By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, the isolated state's rubber-stamp parliament, will hold a meeting on April 11, the North's state media said on Thursday, just weeks before an historic summit between North and South Korea. The decision to hold
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will drive the Kurdish YPG militia away from the Syrian border if it does not reach agreement with the United States on a plan to remove the group from Syria's Manbij region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. "If this plan is not realised, the only
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday imposed amid political upheaval on the Indian Ocean island chain. "Though there still exists a diminished threat to national security, because the nation can now continue without further losses incurred
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat against Australia in the third test on Thursday as Kagiso Rabada was selected, as expected, after overturning a two-match ban.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One driver's title in three of the last four years, but the Mercedes driver said Thursday on the eve of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that he believes this year could be one of the most competitive yet in the sport.
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By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Global energy
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over allegations that late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi funded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published Thursday. The morning after he was charged in one of
An Indonesian volcano belched thick clouds of sulphuric gas on Wednesday, sending 30 people to hospital and prompting the closure of the popular tourist and mining site. "Because of this incident, the public - tourists or miners - are not allowed near the crater until further notice," said
Inside, the gunmen executed eight security personnel and three aid staff working for the United Nations, according to security sources and photos seen by Reuters. It was the first publicly-acknowledged killing of aid staff by Boko Haram insurgents, but for humanitarians struggling to reach millions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media are reporting that philosopher Dariush Shayegan, known for his book "Cultural Schizophrenia," has died at the age of 83.
BEIJING (AP) — China's merging of its major government-owned broadcast networks under the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm aims to strengthen the party's control over messaging at a time when Beijing is struggling to sooth concerns about its rising global influence, analysts and state
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to "step up" to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users. "We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve
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A top conglomerate Thursday said it was in talks to sell Turkey's largest media holding to a tycoon close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, raising fears of a new tightening of government control on the press. Dogan Holding said in a statement that talks had begun on the sale of Dogan Media Group