The U.S. and Chinese militaries have reduced the risk of encounters between them having "unintended consequences", a top U.S. official said on Monday, while China reiterated it would not accept interference in the South China Sea. There have been a series of incidents in recent years, most
By Alessandra Prentice and Anton Zverev SLOVIANSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict
A 16-year-old Afghan youth who was arrested on Sunday had been in contact via WhatsApp with an 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich two days earlier and also met him just before the attack, Bavarian officials said. Thomas Steinkraus-Koch, senior public prosecutor in Munich, told a news
The "Republic and Democracy" rally, held in Istanbul's central Taksim Square, comes after the failed coup on July 15, in which at least 246 people were killed and more than 2,000 wounded, and a subsequent crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. "The coup attempt was done against
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Did the Russian government hack the Democratic National Committee in order to support Donald Trump? In an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook blamed the leak of DNC emails on “Russian state actors.” Mr. Mook argued that the hack could be a sign of Russian interference
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made no mystery of his desire to block Donald Trump’s run for the White House, but he will go one step farther at the Democratic Convention on Wednesday by officially endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton. The rare politician unbound to a party, Mr. Bloomberg
Ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, many in Northern Ireland have worried about its peace with the Republic of Ireland, its southern neighbor, open borders between them, and a loss of agricultural subsidies and billions more in EU funding. In her first visit to Northern
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston will be the next director of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Currier's board of trustees announced Monday.
A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in a week of attacks that has shaken the country. The 27-year-old assailant wounded 15 people, four of them seriously, in the southern
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister is attending an Arab League summit in the Mauritanian capital but isn't spending the night there after his health minister questioned the impoverished African nation's ability to host top delegations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were pulling back in early trading Monday following four weeks of gains as investors work through another batch of corporate earnings and look ahead to this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting. Yahoo fell after Verizon Communications announced it would buy most of Yahoo'
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the divided nations of Southeast Asia to forge a consensus on how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, appealing to the 10 countries to embrace a rules-based international system to resolve those differences peacefully
The Democratic Party kicks off its national convention Monday to anoint Hillary Clinton its presidential nominee, as a row over leaked emails showing party leaders sought to undermine campaign rival Bernie Sanders threatened to upstage the gathering. Sanders lost the primary race but he has endorsed
By Daren Butler and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers,
The United Nations warned on Monday that the Libya conflict was preventing some 279,000 children from attending school across the war-torn country. "Recently released data from Libya’s Ministry of Education paints an alarming picture of education access," the UN's Office for the Coordination
GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva prosecutor's office says Swiss authorities have frozen assets belonging to a Russian banker once close to President Vladimir Putin.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Monday that a video in Arabic found on the mobile phone of the Syrian who set off a bomb in the Bavarian town of Ansbach showed that it was a terrorist attack. "A provisional translation by an interpreter shows that he expressly
MOSCOW (AP) — At least eight Russian athletes are set to miss next month's games in Rio de Janeiro under new IOC rules prohibiting former dopers from competing, Russia's top Olympic official said.
(Reuters) - Congo Republic opposition leader Paulin Makaya was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for his role in protests against a referendum proposing a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the High Court of Brazzaville ruled. Makaya was charged on four counts including "incitement
A fast-moving wildfire that has killed one person and destroyed more than a dozen homes in the drought-parched canyons northwest of Los Angeles, had scorched more than 33,000 acres of land by early Monday, fire officials said. Nearly 3,000 firefighters were battling to contain the blaze, which was threatening
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Officers accused of staging a failed coup in Turkey will stand trial in an Ankara district laden with symbolism for the country's recent history - the scene of an army show of strength before a "post-modern coup" ousted its first Islamist-led government
LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to find a "practical solution" to ensure there will be no new border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when the U.K. leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.
Turkish Airlines said Monday it had fired 211 employees over suspected links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen and behaviour "conflicting with the interest of our country" in the wake of last week's coup. The authorities accuse 75-year-old Gulen of running a group it labels the Fethullah