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Zimbabwe's Mugabe vows to stay in power despite pressure to resign

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows to stay in power despite pressure to resign

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe gave a rambling televised speech to his country Sunday but did not resign – despite an ultimatum from his own party that said it would move to impeach him if he did not step down by midday …

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US service member arrested in connection to fatal Okinawa road accident

US service member arrested in connection to fatal Okinawa road accident

Tokyo (CNN)A US service member was involved in a collision that led to the death of an Okinawa man in the island’s capital of Naha, Sunday morning, US Forces Japan said in a news release Monday. The unnamed individual was driving a truck and “alcohol may …

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man. Media reports say police on the southern Japanese island arrested the 21-year-old Marine …

After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants

After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants

WASHINGTON — The United States has sharply increased attacks against Qaeda-backed Shabab militants in Somalia in recent days, conducting a flurry of airstrikes in the wake of the country’s deadliest terrorist assault last month and President Trump’s …

Trump cooperates with Chinese effort to control image

Trump cooperates with Chinese effort to control image

BEIJING – President Donald Trump made a cooperative partner for Beijing’s sweeping efforts to control the message of his heavily choreographed visit. Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, took no questions at an event Thursday billed as a news …

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

(CNN)Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran’s growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran’s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization.” Arab foreign …

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money. Attempts to detain Setya Novanto took an unexpected twist on Thursday night when he was …

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

China’s foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crackdown. Foreign Minister Wang …

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.

When food is used as a weapon

When food is used as a weapon

This month Saudi Arabia tightened a stranglehold on the neighboring country of Yemen and 7 million people face starvation. The Saudi blockade is an escalation in Yemen’s civil war. The United Nations says the war has now become a “man-made catastrophe.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is Cairo-bound

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is Cairo-bound

(CNN)Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who recently resigned, plans to visit Cairo on Tuesday before what he says will be his eventual return to Lebanon. Hariri unexpectedly quit two weeks ago during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying he feared his life was …

The Latest: Merkel regrets failure of talks on coalition

The Latest: Merkel regrets failure of talks on coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she regrets the decision of the smaller Free Democratic Party to pull out of preliminary talks on forming a governing coalition but says she will see the country through a “difficult time.” Merkel told reporters early …

Robert Mugabe still Zimbabwe president despite pressure to resign

Robert Mugabe still Zimbabwe president despite pressure to resign

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as …

Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens

Cross-border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. Saturday’s wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door …

Afghan commandos rescue 15 people from Taliban prison

Afghan commandos rescue 15 people from Taliban prison

(CNN)Fifteen people were freed from a Taliban prison in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand on Sunday, the international coalition said in a statement. Afghan and coalition forces conducted the nighttime raid in Now Zad village, said US Navy Capt.

Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

Turkey has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in the country’s capital, in a move that LGBT civil rights organizations have called illegal and bigoted. The ban took effect Saturday for an “indefinite” period and …

Mugabe defies all expectations and declines to resign as Zimbabwe’s president

Mugabe defies all expectations and declines to resign as Zimbabwe’s president

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabweans watched in disbelief Sunday as President Robert Mugabe, who they thought was going to resign, instead delivered a meandering speech on state television which made it clear that the 93-year-old leader has no plans to leave …

Thousands celebrate in Rio's gay pride parade on Copacabana

Thousands celebrate in Rio’s gay pride parade on Copacabana

Thousands of revelers danced on Copacabana beach Sunday to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade despite deep funding cuts by the city. Mayor Marcelo Crivella offered no city funding this year, but organizers said they were able to finance …

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region. They said they planned …

Greece floods death toll rises to 20 with discovery of body

Greece floods death toll rises to 20 with discovery of body

Authorities in Greece say that the body of an 83-year-old man has been found in the Athens suburb of Mandra that was struck by flash flooding, raising the overall death toll to 20. The body was dug out from debris on Sunday several kilometers from where …

Zimbabwe's Mugabe vows to stay in power despite pressure to resign

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows to stay in power despite pressure to resign

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe gave a rambling televised speech to his country Sunday but did not resign – despite an ultimatum from his own party that said it would move to impeach him if he did not step down by midday …

Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage Saturday, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was …

US nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

Amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea and concern over the potential for war, the top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General …

Pressure mounts for Mugabe to resign, as ruling party cuts ties

Pressure mounts for Mugabe to resign, as ruling party cuts ties

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has voted to oust Robert Mugabe as its leader, giving him a deadline of noon on Monday to resign as president or face impeachment. In an extraordinary meeting of the Zanu-PF party’s central committee Sunday, it replaced Mugabe …

Argentina: Missing navy submarine tried contacting bases

Argentina: Missing navy submarine tried contacting bases

(CNN)A missing Argentine submarine attempted to contact naval bases via satellite seven times, but communication with the vessel was not established, the nation’s defense ministry said. The calls came to different bases between 10:52 a.m. and 3:42 p.m …

15 dead, 5 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

15 dead, 5 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

A stampede in a southern Moroccan village left at least 15 people dead and five others injured Sunday as food aid was being distributed, the Interior Ministry said. The crush took place in Sidi Boulalam, in the province of Essaouira, as a local association …

British sailor dies in round-the-world yacht race after swept overboard in rough seas

British sailor dies in round-the-world yacht race after swept overboard in rough seas

A British sailor in one of the world’s toughest yacht races died Saturday after he was swept overboard in rough seas, officials said. Simon Speirs, 60, was sailing for Great Britain in the Clipper Round the World Race from South Africa to Australia when he …

