French widow sues Boeing for at least $276 million over Ethiopian crash

A French woman whose husband died in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker, seeking at least $276 million in damages.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:49 pm

Mexican health service chief quits over spending cuts

The head of Mexico's social security institute has stepped down, citing budget cuts that he said would harm health services for the poor, in one of the first major resignations in the administration of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:45 pm

Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important in talks on disputed issues like immigration and trade.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:40 pm

Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research chief says

The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:34 pm

Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll

Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:32 pm

Britain's May offers 'new deal' to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May set out on Tuesday a "new deal" for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering parliament sweeteners including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:27 pm

Syrians detained, killed in southern cradle of revolt: U.N

At least 380 civilians have been arrested in Syria's south and 11 civilians serving on local councils and former fighters have been killed or attacked there since the government retook the area, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:25 pm

Ukraine parliament election may happen on July 21: presidential adviser

Ukraine may hold a snap parliamentary election on July 21, an adviser to new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday after Zelenskiy held consultations with lawmakers.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:17 pm

Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:17 pm

Ukraine may submit any Russia peace deal to referendum: presidential official

Ukraine may submit any preliminary peace deal agreed with Russia to the Ukrainian people for a referendum, the new head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration told the 112 TV news channel on Tuesday.

Posted on 21 May 2019 | 6:16 pm

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