By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said. "We want to reduce
A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns on Tuesday when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor's office in Kiev. Most of Vitaliy Shabunin's face and his left hand were covered in bright green stains
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that NATO's eastern flank needed to be strengthened in response to Russia's aggressive policy. "NATO's eastern flank needs to be strengthened because Russia's aggressive policy has not, unfortunately, ended," Morawiecki
Last Friday special counsel Robert Mueller accused 12 Russian military intelligence officials of hacking into US political institutions and meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Justice Department indictment was impressively detailed, complete with names, dates, times, and tactics of the alleged
If the categories of threatened species applied to politics, the Republican Party in California would be listed as critically endangered. The number of voters registered as Republican has fallen to third behind Democrats and those with “no party preference.” Hillary Clinton tallied 4.2 million more
In marked contrast to the past decade of political deadlock, sectarian strife, and occasional bouts of bloodshed, this tiny eastern Mediterranean country bordering Syria and Israel is enjoying a period of relative stability. The newfound calm is largely down to the triumph of the powerful Shiite organization
“Ever since the Supreme Court ... allowed the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect last December it could be assumed that it would ultimately uphold the controversial move,” writes Michael Knigge. “With this, his authoritarian grip will be further consolidated.... The elections
GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces. Tens of thousands of Syrians have
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked the house of a Taliban commander in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people as they were attending a prayer ceremony, the provincial governor's office said. The attack, in Sayyad district
Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, has extended recent emergency pollution control measures until July 21 because of a possible major smog alert, according to a document seen by Reuters and a source familiar with the matter. The measures, which include the closure of some sintering plants and
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks. It's unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Kim's criticism of officials
GUJRAT, Pakistan (AP) — A Norwegian journalist mistakenly arrested last week during clashes in Pakistan between police and supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been freed on bail, police said on Tuesday.
Table tennis players from North and South Korea played alongside each other at an international tournament Tuesday, winning their matchups in the latest instalment of Korean sporting diplomacy. The sport has long had an unusual impact in foreign affairs, most notably in the "ping pong diplomacy
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has ordered inspections of all centers run by Mother Teresa's charity following the arrest of a nun and a worker at one of its shelters for unwed mothers for allegedly selling a baby.
The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia in two separate judgements Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot. In the case of Politkovskaya, who was gunned down in the stairwell of her Moscow apartment building
By Axel Bugge POMBAL, Portugal (Reuters) - Forest fires in Portugal killed 114 people last year. Before any blaze starts this year, elite firefighters are getting ready to strike back. The government has doubled the National Republican Guard's first strike firefighting units to 1,064 soldiers
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession Tuesday to mark 100 years since the Bolsheviks murdered tsar Nicholas II and his family, amid a simmering conflict between the state and the Church over their remains. The procession began in the early hours of Tuesday
By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, was fined 61,000 pounds ($81,000) on Tuesday for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and was referred to the police by the Electoral Commission. The move by the commission, which
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year.
Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman -- whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when still an amateur -- is in fine fettle
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.
Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month. Mali's government has repeatedly said the polls,