16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. The Wolfgat - whose six mostly female staff have no formal training - opened just two years ago in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster.

Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit

Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump's latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall.

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

US President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S., DPRK consider exchanging liaison officers: report

The United States discussed exchanging liaison officers with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), U.S. media reported on Monday.

7 lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism, blasting open a long-simmering rift in the left-of-center party.

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined Monday to say if he had nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he also emphasized he did not deny doing so.

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi.

Yemen's warring parties agree on initial redeployment

Yemen's warring parties have agreed on the first phase of troop withdrawal from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, said the United Nations on Sunday.

Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

A top adviser to Donald Trump said Sunday that the president's emergency declaration could allow "hundreds of miles" of barriers to be built on the Mexican border before the 2020 election.

Saudi prince starts Asia tour with deals to invest $20 bln in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country during Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's Asia tour.

Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project.

No people trapped in collapsed building in Russia's St. Petersburg

No victims were reported to be trapped under the rubble after a university building in the Russian city of St. Petersburg partially collapsed on Saturday, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

University building in Russia's St. Petersburg collapses -- media

Walls collapsed inside a university building in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, and 60 people were evacuated from the scene, Tass news agency cited the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying on Saturday.

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

India's first semi-high speed train breaks down day after launch

India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday, one day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged it off.

Merkel advocates cooperation, multilateralism in Munich

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday warned off the collapse of the global political structure and hailed multilateralism and cooperation in dealing with global challenges.

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. 

Indian PM flags off country's first semi-high speed train

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the country's first semi high speed train - Vande Bharat Express. The train, previously named Train 18, was flagged off from the New Delhi railway station.

S.Africa supports Olympic champion Semenya in case against IAAF

South Africa's Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa announced on Friday that a team of local and international experts has been assembled to defend Olympic women's 800m champion Caster Semenya in her case against International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF).

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