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Egypt's top court has struck down part of a law that allowed authorities to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official said Saturday.   The 2013 law, which has been used to jail activists for up to two years, required...
The populist wave unfurling in many countries could claim a fresh victory in Austria Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945. Four weeks since Donald Trump's stunning US election victory and five...
Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Thursday for a fresh start in relations with the United States under Donald Trump and fired a parting shot at outgoing President Barack Obama. "We are confident that the new administration does not...
Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, the two men duelling for the presidential nomination of the French right, both advocate deep economic reforms, including scrapping the 35-hour work week, a sacred cow of the French left. But the two former prime...
Twenty-two pro-Ankara Syria rebels were hit by an “Islamic State” (IS, Daesh) gas attack in northern Syria, the Turkish army said Sunday, the first time Turkey has accused the jihadist group of chemical warfare. Observers, including the...
Fidel Castro, polictical leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, died on November 25, 2016.   Born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz on August 13, 1926, near Birán, Cuba, he will be remembered as the first leader in the Western Hemisphere who succeeded in...
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal on Friday and said he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how the fractious ties between Moscow and Washington are starting to improve. At a Kremlin ceremony...
The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the social network's CEO and co-founder, was briefly suspended Tuesday night because of what he called "an internal mistake". "Just setting up my twttr...again (account suspension was an...
Brad Pitt has been cleared after a probe into allegations he mistreated one of his children in a mid-air altercation, the FBI said on Tuesday. The claims centered on an alleged incident with his 15-year-old son Maddox in September on a flight from...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he supports the Syrian military, a position at odds with his country's Gulf benefactors like Saudi Arabia. The former army chief, who has overseen a warming of ties with Syrian President Bashar al...