BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 18 Kurdish YPG fighters and media officials were killed in Turkish air strikes on a headquarters of the militia in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The YPG, a U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on voters on Tuesday to drop the "tribal politics" of the past and back her plan for leaving the European Union, bringing her election message of "strong leadership" to Wales. May is targeting Wales
BERLIN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two in Israel, as he threatened to do if the foreign minister met with an Israeli rights group. Gabriel
If his talk can inspire Israel and its neighbors to live in peace someday, perhaps it will be remembered as long as the Holocaust will be. The third way accepts the need for Jewish solidarity and the goal of preventing genocide but adopts the Jewish value of respecting all men and women, regardless
Dressed all in black and with a string of prayer beads wrapped around his wrist, the bearded election monitor in Istanbul's conservative Fatih district predicted that a “yes” result to expand presidential powers would heal Turkey’s deep divisions, and usher in an era of utopian calm. “Turkey will
Dale Baich has watched 13 people die in the Arizona death chamber. One in particular has stayed with him: convicted murderer Joe Woods, who took nearly two hours to die. In some respects, Mr. Baich, a capital defense attorney, had no option but to be there for a client.
When Marine Le Pen was a child growing up in Paris, her friends never slept over – their parents wouldn’t allow it. Ms. Le Pen describes in her autobiography, “A Contre Flots,” or “Against the Current,” a childhood that was full of insults, suffering, and injustice – all simply because of her family
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
Two years after Burundi's president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee. The UN estimates that at least 500 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a third term
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court ruled on Tuesday against the extradition of three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece last July following a failed coup attempt against the Ankara government. Greece's top court blocked the extradition of all eight in January, angering Turkey which then issued
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister will face his critics in the European Union parliament when the legislature debates his country's situation, including legal changes seen as limiting academic freedom.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West, used "phishing
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a U.S. allegation Moscow was supplying arms to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan was unsubstantiated. The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia
The two candidates vying to become France's next president attended a sombre ceremony Tuesday honouring the policeman killed on the Champs Elysees, as they ramp up a campaign marked by security jitters. Centrist politician Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen stood grim-faced among
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. The exercise took place as a U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South
By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Lawmakers from a leading European rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a monitoring watchlist, citing concerns over what they say is the stifling of dissent and rights violations under President Tayyip Erdogan as he concentrates power. The vote to open the
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations needs massive funds to avert famine in Yemen and warring parties there must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday as he opened a donor conference in Geneva. A U.N. appeal for $1.2
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.
Pollsters picked the two candidates to make it into next month's French presidential election run-off, going some way to restoring their reputation in financial markets before other important votes across Europe. Centrist Emmanuel Macron won Sunday's first round vote with 23.91 percent. Far-right
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels their planned talks in Jerusalem because of his meeting with groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank, but downplayed the spat.
PARIS (AP) — The magnate behind LVMH is to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a multibillion-dollar deal.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's high administrative court on Tuesday dealt a new blow to the main opposition party's efforts to appeal the result of a referendum that will greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, rejecting a request that it overturn a controversial
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is appealing to dozens of countries to boost aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises and faces "the world's largest hunger crisis."