By Gavin Jones and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Wednesday after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months' time. The 41-year-old's decision to quit after less than
Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes. The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe
Air strikes killed dozens of people, including many women and children, in an Islamic State-held town near Iraq's western border with Syria on Wednesday, two parliamentarians and local hospital sources said. The hospital sources said 55 civilians were killed, including 12 women and 19 children,
Joe McKnight was a 28-year-old black man and a 205-pound former NFL running back and kick returner. Ronald Gasser is a 54-year-old white man. When Mr. McKnight walked up to Mr. Gasser’s sedan midday Thursday, uttering obscenities at Gasser in what authorities would later describe as a road rage incident
The Trump transition team fired the son of Lt. General Michael Flynn – the president-elect’s pick for national security adviser – on Tuesday, after Gen. Flynn’s son tweeted that the fake-news story, which had inspired a gunman to storm a Washington, D.C., pizzeria, had yet to be “proven false,” and re-shared
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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.
SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.
Bartalla (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive.
MOSCOW (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund have together acquired a 19.5 percent stake in Russia's top state-controlled oil company, Rosneft, in a deal worth 10.5 billion euros ($11.3 billion), officials said Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker said he's disappointed by a recently released report about the state's failed attempt last year to purchase execution drugs from overseas.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay asked a judge Wednesday to secure a copy of a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, at which point they fear it might be
Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruises on Wednesday announced that they have received permission from the Cuban government to sail from the U.S. to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings plans sailings on ...
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned an injunction that ordered the indicted head of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, to step down, voting to allow him to continue in the post but not in the presidential line of succession. The 6-3 ruling defuses a clash
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of democracy on the continent.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey, placing a significant burden on his staff.
By Steve Holland and Warren Strobel NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate a third retired general for a top job in his new administration with the choice of a battle-hardened Marine commander to lead the agency set up after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to protect
Syria's Bashar al-Assad, whose forces have recaptured all but a fifth of east Aleppo from rebels, including its historic centre, said victory in the city will be a "huge step" towards ending the war. "It's true that Aleppo will be a win for us, but let's be realistic -- it