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They’re Here! Harry and Meghan’s First Official Wedding Portraits Released

Monday  18:00,   21 may 2018

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan ’s first official wedding portraits are here — and they’re breathtaking! The three pictures were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession.[...]

Pompeo issues steep demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Monday  17:22,   21 may 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change[...]

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Monday  15:56,   21 may 2018

Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. Health Minister Oly Ilunga said late Sunday that the nurse's death brings [...]

Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead

Monday  13:51,   21 may 2018

Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu[...]

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry opens with tributes to victims

Monday  13:51,   21 may 2018

The official inquiry into last year's catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has opened with bereaved families due to pay tribute to the dozens of victims who died. Seventy-two people were killed after the 24-story residential building[...]

Britain to intensify defence against space 'threats'

Monday  12:25,   21 may 2018

Britain will boost the number of defence personnel working in the space sector by a fifth over five years to counter "intensifying threats", Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday. Williamson also confirmed that Britain was[...]

South Korea's Moon heads to Washington amid fears for Trump-Kim summit

Monday  10:20,   21 may 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington on Monday to do what he can to shore up plans for a US-North Korea summit that seems to be on shaky ground.Moon will meet with Donald Trump Tuesday, ahead of the US President's planned summit[...]

Pope Francis reportedly tells gay man, 'God made you that way and loves you'

Monday  10:11,   21 may 2018

Pope Francis reportedly told a gay man from Chile who was visiting the Vatican that God made him that way and loves him the way he is. Juan Carlos Cruz, who was reportedly a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a priest, reportedly spent days at[...]

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be distributed in Congo

Monday  07:40,   21 may 2018

Health authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The confirmation of the first case in Mbandaka, a[...]

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

Monday  05:30,   21 may 2018

President Trump was surprised and angered by a statement issued by the North’s chief nuclear negotiator, who declared that the country would not swap its nuclear weapons capability for economic aid.Mr. Trump was both surprised and angered by a[...]

Brazil island: First baby born in 12 years

Monday  00:09,   21 may 2018

Births are banned on the remote island and the mother says she did not know she was pregnant.Fernando de Noronha island, 370km (230 miles) from the city of Natal, has about 3,000 residents but no maternity[...]

U.S. will not recognize Venezuela election result: State Department

Sunday  23:31,   20 may 2018

The United States will not recognize the result of Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told journalists. The United States is actively considering oil sanctions on Venezuela and Sullivan said [...]

Pompeo set to unveil U.S. 'Plan B' to confront Iran

Sunday  23:30,   20 may 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil the administration's "Plan B" for countering Iran on Monday, an idea that some critics call a "pipe dream," while others question whether the administration is coming clean on its[...]

Iranian general's visit draws protest in Baghdad

Sunday  23:30,   20 may 2018

If last weekend’s federal elections demonstrated anything, it was that much of the Iraqi population is done with foreign intervention. The frontrunner in the national elections, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — who long has decried both Iranian and[...]

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

Sunday  23:10,   20 may 2018

At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities say they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to[...]