1.2 million sought asylum in Europe in 2016

Among Member States with more than 5 000 first time asylum seekers in 2016, numbers of first time applicants rose most compared with the previous year in Greece (38 500 more first time asylum seekers in 2016 than in 2015, or +339%), Germany (280 500 ... More..

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Korean DMZ

To manage these, cooperation with related parties such as Japan, South Korea, China and Russian Federation would be necessary in dealing with North Korea, Watanabe said . Pyongyang claims the drills are a rehe...More..

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House Intelligence Chair: No Evidence Of Alleged Trump Tower Wiretap

Shortly after, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer walked back the president's claim, indicating that Trump's comments weren't to be taken literally. "So I think we can put that to rest", he added of the ...More..

Letter explodes at International Monetary Fund offices in Paris
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Letter explodes at International Monetary Fund offices in Paris

According to Reuters , a group of Greek radicals called "Conspiracy of Fire Cells" have claimed responsibility for the attack. The Anti-Terrorism Branch and the Directorate General of Internal Security are i...More..

African football body admits Zanzibar as 55th member
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

African football body admits Zanzibar as 55th member

The 57-year-old Ahmad, a two-time minister in Madagascar , who is now the vice-president of his country's senate, had the support of the new leaders in Federation Internationale de Football Association in his ...More..

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh militants killed in raid
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh militants killed in raid

Four militants, including a woman, were killed in operation " Assault 16 " at a building in Sitakunda on Thursday. A sixth person died in a separate raid in an eastern border town. They were staying in one of...More..

US Military Denies Targeting Mosque In Northwestern Syria
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

US Military Denies Targeting Mosque In Northwestern Syria

The observatory said it wasn't known which side launched the attack. The village is held by rebel and Islamist groups, but no jihadist factions are believed to present in the area. "It was right after the pra...More..

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Matthew Perry once beat up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Perry was born in America but grew up in Canada, going to the same Ottawa school as the country's future leader. "I was reminded this, my friend Chris Murray , who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, re...More..

Court remands Ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu in Kuje Prison
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Court remands Ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu in Kuje Prison

Ahmed Mohammed , a judge, gave the order after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) arraigned Yakubu on a six-count charge of fraud. Yakubu's journey to the dock started on February 3, 2017, ...More..

Ramses II statue arrives at Egyptian Museum in Tahrir
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Ramses II statue arrives at Egyptian Museum in Tahrir

But the country's antiquities minister, Khaled al-Anani, has said that it is in fact a depiction of Psamtek I, who ruled around 600 years later, between 664 and 610 BCE. The press conference called to clarify t...More..

One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway

On Monday, stranded passengers abandoned their vehicles near the landslide area and walked over 15 km to reach Bannihal town in order to board trains to the valley, the traffic officials said. The government ha...More..

EMTs struck by stolen ambulance, 1 killed
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

EMTs struck by stolen ambulance, 1 killed

The suspect then backed up and ran her over. An EMT worker has died and another is in critical condition after someone stole their own ambulance and ran them over in the Bronx, sources tell PIX11 News. The ma...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Turkey: EU Criticisms Have No Value for Us

Turkey on Monday, March 13 said it was suspending top-level ties with The Netherlands and blocking the return of its ambassador in a spiralling crisis over the holding of rallies overseas ahead of a crucial r...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

China calls for talks to avoid conflict in Korean Peninsula

While in Beijing Tillerson will help finalize the trip to the U.S.by Chinese President Xi Jinping next month. Ostensibly the reason for China's anger is the deployment in South Korea of the U.S. A resolutio...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: EU ruling on headscarf bans starts 'clash

Meanwhile, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen proposed on Sunday postponing a planned visit by Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yilderim this month because of the diplomatic row between Turkey and th...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Turkey Criticizes EU for Protecting the Netherlands

Many analysts believe Rutte's hardline approach to prohibiting Turkish politicians from campaigning in the Netherlands helped him gain the support of undecided voters who buoyed him to victory over Wilders. Dep...More..

Nisar eyeing FB help for removal of blasphemous content
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Nisar eyeing FB help for removal of blasphemous content

Facebook and Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC. Besides that, services of prominent and internationally known lawyer were also being hired to get legal opinion on the m...More..

UP BJP chief admitted to RML Hospital; condition stable
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

UP BJP chief admitted to RML Hospital; condition stable

This virtually negates Maurya's chances of himself becoming the state Chief Minister. Later in the day, Maurya was later admitted to RML Hospital after he complained of uneasiness. The BJP and its allies won 32...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump, GOP Congress Approval Up after Health-Care Rollout

The polling firm found that Trump's approval rating during the first week of March was the worst for any newly elected president in six decades. Asked , "How confident are you that the Trump administration w...More..

