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Trump’s tricky talks: five world leader meetings to watch at the Apec summit

Donald Trump arrives in Da Nang on Friday, a seaside resort chosen by Vietnam to hold the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference. The resort will be filled with other world leaders and offers up the possibility of some unpredictable meetings. Russian president Vladimir Putin Trump’s relationship with the Russian president is a colossal issue in Washington. Any meeting will… Read More »

Sexual Abuse Stories From Around The World Pour Out On Social Media

Celebrities and everyday people continued flooding social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back decades. People shared stories and offered… Read More »

Don’t pin your hopes on military generals saving the world from Trump Joe McLean

Chaos continues to reign at the White House, with Steve Bannon its latest casualty. Despite the best efforts of the new chief of staff, John Kelly – a retired United States Marine Corps general – to impose order, the real source of the chaos is the president himself. That’s bad enough for domestic politics, but given the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan… Read More »

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world

Wandering along the beach in Italy’s Viareggio you could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply a holiday resort. Yet the umbrella-lined, sandy beaches dotted with tourists mask another role, one at the heart of the shipping industry. This unassuming seaside city is where some of the world’s largest and most exclusive vessels are made. Its speciality is the… Read More »

Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble

The leaning minaret of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003. But after three years of Islamic State rule, it is now little more than a pile of stones at the center of a shattered city.… Read More »

London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation

French President Emmanuel Macron has led the global condemnation of Saturday’s terror attack in London which left seven people dead. Four French citizens were among the dozens of people injured in the attack. Mr Macron spoke by phone with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and said France was “more than ever at Britain’s side”. Meanwhile, Australian PM Malcolm… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Urges Harvard Graduates to Build a World of ‘Purpose’

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small – with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David… Read More »

Barack Obama: Scotland has ‘a lot to offer the world’

Barack Obama believes Scotland has “a lot to offer the world” and promised to return after his first visit to the country. The former US president flew into Edinburgh airport on Friday for a speech in front of politicians and business leaders at a charity dinner in the capital. However, he made the most of his time by… Read More »

Trump 100 days that shook the world and the activists fighting back

The first 100 days of President Donald Trump: how has my life changed? First of all, there was the mourning period. Not for me, but for my fellow citizens. I was just mad. And I wasn’t even maddest at the Trump voters. I understood that the critical battle lines now are not left versus right, but the 1%… Read More »

Russia ‘is succeeding’ at influence, election interference around world, McCain says

Sen. John McCain said Russia is “succeeding” at exerting influence and interfering with elections around the world, with “little or no penalty.” “They’re succeeding,” the Republican chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” Sunday. “They’re succeeding in their dismemberment of Ukraine. They’re succeeding in exerting an enormous influence in the… Read More »