Permafrost more vulnerable than thought: scientists

Frozen, sub-Arctic wastelands loaded with planet-heating greenhouse gases are more susceptible to global warming than previously understood, scientists warned on Monday.Even stabilising the world's climate at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit...

New Venezuela clashes as Maduro seeks help in Cuba

Venezuela erupted into the fifth day of violent protests in a week Monday, as President Nicolas Maduro traveled to Cuba seeking support from fellow leftist leaders at a regional gathering.Riot police in Caracas fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstr...

Albanian opposition slams PM, threatens poll delay

Albania's opposition stepped up pressure Monday on Prime Minister Edi Rama, calling for him to resign and agree to a transitional government to prepare free and fair elections.The Democratic Party will not stand in legislative elections scheduled for J...

United passenger dragged off overbooked flight

United Airlines found itself in the middle of a social media storm on Monday, after the US carrier forcefully removed a passenger from a flight due to overbooking. The airline said it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on a Sunday flight b...

IMF, WTO, OECD vow to defend free trade against protectionism

The chiefs of the IMF, WTO and OECD vowed Monday in a joint statement to defend free trade against creeping protectionist trends, amid growing global alarm over US President Donald Trump's "America First" call."Disappointing trade growth figures and th...

100 days: UN chief pushes change in Trump-era turmoil

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marks his first 100 days in office on Monday, facing a long list of worsening conflicts worldwide and still many unanswered questions about where US foreign policy is headed.The former prime minister of Portugal an...

Protesters clash with police at G7 summit in Italy (WATCH LIVE)

Clashes have broken out between police and protesters at the G7 summit in Lucca, northern Italy, where top officials of the Group of Seven (G7) countries are meeting to discuss pressing international issues. Read Full Article at RT.com ...

‘IS’ rocket fired from Egypt hits Israel, crossing shut

A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai crashed into Israel on Monday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, as authorities closed a border crossing over security threats, officials said.The incident, which did not cause injuries or major...

Syrian teen sentenced in Germany over bomb plot

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was convicted in Germany Monday of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group and sentenced to two years' juvenile detention.The regional court in the western city of Cologne said in a statement th...

Kuwait, Oman agree to build oil refinery

Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International signed Monday an agreement to build a refinery worth around $7 billion in the sultanate's southern port town of Duqm.The 50-50 joint venture will have a capacity of 230,000 barrels per day when comple...

Ergodan referendum splits Bulgaria’s Turks

Turkey's upcoming referendum on expanding the president's powers has sparked deep rifts among ethnic Turks in neighbouring Bulgaria, who find themselves caught in a tug-of-war between Sofia and Ankara.With ties dating back to Ottoman times, the 700,000...

France’s Le Pen hits nerve over WWII roundup of Jews

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has stirred up deep emotions over France's World War II history with comments on its collaboration with Nazi Germany, just two weeks ahead of the election.Le Pen said Sunday that "I don't think France is r...

Yemen clashes kill more than 40 in 24 hours

Clashes and air strikes in southwest Yemen have killed more than 40 soldiers, rebels and civilians over the past 24 hours, officials and medics said on Monday.Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have pounded Huthi rebel positions east of the Re...

Figure skating: Japan’s former world champ Asada retires

Japan's former world champion Mao Asada retired from figure skating Monday in a bombshell announcement, citing a lack of motivation after a mystifying slump in form.The 26-year-old, who won three world titles in 2008, 2010 and 2014, said on her officia...

‘France isn’t responsible’: Marine Le Pen’s comment on 1942 Jewish roundup triggers outrage

Preview French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has provoked outrage after her statement that France was not responsible for the German-ordered 1942 Jewish roundup by French police. “I think France isn’t responsible for the Vel d’Hiv. I think that, in general, if there are people responsible, it is those who were in power at the time. It is not France,” Le Pen said.
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