W.House denies Trump caused ‘lapse in national security’

Donald Trump's national security advisor on Tuesday denied the US president had caused a "lapse in national security" following reports he disclosed highly-classified information about the Islamic State group to Russian officials."The premise of that a...

Canada blocked climate change audit: official

Canada's auditor general blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Tuesday for effectively blocking an audit of efforts to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in the fight against climate change.Canada committed at a G20 summit in 2009 "to phase o...

Four killed in Kenyan car bomb attack

At least four people died on Tuesday when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said.The blast was the second in two days to hit border towns after suspected Shabaab militants a...

Cosby says won’t testify at looming sex assault trial

Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby says he does not expect to testify when he goes on trial for sexual assault next month, breaking his silence in a rare interview broadcast Tuesday."I just don't want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is...

Open SESAME: science centre inaugurated in Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday formally launched an international research centre whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel.The International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science an...

EU extends talks with Poland over rule of law fears

The EU agreed Tuesday to continue long drawn-out talks with Poland in a bid to stop its alleged breaches of the rule of law, backing away for now from threatening sanctions.The move came after ministers from the 28 member states discussed for the first...

Pope reminds Cup final stars of duties to young

Pope Francis on Tuesday received a group of footballers from Juventus and Lazio on the eve of their Italian Cup final clash.The 80-year-old pontiff, a keen player himself in his youth and a fan of Buenos Aires club San Lorenzo, told the players they ha...

Dumoulin flies to pink in Giro, Quintana drops to second

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to claim the race leader's pink jersey from Colombian Nairo Quintana.Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, flew over the rolling, 39.8 km course in the Sagran...

Cuban volleyball players appeal rape sentence

A Finnish court of appeal on Tuesday examined the case of five Cuban volleyball players sentenced to prison for aggravated rape in the southwestern city of Turku, a lawyer said.The five were convicted in September by a court in the southern Finnish cit...

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Austria's snap election will be on October 15, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist "grand coalition" collapsed.The vote could see the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), whose candidate narrowly failed to be elected president in December, ent...