German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies will back her if she decides to run for a fourth term next year, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) said on Saturday, signalling a possible end of a row over migration among conservatives. "Angela Merkel is our candidate," CSU
ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union should not forget that Turkey "always has alternatives" Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, referring to Ankara's long and so far unsuccessful effort to join the bloc. "Turkey has been working for over half a century for its EU membership
CAIRO (Reuters) - A senior military official who served in the northern Sinai was killed on Saturday in front of his home on the outskirts of Cairo, security sources said. Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Adel Rajaaie, an armored division commander, when he left his home in Obour city in the morning
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It would add another layer of accountability to a power structure already dealing with ambiguity in an era of bodycams and civilian cellphone videos. If passed, the Laquan McDonald Act will create a special election process through which citizens could recall elected public officials, including the
Germany-based Sea-Watch, one of several non-governmental organizations operating vessels off the coast of Libya, said on Friday a speedboat marked "Libyan Coast Guard" swooped in as they went to the aid of an overcrowded rubber boat in the early hours. At least one man from the Libyan vessel
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top EU lawmaker were cautiously optimistic that the standoff could be resolved within days.
HAINAN, China (AP) — Jessica Korda caught Minjee Lee on Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to move into contention for her sixth victory of the season.
Iraqi security forces have killed 48 of the gunmen who stormed parts of Kirkuk in a shock attack claimed by the Islamic State group, the northern city's police chief said. "Forty-eight Daesh (IS) terrorists have been killed in the clashes," Brigadier General Khattab Omar Aref told AFP,
MOSCOW (AP) — The entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless."
Ben Stokes countered Bangladesh with bat and ball to put England in contention after Bangladesh spinners left them in trouble in the first Test in Chittagong on Saturday. Strokes remained unbeaten on 33 as England reached 108-5 by tea on the third day to go 153 runs ahead after his three-wicket burst
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — West Indies cautiously made 27-0 on Saturday in the second test after Pakistan had frustrated the visitors on a flat wicket before being bowled out for 452.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday criticized Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq. Turkey has been locked in a row with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish
U.S. forces at Iraq's Qayyara West airfield near Mosul are wearing protective masks after winds brought fumes from a nearby burning sulfur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State, U.S. military officials said on Saturday. The Qayyara West airfield is the main U.S. hub to support Iraqi-led
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Overall World Cup champion Lara Gut built a big lead in the first run of the season-opening giant slalom on Saturday.
Newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez's gamble on using slick tyres under the threat of rain paid off Saturday when he stormed to pole position for this weekend's Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island. The 23-year-old Spaniard, on a Repsol Honda, posted the fastest lap of one minute 30.189
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
PHILIP ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start in pole position in Sunday's Australian Moto GP after brilliantly reading rainy conditions during qualifying on the Philip Island circuit.
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.
The facility, being developed by a unit of Singapore-based AusGroup, includes a 30-million-litre oil depot on Melville Island, one of the Tiwi Islands, 120 km (75 miles) north of Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory. Justice Richard White ruled in favor of the Environment Centre Northern Territory
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand overwhelmed Australia 37-10 Saturday in the third Bledisloe Cup rugby test to post a world record 18th-straight test win.
Julian Savea's stunning late try double ended Australian resistance as the All Blacks claimed a world-record 18th consecutive victory with a crushing 37-10 win in Auckland on Saturday. It was hardly vintage All Blacks and the tense game at Eden Park wasn't settled until Savea's game-breaking