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Obama and Netanyahu: A story of slights and crossed signals.

For US President Barack Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of his presidency, his health care program. So when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arrived at the White House for a hastily arr ...

Attacks may divide city, fear Parisians.

Tony Balet came to work on Saturday with a ribbon pinned on his shirt. It was red, white, blue and black. “People died because they were innocent and they were young,” he said. “They had nothing to do with anything; they were just out to ...

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US presidential race.

The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in US politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the Unit ...

Donald Trump does not rule out Muslim database.

S Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has created a controversy by saying he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the US to protect the country against terrorism. “I would certainly implement tha ...

Christian-Muslim dialogue only way out in Kenya: Pope.

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck the African country recently, saying religio ...

Kim says N. Korea has hydrogen bomb.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on Thursday to claim his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb, but outside experts were sceptical. Mr. Kim made the comments as he toured the Phyongchon Revolutionary ...

U.S. places Indian Lion in endangered species list.

There are only about 1,400 of these lions said to be remaining. The United States will place a breed of lion found in India and Africa in the endangered species list in a bid to curb the dramatic decline of their population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser ...

North Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test.

North Korea on Wednesday said it has successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working nuclear arsenal. A hydrogen bomb is generally more power ...

US caught between Saudi Arabia, Iran.

As the spiralling tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran threaten to unbalance its tightrope walk in the strife-torn West Asian region, the U.S has launched a massive diplomatic outreach to both countries, but would stop short of trying to “mediate. ...

Massive blizzard leaves 19 dead in U.S..

Washington hit with two feet of snow while NY City just shy of all-time record; flooding hits New Jersey, Delaware Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out on Sunday from a massive blizzard that brought Washington, New York and ...

Clinton, Sanders debate as focus turns to minority voters.

Nevada is 28 per cent Latino, 9 per cent African-American and 8 per cent Asian-American. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated again on Thursday night as the focus turned to minority voters influential in contests l ...

Obama first US President in 80 years to visit Cuba.

This comes as the two Cold War-era foes are making efforts to normalise their ties, with the U.S. having lifted the sanctions on Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to make a historic visit to Cuba next month — the first sitting American pr ...

Greece begins refugee deportations under EU plan.

Though the plan has been strongly criticised by human rights groups. Under heavy security, authorities on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios deported 202 migrants and refugees on boats bound for Turkey the first to be sent back as part of a controversi ...