By Thomas Escritt and Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sought on Saturday to reassure the country's 3 million people of Turkish descent it would stand by them as a row with Ankara escalates, saying they were not the target of changes to government policy on Turkey. In a letter published
Four German women, including a 16-year-old girl, who joined Islamic State in recent years are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday. Lorenz Haase, senior public prosecutor in the eastern German city of Dresden, said he could confirm
Iran demanded on Saturday that the United States release Iranians detained there, a day after U.S. president Donald Trump called on the Islamic Republic to release three U.S. citizens. "America should quickly release Iranian prisoners in the country," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi
“The meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit ... confirmed the expected naivete of the American president. “I did not know whether to laugh or cry when Trump and Putin announced they wanted to set up a cyber security unit, so that election-tampering
Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Thank you for your June 12 cover story, “The story of prisoner 5770102414.” Being a published writer, activist, and advocate against the mistreatment of prisoners, I could only empathize with Prontip Mankong. As the mother of a 5-year-old, I want
António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. Just two examples: Malaysia reduced poverty levels from about half the population in 1970 to under
Should the government be able to take your money, car, or home without charging you with a crime? For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a “careful” plan to expand the program amounts to a common-sense approach to support law enforcement and weaken criminal enterprises amid an uptick in violent crime.
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
Tom Daley held off Olympic champion Chen Aisen of China to add 10m platform gold to the silver he had won just hours earlier on Saturday at the world aquatic championships. After taking silver with partner Grace Reid in the afternoon's 3m synchro springboard final for Britain, Daley went one better
Syria on Saturday announced a ceasefire in one of the last rebel strongholds near Damascus after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on a safe zone for the besieged opposition enclave. With many of its towns and villages ravaged by bombardments in the six-year conflict, Eastern Ghouta near the capital
BERLIN (AP) — A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters marched through the Venezuelan capital toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court on Saturday, chanting and waving flags in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.
Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Geneva-based international health organization Medicins Sans Frontieres — also known as Doctors Without Borders — says it has opened an outpatient clinic in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. The announcement comes nearly two years after U.S. airstrikes devastated
The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village. "Of course it is a relief to have found them, but it brings back memories because a tragedy like that, one doesn't forget
LONDON (AP) — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.
A Lebanese mediator was killed on Saturday in a second day of fighting between the powerful Hezbollah group and militants near the border with Syria, the official news agency said. "Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between fighters and Hezbollah... was wounded when his car was hit by shelling
Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage. Some posters and placards denounced leaders regarded as homophobic, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald
French President Emmanuel Macron will call the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine on Monday to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, his office said in a statement, as world powers step up efforts to try to end the violence in the region. The conversations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin,
By Marcin Goettig and Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed a growing wave of criticism from key allies and worries at home by approving an overhaul of the Supreme Court that its critics say will undermine judicial independence. Amid mass protests