By Minami Funakoshi YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his country could join naval exercises with Japan, but repeated there would be no more war games with long-time ally the United States and again gave vent to his anger against Washington. Duterte also
By Isla Binnie and Antonio Denti CAMPI, Italy (Reuters) - Daylight revealed widespread damage in central Italy on Thursday after strong earthquakes overnight that caused panic and fear among residents just two months after a quake nearby killed hundreds. No one was killed this time, but dozens of people
Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to work together to put more pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama said. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North
Bilingual education is back on the ballot in California. At present, the Golden State public schools are required to teach most English learners in English-only programs. By voting "yes" on Proposition 58, California voters would make it easier for schools to decide how they teach English
Students at Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States, have petitioned to have the dress code changed, claiming that it shamed girls’ bodies and perpetuated rape culture. As it stands, the school's dress code bans see-through garments, spaghetti straps, hats, and gang-related
Two roadblocks threaten President Obama’s pivot to Asia. The first is the Philippines’ mercurial president, Rodrigo Duterte, who on Wednesday announced he would seek the departure of all US troops in his country within two years. The second is the US election campaign, in which both Democrat Hillary
A Wisconsin city clerk raised concerns about opening an early voting site on the state university’s Green Bay campus in part because she feared it would encourage more Democratic-leaning students to vote, a move that some say could suppress the vote along partisan ties. As early voting becomes a more
A United States law allowing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia could have "serious implications" for shared US-Gulf interests, a top Obama administration official said Thursday. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made the comments at the opening of a meeting with finance
A US general told AFP on Thursday that between 800 and 900 Islamic State group fighters have been killed since the Iraqi-led operation to recapture Mosul from the jihadists began. "Just in the operations over the last week and a half associated with Mosul, we estimate they've probably killed
The EU and Canada scrapped plans for a summit Thursday in Brussels, a European source said, as Belgium sought more time to find a way to support a landmark transatlantic trade deal. "Today's summit is cancelled. European Council President Donald Tusk had said early Wednesday that Canadian
By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Ardent Leisure Group, the owner of a theme park where four people were killed on a water ride, said on Thursday it would do everything to help the victims' families. Officials at the company's annual general meeting said they would offer financial
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's foreign minister assured the United States on Thursday that the political deadlock in the country will ease soon since opposition lawmakers have agreed to end their boycott of the parliament and attend its upcoming plenary session.
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official says Russia will destroy all of its chemical weapons by the end of next year, a year earlier than previously announced.
Europe is not slipping into the same dark tunnel of hate and nationalism that it did in the 1930s, one of the continent's leading historians told AFP. Despite the rise of populist and extreme right-wing parties across the continent, Professor Ian Kershaw -- the acclaimed biographer of Hitler --
Dozens of migrants, including children, were left wandering Thursday through France's "Jungle" camp after sleeping rough on the edges of the burnt-out Calais settlement. Excavators began tearing down remaining shelters a day after the official operation to clear the camp came to a dramatic
By Michael Georgy FADILIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighter Germad Yihya stood on a small berm overlooking a village where he said Islamic State militants had been defeated. A day earlier, a suicide bomber had rushed out of the thick green vegetation and killed five of his comrades after
BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to have one of Belgium's regions lift a veto on the European Union's free trade deal with Canada continue on the day that the landmark agreement was supposed to be officially signed in Brussels.
The number of early applicants to British universities from other European Union countries has dropped by 9 percent year-on-year following Britain's vote to leave the EU, official data showed. The figures may be an early sign that the vote has deterred EU nationals from coming to study in Britain
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and opener Dean Elgar plundered centuries in a run rampage during their final tour game Thursday before next week's first Test against Australia. Du Plessis (102 retired), opener Dean Elgar (117 retired) and Quinton de Kock (99) hit out against a South Australian
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Nations' refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected by the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.
Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago. After a night of heavy rain, rescuers workers were trying to assess the full extent of the latest disaster
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank, under pressure from an impending settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, reported 278 million euros ($303 million) in net profit for the third quarter as it strengthened its financial buffers against loss.
ROME (AP) — Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi could be out for up to four months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.