Australian PM Tony Abbott urges Scotland to stay part of the UK
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, saying independence would be cheered by enemies of justice and freedom.
Pakistan rallies to test government, its democracy
Ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, Pakistan’s capital feels like a city preparing for a siege.
The Senate ‘CIA torture report’ might help the Guantanamo defendants
Defense attorneys in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are eagerly awaiting the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation...
Erdogan vows ‘strong new Turkey’ in final election rally
Voting is underway across Turkey for the country’s first-ever presidential election by popular vote.
Amid some doubt, Afghan presidential rivals sign deal on unity government
An earlier deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry last month soon frayed due to disagreements between the candidates, and attention will focus...
Tensions high: U.S. jet flew over Sweden to avoid Russian fighters last month
A U.S. reconnaissance plane was close to being intercepted over the Baltic Sea by Russian fighters before diverting over Sweden last month, The New York...
Political conflicts among Arab states may draw out Gaza truce process
The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly governments,...
For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging
The cascade of overseas developments comes as the American public’s views about President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have soured, turning...
Obama resets wobbly public response to Malaysia Airlines shootdown
President Obama on Friday called the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 an “outrage of unspeakable proportions,” declared it a “wake-up call”...
U.S. prepares unilateral sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama...
Juncker elected by European Parliament to head EU Commission
The European Parliament has elected former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become president of the powerful European Commission for the...
More negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme as agreement deadline looms
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold in-depth discussions Monday with Iran’s top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations,...
'Football diplomacy' hopes as Putin and Poroshenko set to watch final together
Brazilian officials have confirmed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will both attend Sunday’s World Cup...
Merkel blasts U.S. spying, hopes Washington will change tack
Angela Merkel said on Saturday that new allegations of U.S. spying showed Berlin and Washington were completely at odds over how they viewed the role of...
At $3.7B, Obama’s spending request for immigration crisis nearly doubled
The U.S. administration took steps on Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency...
On first day back after rehab, Rob Ford admits ‘complete denial’ about drug use
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Monday he had been in “complete denial” about his drinking and drug use, and staff at the rehabilitation clinic...
Russia must move to disarm separatists in Ukraine ‘within hours,’ Kerry says
Russia must prove “in the next hours” that it is working to help disarm separatist groups in restive eastern Ukraine, U.S.
U.S. says Thai military rule likely to last longer than expected
Military rule in Thailand is likely to last longer than expected and has been more repressive than after the country’s last coup in 2006, a senior...
Hillary Clinton: Benghazi figure may help with ‘unanswered questions’
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday warmly welcomed the capture of a suspected ringleader of the deadly Benghazi terrorist attacks and predicted that he could help...
Wealthy Clintons use trusts to limit estate tax they back
To reduce their taxes, Bill and Hillary Clinton are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 per cent of U.S.
'Defeat the Death Eaters': JK Rowling donates $1.7m to keep Scotland in UK
JK Rowling, Britain’s best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated $1.7 million (£1 million) to the campaign against...
'Dead broke': Clintons were saddled with debt after White House
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and possible presidential contender, says the former first couple struggled to finance “mortgages...
Don’t like ballot choice? ‘None of the Above’ an option for Ontario voters
Ontario voters fed up with the offerings of the mainstream political parties may feel sorely tempted to vote for none of the above come election day, and...
Jordanian ambassador tapped for UN’s top human rights post
Prince Zeid al Hussein has been tapped by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for the role of new high commissioner for human rights.
Host Australia expects Putin at G20 summit
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he expects Vladimir Putin to attend the G20 summit this year in Brisbane despite the Russian leader being...