Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions. Moscow has deployed more air defense systems in the
The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. citizen James Wang has been imprisoned in China and that American diplomats have been denied permission to meet with him since he was arrested nearly 14 months ago. Wang was one of two men who held senior positions on Hong Kong political magazines
By Philip Pullella and Wiktor Szary KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Pope Francis, starting a trip to Poland overshadowed by the killing of an elderly priest in France by suspected Islamist militants, said on Wednesday this and a string of other attacks were proof the "world is at war". After his
When Pete Frates challenged his friends to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads in a video, he hoped to turn a Facebook trend into a fundraiser for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It all started with Frates.
When it comes to tone, the contrast between the conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland could not be more stark. Democrats this week have been hammering home those differences: an ostentatious emphasis on love, hope, change, optimism, and togetherness. Trump got a significant post-convention bounce
As the line between politics and popular culture grows increasingly blurred, an emphasis on celebrity endorsements has become the norm for candidates vying for media attention, especially those belonging to the Democratic Party.
On Monday evening, a uniformed female police officer walked into an Alexandria, Va., Noodles & Company restaurant and joined the line, only to leave moments later, empty handed. In this latest incident in which tensions between police and community members have migrated from protests to restaurants,
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.
Police in Bremen, Germany, on Wednesday hunted for a 19-year-old Algerian refugee who had fled a psychiatric facility earlier in the day yelling, "I'll blow you up," but said they had no evidence he had any violent plans or ties to Islamist groups. Police said that when the man was in
Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds Wednesday as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence. Wearing his trademark cap and looking slightly frail, the 83-year-old was greeted by opposition
The Canadian province of British Columbia on Wednesday appealed for action from Ottawa after recording a surge in overdose deaths from the powerful opioid fentanyl. "We are asking the federal government to restrict access to pill presses... pursue stronger penalties, escalate charges on those who
SAO PAULO (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Joao Miranda do Carmo, who was shot to death Sunday in front of his house in the central-western state of Goias.
A senior judge has said she was pressured into sentencing opposition figure Moise Katumbi to a three-year jail term by Congolese authorities seeking to thwart his presidential ambitions. Katumbi, seen as the leading challenger to President Joseph Kabila in elections due later this year, was last month
BERLIN (AP) — A 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the explosion, Bavaria's interior minister said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.
Owen Smith, who is battling to lead Britain's main opposition Labour Party, pledged Wednesday to launch a "socialist revolution" if he wins his leadership challenge. Smith is running against leftist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn, who despite popularity with grassroots members has lost the support
Two jihadists who attacked a French church and brutally murdered a priest had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video showed Wednesday. The attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray came as France was still coming to terms with the Bastille Day killings in Nice claimed by
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who disappeared last month in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela, an official said Wednesday.
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SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church.
Two jihadists who attacked a French church and killed a priest pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video showed Wednesday, as investigators worked to identify the second assailant. The attack is the third in two weeks in France and Germany in which jihadists have pledged allegiance to the
PARIS (AP) — Some leading French media outlets pledged Wednesday to stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified, following a spate of attacks in France over the past 18 months.