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Mugabe, 93, flies to Singapore for 'medical review'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a "scheduled medical review", his spokesman said.

US envoy says UN rights body at odds with American values

Geneva - Many actions taken by the UN Human Rights Council "contradict" American values, a senior US official said Wednesday amid speculation that Washington might quit the body over its treatment of Israel.

Trump's state visit to Britain delayed: report

London - US President Donald Trump has asked to delay his state visit to Britain later this year to allow public anger over the invitation to recede, it was reported Wednesday.

Juncker's five 'pathways' for EU future

Brussels - Instead of a single plan, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday unveiled a White Paper of five options for the EU's post-Brexit future.

Juncker's five 'pathways' for EU future

Brussels - Instead of a single plan, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday unveiled a White Paper of five options for the EU's post-Brexit future.

Juncker's five 'pathways' for EU future

Brussels - Instead of a single plan, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday unveiled a White Paper of five options for the EU's post-Brexit future.

What is #Penelopegate and will it bring down France's Fillon?

Paris - Francois Fillon said Wednesday he would not abandon his bid for the French presidency despite facing charges in an expenses scandal dubbed "Penelopegate" after his wife.

EU's Juncker unveils plans for 'new chapter' after Brexit

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker revealed Wednesday his scenarios for the future of the EU, warning that the troubled bloc needs a "new chapter" after Britain's expected exit in 2019.

EU's Juncker says Brexit can't stop Europe's future

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that Britain's departure would not hold the EU back, as he unveiled plans for the bloc's post-Brexit future.

EU's Juncker says Brexit can't stop Europe's future

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that Britain's departure would not hold the EU back, as he unveiled plans for the bloc's post-Brexit future.

EU's Juncker says Brexit can't stop Europe's future

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that Britain's departure would not hold the EU back, as he unveiled plans for the bloc's post-Brexit future.

N. Korea pours scorn on 'absurd' claims over nerve agent

Seoul - North Korea Wednesday poured scorn on "absurd" claims that one of its people was killed in Malaysia with a highly lethal nerve agent, accusing South Korea and the US of running a smear campaign.

N. Korea pours scorn on 'absurd' claims over nerve agent

Seoul - North Korea Wednesday poured scorn on "absurd" claims that one of its people was killed in Malaysia with a highly lethal nerve agent, accusing South Korea and the US of running a smear campaign.

N. Korea pours scorn on 'absurd' claims over nerve agent

Seoul - North Korea Wednesday poured scorn on "absurd" claims that one of its people was killed in Malaysia with a highly lethal nerve agent, accusing South Korea and the US of running a smear campaign.

Trade blockade in east Ukraine riles rebels and Kiev

Medenychi - A locomotive with some 30 empty wagons stands halted before a makeshift barricade of wooden boards and barbed wire.

May set for Lords defeat on Europeans' post-Brexit rights

London - The House of Lords looks set Wednesday to defy Prime Minister Theresa May by demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain, delaying a bill she needs to start Brexit negotiations.

Fillon faces 'fake job' charges but stays in French campaign

Paris - French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon announced Wednesday that he would be charged over a fake job scandal that has battered his campaign, but vowed to continue his bid for power.

France's Fillon says will be charged but stay in campaign

Paris - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Wednesday he will not pull out of the campaign despite admitting he is to be charged over allegations he paid his wife and children for fake jobs.

Myanmar swats away 'biased' UN abuse claims

Nay Pyi Taw - A close aide to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday dismissed mounting international pressure over alleged abuses of Rohingya Muslims as "biased and unfair", despite UN evidence of murder, rape and torture by security forces.

France's Fillon postpones farm show campaign event

Paris - Under-fire French presidential candidate Francois Fillon postponed a visit to a key farm show and announced a press conference on Wednesday, sending the rumour mill into overdrive.

NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

New York - Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest.

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal

New York - Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.

Boiling point: pressure mounts on S.Korea's chaebols

Seoul - Once a driver of growth and a source of national pride, South Korea's family-led conglomerates are becoming instead objects of public scorn as a massive corruption scandal puts them under mounting pressure to reform.

Russian Orthodox Church fuels powerful pro-life movement

Moscow - When Anna Kuzeva became pregnant with her second child, she was terrified. With no home, money or family in Moscow, she saw no way of keeping the baby. So she scheduled an abortion.

Blackface ban, no Sunday shops: offbeat ideas in Dutch polls

Den Haag - Legalising all drugs, banning a blackface children's character, scrapping Sunday shopping and introducing mobile apps to tell MPs how to vote are some of the unorthodox ideas being peddled by Dutch political parties.

Trump promises 'renewal of American spirit' in Congress speech

Washington - Donald Trump pledged a "renewal of the American spirit" Tuesday, as he fleshed out his America-first agenda in a more measured presidential tone during a landmark speech to Congress.

French, international media unite against fake news

Paris - A group of 37 French and international media outlets, supported by Google, on Tuesday launched "CrossCheck", a joint fact-checking platform aimed at detecting fake information which could affect the French presidential election.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.
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