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Mnuchin says Trump 'supports' the Fed's independence

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:39
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year.
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GOP leaders need to remember what happened the last time US chose to be isolated

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:29
By attacking our closest allies and their leaders and displaying obsequious deference to the virtual dictator Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has repudiated American global leadership. He has replaced it with a hyper-nationalism and unilateralism that are less of a foreign policy and more the bullying tactics of a would-be strongman.
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Zimbabwe's president courts white voters ahead of election

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:23
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive.
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Israel-Hamas Gaza truce largely holds after flare-up

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:21
A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years.
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Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:57
Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday.
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Meghan Markle's dad has message for her

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:50
Thomas Markle has spoken with several media outlets, telling "The Sun" he misses the relationship with his daughter Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.
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Arrest warrant issued for man suspected of knife attack on German bus

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:40
A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian man suspected of carrying out a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck but there is no indication that it was a terrorist attack, police and prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Russia and Qatar discuss S-400 missile systems deal TASS

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:35
Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday.
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Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province: state tv, rebels

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:28
The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said.
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Hundreds protest over Hong Kong's move to ban separatist political party

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:15
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Saturday rallied against the government's attempt to ban a political party, saying it dealt the most serious threat to the city's freedom of association since its return to Chinese rule.
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Myanmar violated U.N. child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:07
Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found.
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French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 14:57
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day.
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Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with U.S.: website

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 14:53
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable.
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Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post: agency

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 14:46
Militants killed 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards in an attack on a post on the Iraqi border on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, the latest deadly clash in an area where armed opposition Kurdish groups are active.
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Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 14:42
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.
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Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 14:35
Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday, two days after he was stabbed to death in the street in Almaty.
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Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 13:45
Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement.
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