North Korea on 'aggressive schedule' in developing ballistic missile submarine, report says

North Korea on ‘aggressive schedule’ in developing ballistic missile submarine, report says

Kim Jong Un’s regime is pursuing an “aggressive schedule” to construct its first operational ballistic missile submarine, an analysis of satellite images indicated as North Korea scoffs at international condemnation and moves to complete its missile …

EU official Tusk likens Poland polices to 'Kremlin plan'

EU official Tusk likens Poland polices to ‘Kremlin plan’

European Council President Donald Tusk has strongly criticized the policies of the ruling right-wing party in his native Poland, prompting an angry retort from the prime minister. Tusk accused the ruling party, Law and Justice, known by its Polish acronym …

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe fired as ruling party leader, party official says

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe fired as ruling party leader, party official says

HARARE, Zimbabwe – A Zimbabwe ruling party official has confirmed that the Central Committee fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replaced him with the recently dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The ZANU-PF ruling party was holding …

Missing Argentine Navy sub may have sent distress signals, US Navy sends help

Missing Argentine Navy sub may have sent distress signals, US Navy sends help

Emergency signals believed to have come from Argentina’s missing naval submarine with 44 crew members were detected Saturday, as the U.S. Navy prepares to send a second sub-hunting aircraft to area to help with the search. Argentina’s Navy said it detected …

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a ‘great sin’

VATICAN CITY – Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing “indifference” as a great sin. St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday was filled with poor people as well as prelates as the Catholic church marked its first “World Day for the Poor.

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man …

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

Argentina’s Navy detected seven brief satellite calls Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn’t been heard from in three days. The communication attempts “indicate that the crew is trying to re …

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine …

British fruit left to rot as looming Brexit squeezes seasonal labor

British fruit left to rot as looming Brexit squeezes seasonal labor

KENT, England — Fruit grower Tim Chambers left 150 tons of raspberries, worth just over $1 million, to rot on the bush in June. With too few laborers to pick produce on his farms, he also decided not to plant a good portion of the late-season raspberries …

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Seven signal pings believed to be from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday when communications broke down, are giving Argentine officials hope that the crew can still be saved. Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted …

France should not interfere in Iran's missile program: adviser to Iran's supreme leader

France should not interfere in Iran’s missile program: adviser to Iran’s supreme leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should not interfere in Iran’s missile program, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Tehran should be …

Argentina: Missing navy sub tried contacting bases

Argentina: Missing navy sub tried contacting bases

(CNN)The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina’s Defense Ministry said. The calls were made on Saturday to different bases between 10:52 a.m. and 3:42 p.m. and ranged from four to 36 seconds long …

US threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington

US threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington

“The secretary concluded that the factual record, certain statements made by Palestinian leaders about the ICC, did not permit (Tillerson) to make the factual certification required by the statute” to keep the PLO mission open, a State Department official …

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Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats meet to discuss Syria

Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats meet to discuss Syria

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News photo exhibition seeks to draw global awareness

Why is Washington closing the PLO's office?

Why is Washington closing the PLO’s office?

Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

Kenya's supreme court to decide over Kenyatta's re-election

Kenya’s supreme court to decide over Kenyatta’s re-election

Zimbabwe's ruling party fires Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Mugabe as leader

Analyst: Robert Mugabe's political support was a 'facade'

Analyst: Robert Mugabe’s political support was a ‘facade’

Why do Lebanese couples get married in Cyprus each year?

Why do Lebanese couples get married in Cyprus each year?

Saudi Arabia's purge: A quest for media control? - The Listening Post (Lead)

Saudi Arabia’s purge: A quest for media control? - The Listening Post (Lead)

The rise and fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe

The rise and fall of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

The poor are our "passport to paradise" Pope declares

The poor are our “passport to paradise” Pope declares

World Toilet Day: Growing momentum for sanitation in Cambodia

World Toilet Day: Growing momentum for sanitation in Cambodia

UK hosts conference on Saudi crisis

UK hosts conference on Saudi crisis

Haiti: Massive rallies call for Jovenel Moise to step down

Haiti: Massive rallies call for Jovenel Moise to step down

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings - The Listening Post (Feature)

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings - The Listening Post (Feature)

Hariri in France, vows to return to Lebanon by Wednesday

Hariri in France, vows to return to Lebanon by Wednesday

Zimbabwe crisis: Tens of thousands demand 'Mugabe must go'

Zimbabwe crisis: Tens of thousands demand ‘Mugabe must go’

Palestinians warn they will freeze US ties if PLO office closed

Palestinians warn they will freeze US ties if PLO office closed

Camps shut down for Sierra Leone's mudslide survivors

Camps shut down for Sierra Leone’s mudslide survivors

Inside Story - What is Mohammed Bin Salman's next move?

Inside Story - What is Mohammed Bin Salman’s next move?

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Snow leopards increase in the wild

Snow leopards increase in the wild

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Art and architecture marry in downtown New York

Art and architecture marry in downtown New York

When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics - Talk to Al Jazeera

When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics - Talk to Al Jazeera

Venezuela in default: What next? - Counting the Cost

Venezuela in default: What next? - Counting the Cost

Saad Hariri, Lebanon PM, to return to Beirut 'in coming days' - BBC News

Saad Hariri, Lebanon PM, to return to Beirut ‘in coming days’ - BBC News

Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Syria’s Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Chile prepares for presidential elections

Chile prepares for presidential elections

Lebanon PM, Saad Al-Hariri in France for crisis talks - BBC News

Lebanon PM, Saad Al-Hariri in France for crisis talks - BBC News

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