By Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie Nebehay VIENTIANE/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a U.N. envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month
By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China
Bulgaria toned down its criticism of Moscow on Tuesday, saying Russian aircraft had not been involved in violations of its air space but once again blamed Russia for not observing international norms in aviation. Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Sunday there had been a rise in violations
Peacocks mingle with the natives at the town beach along its graceful mile-long waterfront. Mariehamn, the capital of Aland, a Finnish archipelago in the middle of the Baltic, is as bucolic a place as one can find in or near Europe these days. The chain of some 6,500 islands is an autonomous, Swedish-speaking
To expose and punish corruption, governments have long relied on tough tools, from wiretaps to time in prison. The issue is front-and-center for two countries, Tunisia and the United States, that are highly focused on curbing corruption. In April, the US Justice Department started a pilot program aimed
Texas prosecutors have dropped all charges against two anti-abortion activists who allegedly used fake driver's licenses to gain access to a Houston Planned Parenthood. In January, a grand jury indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for tampering with government records – a felony punishable
Ohio attorney Andrea Burton was jailed for five days after refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter pin she was wearing in court. The incident has spurred a debate across the nation about whether the pin represented a constitutional right to freedom of expression or a political message that did not belong
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.
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.
Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials said Tuesday. Lula, who as president was instrumental in Rio's winning bid as Olympic host, faces serious corruption allegations
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes the PGA Championship will be his best chance this year to win a major.
Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (France) (AFP) - A French jihadist who was under house arrest on terror charges took part in a church attack in which a priest was killed Tuesday, further inflaming tensions over security failures in the violence-weary nation. Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who
(Reuters) - Hilcorp Energy [HILCO.UL] on Tuesday said it contained a leak from an abandoned flow line at its Lake Washington Field in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana on Monday. Around 30 to 100 barrels of oil were released and cleanup operations have begun, the exploration and production company said,
Turkish media played a crucial role in averting the coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yet dozens of journalists are now being targeted in the sweeping crackdown after the failed putsch. Since July 15, reporters have been arrested or suspended, accused of conspiring against Erdogan, while
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small southwest Missouri church that serves people from Micronesia is trying to carry on after six of its members apparently were lost at sea earlier this year during a mission trip to their native land, the church's pastor said.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The International Monetary Fund reached an agreement Tuesday with Moldova for a $179 million, 3-year loan arrangement conditional on the government carrying out reforms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks had a muddled session on Tuesday, as investors worked through a large batch of corporate earnings from a range of companies including Gilead Sciences, McDonald’s and Texas Instruments.
An unidentified assailant shot and wounded a man in a shopping mall in the Swedish city of Malmo on Tuesday, but police said the attack had nothing to do with recent Islamist militant violence elsewhere in Europe. A Malmo police statement said the victim was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital
The UN Security Council Tuesday voted to task peacekeepers in the Central African Republic with supporting the newly elected government just as France prepares to end its military mission in the country. The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution that extends the mission known as MINUSCA
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday July 15, to Thursday July 21, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.