By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - With pictures of ecstatic citizens standing in applause, happily tearful legislators and even a social media game, China's propaganda drive has kicked into high gear following Xi Jinping's unanimous reappointment as president. Xi's face dominated the
A new wave of people fled a rebel pocket to army lines in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus, as rescuers and a monitor said air strikes pounded the besieged zone. In the northern Afrin region, people fled as Turkish war planes struck the main town, Syrian Kurdish forces and the monitor said.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has accused the European Union of adopting a patronizing stance in talks with eastern European members about the distribution of migrants. Seehofer, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CSU Bavarian allies, made the comments in an interview with German Sunday
“The cost of The Donald’s policy of imposing heavy import tariffs on steel and aluminium continues to rise, with the resignation of ... Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser...,” writes Richard Harris. “Steel and aluminium are poor targets for an American trade war.... [T]hey miss the fundamental issue
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is about to lose his White House job. It’s Chief of Staff John Kelly who is on the way out, perhaps as soon as today. As Mr. Trump heads into his second year in office, widespread and conflicting reports about upheaval among top White House and executive branch
On March 16, Jacob Zuma of South Africa became the latest current or former leader of a democracy to be charged with corruption. Mr. Zuma, who was forced to step down as president last month by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), faces charges related to a government arms deal in the late 1990s
The United States beat Canada with a dramatic overtime goal to win sledge hockey gold in Pyeongchang Sunday, a fitting finale to high-octane sporting action at the Winter Paralympics. The curtain was due to fall on the Paralympics at a closing ceremony in the evening, capping the nine-day Games that
BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director for a new anti-corruption agency with sweeping powers. National People's Congress delegates
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked security positions northwest of the capital, killing at least five police.
JAMMU, India (AP) — Five members of a family were killed and two others wounded on Sunday in cross border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, officials said.
A fire broke out at a hotel in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing four people and trapping several on the fifth floor, a rescue official said. About 20 people were trapped in the Manila Pavilion Hotel, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, told radio station
SYDNEY (AP) — South East Asian leaders and Australia's prime minister on Sunday called on North Korea to end its nuclear program urged United Nations countries to fully implement sanctions.
Israeli military aircraft carried out a raid against a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip overnight after an explosive device detonated near the border with Israel, the military said Sunday. "The Hamas terror organisation is held accountable for all occurrences in and from the Gaza Strip," the
Mostafa al-Asar's lawyer said he had barely started work on a documentary critical of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi when police arrested him and charged him with publishing "fake news". The government did not respond to requests for comment. The arrest on Feb. 4 came ahead
By Alison Bevege SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bush and grass fires sweeping across Australia's southeast destroyed homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds to flee on Sunday as dry, hot winds fanned the flames. The fires, believed to have been sparked by lightning on Saturday, were raging out of control
MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 5,000 people have left Syria's Eastern Ghouta so far on Sunday, the RIA news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia's defense ministry. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe)
Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With Putin's main challenger Alexei Navalny barred from taking part in the poll for legal reasons, the result
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia said on Sunday they held "grave concerns" about escalating tensions caused by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. "We strongly urge the DPRK to immediately and fully comply with its obligations under all relevant United
In a remote Pakistani village surrounded by lush green hills, Mohammad Fayyaz brings his two-year-old son to a clinic so that a female doctor sitting hundreds of kilometres away can examine him. Healthcare in rural Pakistan and the careers of women doctors are being revolutionised as internet access
The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation. Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in Sydney Sunday for a special
North Korean officials wrapped up three days of talks with Swedish counterparts with no indication their efforts cleared the way for a mooted nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, as a senior Pyongyang diplomat headed to Finland Sunday for further meetings. The North'
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure
The defending Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders have ruled out raiding the All Blacks infirmary despite suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in three years. The most successful franchise in Super Rugby history have been hamstrung by an alarming injury toll which has put seven All