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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Women protest against Trump on streets of Europe's capitals

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 08:29 AM

A protester takes part in the Women's March on London, as they walk from the American Embassy to Trafalgar Square, in central LondonBy Stephen Addison and Shadia Nasralla LONDON/VIENNA (Reuters) - Thousands of women took to the streets of European capitals to join "sister marches" in Asia against newly installed U.S. President Trump ahead of a major rally in Washington expected to draw nearly a quarter of a million people. Waving banners with slogans like "Special relationship, just say no" and "Nasty women unite," the demonstrators gathered outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square before heading to a rally in central Trafalgar Square. Worldwide some 670 marches were planned, according to the organizers' website which says more than two million marchers are expected to protest against Trump, who was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on Friday.


Mexico president talks with Trump as faces populist pressure at home

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:14 PM

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks to the audience during a meeting with members of the Diplomatic Corps in Mexico City, MexicoBy Michael O'Boyle IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone on Saturday ahead of talks among their officials in Washington next week as the Mexico leader faces populist pressure from a frontrunner in the 2018 election. In his call with Trump, Pena Nieto highlighted the importance of the bilateral relationship, and both leaders agreed to meet in the near future, his office said in a statement. Next week, senior Mexican officials will hold meetings with Trump's top aides in Washington, to discuss bilateral relations such as security, trade and migration.


Trump to meet with British Prime Minister May next week: White House

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:04 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters after delivering remarks during a visit in Langley, Virginia U.S.U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet next week with British Prime Minister Theresa May and has talked about meeting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Jan. 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Saturday. The date of May's visit was not immediately clear in the brief statement from Spicer. "The president will welcome his first foreign leader this Thursday when the United Kingdom's Theresa May will come to Washington on Friday," Spicer said.


French primary vote to leave two in running for Socialist presidential nomination

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:22 PM

Manuel Valls, former French Prime Minister and candidate in the left's first-round presidential primaries, attends a political rally as he campaigns in ParisThe battle to decide the Socialist candidate for the French presidential election will be whittled down to two in a primary vote on Sunday in which ex-prime minister Manuel Valls faces an outside risk of failing to make it to the party runoff. Candidates who are to the left of Valls, such as former education minister Benoit Hamon and ex-economy minister Arnaud Montebourg, are nipping at his heels in the polls as the pro-business Socialist has struggled to defend his government's record. Seven candidates from the Socialists and their allies are taking part in the first round of the primary, with polls closing at 1300 EST.


Fifth person dies after Melbourne car attack

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:18 PM

The wreckage of a car is seen as police cordoned off Bourke Street mall, after a car hit pedestrians in central MelbourneAustralian police said on Sunday a baby boy has become the fifth person to die after a 26-year-old man drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne. The bullet wound to the arm was not life threatening, but needed surgery, Victorian police commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters in Melbourne on Saturday. "That surgery is still occurring," Ashton said.


British missile test malfunctioned last year off U.S. coast: Sunday Times

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:00 PM

A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine off the coast of Florida malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The paper said it was the only test firing of a British nuclear missile in four years and came shortly before Theresa May became Prime Minister last year in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. It said May had omitted any mention of the failed test when she persuaded parliament to spend 40 billion pounds on new Trident submarines in her first major speech before parliament last July.

Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:26 PM

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2016 file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands after a joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City. Before his swearing-in, Trump has already hurt Mexico's economy by pressuring automakers to shift factories out of Mexico and amid an uncertain economic outlook, the peso has plunged to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Saturday and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced.


In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:26 PM

Madonna performs at the Women's March in WashingtonWomen took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women - many wearing pink knit hats to evoke comments by Trump that were triggered outrage among many women - filled long stretches of downtown Washington around the White House and National Mall. Hundreds of thousands more women thronged New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full day in office.


Trump, spokesman slam US media over inaugural crowd coverage

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:18 PM

US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media Saturday for a US president's first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration. Trump, visiting the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in nearby Langley, Virginia, insisted against all evidence that he drew 1.5 million people to his Friday swearing-in ceremony. Trump said one network estimated turnout at 250,000.


Rain delays 3rd day's play in 2nd test, NZ vs. Bangladesh

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:17 PM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Rain prevented any play prior to lunch Sunday on the third day of the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:14 PM

Pope Francis (C), seen January 21, 2017, warned against the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners in an interview conducted as Donald Trump was sworn in as US presidentPope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. "Of course crises provoke fears and worries," he said but added that for him "the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933.


Top Asian News 12:13 a.m. GMT

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:13 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A fifth person died in hospital a day after a man with a history of mental health and drug issues drove a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia's second largest city, police said on Sunday. A 3-month-old boy died in hospital late Saturday and four people remained hospitalized in a critical condition after a stolen sedan caused havoc in downtown Melbourne on Friday, a police statement said. The driver, Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, remained in hospital after being shot in the arm by police who captured him at the scene. His wound was not life-threatening.

