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Murdered Polish mayor's funeral draws crowd of 45,000 in Gdansk

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:42
Murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz's funeral drew tens of thousands of people in the Polish Baltic coast city on Saturday amid outrage over his murder six days ago.
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'Yellow Vests' march through Paris in 10th weekend of protests

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:38
Five thousand "Yellow Vest" demonstrators marched through the French capital on Saturday, marking a tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.
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Anarchist group claims December attack on Athens church

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:37
An anarchist group on Saturday said it was responsible for an explosive device that wounded a police officer and a civilian outside a church in central Athens last month.
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Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:29
Syria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday.
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Analysis: Beto's excellent adventure drips with white male privilege

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:29
Imagine this: A 46-year-old former congresswoman and mother of three, who just lost a Senate bid to one of the most despised incumbents, sets off on a road trip adventure to clear her head.
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Leader of Bavarian CSU promises new start with Merkel's party

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:27
The new leader of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) on Saturday promised an era of improved cooperation with Angela Merkel's conservative party, with whom they share power at a federal level, in a bid to win back disillusioned voters.
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CNN anchor makes desperate plea amid shutdown

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:25
CNN's Victor Blackwell urges viewers to help those affected by the government shutdown by donating to their local food banks.
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Analysis: More Americans think Trump will be an unsuccessful president

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:16
First things first: The theme song of the week is John Tesh's "Roundball Rock" from the NBA on NBC.
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5 ways Trump is changing health care

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:14
President Donald Trump hasn't fulfilled his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare outright, but he's fundamentally reshaped the debate over health care in America in myriad ways during his two years in office.
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Do furloughed employees have to go back to work if the government requests it?

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 16:10
The federal government has been partially shut down for almost a month now -- the longest stretch in US history.
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Austria's Kurz ready to consider Brexit delay

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:52
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag he is open for a delay in Britain's exit from the European Union.
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At least three migrants dead after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:50
At least three people died at sea on Friday after a rubber dinghy carrying around 20 migrants ran into trouble in the Mediterranean some 100 km north of Tripoli, an Italian navy official said.
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Afghan interior minister resigns to join President Ghani's election team

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:45
Afghan Interior Minister Amrullah Saleh stepped down from his post on Saturday in order to run for the vice-presidency alongside President Ashraf Ghani who plans to bid for a second term in July's election.
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Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:41
Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand's capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group of pro-junta supporters saying it was too soon for a vote.
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Measles sickens 19 in Washington state

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:31
A person infected with measles attended a Portland Trail Blazers home game in Oregon last week amid an outbreak that has left at least 19 people ill this month in neighboring Washington state.
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The Women's March is evolving, but its enemies are the same

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:21
Over the past year, Women's March supporters fought for the soul of the country and the future of their movement.
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'Missing link' in human history confirmed

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represent a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.
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Afghan interior minister resigns to run for vice-presidency: sources

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
Afghan Interior Minister Amrullah Saleh resigned on Saturday to run for the vice-presidency in the July election, two political sources said.
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Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar enters presidential race

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
A former warlord accused of historic war crimes entered Afghanistan's presidential race on Saturday in a new challenge to President Ashraf Ghani who allowed him to return from exile two decades he was forced out by the Taliban.
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