By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing. Britain would increase in presence in the waters after it sent
Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile. Washington has said Iran is defying a U.N. resolution calling on it not to
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to put on trial an embassy security guard who shot dead two Jordanians. In a statement, the Jordanian monarch said Netanyahu's behavior towards the security guard,
As livestock began to die six months ago, and the parched earth ran dry, a handful of people in this self-declared republic had a novel idea: create a WhatsApp group called Daryeel, “Caring,” to spread the news of their need. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” smiles Ali Mohamoud Kabadhe, one of
This fall, a United States district judge will hear a landmark case: For the first time, the federal government is pursuing a case of female genital mutilation on American soil. Defense lawyers have said they will argue a freedom of religion defense – setting the stage for an explosive test of Americans
“I was raised on the most progressive politics,” says Jon (pronounced “Joan”) Milazzo, who co-owns Retrofit Home, a furniture shop on a busy corner of downtown Seattle. A native Vermonter who moved west about 30 years ago, Ms. Milazzo is all for the idea that employees – especially those at the bottom
The Trump presidency has, at times, adopted the style and tone of “The Apprentice,” the reality television show that made Donald Trump a household name. The Sessions imbroglio suggests to political observers that Mr. Trump has fealty to his and his own first, a stance that could jeopardize his own policy
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.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Are the United States and North Korea moving closer to another war? Though often referred to as the "Forgotten War" in the United States, it is anything but forgotten in North Korea. The July 27 anniversary of the Korean War armistice is celebrated as a major national
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A joint U.S. and Afghan military operation in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province killed two al-Qaida-linked leaders and led to the capture of a third, a government official said Thursday.
Germany on Thursday ordered luxury car brand Porsche to recall 22,000 vehicles across Europe over emissions test cheating amid a widening election-year scandal. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters that "illegal" software disguising the true level of polluting emissions had
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board will approve later on Thursday a fix for more than 300,000 older Volkswagen AG diesel cars, two people briefed on the matter said. The fix will include hardware and software upgrades
ISTANBUL (AP) — A severe summer storm has hit Istanbul, with reports of heavy rains flooding the Turkish city's streets and underpasses and hail damaging windows and knocking down trees.
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia continued to be hit by a decline in its core networks sector in the second quarter with almost flat sales, and cautioned Thursday that a weakening in networks would be greater than previously expected.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for the execution of a Palestinian who stabbed to death three Israelis last week as tensions rose over new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. "The death penalty for terrorists –- it's time to implement it in severe cases," he
NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger has released two songs which he says are urgent responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in."
Vernon Philander again proved a thorn in England's side as Alastair Cook held firm against South Africa on Thursday's first day of the third Test at The Oval. At tea, on a rain-marred day, England were 149 for four after winning the toss. Former captain Cook was 72 not out after more than four
London (AFP) - England were 149 for four after winning the toss at tea on the first day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister has announced plans to resign over differences with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party.
(In this July 26th story, makes clear in para 30 local recruits are internationally supervised) By Angus MacSwan SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq (Reuters) - As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from Islamic State, homemade bombs and explosives laid on an industrial scale by the insurgents
By Denis Pinchuk SAVONLINNA, Finland (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would be forced to retaliate if Washington pressed ahead with what he called illegal new sanctions against Moscow, describing U.S. conduct towards his country as boorish and unreasonable. Putin, speaking