Prime Minister Theresa May said she will listen to Scotland's concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union but that the devolved Scottish government will not have a veto over the Brexit negotiations. Scotland wants to have more detail about how the British government plans to leave the
Around a dozen Hong Kong universities draped large banners calling for the city's independence on China's National Day, defying authorities with demands for the Chinese controlled territory to split with mainland China. Large banners reading "Hong Kong independence" were strung up
By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away. Ex-Soviet Georgia is overwhelmingly
Before I was in high school, in the 1948-56 era, the word “gender” was only used in basic English grammar to distinguish certain pronouns that had precise meanings based on the sex of the subject at hand, such as him and her. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? When I finally got to
In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice,"
For perhaps the first time ever, a former Florida cop's baking skills (or lack thereof) made national news, after he allegedly sent an apology cake to a woman he accidentally tased in 2015. Although sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers resigned after the incident took place, his confection apology did
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks.
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton put himself in the best possible position to wrest back the lead in the Formula One drivers championship by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm as it continues roaring across the Caribbean Sea on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.
High-profile Conservatives outlined proposals for a post-Brexit system of work permits on Saturday, highlighting the pressure Prime Minister Theresa May faces to cut immigration and appease eurosceptics while addressing the concerns of business leaders. May is due to speak on Sunday during the first
Four people died in eastern India when police opened fire during clashes with villagers who allege state-run NTPC Ltd violate forestry rights and does not offer enough compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site. Senior police officer M.S. Bhatia said the deaths occurred after "hundreds
MOSCOW (Reuters) - "Direct aggression" by the United States toward the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to "frightening, tectonic shifts" in the Middle East, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Saturday. Russia and the
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. drone captured five years ago.
The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London -- whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River Thames to pass through -- carries 21,000 vehicles and some 40,000 people per day. "This heavy use has had an effect on timber decking of the bridge, which was last refurbished
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel says Germans need to understand their own history better to lay the right foundations for the country's future.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the drug war —
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the country's remote north, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became the first bees to be added to the federal list of endangered and threatened species, according to U.S. wildlife managers. The bees, so named for yellow-to-white facial markings, once crowded Hawaii and Maui
Indian bowlers made early inroads into the New Zealand batting to leave the visitors reeling at 85 for four at tea on day two of the second Test in Kolkata Saturday. The visitors were still trailing India, who posted 316 in their first innings, by 295 runs when rain interrupted play, forcing the umpires
By Rebekah Kebede KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed toward Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour (250 kph) forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes as islanders braced for its arrival. Matthew
BEIJING (AP) — Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.