By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany must use the window of opportunity that opens up after elections in both countries to inject new momentum into their single currency project or risk its failure, a leading French think tank warned on Monday. In a 77-page report entitled
Hong Kong's chief executive-elect Carrie Lam met with the city's incumbent and unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying on Monday, calling for a "smooth and effective" transition of power amidst heightened tensions. Lam was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is forecast
Muhannad Qaiconie, one of the organizers of the gathering, mingles easily among the guests. Just two years ago, having fled the war in Syria, Mr. Qaiconie was preparing to embark on a perilous journey to Europe. Once in Germany, he faced more hardships – loneliness, lack of work, uncertainty over whether
Just three months after Time magazine chose Donald Trump as 2016 Person of the Year, it has published a cover story – with the headline “Is Truth Dead?” – that charges the president is a “strategic misleader.” The article details many of Mr. Trump’s unproven accusations but then concludes his strategy
Colorado's state legislature is considering an unusual plan to defend the state's marijuana industry from a federal crackdown under the Trump administration. The bill would allow growers and sellers to reclassify their recreational marijuana as medical “based on a business need due to a change
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved
More than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday over objections from the major nuclear powers. Some 123 UN members announced in October that they would launch the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding nuclear ban treaty, even as most of the
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye for the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that
China's fledgling revival under Marcello Lippi will be tested by Asia's top team Iran in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, while Australia need to return to winning ways when they play UAE. China shocked South Korea 1-0 last week for their first win of Asia's final qualifying groups, and
By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protest leaders said on Monday that police intend to charge at least nine activists, including students and academics, who helped organize or lead Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in 2014. News of the move to charge the activists comes a day after a
By Minami Funakoshi and Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - A Vietnamese man held in a solitary cell at an immigration detention center in Japan died on Saturday, raising fresh questions over the monitoring of individuals in the country's detention system. The man died at the East Japan Immigration
Philippine troops have rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels, the military said on Monday, the second such operation in four days as security forces step up offensives against the notorious Islamist group. The three men were kidnapped from a ship eight months ago, and their rescue
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom
HOUSTON (AP) — Lou Williams scored 31 points while James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists as the Houston Rockets cruised to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) — An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer said.
Bulgaria's center-right GERB party led in a parliamentary election, scoring 32.58 percent of the vote with 89.7 percent of ballots counted on Monday, data from the electoral commission showed. The Socialist party (BSP) was in second place with 26.8 percent of the vote, followed by the nationalist
Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. "We are going to put an end to the AFP, like it or not," said Luis Mesina, coordinator of the protest
Glencore said on Monday it was halting operations at its Collinsville and Newlands coal mines in Australia ahead of Cyclone Debbie's arrival in northern Queensland on Tuesday. "We are preparing to temporarily suspend production at our Collinsville and Newlands coal mines but do not envisage
OAKLAND, California (AP) — The Warriors took a big step forward in securing home-court advantage in the playoffs with yet another offensive surge in the second half, keyed by a stifling defense.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.
TOKYO (AP) — Authorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia's four-goal third period as the Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 in the NHL on Sunday night.
A century stand by Kane Williamson and Jeet Raval put New Zealand in a commanding position at tea on day three of the third Test against South Africa in Hamilton on Monday. New Zealand, battling to square the series in the deciding Test, were 209 for one, 105 behind South Africa's first innings