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France’s Macron woos conservative moderates as row simmers with ally

Agencies, Paris Centrist French President elect Emmanuel Macron sought to woo conservative members of parliament to his cause today and head off a row with an ally as he bids for victory in elections for parliament next month. Macron, until...

Trump attacks on fired FBI chief meet resistance; Russia probe proceeds

Agencies, Washington President Donald Trump ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat,” an attack that was swiftly contradicted by top US senators and the acting FBI leader, who pledged that an investigation...

Modi in Colombo: China defends military ties with Sri Lanka after submarine visit blocked

Agencies, Beijing China defended its military relationship with Sri Lanka as good for regional peace and stability after the rejection of a request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month. Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine...

Afghan Taliban take district near northern Kunduz in spring offensive

Agencies, KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Taliban militants captured a district just outside the northern Afghan city of Kunduz today, officials said, pointing to renewed pickup in fighting after the insurgents announced their annual spring offensive last...

UK proposes clean-air zones, scrappage scheme for polluting cars

Agencies, LONDON Britain said on Friday it could introduce a scrappage scheme to get the most polluting cars and vans off its roads and charge some drivers of old vehicles to enter parts of the country, as it strives to improve air quality. The...

At least 27 hurt in turbulent Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok flight

Agencies, BANGKOK/MOSCOW At least 27 people were injured on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok today when their Boeing 777 hit an air pocket, the Russian embassy in Thailand said in a statement. It said 24 of the injured were Russian...

Turkish President given ceremonial welcome, India expects increased cooperation

Agencies, New Delhi President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who arrived here last evening, was given a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan here today. “India is delighted to welcome President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey....

Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

Agencies, Washington President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured...