By Ellen Francis and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition said on Monday it saw no imminent danger to a major hydroelectric dam that allied Syrian militias are fighting to take from Islamic State, unless the jihadists planned to blow it up. It spoke after a senior Syrian government official
By Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran's president met Russia's prime minister on Monday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides' involvement on the same side of the war in Syria. Beginning a visit to Moscow, President Hassan Rouhani
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. Thursday's visit comes at a politically sensitive time
A human rights group said more than 1,000 people were arrested across Belarus over the weekend, as another wave of unsanctioned protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko reached the streets of Minsk and other cities. Vesna told the Associated Press that about 150 of those arrested
Of all the former states in the Soviet Union, according to a global ranking, Russia remains one of the most corrupt. What stirred the thinking of so many Russians to envision an honest and accountable government? While President Vladimir Putin remains popular, the focus of the protests was his prime
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The “Big Maple Leaf,” a 221-pound gold coin estimated to be worth $4 million, was stolen from a Berlin museum in the early hours of Monday morning. Thieves are suspected to have broken into the Bode Museum in the German capitol at 3:30 a.m. and made off with the oversized Canadian coin, which measures
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member after ratification of the tiny Balkan nation's admission into the alliance cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said. Category 4 cyclone Debbie brought winds gusting to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour) and torrential rain to the
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. officials weeks before the start of her country's announced withdrawal of military peacekeepers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even for a player of Dustin Johnson's immense ability, the Dell Technologies Match Play was always going to be the toughest for him to capture all four of the World Golf Championships.
By Alberto Alerigi SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer. A total of
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican census report said Monday that 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country's population.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Bonded by an air crash which killed 71 people in November, Brazilian club Chapecoense and Colombia's Atletico Nacional said they will play a South American cup final next week.
The US Senate is expected to approve Montenegro as the newest member of NATO this week in what supporters of the alliance's expansion argue would send a stern message to Russia. A procedural step late Monday would set up a final approval vote in the chamber in the coming days. President Donald
Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday. Kushner, 36, was Trump's main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign and now plays that
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy organization, celebrated the opening of a new Central Europe office on Monday in Warsaw.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test. With just six months to go until voters decide whether Merkel will have a fourth term, the
Numerous pitch invasions forced Monday's friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris to be abandoned before full-time. The sides were level at 1-1 when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch. Liverpool forward Sadio
Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, before they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed.