At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise building in Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. Everyone had been evacuated from the building, state TV said, but firefighters were still trying to control the blaze and police have cordoned off the area. Rescue teams
Poland's priority in Brexit talks will be to obtain a guarantee that the current rights of Poles living in Britain will be upheld, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday in Warsaw's first reaction to a decisive speech by her British counterpart. In a highly anticipated speech on Wednesday
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing both Simon Tam's band and the federal government. The band has been fighting for trademark recognition since the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) first denied it to them in 2011. The government, meanwhile, considers
Joey Valle has been keeping a kind of vigil in front of Trump Tower for the past week or so. Wearing his red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, Mr. Valle is standing on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Prada store across the street, holding up his smart phone to shoot a livestream video feed on Instagram
Europe has seen a surge in right-wing populism in recent years, driven by anti-immigration sentiments and economic dissatisfaction with the EU. In the coming years, the pressure will likely be on leaders like Mr. Tajani to strike a balance between appeasing right-wing populists while maintaining a more
When a group of African nations stands up to a dictator, the world should take notice – perhaps a lesson about democracy has taken root on the continent. Gambia held an election on Dec. 1 and its longtime ruler, President Yahya Jammeh, surprisingly lost the vote. Mr. Jammeh demolished the electoral
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbekistan wild card Denis Istomin.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic was sensationally knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open by unheralded Uzbek Denis Istomin in a major shock on Thursday. The 117th-ranked Istomin ousted the six-time winner 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in 4hr 48min on Rod Laver Arena. It was
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the 12 people killed in the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin a month ago.
By Stephen Adler and Elizabeth Piper DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Finance minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that Britain would be forced to find different ways to remain competitive if there was no "comprehensive trading relationship" after Brexit. At the World
An avalanche hit a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy overnight after a series of strong earthquakes in the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday. "Around 30 people are unaccounted for, between guests and workers at the Hotel Rigopiano
Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday following a fire. State television said 200 firefighters had been called to the scene and 38 had already been injured battling
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans. New international safety standards also begin to kick-in
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China in May to attend a multilateral summit, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday, making his second visit to Beijing since taking office as he seeks to further distance himself from Washington. Duterte has carried out a stunning U-turn in Philippines
Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday. The eight others - four of them government soldiers
The number of miners killed in South Africa's mines fell in 2016 to a new record low of 73 from 77 in 2015 following a crackdown by the government, mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. It was the ninth consecutive year that fatalities fell as the industry in the world's top platinum
Several people have died after a ski hotel was hit by a huge avalanche in earthquake-ravaged central Italy, local media reported Thursday quoting rescue services. "There are many dead," Antonio Crocetta, the head of a group of Alpine police coordinating the rescue effort was quoted as saying
Kevin Durant took it to his former team on Wednesday, erupting for 40 points to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who scored 39 points in the Warriors 26-point win over the Thunder in November, was brutally efficient, connecting on 13 of
Disgraced Asian title-holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports after being banned from this year's AFC Champions League over a domestic match-fixing scandal, the club said Thursday. "We have decided to appeal the case to the CAS to justify our participation
US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganisation that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported Thursday. "The bank is weighing transferring up to 1,000 employees to Frankfurt, including traders