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January 15, 2019 6:39 AM High-Level Talks Between U.S. and North Korea Could Be Held This Week, Report Says

South Korean media says high-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea are due to take place in Washington as soon as this week, where envoys are expected to discuss plans for a second leaders summit. Reuters reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol are set to meet Thursday or Friday, according to South Korean newspaper 180

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 89

January 13, 2019 2:55 AM Youri Tielemans salvages draw for Monaco with Marseille in tense match

Olympique de Marseille's poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday. "Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille," a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the French Cup by fourth division Andrezieux 69

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975. The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold 86

January 9, 2019 10:07 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker’s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo’s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about 92

January 9, 2019 2:44 AM Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump claimed that "the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.” It’s not true that Democrats oppose funding for border security, they just aren't willing to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in wall funding. Congressional Democratic leaders have offered 87

January 7, 2019 10:59 AM Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization

In this photo taken with slow shutter speed Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” to 49 migrants stranded aboard a pair of rescue vessels. Francis, addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday 74

January 7, 2019 10:51 AM Paris honors attack victims at Charlie Hebdo, kosher market

A wreath of flowers is seen outside the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's former office, before a ceremony to mark the fourth anniversary of the attack in Paris, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. 2015. Cartoonists, religious leaders and top French officials are paying respects to 17 people killed by Islamic extremists targeting satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo 74

January 6, 2019 10:36 AM 'Turkish Messi' Abdulkadir Omur would welcome Liverpool move amid recent links

Promising Trabzonspor teenager Abdulkadir Omur would welcome the chance to join Liverpool amid recent reports of an offer from the Anfield club. The Reds have been closely linked with a move for Omur, 19, over the past week after reports in Turkish media claimed the Premier League leaders tabled a £27 million bid for the Trabzonspor winger. Omur discussed 91

January 5, 2019 1:48 PM Italian coalition chiefs spar over stranded migrants

ROME – The leaders of Italy's populist coalition parties are sparring over migrants stranded at sea aboard private rescue vessels. Aboard the Sea-Watch 3 are 32 migrants rescued on Dec. 22 from smugglers' boats launched from Libyan shores, while 17 other migrants were rescued days later by another private vessel, also in the southern Mediterranean 88