How The US Deploying Troops To Syria Fits In The Wider Conflict
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

How The US Deploying Troops To Syria Fits In The Wider Conflict

Last week it emerged that about 200 US Marines were being sent there to operate an artillery battery close to Raqqa. Currently, about 500 mostly Special Forces troops are permitted in Syria and a little more ...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Donald Trump Invited To Visit Ireland

Trump welcomed Kenny to the White House, proclaiming his love for Ireland. Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who was involved in Mr Trump's election campaign, yesterday called for Mr Kenny to say sorry. Mr...More..

Nikkei opens lower as Fed lifting rate sends yen higher
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Nikkei opens lower as Fed lifting rate sends yen higher

Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent rise. Stocks in Taiwan were higher and in Southeast Asia, markets were mixed. Hong Kong's Hang Seng closed flat at 23,827.95. Following the end of a two-day Federal Open Ma...More..

Ireland's Kenny Pushes Trump on Immigration
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Ireland's Kenny Pushes Trump on Immigration

Enda Kenny says he did raise the issue but we don't know what exactly was said. He said he was pursuing a process where Irish people living in the United States illegally can "come in from the cold, and feel th...More..

by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Tillerson defends cuts to State Department budget

Acting State Department press secretary Mark Toner struggled Wednesday to explain Secretary of State Rex Tillerson breaking with bipartisan tradition by not inviting the press corps along for this week's Asia...More..

Tillerson Says State Department Spending 'Unsustainable'
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tillerson Says State Department Spending 'Unsustainable'

Tillerson will visit the country on March 18. Adding to the combustible mix of military tension and the region's historic rivalries is another factor - confusion about US foreign policy under the Trump admini...More..

by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bow Wow's Foolish "Pimp" Melania Trump Tweet Unites Republicans & Democrats

After a litany of death threats against Donald Trump from rappers like Rick Ross and Big Sean, Snoop Dogg upped the ante with a flat-out assassination video. It's unlikely that such a video by itself would ha...More..

Putin ready to continue dialogue with Dutch prime minister
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Putin ready to continue dialogue with Dutch prime minister

You saw prime minister Mark Rutte shift to the right on immigration and relations with Turkey, but also the Christian Democrats. "Tonight we'll celebrate a little". Moshe Kantor said. Despite a lot of fear-mo...More..

Kuwait becomes first OPEC nation to call for longer oil cuts
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kuwait becomes first OPEC nation to call for longer oil cuts

Gains made since Opec announced output cuts late previous year have almost all been erased. But Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter and which has cut even more production than it had pledged in the...More..

Trump's budget would ax Great Lakes clean-up funding
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump's budget would ax Great Lakes clean-up funding

Other proposed cuts, including ending funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, cutting federal transportation grants and ending the Community Development Block Grant Program, could also impact MI reside...More..

Politics Nigerian Governors Present Card To President Buhari
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Politics Nigerian Governors Present Card To President Buhari

Majority of the cabinet members seated inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa laughed before Alhaji Mohammed said from where he was sitting: "I am here sir". He then called on the Chairman of the...More..

Parliamentary Commission proposed to investigate Hussain Haqqani's article
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Parliamentary Commission proposed to investigate Hussain Haqqani's article

Shah in his petition further stated that the court must compel the interior and law ministers to bring Haqqani back to Pakistan. "Shafqat Mahmood of PTI also supported the proposal of constituting a committee t...More..

Helen Zille to face DA's disciplinary committee after 'colonialism' tweet furore
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Helen Zille to face DA's disciplinary committee after 'colonialism' tweet furore

Zille had to apologise after causing a stir she tweeted that people who claimed the legacy of colonialism was only negative should think "of our independent judiciary‚ transport infrastructure‚ piped water etc"...More..

Russians Paid Mike Flynn $45K for Moscow Speech, Documents Show
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Russians Paid Mike Flynn $45K for Moscow Speech, Documents Show

House Democrats quickly seized on the documents as evidence that Flynn may have violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits top government officials from accepting payments from f...More..

Justice department wants more time over Donald Trump's wiretapping claims
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Justice department wants more time over Donald Trump's wiretapping claims

The Justice Department late Monday told CBS News that they've asked the House Intelligence Committee for more time so it could "determine what if any responsive documents may exist". In two other tweets, Mr T...More..

by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Read President Trump's proposed federal budget

Trump promised during the campaign to preserve Medicare and Social Security, but changes to those programs will eventually be needed to address deficits. Trump's preliminary budget, delivered in secret to agenc...More..