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North Korea's Kim 'set on' Trump summit Kim 'set on' Trump summit

Mr Trump cancelled the summit on Thursday, citing the North's "hostility", but then rowed back after conciliatory messages from Pyongyang


Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands

The Soviet takeover of the islands in the closing days of world war II poisoned relations between the two countries


Ireland votes by 66% to overturn abortion ban: final result Ireland votes by 66% to overturn abortion ban: final result

The pro-choice campaign won Friday's referendum with 66 percent of the 2.1 million votes cast


Korean leaders hold surprise meeting Korean leaders hold surprise meeting

The meeting is only the second between South Korea's Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un


22 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck 22 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

Uganda has one of the worst records for road safety, due to the poor condition of vehicles and roads as well as dangerous driving


Irish PM hails 'quiet revolution' of abortion vote Irish PM hails 'quiet revolution' of abortion vote

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hailed indications of a resounding referendum majority


Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp

The hospital in Bani Walid says around 20 of them were being treated for injuries from torture


Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing
Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing

India's Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts


MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine Russia 'liable' for downing MH17 airliner

All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine


Death toll from cyclone in Oman climbs to 3

Death toll from cyclone in Oman climbs to 3

Cyclone Mekunu has blown into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain and cutting off power lines


Kashmir: 4 terrorists killed during infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier

The operation was launched in the North Kashmir border area of Tanghdar, around 120 km from Srinagar


Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner' Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner'

Santos, who won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a half-century of armed conflict with the former rebel movement FARC


Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit Hopes rise for Trump-Kim summit

The summit planned for Singapore would have been the first time a sitting US president had met a North Korean leader


2 N Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth 2 N Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth

Kim Kye Gwan and Choe Son Hui are among the best-known North Korean officials after leader Kim Jong Un and his family members


S Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts S Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

Moon and Kim held a historic summit in April where they announced vague aspirations for a nuclear-free peninsula and permanent peace


Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea Canceled summit raises stakes for China over N Korea

Trump's cancellation of the June 12 meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un would appear to make the North Korean leader more reliant on China


Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal Irish back abortion reform - exit polls

Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations


Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman Deadly cyclone blows into Oman

Cyclone Mekunu's landfall to the Oman, came a day after it lashed the Yemeni island of Socotra, where at least seven people were killed


US NDAA includes sanctions on Myanmar officials US NDAA includes sanctions on Myanmar officials

This provision imposes new sanctions on Burmese military officials and bars their forces from US joint drills, Royce says


Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7 Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

The blast, the latest to rock Libya's second-largest city, took place on a commercial street full of people behind the city's largest hotel, Tibesti


50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo 50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo

The causes of the sinking and the number of people missing are not yet known


EU, NATO urge Russia to 'accept responsibility' for MH17 EU, NATO urge Russia to 'accept responsibility' for MH17

EU and NATO urge Russia Friday to take responsiblity for the 2014 downing of flight MH17


Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson comes to be lionized as a barrier breaker


Bomb blast in Toronto restaurant wounds 15 Bomb blast in Toronto restaurant wounds 15

Surveillance photos show the men wearing jeans and dark-colored hoodies


Firebrand Thai monk charged over amulet fraud Firebrand Thai monk charged over amulet fraud

His arrest comes amid a sweep of several other senior monks in a multi-million-dollar embezzlement probe


China issues yellow alert for rainstorms China issues yellow alert for rainstorms

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system


Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

At least 17 people are missing from Socotra, with one Yemeni official describing them as likely dead


North Korea ready to talk 'at any time' with Donald Trump N Korea willing to talk 'at any time'

President Trump blames the North's "open hostility" for the cancellation


MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur


Sri Lanka monk found guilty of intimidation Sri Lanka monk found guilty of intimidation

A Sri Lanka court on Thursday found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first…


Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

Trump's letter comes after North Korea attacked US vice president Mike Pence as "ignorant and stupid"


Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash

Moscow on Thursday rejected an international investigation that found a Russian missile downed…


Families from 8 countries sue European Union over climate change Families from 8 countries sue EU

EU pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030


North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

The North's decision to close the Punggye-ri nuclear test site has generally been seen as a welcome gesture by Kim to set a positive tone


North Korea calls US Vice-President Pence's comments 'stupid' North Korea calls Pence 'stupid'

In recent days, both sides have said that the June 12 Trump-Kim summit could be delayed or even called off


Syrian monitor: At least 12 killed in presumed US-led strike At least 12 killed in presumed US-led strike

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says none of the fatalities were Syrian nationals but foreign fighters


Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a grand ceremony in the Vidhana Soudha complex


Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

No one was inside the Ahmadiya Mosque and there were no casualties in the pre-dawn assault on Thursda

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