Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

02/12/2017 19:40

The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.

Merkel Gives Up on 'Jamaica', Sets Sights on Grand Coalition With SPD

28/11/2017 20:52

Germany's Chancellor has abandoned hopes of creating a so-called 'Jamaica Coalition' with the Greens and center-right Free Democrats; instead she will turn to the tested option of establishing a coalition with the Social Democrats, despite initial misgivings among her fellow Christian Democrats and Bavarian CSU allies.

Turkey says Trump must keep pledge on not arming YPG militia

27/11/2017 16:15

A telephone call on Friday between U.S. and Turkish leaders marked a turning point in strained relations between the two countries, but Washington must honor a pledge to end weapons provisions to Syrian Kurdish fighters, Turkey said on Monday.

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

27/11/2017 16:12

Indonesia raised its warning for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island’s airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate, warning of an “imminent” risk of a larger eruption.

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

21/11/2017 21:22

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe

19/11/2017 16:42

The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.