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EU Leaders Tell UK PM May to Match Brexit Promises With Concrete Proposals

European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December. May arrived at a... Continue Reading →

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Russian Opposition Divided Over TV Host’s Presidential Bid

A presidential bid by a celebrity Russian TV host drew conflicting reaction from the country’s beleaguered opposition Thursday, with some accusing her of playing into the Kremlin’s hands and others welcoming her move. Though President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov,... Continue Reading →

Saudi King Orders Review of Mohammed’s Teachings Used to Justify Terrorism

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree ordering the establishment of a body to review the interpretations of the teachings of the Islamic prophet Mohammed that are being used to justify violence and terrorism. These teachings, known as the hadiths (reports or narratives) comprise... Continue Reading →

Infographic: The Islamic State May be Nearly Defeated in Iraq and Syria, but ISIS Cells Are Popping Up Around the Globe

The following infographic shows a frightening global look at the ISIS cells that were discovered from late September to late October of 2017. SOURCE: MEIRA SVIRSKY Clarion Project

Merkel Wants EU Aid to Turkey Cut for Direction on Democracy

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.... Continue Reading →

Spain Ready to Revoke Catalonia’s Autonomous Powers Amid Independence Bid

Spain’s government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia’s local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont sent a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano... Continue Reading →

Belgian PM Downplays Rift With Spanish PM Over Catalonia

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is playing down a rift with Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy over Michel’s appeal to stop the violence in Catalonia during its contested independence vote. Michel said Thursday that senior councilors and ambassadors from both countries... Continue Reading →

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted Thursday over allegations that he and his family used offshore holding companies to buy luxury properties in London — charges stemming from the Panama Papers leaks in 2016. Sharif, 67, was ousted... Continue Reading →

As War Rages On, Philippine City of Marawi Starts Its Long Cleanup

War might still be raging in the ruins of the Philippine city of Marawi, but the cleanup has already began. Under the guard of dozens of police and soldiers, about 100 of the 200,000 residents driven from their homes during... Continue Reading →

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