President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a referendum on amending Russia's constitution to increase the powers of parliament while maintaining a strong presidential system. "I consider it necessary to conduct a vote by the country's citizens on an entir..
German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects. "We can confirm an investigation into suspected espionage" for Chinese state..
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has described getting divorced from her longtime partner as a "scary and crazy" experience. The 35-year-old actress split from director Riley Stearns after seven years of marriage in 2017 and went on to embark on a relationship with he..
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended two years of escalating trade battles with China, with a partial agreement to resolve some areas of conflict. "Today, we take a momentous step, one that's never taken before with China," that will ensure "fair and rec..
Russian President Vladimir Putin named a little-known new prime minister and proposed a constitutional shake-up on Wednesday as he announced sweeping changes that fuelled speculation about his future plans. In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Dmitry Medve..
President Hassan Rouhani appealed Wednesday for "unity" and flagged the need for radical changes to the way Iran is run, after a wave of angry protests over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner. The Kiev-bound Boeing 737 was shot down in a catastrop..
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organization, which based its findings on analysis o..
Dwayne Johnson is mourning the death of his wrestling star father Rocky Johnson. The former fighter passed away on Wednesday, aged 75, according to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) officials. Born Wayde Douglas Bowles, Rocky made his ring debut in his nat..
The late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused and trafficked girls as young as 12 on his private Caribbean island until as recently as last year, a new lawsuit alleged Wednesday. The suit, filed on behalf of the US Virgin Islands government and..
Nicolas Cage has urged those considering getting a divorce to watch Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated movie Marriage Story. The star shared his love for the 2019 flick, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple going through a divorce, when he att..
Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and i..
Meghan Markle has made her first public appearance since she and Prince Harry sensationally decided to quit as full-time royals, visiting two women's charities in Vancouver as British media reported she could face her father in court. Harry and Meghan are in ..
Ryan Murphy is to be honoured with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York in March. Bosses at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organisation give the accolade to the "media professional w..