French court suspends burkini ban.

The court in Nice concluded on Thursday the Riviera city’s decree is illegal because there were no proven risks of disruption to public order. French court has overturned a ban on “burkinis” in Nice, the last of a series of similar deci ...

‘Life-threatening’ Hurricane Hermine roars toward Florida.

“This is a life-threatening situation,” Mr. Scott said. “It’s going to be a lot of risk. Right now, I want everybody to be safe.” Hurricane Hermine gained strength on Thursday evening as it roared toward Florida’s Gul ...

Italy quake death toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors.

Amid scenes of carnage, dozens of emergency services staff and volunteers were determined to attempt to pluck more survivors from the ruins. The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as res ...

Armenia to have the world’s largest Yazidi temple.

A huge Yazidi temple is under construction in a small Armenian village, intended as a symbol of resilience for a persecuted religious tradition. The temple is being built in Aknalich, about 35km from Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Seven domes will surroun ...

In Peter Thiel, Trump finds a Silicon Valley supporter.

Silicon Valley tech geniuses have been critical of Donald Trump and many including Google CEO Sundar Pichai have come out openly against the Republican presidential candidate’s rhetoric against immigration. In Peter Thiel, tech entrepreneur who amo ...

Trump postpones his VP announcement after France attack.

Mr. Trump condemned the attack and adopted a tough posture against terrorism. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has postponed announcing name of his vice presidential running mate that was scheduled to be made on Friday following a ...

U.S. asks China to follow India on SCS dispute resolution.

Refers to how In 2014, India abided by the verdict of the the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favour of Bangladesh in a three-decade-old maritime row. The United States has asked China to learn from India’s handling of its maritime disputes with ...

Obama, Biden to campaign for Clinton.

“In Charlotte, President Obama and Hillary Clinton will discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an America that is stronger together,” the Clinton Campaign said. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Jo ...

Duterte sworn in as President of Philippines.

“If you destroy my country, I will kill you,” he said in a warning to criminals in a speech during the last flag-raising ceremony he presided as mayor in Davao city this week. Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as President of the Philippin ...

Sen. Warren could be Hillary’s running mate.

Ms. Warren, is a leading progressive voice among Democrats. Hillary Clinton is considering U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing several people famil ...

FBI counters Trump on Muslims.

Law enforcement agencies say local members of the community have reported about extremists Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim ...

Pro-Brexit Tories corner Cameron on immigration.

The British Prime Minister is leading a campaign to persuade voters to keep Britain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum. Two leading members of the ruling Conservatives accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday of breaking his pro ...

Left in the U.K. is divided on EU membership.

A measure of this dissonance was in evidence on Saturday as speakers took to the stage to argue their case in separate meetings in London. Britain’s Left and trade union movement are deeply divided on the question of the country’s membership ...

Does Trump’s ascent signal rise of fascism in the U.S.?.

More strident opponents have likened Mr. Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. Former Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts equated Donald Trump’s immigration plan with Kristallnacht, the nig ...