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North Korea criticises UN chief over support for sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea sharply criticised UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday for supporting sanctions to pressure the country into negotiations with...

Australia’s scandal-hit deputy PM quits

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced yesterday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment...

Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California

SAN DIEGO (AP) – US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency out of...

Drug seizure at Russian embassy leads to arrests in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (AP) - A former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentine police officer were among those arrested in connection with a large cocaine...

The Brexit effect: UK economy grows at 5-year low in 2017

|    Pan Pylas    |   LONDON (AP) - The British economy grew at its slowest rate in five years during 2017 as consumers and businesses were...

Drilling off Cyprus could be put on hold: Eni executive

|    Menelaos Hadjicostis    |   NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The head of Italian energy firm Eni said on Thursday that planned drilling in search of gas...

EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pledged an additional 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa’s vast Sahel...

Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

YOKOHAMA (AP) — In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages. Nissan...

Airbnb expands offerings with new categories

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Home-share titan Airbnb on Thursday took aim at more upscale travellers with new categories including premium lodging and properties for...

US joblessness remains near 45-year low amid scarce labour

WASHINGTON (AFP) - New claims for US unemployment benefits dropped last week, remaining near their lowest level in 45 years as employers struggle to...

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