RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman in a royal decree on Saturday replaced the kingdom’s information minister and sacked Saudi’s civil service minister, setting up a committee to investigate allegations of abuse of that office. Source: Top News

PARIS/PAPEETE, French Polynesia (Reuters) – French overseas territories and French residents in the United States and Canada began voting on Saturday in France’s presidential election, a day before the main first-round of a poll that could change the global political…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a “celebration” of science to counter a growing disregard…

Details were still emerging, but it appeared to have been the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base since the war began. Source: World

The Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English. Source: World

BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, his first visit as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. Source: Politics

Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, and to prevent the Chinese public from panicking. Source: World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s promised “big announcement” next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of “broad principles and priorities,” an administration official said on Saturday. Source: Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not…

(Reuters) – China’s Anbang Insurance Group will let its agreement to acquire U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL) for $1.6 billion lapse, after failing to secure all the necessary regulatory approvals, people familiar with the matter…