By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French authorities on Wednesday finished clearing the "Jungle", a squalid shanty town built outside the port of Calais by thousands of migrants desperately seeking a passage to Britain, and expected to disperse the last of its inhabitants around
By Alexandra Ulmer and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition supporters rallied throughout Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro
By Sarah White and Rodrigo De Miguel MADRID (Reuters) - Russia has withdrawn a request to refuel warships in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, Madrid said on Wednesday, after NATO allies said their carrier battle group could be used to target civilians in Syria. Britain said earlier it had
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was charged with criminal contempt of court on Tuesday, two weeks after the Department of Justice promised to file the charges. The sheriff is accused of ignoring a court injunction to halt traffic stops of motorists based on suspicion that they
By seeking an end to non-compete agreements for low-wage employees who are not privy to trade secrets, the Obama administration hopes to make a more competitive labor market, support faster wage growth, and prevent workers from being put in situations where it's difficult to get a new job. According
Fearing overzealous voters and possible violence on Election Day, communities across the nation have opted to move polling locations out of school buildings or cancel classes for the day to protect students. Republican nominee Donald Trump’s calls for untrained “poll watchers” and claims that the election
Global efforts to close the economic gender gap have suffered a “dramatic slowdown,” says a new report. The pay gap today is the widest it has been since 2008, the study finds, with the goal of achieving equal pay for women worldwide now expected to lag another 170 years. This occurs despite an equal
The notorious "Jungle" camp on the outskirts of the French port of Calais has for years been a staging post for migrants trying to sneak across the Channel to Britain on lorries or trains. The Red Cross opens a camp at Sangatte, near Calais, for migrants sleeping rough. The camp closes under
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded by fire from Lebanon on Wednesday, the military said, in a rare flare-up along a border that has remained largely calm for the past decade.
By Andrew Osborn and Simon Johnson MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in the region, Russian media reported on Wednesday. There was no official confirmation
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A young woman in Haiti was killed and five others injured when a fight broke out while authorities were distributing food to hurricane victims, government officials said Wednesday.
South African police on Wednesday fired stun grenades to disperse student protesters outside parliament as the finance minister delivered a speech warning of the country's weakening economy. Pravin Gordhan cut the 2016 growth forecast sharply from 0.9 percent to 0.5 percent as South Africa struggles
BERLIN (AP) — A union representing cabin crew in Germany has called a strike at Lufthansa's budget offshoot Eurowings on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions.
The French aid group Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday it had found a pile of 25 migrants who died in apocalyptic conditions, perishing in a pool of fuel and seawater aboard a crowded dinghy off Libya. MSF said its chartered rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, picked up 107 people aboard the
By Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - As the deadline nears for some 50,000 Ukrainian officials to fill out wealth declaration forms, lawmakers and ministers have vented their frustration at the tedious procedure with a mix of wry jokes and angry outbursts. The online form, to
CALAIS, France (AP) — French authorities declared the Calais migrant camp known as "the jungle" empty on Wednesday, after fires set by departing migrants accelerated plans to evacuate the burgeoning slum.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Juda Ngwenya, a former South African photographer for the Reuters news agency, was remembered on Wednesday for skillfully recording some of the most pivotal moments in his country's transition from white racist rule to multi-racial democracy. He was also remembered as a friend
Opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rallied in the streets Wednesday and he convened a crisis security meeting as the leftist leader resisted their efforts to drive him from power. Thousands of opposition supporters began to gather at seven points around Caracas in the morning and
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people out of villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants have committed a number of abuses in recent days, officials said Wednesday.
The government-backed candidate in Moldova's presidential race withdrew on Wednesday, saying it was a tactical move to ensure the presidency remained in pro-European hands. The frontrunner ahead of Sunday's election is pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon, who wants to hold a referendum on the ex-Soviet
MILAN (AP) — An Italian land artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland expressed concerns on Wednesday over reports that Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad by adding warships with long-range cruise missiles. Moscow has not confirmed the report in Russian daily Izvestia newspaper. "This is an obvious
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday that at least 3,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year in an attempt to reach Europe,, making 2016 the deadliest year on record.
By Michael Shields ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters look set to decide for a second time whether to impose curbs on immigration from the European Union or reaffirm close economic ties with the bloc after the government said on Wednesday the issue deserved another referendum. The cabinet came out against