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President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agreed, with one calling the former leader's handling of the threat a "seriou...

Op-Ed: Trump revives the swamp and makes the rich richer again

U.S. president Donald Trump on the campaign trail railed against the influence of Wall Street on U.S. politics and promised to drain the Washington swamp but has done exactly the opposite.

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018's midterm elections.

Battling to save campaign, Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out Sunday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity three months before general elections.

Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and is now seeking public office again.

At 86, Argentine ex-leader eyes reelection -- and immunity

Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem announced Saturday he is running for parliament again at age 86, a move that could enable him to continue to dodge prison time over a string of criminal convictions.

Argentina's Kirchner to make Senate bid

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her party said Saturday.

UN calls on Haiti government to step up

The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti's government to take on a more active role in the country's development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year mission.

Putin visits annexed Crimea, triggering Kiev protest

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Moscow annexed in 2014, a trip quickly denounced by Kiev as a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

UK Labour leader Corbyn says will 'try to force early election'

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "try to force an early general election" after Prime Minster Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, in an interview published Saturday.

Op-Ed: Trump may take a hard line with Pakistan and up drone attacks

U.S. president Donald Trump is said to be considering a hard-line approach to relations with Pakistan in order to crack down on Pakistan-based militants who are launching attacks in Afghanistan.

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event.

Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a "crusade" to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Small Christian party to join talks on forming Dutch govt

Four parties agreed Friday to try to form the next Dutch coalition government, on the 100th day of tortuous stop-start negotiations following March elections.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

EU migrants decry British PM May's 'pathetic' Brexit offer

EU migrants to Britain said Friday that far from being "generous", Prime Minister Theresa May's offer for their post-Brexit future was stingy and would leave them prey to Britain's unforgiving bureaucrats.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

Juncker says Britain's plan for EU citizens 'not sufficient'

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Britain's proposals to protect the rights of EU nationals after Brexit were "not sufficient", while Belgium called the plan "particularly vague".

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists.

The Trump family brothel being given a new lease on life

Toward the end of the 19th century, an enterprising German-American opened The Arctic Restaurant and Bar in Bennett, British Columbia, a thriving transit point for prospectors during the Klondike gold rush, serving good food, booze, and ready women.

The bitter rivals contesting Albania's election

Political players contesting Albania's legislative election on Sunday harbour long-held animosities that border on hatred.

Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain.

Britain's May vows EU citizens can stay after Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble.

European champion Macron gears up for first EU summit

France's new President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first EU summit on Thursday pledging to breathe new life into the bloc after Britain's shock Brexit decision and to bolster European defences in the face of Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

Macron reaffirms hope for EU ahead of first summit

On the eve of his first European summit, French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his belief Wednesday in a Europe capable of transforming the world with France as a driving force.

Macron reshuffles cabinet after key allies resign

French President Emmanuel Macron appointed little-known railway executive Florence Parly as his defence minister Wednesday as he reshuffled his cabinet just five weeks into office.

Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

US President Donald Trump's planned state visit to Britain later this year got no mention in Queen Elizabeth II's speech to parliament on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether it will go ahead.

Key Macron ally quits French government

French Justice Minister Francois Bayrou, a key ally of President Emmanuel Macron, told AFP on Wednesday he was quitting the government as his party battles a funding scandal.

New heir to Saudi throne holds power beyond his years

Saudi Arabia's hard-charging Mohammed bin Salman, named crown prince on Wednesday, holds unusual power for a man of just 31, so much so that diplomats nickname him "Mr Everything".

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

Republican Karen Handel won a closely watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in the traditionally conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency.

Romania's political crisis explained

Romania's governing left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) are expected to try to torpedo their own government on Wednesday after just five months in office.

Op-Ed: U.S. downing of Assad aircraft ups tensions with Russia in Syria

Russia has said that it will now consider US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its forces are also present as "targets" after the U.S. downed a Syrian jet.

Temer abroad as Brazil's crisis gets messier amid graft proof

Brazil's federal police Tuesday said it had solid evidence embattled president Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office.

US expresses frustration over Saudi embargo on Qatar

The United States declared itself "mystified" on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.

Lavrov denounces Washington's 'Russophobe obsession'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday denounced Washington's "Russophobe obsession" after the United States beefed up its trade sanctions against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Trump says China efforts on N.Korea 'have not worked out'

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to thank China for attempting to resolve tensions with North Korea, but declared that Beijing's "efforts" had failed.

French ministers quit before Macron's 'clean' reshuffle

Two French ministers have quit their jobs in the space of 24 hours as President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government to reflect his campaign pledge to clean up politics.

No guarantee of success in Cyprus talks: UN envoy

Next week's talks between Greece and Turkey on the reunification of Cyprus will not be easy and there was no guarantee of success, the UN envoy on Cyprus warned Tuesday.

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to consider proposals by new French President Emmanuel Macron for a shake-up of the eurozone.

French defence minister quits over fake jobs claims

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, which has allied itself with President Emmanuel Macron's party.