The United States and Russia have increased communication to avoid warplane accidents in the skies over Syria as Islamic State militants lose territory and the air space becomes more crowded, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday. In 2015, the Russian and U.S. militaries agreed to create a
By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany will agree to a U.S. plan for NATO to play a bigger role in the fight against Islamic militants at a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, but insist the move is purely symbolic, four senior European diplomats said
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue. The United States has
One connection between Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and most of his victims was their youthful fragility. According to British authorities, he was recently in Libya, home to a branch of Islamic State (ISIS). Much of the world’s struggle against terrorism involves either
Emerlinda sits in the Caracas home where she’s lived for nearly five years, reflecting on how things have changed since 2013: the year Hugo Chávez died and his hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro was elected. Like many of Venezuela’s poor, the domestic worker adored Mr. Chávez, the country’s self-professed
To the Trump team, the president’s budget proposal is rooted in unassailable values: respect for the people “who are actually paying the taxes,” as White House budget director Mick Mulvaney puts it. In President Trump’s $4.1 trillion fiscal 2018 budget plan, released Tuesday, that approach translates
“It is going to bring reality to them,” says Ms. Hall-Newman, in a telephone interview from Manchester where she happens to be at a conference – and where she spent the weekend with her daughter. The suicide bomber is reported to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents who
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defence aid for Israel, a day after US President Donald Trump wound up a visit. The addition comes on the heels of a weekend announcement of a massive US-Saudi arms deal. Under a 2016 agreement, Washington
A suicide bomber launched an attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Wednesday, killing one policeman in the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country. Several other police officers and civilians were injured during the attack in a street next to the bus station
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of protesters called for Brazilian President Michel Temer's ouster on Wednesday as he lost yet another key adviser amid a deepening political crisis.
By Eyanir Chinea and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Deepening her split with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's government, Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused security officers of excessive force and condemned the use of military tribunals to judge protesters. In a speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — To cover up or not to cover up? Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet the pope, but not to an earlier meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies.
The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli
At least 34 people including young children drowned Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, where tensions are rising between aid ships and the Libyan coastguard. The victims were on a wooden boat carrying between 500 and 700 people which was just 20 nautical
By Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rejected on Wednesday his Sudanese counterpart's accusation that Cairo backs rebels aiming to topple the government in Khartoum, saying Egypt does not conspire against anyone. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir accused
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said. Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses one name, said an initial investigation showed there
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children was part of a network, the city's chief of police said on Wednesday as troops deployed across Britain to help prevent further attacks. Police
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The father of the attacker who killed 22 people in a suicide bombing in Manchester has been arrested in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a counter-terrorism force spokesman and a witness. The counter-terrorism force detained Ramadan Abedi outside his home in the Tripoli suburb
Brasília (AFP) - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades Wednesday in confrontations with a crowd of at least 25,000 marching on Brazil's presidential palace to demand the resignation of embattled President Michel Temer and an end to austerity reforms. Organized by leftist groups and trade unions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government watchdogs say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration misled Congress about an aggressive drug enforcement strategy that led to a series of deadly confrontations involving agents in Honduras.