From London to LA, women's marches pack cities big and small

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:13 PM

Demonstrators march a Women's March rally Saturday Jan. 21, 2017, in Atlanta. Thousands of people marched through Atlanta one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.


Canada's Hadwin fires rare 59 to grab US PGA lead

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:04 PM

Adam Hadwin of Canada plays his shot from the 17th tee during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge on January 21, 2017Canada's Adam Hadwin became only the eighth golfer to shoot 59 over 18 holes at a US PGA Tour event, sinking 13 birdies in a bogey-free third round Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge. The 29-year-old from suburban Vancouver was one stroke off the tour record 58 fired last year by American Jim Furyk at the Travelers Championship. It was the second US PGA Tour 59 in as many weeks, following American Justin Thomas firing 59 on the way to victory in the opening round at last week's Sony Open in Hawaii.


Trump to receive Mexican president on January 31: White House

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:02 PM

The office of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen January 4, 2017, said he and US President Donald Trump agreed to open a "new dialogue"President Donald Trump will receive his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto on January 31, the White House said Saturday. The two spoke by phone earlier in the day and agreed to meet for talks on trade, immigration and security, press secretary Sean Spicer said. Trump has vowed to build a wall along the US border with Mexico to keep out migrants and make Mexico pay for it.


Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:58 PM

Former President Yaya Jammeh the Gambia's leader for 22 years, looks through the window from the plane as he leaves the country on 21 January 2017 in Banjul airportGambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis. Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Barrow was declared the winner, triggering weeks of uncertainty that almost ended in a military intervention involving five other west African nations. The longtime leader boarded a small, unmarked plane at Banjul airport accompanied by Guinea's President Alpha Conde after two days of talks aimed at hammering out a deal for his departure.


Trump to receive British PM May on Friday: White House

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:47 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May, seen January 19, 2017, will meet with US President Donald Trump January 27, 2017, according to the White HouseWashington (AFP) - President Donald Trump will welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday in his first meeting with a foreign leader, the White House said Saturday.


Car bomb explodes in central Tripoli, near Italy embassy: security official

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:47 PM

A car bomb exploded late on Saturday close to the recently re-opened Italian embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said. Two charred bodies were recovered from the car, according to a statement on a social media page run by a local branch of the Red Crescent, but the identity of the occupants was unknown. The security official, who did not want to be named, said it appeared that explosives had been planted in the car.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic ex-leader of The Gambia

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:43 PM

Former president Yaya Jammeh (C), the Gambia's leader for 22 years, waves from the plane as he leaves the country on 21 January 2017 in BanjulGambian President Yahya Jammeh, who finally left his country Saturday after threats of possible military intervention to force him to step down, seized power and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief. Jammeh lost the vote to outsider Adama Barrow, but had refused to recognise the results. The Senegalese army said it was ready to intervene in its neighbour failing a solution to the crisis, and Nigeria regional powerhouse sent 200 troops as well as fighter jets to Senegal as part of a regional force to enforce the result of the vote.


Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuous

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:42 PM

Special Operations Battalion Police officers enter the Alcacuz prison amid tension between rival gangs in Nisia Floresta, near Natal, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.Military police took control of the prison in northeastern Brazil after fighting between rival gangs left 26 inmates dead, the latest in a spate of violence in the country's penitentiaries. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Military police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead.


Trudeau, Trump discuss trade as White House vows NAFTA renegotiation

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:39 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in November 2016, spoke by phone with US President Donald trumpPresident Donald Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday in a call focused on the importance of bilateral trade. The discussion came the day after the Trump team swiftly updated the White House website to reflect commitment to "renegotiating NAFTA," the free trade agreement that has linked Canada, the United States and Mexico since 1994.


5th victim dies after car hits pedestrians in Australia

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:32 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A fifth person died in hospital a day after a man with a history of mental health and drug issues drove a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia's second largest city, police said on Sunday.

Inspired by Maradona, Mertens leads Napoli to win at Milan

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:26 PM

Napoli's Jose' Maria Callejon, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Napoli at Giuseppe Meazza stadium, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)MILAN (AP) — Inspired by Diego Maradona's visit to training, Dries Mertens led Napoli to a 2-1 victory at AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday.


Lebanese security forces foil attack in capital

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:22 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's National News Agency says local security forces have foiled a suicide bombing attempt in the capital's bustling commercial district and arrested the would-be attacker.

