By Sophie Louet and Bate Felix PARIS (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win election as French president risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers
INKHIL, Syria (Reuters) - Leaping over bombed roofs and jumping through damaged window frames, a group of teenagers run and swing their way through buildings left dilapidated by six years of war in the southern Syrian town of Inkhil. The young men practise Parkour across rebel-held Inkhil, saying they
By Chen Aizhu BEIJING (Reuters) - As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). For decades, the Chinese oil
The order was merely an example of the president’s use of the “bully pulpit, serving the purpose of highlighting President Trump’s focus on immigration enforcement,” the administration’s council told US District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Judge Orrick put a temporary halt to
It had been more than six decades – 60 long years – since Erhard Zeinert last pulled the ropes that rang the bells of his village church. Esther Zeiher had, accidentally, come across an old map of Europe. It showed the Via Regia, a medieval commerce and pilgrimage trail that wound its way through Germany
Five months after ending Latin America’s longest guerrilla war, Colombia has finally set up a truth commission, a type of panel that other post-conflict countries have tried in hopes of healing social wounds. Colombia’s peace process might give hope to neighboring Venezuela. Venezuela’s rising violence
For years, China has been pegged as the sole country with the heft and influence to dissuade North Korea from its pursuit of nuclear weapons – and of missiles capable of carrying those weapons to targets as far away as the United States. Indeed, dozens of countries in Asia and beyond have a hand in
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act "before North Korea does." In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the international
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — A second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe has been completed, the Hungarian government said Friday.
Major transportation networks, schools and banks were partially shut down across much of Brazil on Friday in what protesters called a general strike against austerity reforms in Latin America's biggest country. Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city and financial powerhouse, was worst hit.
By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Trade between the United Kingdom's four nations could be disrupted if Scotland wins a different divorce deal with the European Union, a letter from Brexit minister David Davis published by the Scottish government said on Friday. Scotland, where a majority
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald
Leaders of all faiths should unite in renouncing religious extremism and counter the "barbarity of those who foment hatred and violence," Pope Francis said on Friday at the start of a two-day visit to Cairo. "Let us say once more a firm and clear 'No!' to every form of violence
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in morning trading Friday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings. Real estate stocks lagged the most, while energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. Several technology companies were moving higher after
North Korea's missile tests are a threat to global peace and security and Britain will work with international partners to maintain pressure on Pyongyang, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. Speaking to television cameras alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a bilateral meeting
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.
Nicotine addicts in Bosnia are warned three times on their cigarette packets that "Pusenje ubija" ("Smoking kills") -- but this isn't an attempt to hammer home the health message. The warning is printed in each of Bosnia's three official languages, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally. Secretary of
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel, Palestinian health officials said Friday.
EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27 European Union leaders to endorse a text on the issue when they meet on Saturday without Britain to adopt