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UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500. ...
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Ex-Trump aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine: papers

Ex-Trump aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine: papers

Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort secretly paid a group of former senior European politicians more than two million euros ($2.5 million) to lobby for Ukraine's then-leader backed by Russia, US prosecutors have claimed. ...
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Trump warmly welcomes Australia’s Turnbull to the White House

Trump warmly welcomes Australia’s Turnbull to the White House

US President Donald Trump gave Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull an effusive welcome at the White House Friday, trying to put a heated first conversation in the rear mirror. ...
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Two injured in Louisiana university shooting

Two injured in Louisiana university shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting early Friday at Southeastern Louisiana University, the university said, nine days after a massacre at a Florida high school sparked a national uproar over US gun violence. ...
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Trump threatens to pull law enforcement from California

US President Donald Trump threatened to pull immigration and other federal law enforcement agents from California on Thursday, a warning shot to the country's richest and most populous state. ...
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‘Gun free’ schools are magnets for ‘bad people’, says Trump

‘Gun free’ schools are magnets for ‘bad people’, says Trump

A "gun free" school is nothing but a "magnet" for criminals, President Donald Trump said Thursday, a day after proposing to train and arm some teachers to keep US schools safe. ...
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Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. ...
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Melania Trump’s immigrant parents become US residents

First lady Melania Trump's parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president. "I can confirm that Mrs. Trump's parents are both lawfully admitted to t...
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Weekend stargazer wins supernova ‘cosmic lottery’

Weekend stargazer wins supernova ‘cosmic lottery’

To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing. By pure luck, the amateur astronomer from Rosario, Argentina snapped the first before-and-after images ever captured of a star as i...
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US presidents lead tributes to ‘America’s pastor’ Billy Graham

US presidents lead tributes to ‘America’s pastor’ Billy Graham

US presidents from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump led the chorus of tributes Wednesday to the influential evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen American leaders who has died at age 99. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead," Trump tweeted. "There was...
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