Haley slammed for attacking Iran’s ‘lawless behavior’ while ignoring plight of Yemeni civilians

Preview The US envoy to the UN was slammed on social media over a speech blaming Iran for a missile launched at a Saudi airport last month. Some accuse Nikki Haley of lying, while others say she’s ignoring Yemeni civilians’ struggles.
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US ready to talk to N Korea: ‘It’s a breakthrough, but many twists & turns might be ahead’

Preview Washington-Pyongyang talks now seem to be possible and, hopefully, without any preconditions set by the US, said Joseph Cheng, professor of political science at Hong Kong City University, adding that a lot of pitfalls might be ahead.
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‘Urine on streets and riots’: Parisians threaten hunger strike over migrant camps

Preview Parisians are up in arms over hundreds of migrants sleeping on their streets, queuing up in long lines, day and night, while waiting for their asylum requests to be processed, and some residents say they will start a hunger strike if the unkempt street camps are not removed.
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‘Sky hasn’t fallen': Haley downplays Middle East turmoil after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Preview Despite the new wave of violence in the Middle East and worldwide criticism over Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US ambassador to the UN has a controversial message: “The sky’s still up there. It hasn’t fallen.”
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China weaponizing social media ‘to infiltrate European parliaments’ – German spy agency

Preview China’s spy agency created fake LinkedIn profiles to infiltrate German and European political circles, claims Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). China denies the allegations, saying they risk undermining bilateral relations.
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Erdogan slams Israel as ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children’

Preview Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
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Czech president brands EU ‘cowards’ over stance on Trump’s Jerusalem move

Preview Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his controversial statements, has called EU countries “cowards” over their response to Donald Trump’s recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. He is the only world leader to endorse move, other than Netanyahu.
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Japan aims to buy long-range cruise missiles after N. Korea’s latest rocket launch

Preview Japan plans to purchase long-range cruise missiles for fighter jets, the country’s defense minister has announced. It comes as tensions continue to mount in the region following Pyongyang’s most recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.
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Tillerson hints at deal to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict in one fell swoop, Moscow waits in wings

Preview The US secretary of state has a plan to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a single ‘deal of the century,’ his Russian counterpart said, adding that Moscow is eager to see the details of the promised peace plan.
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‘Jerusalem is like a wife, you can’t share it’ – Israeli debates Arab on RT

Preview With Jerusalem home to important Muslim sites it’s not enough to make it the Palestinian capital, says retired colonel Reuven Berko. Trump and Netanyahu are using Arab world turmoil to make Jerusalem the Israeli capital, argues lecturer Ahmed al-Burai.
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Saudi Arabia should ‘start producing prosperity instead of terrorists’ – Iran FM to RT

Preview It’s time for Saudi Arabia to start producing “prosperity” rather than “terrorist organizations and dictators,” Iran’s foreign minister told RT. Javad Zarif went on to accuse Riyadh and the Saudi-led coalition of “basically destroying” Yemen.
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Pope makes ‘heartfelt appeal’ to preserve ‘status quo’ in Jerusalem

Preview Pope Francis says he cannot remain silent about a White House plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The head of the Holy See called for the city’s “status quo” to be respected, adding the US move could exacerbate “cruel conflicts.”
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American dominance ‘becoming history,’ Berlin can no longer simply react to US policy – German FM

Preview Germany’s foreign minister says the world order is changing and the role of the US as a dominant world leader is fading under the Trump administration. He said Berlin needs to defend its interests more actively, even if it means standing up to Washington.
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Saakashvili freed by supporters from police van in Kiev, calls to oust President Poroshenko

Preview The ex-president of Georgia turned Ukrainian opposition leader has called on his supporters to topple the current Ukrainian leader and his “gang.” Earlier, protesters freed the politician from the police van taking him in for questioning.
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Houthis take over Yemeni capital Sanaa, announce ‘end of crisis’ – local media

Preview The capital of Yemen, Sanaa is now reportedly under control of Houthi fighters, according to media citing the Interior Ministry. The Iran-backed group has allegedly retaken the city amid reports of the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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‘Pay your tax!’: Activists target Apple stores across France over EU taxation row (VIDEO)

Preview Scores of activists took over an Apple store in Paris Saturday, demanding that the company pays back €13 billion in Irish tax benefits, as ordered by the European Commission. Similar actions took place in over a dozen other cities across France.
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Dramatic moment twister rips through Italian Riviera caught on camera (VIDEOS)

Preview The hair-raising moment a tornado hit the north-western Italian city of Sanremo has been caught on video. The twister reportedly formed out at sea around 12:40 on Friday, off the coast of the picturesque, historic Italian city on the Italian Riviera.
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Space oddity: Tesla car heading for Mars onboard first Falcon Heavy Rocket

Preview It appears billionaire Elon Musk really does like a challenge. As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not difficult enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports car too. Not that the first humans on Mars will be able to drive it.
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Swiss school to use ‘simple German’ to talk to non-native parents

Preview A Swiss school has adopted a “simplified” version of the German language, which it believes is better understood by non-native parents. The school argues the innovation makes communication easier, but critics are uneasy over the use of “feeble German.”
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