BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine. In a statement on Friday, the Turkish military said a fleet of
By Kay Johnson and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United
The deputy head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS will not seek to renew his term in office though it is not reasonable to link his departure to a sexual harassment allegation that proved unsubstantiated, a spokesman said on Friday. Luiz Loures' exit was the second of a high-level United Nations official
On a recent afternoon in a Johannesburg movie theater, the audience laughed appreciatively. Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the “Black Panther” universe, after all, Wakanda is secretly the world’s most advanced civilization, a gilded city-state that looks like Star Wars met Singapore in the
With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false
Russia will try to meddle in the upcoming 2018 US mid-term elections. Will Washington be unified in defense of America when they do? Kremlin-linked social media trolls and bots, as revealed in last week’s indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russians and three Russian companies, are just
Earlier this year, the South African city of Cape Town was told that it would make history by April 16. On that date, dubbed Day Zero, it was expected to become the world’s first major city to run out of water because of an extended drought. Rather, the people of Cape Town have cut their water consumption
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States targeted North Korea in a new wave of sanctions on Friday directed at one person, 27 companies and 28 vessels, according to a statement on the U.S. Treasury Department's website. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the new measures
The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Friday what it said was its largest North Korea-related sanctions in a bid to disrupt North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels and to further isolate Pyongyang. The sanctions target one person, 27 companies and 28 vessels. "Treasury is aggressively
A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation. The U.S. District
By Christine Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would launch the "largest-ever" package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on the reclusive country to giving up its nuclear and missile programs
NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president's eldest son heaped praise on the Indian media Friday, and accused American journalists of unfair criticism, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.
Leftist former mayor of Bogota Gustavo Petro leads polls ahead of Colombia's presidential election in May when voters will choose a successor to Juan Manuel Santos, according to a survey on Friday by the National Consulting Center. Petro, once a member of the now-defunct M-19 rebel movement and
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The hometown crowd, new to the Olympic sport of curling, roared as South Korea's last shot in the final end of regulation knocked away a Japanese stone and slid across the target.
South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution. Kim Yong Chol will head an eight-member delegation to arrive on Sunday for the Games' closing
Jose Mourinho said Friday he respects Paul Pogba's "professionalism" following reports of a heated training ground row with the out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder. "You saw the game against Seville," said Mourinho.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump announced last year that the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, setting in motion the move of the embassy
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As Fredrik Lindstroem cruised to the finish line to secure gold for Sweden in the men's biathlon relay Friday night, the stadium announcer at the Alpensia Biathlon Center belted out "the king is on fire!"
US President Donald Trump will on Friday announce sanctions against 56 North Korea-linked shipping and trade entities, hailing the "largest-ever" package of sanctions on the Pyongyang regime. Trump will use a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of "
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior administration official said Friday. President Donald Trump was set to announce
Poland's right-wing government is preparing to strip the rank of members of the communist military council that enforced martial law in the 1980s, including Poland's only astronaut, a newspaper reported on Friday. The ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) has made much of its efforts
PARIS (AP) — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Canada's topsy-turvy Olympics was dealt a heavy blow Friday night as Germany shocked the two-time defending Olympic champions 4-3 in the men's hockey semifinals.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of European Union nations — minus Britain's prime minister — met Friday to begin what are expected to be acrimonious talks on how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Britain's departure.