Swiss voters yesterday approved making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, dismissing suggestions that the move could pose a security threat.
Greek soldiers yesterday defused a World War II bomb in the second-largest city Thessaloniki after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.
Tens of millions of Indonesians head to the polls on Wednesday (Feb 15) in local elections across the Muslim-majority country, with bitter feuding over the powerful post of Jakarta governor stoking political and religious tensions.
Billed as Germany's "anti- Trump", centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the country's ceremonial president in a vote held in the national Parliament.
The United States authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented migrants last week in the first large-scale raids under President Donald Trump, triggering panic among immigrant communities nationwide.
British actor Gorden Kaye, best known for playing a French cafe owner in long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, died on Monday aged 75, his agent said.
Left-wing outsider Benoit Hamon will fight former prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination on Sunday after winning the first round of the party's primary.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday (Jan 21) from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.
The first freight train from China pulled into Barking in East London this week after an 18-day journey, marking a milestone in Beijing's push to build commercial links across Europe and Asia.
Law enforcement officials are in the final stages of sealing off a heavily fortified security zone encompassing the Capitol and the historic National Mall here as they prepare for the inauguration on Friday (Jan 20) and the substantial protests it is expected to attract.
Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots, according to President Michel Temer.
Britain will no longer be part of the EU's single market when it leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a much-anticipated speech yesterday, outlining her priorities for a "hard Brexit".
A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early on Monday (Jan 16), leaving at least five people dead, including one in a stampede as revellers fled in panic.
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it will host its final show in May, ending "The Greatest Show on Earth" after 146 years.
At least 30 inmates have been killed in a prison riot in northeastern Brazil, the latest in a wave of uprisings in the country's overcrowded prisons that have killed nearly 140 this year.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to grace the cover of April's American Vogue.
A video of a 12-year-old girl hanging herself after alleging she was abused by a relative has been streamed across the Internet on Facebook Live, according to reports.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has reached agreements with the leaders of Italy, Germany, France and Britain on providing fresh defense aid for Kiev, Zelenskyy
A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday called for efforts to strive for a comprehensive cease-fire so as to create a favorable environment for the political process in
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the safe temporary relocation of hundreds of UN staff members and dependents from Khartoum and other places in
The international society should respect Myanmar's sovereignty and promote political dialogue to restore peace and stability in Myanmar, Chinese State Councilor and For
U.S. President Joe Biden has rejected Republicans' demands for spending cuts in negotiations to avoid a U.S. debt default as "unacceptable." The Treasury Department is
On Saturday, gathering at the Senda Park in central Hiroshima, Japan, people from the U.S., the Philippines and South Korea joined local demonstrators and held banners
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban TikTok's operation in the state, making it the first U.S. state to ban the popular short video ap
China will continue to play a constructive role in the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said at a regular pres
Cuba announced on Tuesday measures that ease restrictions on its citizens living abroad as the country continues to grapple with an unprecedented exodus of migrants to
Representatives from several South Korean civic groups rallied over the weekend in front of the presidential office and city center of Seoul to protest Japanese Prime M
Recent bank failures in the U.S. are combining with the Fed's continued rate hikes to cause volatility in the country's financial sector. That's according to leading ec
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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he will seek a second White House term in 2024, a decision that will test whether Americans are ready to give the 80-year-old D
Türkiye is heading toward a likely runoff presidential election as neither candidate looks set to surpass the 50-percent threshold of the votes needed to win outright,
Chinese Premier Li Qiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has urged efforts to boost
At least 270 rockets were fired from Gaza towards southern and central Israel on Wednesday. The vast majority of them fell in depopulated zone or were intercepted by th
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called upon Sudan's warring parties to pursue the path of peace and reconciliation in order to avert a hu
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