Gambia's Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea: ECOWAS

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:22 PM

DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh was heading to exile in Equatorial Guinea with a stop in Guinea after he stepped down in the face of pressure from West African states to recognize his election defeat, the regional bloc ECOWAS said on Saturday. ECOWAS sent 7,000 troops into Gambia on Thursday, but would halt operations while leaving some troops in the country to ensure security, Marcel de Souza, president of the ECOWAS commission, told a news conference in Dakar. (Reporting by Emma Farge; writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg, editing by G Crosse)

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in central Chile

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:19 PM

A firefighter helicopter helps try to put out a forest fire in Pumanque, 140 km south of Santiago on January 21, 2017Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades. More than 450 square kilometers (175 square miles) were ablaze in the O'Higgins region -- an area roughly the size of Vienna or Tel Aviv. As fire and emergency crews were brought in, officials evacuated 200 people from the mostly rural area south of the capital Santiago.


Everton beats Palace 1-0 to keep Allardyce waiting for win

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:19 PM

Crystal Palace's Loic Remy, left, controls the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Everton, at Selhurst Park, in London, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. ( John Walton/PA via AP)LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce is still waiting for his first Premier League win since replacing Alan Pardew as Crystal Palace manager last month, with his side mired in a relegation fight.


Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:13 PM

Rescuers work in the area of the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, central Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS) via AP)FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The strain showed on Fabio Salzetta's face.


Lebanon foils bomber in busy Beirut district: security sources

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:11 PM

Lebanese security forces secure the street near the cafe in Hamra street in Beirut where a suicide bomber was arrested minutes before exploding himself on January 22, 2017Lebanese soldiers arrested a would-be suicide bomber inside a crowded cafe in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the capital Beirut on Saturday night, security sources told AFP. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a man wearing an explosive bomb belt had been detained by authorities after entering a coffee shop in the upscale Hamra neighbourhood in west Beirut. The sources said the man was being followed by security forces, who have stepped up foot patrols in the neighborhood in recent weeks.


Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:11 PM

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney waves to fans after the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Deep into stoppage time with Manchester United facing defeat, Wayne Rooney bent a free kick high over the defense and into the Stoke goal.


French primary vote to leave two in running for Socialist presidential nomination

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:11 PM

Manuel Valls, former French Prime Minister and candidate in the left's first-round presidential primaries, attends a political rally as he campaigns in ParisThe battle to decide the Socialist candidate for the French presidential election will be whittled down to two in a primary vote on Sunday in which ex-prime minister Manuel Valls faces an outside risk of failing to make it to the party runoff. Candidates who are to the left of Valls, such as former education minister Benoit Hamon and ex-economy minister Arnaud Montebourg, are nipping at his heels in the polls as the pro-business Socialist has struggled to defend his government's record. Seven candidates from the Socialists and their allies are taking part in the first round of the primary, with polls closing at 1300 EST.


Italy says its embassy staff is safe after Libya bombing

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 05:02 PM

ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign ministry says the staff at its embassy in Tripoli, Libya, are all safe after a car bombing "in the vicinity of the Italian and Egyptian embassies" in that city.

AP PHOTOS: Women's marches flood parks, streets worldwide

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:59 PM

Demonstrators march across 42nd Street during a women's march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Masses of people flooded parks, streets and city squares around the world Saturday marching in solidarity in a show of empowerment and a stand against President Donald Trump.


Glasgow rout Tigers to reach first European Cup quarter-final

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:48 PM

RC Toulon's full-back Leigh Halfpenny (R) kicks a late penalty against Saracens on January 21, 2017Glasgow humiliated Leicester 43-0 to reach the European Champions Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday as three-time winners Toulon sneaked into the last eight. The Scottish club qualified as a best runner-up with second spot in Pool 1 on 19 points behind 2006 and 2008 champions Munster, who ensured a home quarter-final with 24 points thanks to a 22-10 win against Racing 92. Glasgow had a bonus point secured by half-time at Welford Road after tries from winger Tommy Seymour, centre Mark Bennett, skipper Jonny Gray and a penalty try.


Olympiakos beats Xanthi 2-0, extends Greek league lead

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:40 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An unconvincing Olympiakos defeated visiting Xanthi 2-0 Saturday in a top-of-the-table Greek league match.

Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:39 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.

Gambia's former leader Jammeh flies into exile: mediators

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:26 PM

Gambia's President Adama Barrow is seen in Dakar, Senegal January 20, 2017 after a senior aide confirmed that Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to leave powerBy Pap Saine and Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile on Saturday after stepping down overnight under pressure from West African nations to accept he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow. Jammeh made no comment at the airport and the destination of the jet he boarded was unclear. The departure of Jammeh, who took power in a 1994 coup, ends weeks of stalemate and paves the way for the transfer of power to Barrow, who was sworn in as leader at the Gambian embassy in Senegal on Thursday and is now expected to return home.



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