If the Putin government fails to explain what it knew of the attempt on Sergei Skripal's life, the UK is likely to impose tougher sanctions.
Party leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema's aggressive rhetoric has the potential to incite more violence against white farmers in South Africa.
An historic meeting between the US President and North Korean dictator is set to take place in May, after successful talks between the Koreas in Pyongyang.
President Donald Trump has left the door ajar for other allies, after granting Mexico and Canada exemptions from the steel and aluminium tariffs.
Gun buyers must be 21 and teachers will have the right to be armed, under new legislation in Florida
A controversial gun control bill, which permits trained teachers to carry firearms, just awaits Governor Rick Scott's signature.
The government is ramping up its fight against gender discrimination, announcing plans to roll out software that can monitor unfair pay discrepancies.
Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.
The South Korean delegation that met with Kim Jong-un on Monday has indicated the rogue regime is open talks with the US about giving up its nuclear weapons.
With the European Union vowing to return fire, and a host of trade partners slamming the move to impose the tariffs, Republican lawmakers have turned on the President too.
While the official results in full aren't expected until Monday afternoon (local time), Italy's national election is unlikely to produce an outright winner, with voters cooling considerably on the ruling coalition.
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) will form a grand coalition with the chancellor's conservatives to keep her in power, but the new government's stability will likely be tested.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has promised to invest in rural infrastructure with the proceeds from the sale of the state's majority Snowy Hydro stake.
After the release of Jan Kuciak's unfinished bombshell expose on the Italian mafia's infiltration into Slovak politics, thousands of protestors converged on the centre of Bratislava to demand his bravery force a clean out.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc has taken the extraordinary steps of removing assault-style rifles from all its stores, and raising the gun-buyer age limit to 21.
Revellers in Oxford Street on Saturday night for Mardi Gras will be free to roam between venues in the wee hours, thanks to the government's goodwill gift to the LGBTIQ community.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily cease-fire in Syria but it has not gone down well with the besieged residents of Ghouta.
He may have been a noted draft dodger but the President of the United States would've charged into the school with or without a weapon to stop the AR-15 wielding shooter.
Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely with the removal of the presidential term limits.
From journalist in Wagga Wagga to the high office of Deputy PM — how Michael McCormack rose through the ranks.
With new allegations of sexual harassment being levelled against him, the deputy PM said enough is enough.
At a meeting with mass-shooting survivors and parents of victims, President Trump has shown his support for arming teachers.
Pressure is ramping up on the Turnbull government to stem Australia's 'unprecedented' migration levels, with Tony Abbott jumping on Peter Dutton's comments that the national interest needs to be put first.
An attachment that turns semi-automatic weapons into machine guns will soon be banned under the orders of the President.
A movement has begun in the United States, with students, parents and teachers indicating they won't stop until Congress takes action to curb gun violence.
After putting together her daughter's burial arrangements, Lori Alhadeff bravely fronted a camera to demand Donald Trump make America's children safe.
The shooting at a Florida high school is the eighth in the US already this year resulting in death — it's only February — and somehow the focus is on mental health rather than gun control.
Labor questions the Deputy Prime Minister's fitness after today's announcement that he'll be taking leave instead of leading the country in Turnbull's absence.
The South African leader, long clouded in controversy, has been left with no choice but to resign after his own party backed a no-confidence motion against him.
Jacob Zuma will receive the tap on the shoulder from the ANC party, and if he refuses to stand down, he is likely to lose a parliamentary vote of confidence.
Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull's defence that Vikki Campion wasn't technically the deputy PM's partner when she was gifted plum jobs has been slammed as a cop out.
The President's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump has been taken to hospital after opening a letter full of white powder addressed to her husband Donald Jr.
Three hundred South Sudanese child soldiers have been released to the UN, and 400 more are expected to be freed in coming weeks, as peace talks progress in Ethiopia.
The US Vice President is taking the father of late former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics to remind the world of the regime's total disregard for human rights.
The Dow Jones has suffered the worst single-day point drop in its history, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have also nose-dived as the stock market fear gauge almost doubles the historical average.
Anti-North Korea demonstrators gathered outside Seonhak International Ice Rink on Sunday to protest the formation of a joint Korea ice hockey team, which they see as bowing to pressure from Kim Jong-un.
The President is expected to allow the release of the controversial Nunes memo in full, which he says provides evidence of FBI and Justice Department bias against him.
Anyone who refers to Auschwitz as a 'Polish' death camp will soon be risking jail time, as nation's senate introduces law to distance itself from horrors of the Holocaust.
The former Prime Minister says the public broadcaster's suggestion that he knew about safety risks prior to the roll-out of the home insulation scheme is rubbish, as he prepares for legal action.
Trump's State of the Union focused largely on his tax reform and immigration proposal, while he steered clear of the investigation into Russian meddling and the threat of North Korea.
The post-Brexit landscape looks to be so bleak, the government decided to keep the public in the dark.
Alan Joyce insists corporate rate slashing to 25% would allow Australian companies to compete internationally and boost the domestic economy.
The Times has pipped ABC News and CNN to take out the inaugural Fakeys, as Trump names and shames the news agencies that he believes outshone the others with their "dishonesty and bad reporting".
A game reserve body in Namibia has produced a tongue-in-cheek video promoting the nation as the number one "s***hole country" in Africa.
Relations seem to be warming between North and South Korea, with the two long-time enemies set to march, train and even compete together at next month's Winter Olympics.
Donald Trump is expected to reveal the winners of his "dishonesty and bad reporting" awards on January 17, and comedians Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah have done everything within their power to be recognised for leading the public astray.
