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    Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism


    The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war. ...

    The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war.

    U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests


    The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the strip to face justice. ...

    The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the strip to face justice.

    German 10-year yields dive below zero to two-and-a-half-year lows as growth fears roil markets


    German 10-year bond yields crashed briefly below zero while European shares and the euro fell on Friday after another set of disappointing German economic data added to fears of a global slowdown prompted by this week's dovish turn by the U.S. Fed. ...

    German 10-year bond yields crashed briefly below zero while European shares and the euro fell on Friday after another set of disappointing German economic data added to fears of a global slowdown prompted by this week's dovish turn by the U.S. Fed.

    Frustration mounts in Mozambique's Beira over food, water shortages after cyclone


    The situation in the port city of Beira in Mozambique was "boiling" as residents suffered shortages of food, water and other essentials one week after a devastating cyclone, the head of a South African rescue operation said on Friday. ...

    The situation in the port city of Beira in Mozambique was "boiling" as residents suffered shortages of food, water and other essentials one week after a devastating cyclone, the head of a South African rescue operation said on Friday.

    Cyclone Idai killed at least 259 in Zimbabwe, 217 missing: IOM


    At least 259 people were killed in Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai, and some 217 are missing, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday. ...

    At least 259 people were killed in Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai, and some 217 are missing, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday.

    New Zealand defends mosque attack response at Muslim meeting in Turkey


    New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the perpetrator would spend life in prison. ...

    New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the perpetrator would spend life in prison.

    'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence


    The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago. ...

    The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago.

    Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640


    An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public. ...

    An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

    EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit


    EU leaders on Friday said Britain had a final chance to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion, having given the UK parliament an April 12 deadline to offer a new plan or choose to quit the bloc without a treaty. ...

    EU leaders on Friday said Britain had a final chance to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion, having given the UK parliament an April 12 deadline to offer a new plan or choose to quit the bloc without a treaty.

    Venezuela, China in focus for Trump meeting with Caribbean leaders


    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with five Caribbean leaders on Friday who have sided with the United States and most Western countries in backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of state. ...

    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with five Caribbean leaders on Friday who have sided with the United States and most Western countries in backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of state.

    Kremlin: hope Trump's statement on Golan Heights will remain just 'a call'


    The Kremlin said on Friday there was a hope that U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights would remain just a call, and not be enacted. ...

    The Kremlin said on Friday there was a hope that U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights would remain just a call, and not be enacted.

    The Brexit ending: deal, no deal, or no divorce?


    Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain how, when or if Brexit will happen. ...

    Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain how, when or if Brexit will happen.

    Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists


    Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link. ...

    Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link.

    Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags


    Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. ...

    Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees.

    North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new U.S. sanctions


    North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month. ...

    North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month.

    Deadly floods push into Missouri, more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest


    Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest's farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat. ...

    Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest's farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat.

    More Britons to back no-deal Brexit after EU delay offer: Farage


    More Britons will back leaving the European Union without a deal after the European Union offered a delay to Brexit, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party Nigel Farage said on Friday. ...

    More Britons will back leaving the European Union without a deal after the European Union offered a delay to Brexit, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party Nigel Farage said on Friday.

    Best Brexit outcome would be remain vote in a new referendum: Luxembourg PM


    Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel put the chances of Britain's parliament passing the withdrawal deal at 50-50 and said the best possible Brexit outcome would be a new referendum and a vote to stay in the European Union. ...

    Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel put the chances of Britain's parliament passing the withdrawal deal at 50-50 and said the best possible Brexit outcome would be a new referendum and a vote to stay in the European Union.

    May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU


    European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels. ...

    European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels.

    Brexit deal 'very, very unlikely' to pass: Conservative eurosceptic


    British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very unlikely" to win support in parliament for the Brexit divorce deal she agreed with the European Union, a eurosceptic member of her minority government said on Friday. ...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very unlikely" to win support in parliament for the Brexit divorce deal she agreed with the European Union, a eurosceptic member of her minority government said on Friday.