Two strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties. The second quake was measured at 6.0 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first measured 5.4. More than three
Israel on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the U.N. culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks that Israeli leaders said ignored Judaism's connection with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites. According to a text provided by Palestinian officials, the
Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed at least 26 people, most of them school children, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The raids hit a residential area and a school in Haas village, the Syrian Civil Defence
The 2016 presidential election has left a strong impression of the United States as a fractured, gloomy nation. This mood of pessimism, says Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, requires that the winners of the election listen to the views of people who think differently
Lebanon’s lengthy impasse over electing a new president appears to be almost over after Saad Hariri, a former prime minister, made a bold and politically risky decision to support a political rival for the top seat. Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014, when the last incumbent, Michel
A wave of cyberattacks against a core internet service provider last week caused disruptions at major websites and marked the third time in the past month that criminals used a network of malware-infected devices to cause havoc.
Does anybody like both main presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart puts the question to a table of 12 undecided voters in Charlotte, N.C. At this late stage in the 2016 campaign, watching a focus group of undecided voters can be painful.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in a U.S. military strike last week in Yemen, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday. The strike was conducted in Yemen's Marib Governorate on Oct. 21, the statement said. It did not say how the strike
Opposition leaders called a 12-hour general strike for Friday in the country, where an economic crisis has caused shortages of food and medicine. "We are going to notify Nicolas Maduro that the Venezuelan people declare he has abandoned his post," the speaker of the National Assembly, Henry
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its campaign against Islamic State militants in North Africa, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday. The unarmed drones
By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Oré CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters and calls for a general strike and march on the presidential palace
Philippine and U.S. military officials will meet late next month and decide the fate of decades-old joint exercises, defense sources said on Wednesday, amid doubts over the future of the security alliance and a stream of mixed messages from Manila. The meeting, an annual get-together to plan events
Russia scrapped plans Wednesday to refuel Syria-bound warships in a Spanish port after Madrid came under pressure to refuse access to a flotilla that may be used to help attacks on Aleppo. Spain's foreign ministry said three Russian ships had been due to take on fuel and supplies at the port of
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Automaker Nissan's Mexico unit says it will cease production of the long-running Tsuru model that has been sold in the country since the mid-1980s.
Twin earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday -- the second registering at a magnitude of 6.0 -- in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people. The quakes were felt in the capital Rome, sending residents running out of their houses and into the streets
By Liz Hampton and Valerie Volcovici HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive at the company behind the embattled Dakota Access Pipeline has donated more than $100,000 to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump since June, according to campaign finance disclosure records. The donations
The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of "persecuting" Africans. Banjul's decision follows similar action by South Africa and Burundi this month that have shaken the only permanent
By Inmaculada Sanz and Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged parliament on Wednesday to back his bid to form a minority government and end 10 months of political paralysis, offering to work with his opponents on major challenges like pension and education
Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked ...
France said Wednesday it had joined the race to host the European Union's banking regulator when it has to leave Britain following its exit from the bloc. The government's spokesman said "there's already a letter from the prime minister" on France's candidacy for European Banking
Belgium's political leaders edged closer to resolving differences that have blocked a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal but time was running short for holding a planned signing summit on Thursday. The stakes are high amid warnings that the EU's international standing, already battered by Britain
For two years he had prayed he would again see the family he had left behind when his village near Mosul was overrun by Islamic State while he was off on deployment. Last week he learned from other advancing Iraqi forces who reached his home village that they had arrived too late to protect his family
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii is searching for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday withdrew a request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, as Britain and NATO allies piled pressure on Madrid over concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French authorities said on Wednesday they had finished clearing the "Jungle", a shanty town outside Calais built by migrants who had hoped to cross to Britain but who are now mostly being dispersed around France. The operation passed off peacefully