BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine. In a statement on Friday, the Turkish military said a fleet of
By Kay Johnson and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United
The deputy head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS will not seek to renew his term in office though it is not reasonable to link his departure to a sexual harassment allegation that proved unsubstantiated, a spokesman said on Friday. Luiz Loures' exit was the second of a high-level United Nations official
When defending Olympic champion David Wise captured another gold in the skiing halfpipe Thursday, his dad was there to see it. Tom Wise, a former college ski racer, had been very motivated to help his son succeed on snow. The motive was right, but his approach was sometimes a little too intense, said
On a recent afternoon in a Johannesburg movie theater, the audience laughed appreciatively. Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the “Black Panther” universe, after all, Wakanda is secretly the world’s most advanced civilization, a gilded city-state that looks like Star Wars met Singapore in the
With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false
Russia will try to meddle in the upcoming 2018 US mid-term elections. Will Washington be unified in defense of America when they do? Kremlin-linked social media trolls and bots, as revealed in last week’s indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russians and three Russian companies, are just
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for promoting a political message by wearing a ribbon in support of imprisoned and ousted pro-independence Catalan politicians.
VIENNA (AP) — The Austrian snowboarder who broke his neck in a crash at the Olympics last week is considering a return to the sport.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was Friday charged by the Football Association over his wearing of a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders. The FA said in a statement that the symbol worn by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket was in breach of its kit and advertising
A landscaper accused of killing Toronto gay men was charged Friday with a sixth murder after human remains found hidden in large planters were matched to a missing person. Bruce McArthur, 66, was arrested in January following an investigation into the disappearances of two men from a predominantly gay
Unseeded Daria Kasatkina upset Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-1 on Friday with a dramatic fightback in their semi-final at the Dubai Championships. Kasatkina saved nine of 12 break points and broke Muguruza five times in a thriller lasting for more than two and a half hours.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy. Meanwhile, Palestinians continued to clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and along
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hit more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions Wednesday in its latest bid to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. The administration billed it as the largest installment of North Korean economic restrictions to date
BERLIN (AP) — A man fired several shots at a woman and then shot himself in Zurich on Friday, Swiss police said, adding that both died in what appeared to have been a "relationship crime."
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday. Both said "revolutions" were needed
Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Germany's Phil Bauhaus of Team Sunweb led a German 1-2-3 when he sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour of Abu Dhabi on Friday as Italy's Elia Viviani kept the overall lead.
By Sanjeev Miglani and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen. Donald Trump Jr. is on a tour of India
Russia rejected a draft resolution Friday that would condemn Iran for failing to block supplies of missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels and call for measures against Tehran, diplomats said. The Security Council is expected to vote on Monday on the British-drafted measure that would renew sanctions on
By Maiya Keidan and Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance. Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) is investing 25 million pounds ($35 million) over a 20-year
By Ellen Francis and Michelle Nichols BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the war. For
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign is expected to plead guilty in the special counsel's Russia probe, a person familiar with the decision said Friday.
By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday asked Russian President Putin to support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate, month-long ceasefire in Syria. The two European Union leaders appealed to Putin