By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy destroyer that sailed near Chinese-claimed islands in South China Sea last week was under orders from the Third Fleet headquarters in San Diego, a first aimed at bolstering U.S. maritime power in the region, two sources said. The USS Decatur on Friday challenged
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion outside a chamber of commerce building in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya wounded several people on Tuesday but the mayor said there were no life-threatening injuries and the blast may have been an accident. Turkey is on high alert after
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - France will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Tuesday as several hundred more inhabitants queued for temporary housing in centers across France. For many of the migrants fleeing war and poverty, the closure of the "
At this point, almost everyone in the United States wishes it was over. How will the next president – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – move to heal the nation following an election that’s further polarized the electorate and brought some of the worst aspects of US politics to the fore? After all,
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail Monday for leaking grand jury information to the media as part of a personal vendetta against a rival and then lying about it under oath, according to WTAE news in Pittsburgh. Ms. Kane had pleaded for a lenient
Thanksgiving. “In an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans,” he said. Thanksgiving has sometimes arrived soon after the United States faced a crisis and a need for healing.
Ashers Baking Co., in Belfast, was found guilty of discrimination last May after the Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought a lawsuit against the bakery for refusing to bake a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage" and a picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie
PARIS (AP) — Within weeks of the Pentagon allowing transgender service members to serve openly, Army officials said 10 soldiers have formally asked to be recognized as their new, preferred gender.
The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday as the chances of an interest rate hike were further boosted, while most stock markets recovered from early losses to track a Wall Street lead higher. "Bullard did not mince words and explicitly gave the green light for a December lift-off, but suggested that the
Portorož (Slovenia) (AFP) - An international whaling meeting on Tuesday voted down a fresh bid by southern hemisphere nations to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals. Opposed by whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland, the move required 75 percent of votes to pass, but received only
The United States wants to remain involved in the campaign to quell Islamic militancy in the southern Philippines, its ambassador to Manila said Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kick out American forces. Ambassador Philip Goldberg said the security threat in the conflict-plagued
Eurozone officials announced on Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms. Following the latest disbursement approved by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Greece will have received 31.7 billion
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The top executive overseeing connected vehicles at Nissan and Renault believes the benefits of developing a common technology for connectivity within the Japanese and French auto partnership outweigh the risks of sustaining huge damage from a possible defect or cyberattack.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion inside a car left in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people, an official said.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says the death toll from a brazen overnight militant attack on a police training center in the southwestern city of Quetta has risen to 59 people, mostly police cadets and trainees. Shahzada Farhat, spokesman for the police in Quetta, the capital of
Gunmen shot dead two Saudi security officers in the eastern city of Dammam on Tuesday, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV reported. "Two security men were martyred ... three unidentified gunmen opened fire on the two security men as they returned from work in Dammam," the channel said, adding that the
SYDNEY (AP) — Four people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in moderate trading as upbeat reports on manufacturing in the U.S. and Europe were followed by weak growth data from South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
HONG KONG (AP) — A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her and "tortured her badly."
Spanish police have arrested two Morrocan imams on the island of Ibiza accused of supporting the Islamist militant group Islamic State publicly and through their social media profiles, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. This year, Spanish police have arrested 49 people, including the two men detained
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, are battling Islamic State militants for a third day in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul.
(Note: This story contains graphic details in paragraphs 10, 11, 12 and 15 and 17) By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - The jury in the trial of a British investment banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment on Tuesday watched a horrific video that he filmed while
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, the same area hit earlier this month by Shabaab militants, police said. "We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," one senior police officer told AFP. A local police chief,