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December 12, 2017 9:47 AM Macron tries to lead world against Trump with climate change plan

EMMANUEL Macron will try to cement himself as the world’s anti-Trump leader when he drums up support for his flagship climate change policy. The French President will host world and business leaders at a major environmental summit in Paris today and tomorrow, giving him chance to push his ‘Make our Planet Great Again’ agenda. It comes two years to the day since 7

December 12, 2017 4:30 AM Former Facebook executive says site is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya urges people to take a "hard break" from social media and says he hardly uses Facebook anymore. Speaking at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event, Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president for user growth, said "we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works". The 41-year-old urged people 7

December 11, 2017 6:29 PM Tanzanian president PARDONS father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls

Tanzania's president has pardoned a father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls, it has emerged. John Magufuli sparked anger among children's rights activists after announcing the decision in his independence day speech on Saturday. Singer Nguza Viking, also known as Babu Seya, and his son Johnson Nguza, known as Papii Kocha, were sentenced to life in prison 5

December 11, 2017 10:44 AM Benjamin Netanyahu asks Europeans to follow Donald Trump's lead in recognising Jerusalem

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today urged the European Union to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but EU ministers shook their heads at President Trump's move. Prime Minister Netanyahu, arriving for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, said President Trump's move made peace in the Middle 8

December 10, 2017 5:11 PM Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian president to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

CAIRO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a presidential statement said on Sunday. The statement said Sisi wanted to discuss "ways to deal with the crisis in a manner that preserves 7

December 10, 2017 3:21 PM Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit-sources

CAIRO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo on Monday for the country's first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday. The construction of the 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant, which is supposed to be built at Dabaa in the north of the country, is expected 6

December 10, 2017 2:33 PM Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Case delay brings 'ripple of freedom', says husband

The jailed mother faces extra charges but a court in Iran delays her case after Boris Johnson's visit to President Hassan Rouhani. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is British-Iranian, said the latest news brought "some light at the end of the tunnel". She added: "The court, the imprisonment emerged all of a sudden out of the blue, so I hope it can disappear 7

December 10, 2017 1:54 PM Trump demands Washington Post fire journalist who tweeted 'fake news' photos which showed an empty arena at his Florida rally when it was actually packed

President Donald Trump took a Washington Post writer to task on Saturday after the reporter posted an inaccurate photo of Trump's Friday rally in Pensacola, Florida. Trump immediately hit back, quickly getting an apology out of Weigel - and demanded that the Washington Post fire him to boot. Donald Trump demanded the Washington Post fire a reporter after 2

December 10, 2017 1:41 PM Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision

A security guard has been stabbed in Jerusalem as protests and demonstrations take place across the world following US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli police said a man was stabbed near Jerusalem’s central bus station. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard was seriously wounded on Sunday and his attacker 2

December 10, 2017 12:01 AM Trump holds rally while world leaders urged him to reconsider Jerusalem embassy move

Thousands of Palestinians protest in a 'day of rage' in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem against President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital During the call, they agreed that Mr Trump’s declaration was worrying for the region. Mr Erdogan also spoke on the phone to the presidents of Kazakhstan, Lebanon 8