Warplanes struck an opposition-held area in Syria's southwestern Deraa province on Tuesday, a war monitor and local activists reported, a military escalation in territory where government forces are threatening a major offensive. Rebel forces control swathes of territory in southwestern Syria, which
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italy wants Europe's border agency to stop migrants in transit countries before they board boats rather than working in the Mediterranean, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday. Pressure from Italy and Germany has helped prompt the EU to agree next
By A. Ananthalakshmi, Kevin Krolicki and Emily Chow KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime
When Julie Frady planned to make a poster to protest the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” immigration policy last week, she wanted to find the perfect Bible verse to stand against it, she says, one nobody else would expect. Since she joined about 60 protesters who marched in front of the
Elections – how they’re set up, how they’re carried out – have been an important theme in the current Supreme Court term. Justices considered cases on everything from appropriate voting booth attire to methods of drawing election district lines. The gerrymander issue, dealing with partisan manipulation
In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court hinted at how it may someday decide on partisan gerrymandering, or the drawing of electoral districts by state legislators to keep one party in power. Individual voters, the justices concluded, must first show whether they were harmed by the boundaries
Alaa Khaled finds nothing unusual about being both a devout Muslim and a women’s activist, insisting she is an activist because she is a Muslim. “As a Muslim it is incumbent on me to fight for social justice for my country, my citizens, and my gender,” Ms. Khaled says while protesting austerity measures
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: "Good luck Costa Rica!"
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State broadcaster
China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war. Trump said Monday his
President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. The family separations, documented by online videos of
Britain responded to an outcry over the U.S. separation of immigrant parents and children by saying on Tuesday it was happy with its own rules not to separate families and that child welfare was a top priority. On Monday, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump - who visits Britain next month
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hannover Re will no longer invest in companies that earn 25 percent or more of revenue from mining or burning coal, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The German reinsurance group is the latest to adopt a greener investment policy as the industry comes under pressure from environmental
By Camilla Knudsen OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund's process to blacklist firms for producing too much greenhouse gases has taken longer than expected, but recent clarifications from its ethics watchdog could mean a decision is near, a top official told Reuters. The fund is
A demand by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies for border checks within the European Union to curb migration into Germany is unacceptable to the neighboring Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday. Babis said the 28-country EU still has a lot to do on migration,
Senior officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey held "substantive" talks on Tuesday on how Syria's constitutional committee will be set up and will function, and more such talks are planned within weeks, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said. The discussions in Geneva were the first visible
PARIS (AP) — A top European Union court has ruled that French far-right leader Marine le Pen must return 300,000 euros ($346,000) to the European Parliament for funds incorrectly paid to an assistant.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's education minister says the Algerian government is taking the "extreme measure" of temporarily suspending the entire country's internet connection during national high school exams to stop cheating and the leaking of answers.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia's recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter's death.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday. "The two principals will meet in Addis Ababa upon the invitation extended by his excellency, Prime
PARIS (AP) — The Palace of Versailles, one of France's top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees.