Stories about World Media

May 21 2017

Trump faces diplomatic hurdles during 28 hours in the Holy Land

Trump will be visiting Israel on May 22 to 23, just after his stop in Saudi Arabia and his trip to the Vatican. National Security Adviser HR McMaster added to the contr...

May 21 2017

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

During his first visit to the Middle East, President Donald Trump was presented with a gold medal from Saudi King Salman. Controversy precedes the US president on his s...

May 21 2017

Julian Assange hails "victory" as Sweden drops rape probe, still facing arrest

Assange always denied the allegations, which he feared would lead to him being extradited to face trial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret United States m...

May 21 2017

Democrats seek impeachment of President Trump

But impeachment is a complex political process that, alone, won't remove a president from the Oval Office. The definition is vague and has always been debated. Rep. David...

May 21 2017

Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist

The Conservatives sought to rubbish the Labour leader's speech with Boris Johnson saying Mr Corbyn was "a guy who has campaigned all his life to weaken the UK's defences"...

May 21 2017

EIB confirms support for Belt and Road initiative

India skipped the just-concluded Belt and Road forum in Beijing in opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-administered Kas...

May 21 2017

Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

In his remarks, Mali's president expressed willingness to extend cooperation to France in countering terrorism. That has been brought further to light after a spike i...

May 21 2017

Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

Soon after, Trump tweeted for the first time on global soil as president. "Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arab...

May 21 2017

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

The White House didn't dispute that report . First, the Washington Post reported that the federal investigation into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election...

May 21 2017

Trump predicts quick nomination to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president, told reporters Saturday that it was possible he could announce his selection before then....

May 21 2017

Donald Trump is in 'impeachment territory,' former Nixon adviser says

Two presidents have been impeached, and neither was convicted. Of course, there would be a "fair trial", but the idea of Republicans even whispering "impeachment" is a hu...

May 21 2017

The Russia & Trump Investigation Involves A Possible Cover-Up, Congress Hears

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was s...

May 21 2017

Russian officials 'boasted of their ability to influence Trump through Flynn'

Testifying in an open session, rather than a closed one, ensures that Comey's testimony will be public. "The President has always emphasised the importance of making de...

May 21 2017

Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct di...

May 21 2017

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Republicans have largely stood behind Trump as the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling intensified. If we're parsing Trump's statements...

May 21 2017

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

Trump's first national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, was sacked over misstatements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The reports, emerging just ...

May 21 2017

Convoy hit by coalition likely Iran-directed

The army described the attack as a "flagrant aggression", adding that it exposes the "false allegations of the coalition about fighting terrorism". A pro-regime convoy ...

May 21 2017

Canada: flooding in Quebec forces hundreds to evacuate

More than 130 communities in Quebec have been hit by the flooding, with some 700 people forced to abandon their homes. A state of emergency has been declared in the Can...

May 21 2017

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

The Trumps did seem to get a little political cover ahead of their visit from Saudi minister of foreign affairs Adel bin Ahmen Al-Jubier, who told local media last week, ...

May 21 2017

Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile programme in new term

Sunni-led, US ally Saudi Arabia and mainly Shi'ite Muslim Iran are bitter rivals for influence in the region. "At this point, I have no plans to call my counterpart in Ir...