Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed fighting terrorism and extremism with U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call, and Trump applauded Egypt's efforts on those fronts, Sisi's office said on Monday. Trump told Sisi he appreciates the difficulties faced by Egypt in its "
By Svetlana Reiter and Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia's parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would
By Sophie Louet BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union sanctions on Russia are pointless, the frontrunner in France's presidential election Francois Fillon said on Monday in Berlin, warning Russia and the United States under Donald Trump could forge links that exclude the EU. Speaking after meeting
Nadia Joubert treks along the rocky paths of this town perched in the Maritime Alps, first dropping off extra toilet paper at a neighbor’s home where a migrant has just left. Targeted by police and the prosecutor’s office, she knows her work is viewed as a form of civil disobedience, and poses a personal
President Trump may sign an executive order as early as Monday to renegotiate the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, making good on a promise he championed on the campaign trail. “We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a swearing-in
Florida is one of several Southern states reeling from a storm system that brought heavy rains, high winds, and tornadoes to the Deep South over the weekend. Thunderstorms, strong winds, and high surf remain in the forecast through Wednesday for Florida and Georgia, according to the National Weather
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
By Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian musician Femi Kuti on Monday urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to take to social media and pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria.
Sharks have gathered off a coastal electricity plant in northern Israel where the Mediterranean waters are warmer, prompting authorities on Monday to warn people to keep away. The Israeli Nature and Parks Authority and the Israel Diving Authority issued a warning to protect both the public and the sharks
By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday he could hold a referendum on the government's plans to decriminalize certain offences and to pardon convicts through decrees, moves critics say could harm efforts to stamp out high-level corruption. Thousands
While much of The Gambia celebrates the departure of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh and thanks the African troops who helped force him out, many in his native village are bitter. During his 22-year rule, Jammeh built two roads leading to Kanilai village, one named after himself, the other after his wife
A group of American lawyers on Monday filed a federal lawsuit in New York against Donald Trump, accusing the US president of violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is pursuing Trump over his vast
LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name "Ventura" emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.
Chelsea's Pedro believes fiery striker Diego Costa is "perfect" for the Premier League leaders after seeing him mark his return to the starting line-up with a goal in Sunday's 2-0 win over Hull City. Spain forward Costa was left out of the Blues side as they beat reigning champions
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):
By Michael Georgy MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Mohamed Mahmoud is relieved he no longer has to watch Islamic State militants hang corpses from electricity poles, now that Iraqi forces have cleared the group from his east Mosul district. Like other Iraqis, he worries that destructive forces like sectarianism
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Monday it would not be bound by any decision that comes out of peace talks under way in Kazakhstan as it was not involved in the meetings. Indirect talks between representatives of the Syrian government and rebel groups began on Monday in the Kazakh capital Astana
The Islamic State group expelled civilians from their homes along the Tigris on Mosul's west bank, apparently bracing for a cross-river attack on their bastion by Iraqi forces, residents said Monday. "The group forced us to leave our homes... without allowing us to take our belongings,"
The flow of foreigners crossing Mexico to reach the United States makes immigration a shared responsibility between the two countries, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Monday, days before he begins talks with U.S. President Donald Trump´s aides. Videgaray described Mexico as an "indispensable
MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the All-Russia Athletic Federation promised on Monday to take "very tough measures" against coaches accused of doping athletes, and the athletes who work with them.
By Lucien Libert PARIS (Reuters) - The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many Parisians blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said she hoped to get the ban extended
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The CONCACAF Champions League will be cut from 24 teams to 16 next season, the group stage will be eliminated and the length of the tournament will be shortened from eight months to four.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada says he has been denied entry into the United States where he had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont.