By Andreas Rinke and Bettina Borgfeld BERLIN/GREIFSWALD, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, poised to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, and her center-left challenger Martin Schulz urged supporters on Saturday to keep fighting for votes with a third of the electorate still
By John Irish and Yara Bayoumy UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - At the entrance to the United Nations building in New York a sign advertises an upcoming party to celebrate the end of the annual gathering of world leaders. Next to it a weathered box with crumpled papers urges people to donate for Syrian refugees
A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government held talks with the Iraqi ruling Shi'ite coalition in Baghdad on Saturday, two days before a planned referendum on secession from Iraq. "The delegation will discuss the referendum but the referendum is still happening," Hoshiyar Zebari
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and
Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment. Decluttering would be a two-month, full-time job, which I haven’t been willing to devote myself to at this
As he considers what to do about the 2015 international agreement with Iran that he disdains, President Trump may be about to lob the ball into the international community’s court. Rather than pulling the United States out of the deal as he has long threatened, Mr. Trump may instead agree to stick with
Polls of Americans consistently show they put more trust in the Supreme Court than in the two elected branches of government (Congress and the presidency). Now a new poll may explain why the high court still enjoys legitimacy as the nation’s final arbiter of constitutional principles. The poll, conducted
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's main Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party have gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
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.
By Michelle Nichols and Phil Stewart UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was "inevitable" after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man", in a further escalation of rhetoric between
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on closing Mexico-bound car traffic at the nation's busiest border crossing for construction work (all times local):
Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed
Hundreds of women thronged a sports stadium for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia's national day Saturday, celebrated across the conservative kingdom with a raucous display of concerts, folk dance and fireworks. The presence of women at the King Fahd stadium marks a departure from previous celebrations
Italy's populist 5-Star Movement (M5S) unveiled its candidate for prime minister Saturday as it braces to attempt a revolutionary shift from protest to ruling party. Political darling Luigi di Maio, 31, considered the reassuring face of Italy's anti-establishment insurgency, pocketed 30,936
To his admirers, Luigi Di Maio, the man anointed Saturday as the 5-Star Movement's candidate for prime minister, is the reassuring face of Italy's populist political insurgency. Detractors portray him as a lightweight opportunist ready to say whatever it takes to secure the keys to the Palazzo
North Korea's foreign minister assailed US President Donald Trump at the United Nations on Saturday, deriding him as a "mentally deranged" leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation. In his first address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump called leader
By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday as a dam in the U.S. territory's northwest threatened to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo
Tullow Oil said Saturday it would restart drilling by the end of the year after a ruling in a maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found that "Ghana did not violate the sovereign rights" of Ivory Coast by drilling for oil
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.
Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations next week. It is time for the government of Great Britain to clearly state