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Media attacks in Balkans harming EU accession hopes

Belgrade - Last weekend Serbian protesters stormed their state-run TV station demanding fair coverage while Montenegrins were chucking rolls of toilet paper at theirs, as public anger at the media erupts in the Balkan states.

French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

Paris - Thousands of police fanned out across central Paris and other French cities Saturday for the 19th consecutive week of "yellow vest" protests, with officials vowing to prevent a repeat of the rioting and looting that marred last week's rally in the capi...

Mueller report could still damn Trump — or be a big 'nothing-burger'

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia meddling investigation Friday without recommending any new charges, but President Donald Trump, who faced obstruction and collusion allegations, could still be implicated in serious, even impeachable ...

Conspiracy, collusion: What Mueller's probe has told us so far

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has remained silent for nearly two years about his Russia meddling and collusion investigation, which wrapped up on Friday.

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

Washington - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's 2016 election -- a probe the president denounces as a "witch hunt" and opponents say could fuel im...

Netanyahu says to sue main election challengers for libel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Friday he is suing his main election rivals for libel, over their comments alleging grave misconduct linked to the purchase of submarines from Germany.

US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan bank

Washington - The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on a key Venezuelan bank, BANDES and four affiliates over their support for President Nicolas Maduro.

Macron battles to end controversy over use of army against 'yellow vests'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Friday to defuse the controversy triggered by his decision to deploy the army as backup during this weekend's "yellow vest" protests following major riots in Paris a week ago.

Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he 'likes' Kim: W.House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly announced the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department to tighten international pressure on North Korea."It was announced today by the U.S.

Anti-corruption activist set to win Slovakia presidential run-off

Bratislava - A liberal environmental lawyer known for fighting graft is poised for a thumping victory in Slovakia's presidential run-off, polls showed Friday, amid a strong public backlash against the murder of a journalist probing high-level corruption.

Islamic State driven from final Syria territory: White House

West Palm Beach - The White House said Friday that the Islamic State jihadist group has lost its final territory in Syria -- even as reports of continued fighting came from the battlefield of Baghouz.

Islamic State '100 percent' defeated in Syria: Trump

West Palm Beach - US President Donald Trump said Friday that the Islamic State jihadist group has been "100 percent" defeated in Syria.

Russia jails 'disabled' Ukrainian for 6 years on terror charges

Moscow - Russia on Friday convicted a "disabled" Ukrainian man on terrorism charges and sentenced him to six years in prison, prompting the European Union to call for his immediate release.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests on Champs-Elysees Saturday

Paris - Paris police said Friday that "yellow vest" protests would be banned on the Champs-Elysees on Saturday, a week after hundreds of anti-government demonstrators rioted and looted shops on the iconic Paris avenue.

Thai princess who stood for PM attends Shinawatra Hong Kong wedding

Fpo - The princess whose shock candidacy in Thailand's general election sent jitters through the country attended a glitzy wedding for ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's daughter in Hong Kong on Friday, just two days before polling day.

Rival rallies grip Bangkok as election crunch time looms

Bangkok - Parties for and against Thailand's junta rallied across Bangkok Friday, as election fever grips the country ahead of the first poll in eight years.

May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade MPs to back the EU divorce deal, seeking to build bridges after lashing out at lawmakers for their indecision on Brexit.

Kamnan Style: Thai 'godfathers' resurgent as junta scrambles for seats

Chonburi - Itthipol Khunpleum grabs the mic, bounds onto the stage and flashes a winning smile as he works the crowd gathered for a final rally: "Chonburi... show me your hands!" he says to wild applause.But he need not have bothered.

Britain's Prince Charles heads to Cuba amid US tensions

Havana - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will make the first royal visit to communist-run Cuba on Sunday at a time when ally Washington is seeking to ramp up sanctions against the island.

Four in 10 Britons worried, angry about Brexit: survey

London - Around four in 10 British adults have been left feeling powerless, angry or worried by Brexit in the past year, according to a poll out Friday.

Hundreds charged or jailed in Brazil's 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Some of Brazil's biggest political and business names have been snared in the country's sprawling anti-corruption investigation that began in 2014 as a probe into money laundering at a car wash outlet in the capital Brasilia.

Trump backs Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights

Washington - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the hotly-contested Golan Heights, in a major pre-election gift to his ally Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu hails Trump 'historic' pledge on Israel sovereignty of Golan

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump's "historic" pledge to recognise Israel's disputed annexation of the Golan, which it seized from Syria in 1967.

Brazil: the fall of three former presidents

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer on Thursday became the third former Brazilian president to fall foul of the law, which led his predecessors to be respectively jailed and impeached.

Trump: US should 'fully recognize' Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an area seized from Syria and annexed in a move never recognized by the international community.

Haiti president names acting prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Thursday named a new acting prime minister, Jean-Michel Lapin, after lawmakers voted to censure his predecessor's six month old government.

UK facing 'national emergency' as Brexit no-deal fears rise

London - Britain faces a "national emergency" as the risk of a no-deal Brexit rises, business and union leaders warned Thursday in an open letter to embattled Prime Minister Theresa May.

Brazil's arrested ex-president Michel Temer: key dates

Rio De Janeiro - Here are key dates in the life and career of Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer, arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe. - September 23, 1940: Born at Tiete in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo.

Brazil's Temer detained as crime boss in 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money laundering over decades, the federal prosecutor alleged Thursday, after the former leader was arrested as part of a sprawling anti-corrupt...

Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader.
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