After describing a meeting between Trump associates and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" in Michael Wolff's new book, Bannon has been ordered to testify as part of Robert Mueller's investigation.
South Africa and Ghana are the two latest African nations to ask the US to explain why its President is calling them 'shithouse countries'.
In the wake of this week's crippling commuter chaos it has been revealed that Sydney Trains' bosses are earning more than the PM thanks to extraordinary salary increases.
The news follows the release of Michael Wolff’s high-profile book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which quotes Bannon making highly critical comments about Donald Trump and his family.
North Korea tells the South it has no reason to feel threatened by its nuclear program.
Officials are meeting to discuss North Korea's involvement in next month's Winter Olympics, but world leaders are hoping the rare dialogue will progress to peace talks.
Oprah Winfrey's partner says she would "absolutely" run for president, as calls for her candidacy grow stronger in the wake of her stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
State of the Union host Jake Tapper wanted to talk about explosive accusations in Fire and Fury, Stephen Miller wanted to expose CNN as fake news. In the end a heated interview was cut short, POTUS applauded, and security had to be called to remove the guest.
Soft drink consumption has to be cut and a tax is the only one way, says the AMA.
With the government set to permit the export of medicinal cannabis products, a number of companies are licking their lips.
In response to Kim Jong-Un's statement on New Year's Day that his nuclear launch button is always at the ready, the POTUS said his is bigger and actually works.
The EU says Russian democracy is in question after election officials banned rising opposition leader from running against Vladimir Putin.
President Trump is reportedly preparing to neutralise a North Korean launch site or a stockpile of weapons, despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still pursuing a diplomatic resolution.
The government proposal would see Australians pay at least $1.50 a standard drink... that means $45 for the humble four-litre wine cask.
Houthi rebels launched a missile at the palace of King Salman in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen.
Britain First, American Renaissance and League of the South have had their accounts suspended, but former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and other high-profile white nationalists have avoided the cull as Twitter's new policy enforcement raises eyebrows.
The manufacturer of the Colt M4 Carbine describes it as the "weapon of the 21st century warfighter", and now it will be carried by NSW officers.
Chan Han Choi has allegedly been trying to sell missile parts and expertise, as well as coal and other exports in a bid to circumvent global sanctions on North Korea.
China is reportedly preparing for an exodus of millions of North Korean refugees, with at least five settlements being constructed along its shared border.
Senator Sam Dastyari has announced he will not return to federal politics in 2018, after his questionable links to China made his position untenable.
Donald Trump accusers say his actions can't be swept under the rug any longer, and a New York senator calls for his immediate resignation over "heartbreaking" testimony.
An attempted terror attack in the heart of New York has failed because the would-be bomber poorly constructed the explosive device.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton accuses Manus Island asylum seekers of lying about death threats and disseminating propaganda.
The Israeli PM has refused a diplomatic gesture, and then incensed the Palestinians further with provocative comments to the media in France.
With foreign fighters returning home and the terror threat increasing, leading authorities have joined forces in Melbourne to discuss the prevention of mass-casualty attacks.
Two previous intifadas have left thousands dead, and Trump’s announcement may have just incited a third.
Palestinian figureheads and other world leaders have accused the US President of inciting more violence in the region with his announcement.
A plot to hit Downing Street and murder the Prime Minister has been foiled by police and MI5.
Labor is under fire with senator Katy Gallagher and four lower house MPs now caught up in the citizenship saga.
Saudi Arabia has a new citizen and it is a robot. The same robot that agreed to destroy the human...
Unions seek legal counsel as Joyce ineligibility casts doubt over decision not to reverse penalty rate cuts.
Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is one of five MPs to be disqualified from Parliament, as High Court hands down its verdict.
The "good stuff" relating to JFK's assassination will be held back for six months after late lobbying from the CIA.
Calls for Michaelia Cash to quit after her office tipped off media about raids.
British MPs ask Mark Zuckerberg to search for evidence of Russian meddling.
Senator Jeff Flake sacrificed his political future with an anti-Trump tirade, just hours after fellow Republican Bill Corker lashed the POTUS.
Security agency warns countries need to develop effective strategies to assess and address the threat of returning terrorists.
The Opposition Leader slammed yesterday's raids as nothing but a taxpayer funded political stunt.
The High Court's eagerly awaited verdict is set down for Friday afternoon.
Shinzo Abe's landslide win has paved the way for an amendment to Japan's constitution which would allow its military to prepare for war.
The 600 remaining asylum seekers are refusing to leave the protection of the detention centre, after clashes with PNG locals this year.
The use of copper and cable instead of fibre in NBN connections is causing rising tensions across Australia.
Was the CIA involved? Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone gunman? How does LBJ fit into the equation? Conspiracy theorists will be hoping new details emerge as documents are declassified this week.
From Sydney to Shepparton councils have thrown their support behind a high-speed rail network and pop-up cities.
European Union wipes its hands of the unrest in Spain, prompting Vlad Putin to call out the EU for "double standards".
Donald Trump has been accused of forgetting fallen soldier's name during a phone call with his grieving widow.
Barcelona erupts over the imprisonment of two of its pro-independence leaders.
Newspoll survey indicates majority of Australians endorse same-sex marriage, but resent having to pay for a plebiscite.
Raqqa’s liberation from Islamic State signals the reign of terror is all but over.
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s fearless fight against corruption ended on Monday when one of her many enemies planted a powerful explosive in her car.
Former staffer of Barack Obama didn’t hold back when she heard Trump accuse him of neglecting the families of soldiers killed in action.
The new energy strategy will see AGL, Energy Australia and Origin face deregistration if they fail to comply with implemented quotas.
Hustler publisher wants Trump out of the White House, so he's asked the public to dish the dirt to get him impeached.