U.S. Secret Service director resigns after string of security breaches
U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, appointed to fix the embattled agency in the wake of a scandal in which agents consorted with prostitutes in...
Getting pally: Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on U.S.-India ties
In a display of intercontinental unity, President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are joining together to put an optimistic...
Obama admits anti-IS campaign is helping Syrian President
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the United States-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in...
Once-banned Modi wows Indian diaspora at giant New York rally
In a glitzy show of lights, lasers and slogans, populist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans...
Russia’s Lavrov says icy relationship with U.S. needs ‘reset 2.0’
Moscow called on Sunday for a new “reset 2.0” in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions...
British PM ‘kicking himself’ after saying Queen purred at Scotland vote
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday apologised for revealing details of Queen Elizabeth’s relief that Scotland had voted to keep the United...
New interpretation of apostasy needed for modern times, says Muslim scholar
A leading Muslim scholar has argued that contemporary Muslims needed to come up with a new interpretation of apostasy to reflect freedom of religion and...
North Korea says it’s ready to discuss human rights with UN
North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization...
At UN, Modi hypes yoga and jabs Pakistan
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly since his resounding election victory in May, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked...
Russia slams US and allies for ‘arrogant’ policies in UN speech
The Russian government dedicated the majority of its Saturday speech before the UN General Assembly to castigating the US and European powers for their...
On 1st state visit, U.S. court summons Indian PM Modi on human rights lawsuit
A New York court has ordered Narendra Modi to answer allegations of “attempted genocide” over deadly anti-Muslim riots, a rights organisation...
'Drunken stupor': Court documents detail the night that sent Rob Ford to rehab
Rob Ford’s sister told police the Toronto mayor was smoking crack cocaine with her one night in late April in the company of a drug dealer and a...
Desginer outfits, rock star reception all part of Modi’s historic U.S. visit
It is a rock ‘n’ roller’s dream to “sell out The Garden,” but for a foreign politician to pack New York City’s most famous...
British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran president since 1979
British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in what would be the first such high-level meeting...
North Korea says jailed American tried to become ‘second Snowden’
An American recently sentenced to six years hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S.
Battle to sway ‘undecideds’ on the eve of Scotland’s date with destiny
The two rival referendum campaigns have issued a final rallying call to undecided voters in Scotland, as they prepare to decide the future of the United...
David Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip to make plea against split
David Cameron will today make a last-ditch trip north to urge Scots to vote No in the referendum and keep the United Kingdom together.
New poll in Scotland gives ‘No’ vote slender lead with just six days to go
Scottish unionists are four points ahead of supporters of independence, a new YouGov poll showed, just one week before Scots vote in a referendum on whether...
Counterterrorism strategy an ‘all in’ moment for split-the-difference Obama
Rallying the nation to a war against the Islamic State terrorist group in prime-time Wednesday night, U.S.
New EU Commission gives key economic posts to France and Britain
The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities...
British prime minister would be ‘heartbroken’ if Scotland breaks away from UK
British Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal to Scots ahead of next week’s independence referendum, saying he would be “heartbroken”...
Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat and Bush favourite, in laundering probe
Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under President George W.
10 days to save the Union: Better Together supporters vow to mount fightback
Supporters of both sides of the Scotland referendum are mounting a final push as a poll suggests the Yes campaign has taken the lead 10 days before the...
'Off my bucket list': Obama makes a visit to 'cool' Stonehenge
U.S. President Barack Obama ended a busy two-day NATO summit in Wales with an impromptu stroll through Stonehenge.
Still in it: Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor might win reelection
Despite new revelations about his conduct as a high school football coach, including an alleged threat of physical assault against a teacher, Toronto Mayor...
IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged over French corruption case
IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world’s most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with “negligence” over...
Obama likely to hit ISIL in Syria without Congress’s formal OK
President Barack Obama is unlikely to ask either for a formal green light to expand the American air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...
Rebels parade captured soldiers on Ukraine independence day
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd on Sunday in mockery of the country’s independence...
Chinese fighter made dangerous, provocative move toward U.S. spy plane
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S.
Report: German intelligence ‘spied on John Kerry, Turkey’
German intelligence listened in on at least one telephone conversation of Secretary of State John Kerry and has spied on NATO ally Turkey for years, Der...