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April 30, 2017 3:44 AM Eyewitness News — Pope urges mediation to end North Korea crisis

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Saturday a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become “too hot” and posed the risk of nuclear devastation. Francis said he believed “a good part of humanity” would be destroyed in any widespread war. Speaking to reporters

April 28, 2017 2:21 AM Trump warns 'major, major' conflict with North Korea is 'absolutely' possible: President says he hopes Kim Jong-un is 'rational' and would love to 'solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult'

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. 'There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,' Trump said ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday

April 27, 2017 7:38 PM United Airlines Settles With Passenger Dragged From Plane

Stung by criticism and a public outcry over the forced removal of one of its passengers, United Airlines is boosting its payments to passengers to give up seats to ease overbooking. United Airlines and lawyers for the passenger seen on video being dragged from a United airliner in Chicago say the man has reached "an amicable settlement" with the airline

April 27, 2017 9:15 AM The education of Donald Trump

The White House remains on a collision course between the president’s fixed habits and the unique demands of his new job. The 70-year-old leader of the free world sat behind his desk in the Oval Office last Friday afternoon, doing what he’s done for years: selling himself. His 100th day in office was approaching, and Trump was eager to reshape the hardening

April 25, 2017 7:24 PM Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

Over a recent 15-year period, close to 1,500 US travelers a year were hospitalized for treatment of malaria acquired overseas, far more than were treated for other travel-related diseases, according to a study published yesterday on the eve of World Malaria Day. In related news, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that a pilot program

April 25, 2017 5:56 PM Global agency warns Kenya its credit rating at risk of downgrade

Global ratings agency Fitch has warned Kenya that it could downgrade its rating if it does not adequately grow revenues to bridge the budget deficit and tame borrowing. It said Kenya’s 'B+' sovereign rating is supported by its high medium-term growth potential, but a gaping budget deficit and high levels of borrowing could hurt the country’s credit profile

April 25, 2017 11:29 AM Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not ‘meaningful'

He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama. “It’s a different kind of a presidency,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The Associated Press, an hour-long conversation

April 25, 2017 10:17 AM Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Chicago, United States, Apr 25 – Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” After three months off, Obama — looking rested and sporting a coat with no tie — broke his silence in his adopted

April 25, 2017 6:23 AM ECB unlikely to signal stimulus end, despite French optimism

FRANKFURT, Germany – Europe's strengthening economy dodged a banana peel when a pro-EU candidate won the first round of the French presidential election. That won't be enough, however, to make the European Central Bank signal an end to monetary stimulus program on Thursday. Nor will Sunday's result by itself fix the long-term flaws that have plagued

April 25, 2017 2:31 AM Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms

U.S. President Donald Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. Trump, in a private meeting with conservative media outlets, said he may wait until Republicans begin 1