A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday. Amos Yee, 18, shocked Singaporeans in March 2015 after posting an expletive-Read more »
President Donald Trump sought Saturday to put a good face on his most stinging political setback yet, declaring that Obamacare would collapse and vowing to develop a "great" replacement. Do not worry!" the Republican said on Twitter. Friday's defeat was more than a small stumble:
A pro-China committee will choose a new leader for Hong Kong Sunday to take the helm of a deeply divided city that is fearful Beijing is squeezing its freedoms. The vote comes after an unprecedented five years of anti-China protests under current chief executive Leung Chun-ying, who is seen by opponents
The pair met in Washington DC last week, but the first daughter has now been offered the opportunity to view some of the European country’s vocational training centres by a group of business executives. Ms Merkel is supportive of the idea, according to German newspaper, Der Speigel. The German Chancellor
Several thousands of people took to the streets of Romania and Moldova in an anti-abortion March for Life on Saturday, including 2,000 in Bucharest, police said. According to the organisers, rallies took place in more than 300 towns across the two countries. "Women deserve better than abortion
A gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus along the Las Vegas Strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard. The standoff began after a shooting was reported Saturday on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. One dead, one wounded by shooter
Two explosions ripped through a crowd Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet as army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police said. The "powerful" blasts went off some 400 yards (metres) from the hideout, targeting
Daylight Saving Time returns and we can look forward to lighter evenings as the winter fades away. Spring is officially here, the nights are becoming lighter, the temperature is getting (slightly) warmer – and on Sunday, 26 March 2017, we will see the UK move to British Summer Time: at 1am to be precise
Pope Francis went to Milan on Saturday where he met families on a working-class housing estate and visited a prison before celebrating mass for hundreds of thousands of faithful in nearby Monza. During his visit to Milan, better known for football, fashion and luxury, the Argentine pontiff put the spotlight
Iconic global monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual
Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The three countries, which had totally closed their markets to Brazilian meat at the beginning of the week, said they would
BAGHDAD (AP) — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.
Bernie Sanders has vowed to make opposing Donald Trump's proposed budget his next fight, following the collapse of the President's plan to repeal Obamacare. The former Democratic presidential nominee celebrated the withdrawal of President Trump's draft American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republican
A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb. Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue, the glitzy address of President ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday it would be "easier" if the EU blocked Ankara's bid to join the bloc, suggesting he could even hold a referendum on the matter. It was the latest barb in the bitter dispute between Turkey and Europe after Germany and The Netherlands
BARBABLANCA, Peru (AP) — Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village.
NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency medic Yadira Arroyo was beloved — by her colleagues, by patients she transported to the hospital, by the store owner she spoke to on her way to work and by children who walked by her Bronx station house.
Monaco police were hunting for two suspects Saturday after a daring afternoon robbery at the famous French jeweller Cartier, prompting a brief lockdown of the tiny principality and jet set haven. Three men entered the boutique toward 3:40 pm (1440 GMT) while a driver waited in a car, the Monaco prosecutor
Belarus authorities raided the offices of a prominent rights group Saturday, detaining dozens of people, including foreign rights workers, ahead of a planned protest by opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko. The police also detained dozens in the streets and seized a leading opposition leader,
At least 17 people were reportedly injured in an escalator accident at one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping centres. Video shows the 45-metre-long machine quickly changing direction and reversing at speed, causing a human pile-up at the base of the moving staircase at Langham Place in the Mong Kok area
Ten of the 11 people taken into custody during police raids after the Westminster attack have now been released. Two people arrested in connection with the attack in Westminster have been released and will not face further action, leaving just one of the 11 originally detained by police in the aftermath
Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The unprecedented stunt, carried out on Friday in front of the camp's "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland.
Boris Johnson reportedly urged David Cameron to apply for the role of Nato secretary-general, when the pair met for dinner in New York. The Foreign Secretary and former Prime Minister were seen leaving the Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem earlier this week. As the pair shared a meal, Mr Johnson is