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‘Yellow vest’ protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks

French officials on Sunday strongly condemned anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks by some “yellow vest” demonstrators as up to 2,000 of them gathered in central Paris to embark on a third month of the anti-government protests. Prosecutors have launched an investigation into a group of protesters who shouted anti-Semitic insults at philosopher and writer Alain […]
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Top US official discussed Trump removal in 2017

The US deputy attorney general discussed how many cabinet members would support removing US President Donald Trump from office in 2017, the FBI’s former acting director said in an interview airing Sunday. Andrew McCabe said invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution was raised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Trump fired FBI […]
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UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday. Shamima Begum, whose fate has prompted British soul-searching since she and two friends stirred controversy by fleeing to the terror network in 2015, gave birth […]
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India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing

Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region. New Delhi has vowed to retaliate after a van packed with explosives ripped through a convoy transporting 2,500 soldiers across the Indian-administered territory on Thursday, the deadliest-ever […]
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Iran takes aim at ‘hateful’ Pence comments

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday launched a blistering attack on US Vice President Mike Pence, saying his allegations that Tehran was plotting a “new Holocaust” were “hateful” and “ignorant”. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference that Pence’s demands for the EU to follow the US in abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear deal amounted […]
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Surfer seriously injured in Australia shark attack

A 41-year-old surfer was airlifted to hospital Sunday after being bitten in a suspected shark attack on Australia’s famed Byron Bay. The man was out catching waves shortly after dawn at Belongil Beach when police said he was “bitten on the leg by a shark”. Images taken shortly after appeared to show a chunk bitten […]
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Stockholm recalls ambassador to Guatemala

Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the “political situation in the country and bilateral relations” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said. Relations plunged last May when Guatemala gave ambassador Anders Kompass 30 days to leave, unhappy about Sweden’s contribution to the UN’s International Committee on Imprisonment in Guatemala (CICIG) […]
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Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said. The blaze broke out in the port city of Chittagong at about 3.30am and raced through the district of bamboo, tin and tarpaulin homes, said local police chief Pranab Chowdhury. “At […]
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Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe

European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he said would be the end of the “caliphate.” Trump shocked allies in December by declaring the pullout of roughly 2,000 US troops who had been assisting local forces […]
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