Trump's inauguration on Friday, the 55-year-old said he was stepping back but would return to the political breach in extremis.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:11:18 GMTU.S. President-elect Donald Trump scrapped a proposal to move news briefings out of the White House, but said he wants his team to choose who gets into the press room.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:50:41 GMTBush, 92, was initially hospitalised on Saturday for shortness of breath, but was moved to intensive care "to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia," Bush's office said in a statement.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:35:07 GMTChina will build a new model of relations with the United States as part of its creation of a "circle of friends" around the world, President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:30 GMTUS President Barack Obama will give his final presidential press conference on Wednesday, a traditionally mild-mannered ritual given fresh political weight by the rocky handover to Donald Trump.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:20:12 GMTThe train departed Yiwu West Station in China on 1 Jan 2017 and travelled 12,450 kilometres to Barking in the east of the British capital.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:25:01 GMTIreland said on Wednesday that a dead cow had been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health or beef's trade status.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:28:09 GMTChinese President Xi Jinping called for a world without nuclear weapons at the UN on Wednesday and urged a multilateral system based on equality among nations large and small.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:29:28 GMTWikiLeaks said on Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the whistleblowing site's main sources was given clemency - but only if his rights were "guaranteed".
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:20:40 GMTEarthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors last year.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:23 GMTU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is determined to reform the world body and to see a diplomatic "surge" to overcome obstacles in peace talks.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:45:36 GMTIsrael's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"- like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:35:57 GMTPresident-elect Donald Trump may take four or five executive actions on Friday, the day he is sworn into office, spokesman Sean Spicer said.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:42 GMTThe European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:25:43 GMTFrance's ruling Socialist Party (PS) will stay in the running for the presidency no matter what despite poor opinion poll ratings, its top official said on Wednesday, while acknowledging a divided Left has little chance of winning.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:20:42 GMTDonald Trump should lay off talking about the break-up of the European Union, the bloc's chief executive said on Wednesday, pointing out that Europeans do not push for Ohio to secede from the United States.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:05:47 GMTUkrainian lawmakers called on Wednesday for an investigation into what they say are anti-Ukrainian actions by Nadiya Savchenko, a helicopter navigator who returned to Ukraine to a hero's welcome last year after being held in a Russian jail.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:30:37 GMTGhost churches on the western bank of the Jordan River, near where Jesus is believed to have been baptised, could be reopened to pilgrims as part of a project to remove booby-traps and land mines.