By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on Saturday to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible. Before any vote can
By Jack Kim and Nataly Pak SEOUL (Reuters) - Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday condemned Gambia President Yahya Jammeh's rejection of election results announced last week that saw him lose power after 22 years, and it urged all parties to refrain from violence. "(Security Council members) called on him to respect the choice
Arkansas same-sex parents will not be listed on their children’s birth certificates, the state’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The ruling by a four-member majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court determined that only biological parents can be listed on a child’s birth certificate. At the same time
Mohammed Zorgui is decked out in sweatpants, a teal Portugal soccer jersey, and a crisp New York Yankees cap. As he works the crowd in a smoked-filled cafe in Kasserine, Tunisia, he looks more American East Coast rapper than the Middle Eastern jihadist he once pledged to be – more Jay Z than Islamic
Donald Trump’s transition team has sent a list of 74 questions to the Energy Department (DOE), asking, among other things, for the identity of all employees and contractors involved in international climate meetings and domestic attempts to cut carbon emissions. The questionnaire specifically asked
According to the intelligence officials, the same hackers who shared files from the Democratic National Committee with WikiLeaks also accessed the Republican National Committee. For US intelligence agencies, the hackers' choice to withhold RNC documents is proof positive that they were trying to
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.
SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.
The winner of Ghana's presidential election Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday warned that African leaders who reject democracy were "fighting the tide of history", following his nation's high-stakes vote. Defying predictions that the presidential race would be neck-and-neck, Akufo-Addo sailed
Istanbul (AFP) - A car bomb exploded in the heart of Istanbul Saturday, wounding around 20 police officers, the interior minister said, quoted by the official Anadolu news agency.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Two explosions hit Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, and Turkish authorities say about 20 police officers have been wounded.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Saturday captured most of Palmyra after breaking through Syrian army defenses and securing the heights around the ancient city in eastern Syria following a surprise assault, a monitoring group and rebels said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory
Jamie Vardy broke his three-month goal drought with a hat-trick as Premier League champions Leicester City sensationally inflicted a humiliating 4-2 defeat on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday. At a rain-sodden King Power Stadium, Vardy hit his first top-flight treble and Andy King also
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish soccer team Bursaspor said none of its fans appeared to have been injured in an explosion outside one of Istanbul's main stadiums hours after the end of a match on Saturday. "We have contacted our fan groups. There appear to be no injuries among our fans. We wish
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa.
The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday. "Coalition warplanes targeted and killed Tunisian Boubaker al-Hakim, in Raqa, Syria" on November 26, Pentagon spokesman Ben Sakrisson said in a statement emailed to
A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey's top teams, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people had been wounded
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Many Turkish riot police officers were seriously wounded in a blast outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, a Reuters witness said. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the explosion appeared to have been caused by a car bomb targeting a riot police bus. The blast came
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella indicated Saturday he would move swiftly to appoint a new government, saying the country had pressing issues to address following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation. In comments that came against the backdrop of a looming banking crisis, Mattarella said
There are really only two possible explanations why two members of the Russian women's hockey team at the Sochi Olympics had urine samples that contained male DNA.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish interior minister: At least 20 people wounded by an explosion outside soccer stadium in Istanbul.
The sound of an explosion was heard on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, an AFP journalist reported. The cause and the location of the blast were not immediately clear but CNN Turk television reported that it took place close to the stadium of Istanbul's Besiktas football club. "I