By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday ruled that the law of the province did not restrict the British prime minister's ability to trigger an exit from the European Union, and that the consent of the regional parliament was not required. The case is the
By Joseph Nasr COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. People have criticized the way the newcomers dress and practice their
By Drazen Jorgic and Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called for nationwide protests on Friday after dozens of activists from his party were arrested, adding to political deadlock ahead of his plans to shut down the capital next week. Khan, a former cricket hero
Donald Trump uses it and its offshoots – “corruption,” “corrupted” – a lot. “I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear and to hear and to heed the words I am about to say,” Mr. Trump said at a North Carolina rally Wednesday. The image is striking: The “entire corrupt Washington establishment
The Denver police follow the Denver Sheriff Department – which earlier this year overhauled its use-of-force policy to set a more restrictive standard – as well as departments in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore that have begun to examine use-of-force policies with a more critical
For example, a Floridian who likes Jill Stein or Gary Johnson could agree to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Election Day if a blue state voter would vote for that third-party candidate. In other cases, another voter can get involved, so the swing-state voter can get two
Remarks by one state legislator spurred a state hearing this week to determine what threat "radical Islam" plays in Oklahoma. Rep. John Bennett, a Republican from Sallisaw County who serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, accused a local imam and the state chapter leader of the Council
BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce fighting broke out around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Friday as rebels announced a large-scale offensive to break the government's nearly two-month siege of opposition-held areas.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Offspinner Moeen Ali claimed 5-57 on Friday as England bowled Bangladesh out for 220 in its first innings on the opening day of the second test.
By Tom Allard and Joseph Sipalan MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defence. The text of a speech to be
By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began a counter-attack in Aleppo on Friday with heavy shelling of government-held areas after a weeks-long Russian-backed offensive against besieged districts held by insurgents, rebels said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg has moved to detain a blogger who was already under house arrest pending trial for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church.
South African President Jacob Zuma has asked a court to postpone a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, when his application to delay the release of a report over allegations of political influence by his wealthy friends was due to be heard. Presidency spokesman Bongani Ngqulunga said Zuma's lawyers wrote
By Simon Lewis YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is investigating the death in custody of a 60-year-old Rohingya Muslim, the office of President Htin Kyaw said, as a security sweep in the country's northwest is increasingly beset by allegations of human rights abuses. Security forces moved into northern
Syrian opposition fighters on Friday launched an assault on government forces to break a months-long siege of the rebel-held neighbourhoods of east Aleppo, a rebel spokesman told AFP. Abu Yusef Muhajir, a military commander and spokesman for the powerful Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, said the operation
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion's new Chinese ownership group has handed manager Tony Pulis a one-year extension to his contract, tying him to the club until the end of next season.
Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as human shields in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday. The ultra-hardline Sunni militants killed at least
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Amy Yang holed a pitching wedge for eagle on the par-4 11th hole and stretched her lead to three strokes Friday in the hot, humid and stormy Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
By Wa Lone and Simon Lewis U SHEY KYA/YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims say Myanmar soldiers raped or sexually assaulted dozens of women in a remote village in the northwest of the country during the biggest upsurge in violence against the persecuted minority in four years. Eight Rohingya women,
With an economic crisis in neighbouring Russia and growing uncertainty in Europe, the hordes of migrant workers from ex-Soviet Moldova face a huge dilemma: whether to return home to grim prospects or ride out tough times abroad. Wedged between Romania and Ukraine, the country of 3.5 million and one
HONG KONG (AP) — Swiss bank UBS said Friday that Hong Kong regulators are investigating its work on some initial public offerings on the southern Chinese financial center's stock market.
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower and the dollar made further gains Friday ahead of a report on U.S. growth in July-September. A weaker yen pushed Japan's Nikkei 225 index higher, as shares in exporters advanced.
British Cycling bosses have been called to a parliamentary hearing to explain the growing trend of therapeutic use exemptions in the sport. Damian Collins, chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, told the Times on Friday that the hearing will focus on grounds for granting the exemptions