By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels agreed to surrender a second besieged enclave in eastern Ghouta on Friday as their comrades in another insurgent pocket in the area continued their withdrawal after a month-long assault by the army. It will leave only one remaining rebel pocket in
By Elizabeth Piper and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the approval by European Union leaders on Friday of a transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the "new dynamic" in upcoming trade talks. Endorsing
By Angus Berwick MADRID (Reuters) - Twenty-five Catalan leaders will be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state, Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday, in a sharp escalation of legal action against separatists in the northeastern region. One of the leaders facing up to 25 years
Mallory Gibson, a music-business major at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), has spent her junior-year spring break surrounded by sand, surf, and palm trees. “This is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ms. Gibson, who moments earlier put down a nearly two-foot-long machete that she was using
A foreign official travels to Washington, books the Ivanka Suite at the Trump International Hotel for $1,595 per night, and later makes glowing comments about the hotel during a meeting at the White House with President Trump. Trump critics see the renting of the suite as an effort by a foreign government
Rajaa Abd Ali says the first time she felt discriminated against because of her gender was when she was 16 years old. Today, more than two decades later, she is running a project in the heart of Baghdad that’s helping women handle inequities and prejudice. “I suffered Iraqi society’s discrimination
“We are losing to China,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told a House committee on Wednesday. “China is not afraid, nor will it dodge a trade war,” China’s former Vice Commerce Minister Wei Jianguo responded in an interview with Bloomberg. On Thursday, the Trump administration pulled
Greece will continue its bilateral efforts to secure the release of two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey but is also counting on the support of its European allies, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday. The soldiers' case has heightened tension between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies which
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday announced criminal charges and sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator
An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker on Friday received a life sentence with a minimum 34-year jail term over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Ahmed Hassan had constructed a homemade bomb "to kill as many members of
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday he hopes to reach a deal in the next few months with Britain on the territory of Gibraltar after Brexit. Gibraltar has been under British control since 1713 but Madrid has long wanted it back. "We have already started bilateral talks with the United
After an hour of debate between the two sides, Akufo-Addo decided to move to bilateral talks, meeting first with the ruling party and then with representatives of the opposition, an AFP journalist said. President Faure Gnassingbe, who has been in power since 2005, is under pressure to stand down amid
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president on Friday welcomed more than 100 schoolgirls who were released by Boko Haram Wednesday after being kidnapped last month.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it has created a 76.25 million euro ($94 million) prize fund for the inaugural Nations League.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Several European Union countries said Friday they may follow Britain in expelling Russian diplomats, as EU chief Donald Tusk predicted member states would introduce more measures against Moscow for the poisoning of an ex-spy in England.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A Kurdish rebel group will withdraw from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Friday, it said in a statement, following threats of attack from Turkey's president who has launched a series of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel camps over the past week.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says in says 12 people have been killed and 40 others wounded in a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, in Helmand province said the 12 killed and 40
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says in says 12 people have been killed and 40 others wounded in a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
TYUMEN, Russia (AP) — Anastasia Kuzmina won the biathlon World Cup sprint title despite a 12th-place finish in Friday's race which cut her lead in the overall standings.
Skipper Asghar Stanikzai put a bout of appendicitis behind him to guide Afghanistan to a five-wicket victory over Ireland on Friday to qualify for next year's Cricket World Cup. Afghanistan, after losing their opening three qualifying games, suffered a middle-order wobble that looked to have handed
By clodagh kilcoyne COSHQUIN, Northern Ireland, March 23 (Reuters) - Gordon Crockett does not wish to suffer the same fate as his great-great grandfather, who began farming near the northernmost tip of Ireland before a border was ever erected on the island. The Crockett family farm was cut in two when
By Idrees Ali and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation, which