Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. The newspaper quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying the
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. The opposition coalition - which organized a
Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a
“The meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit ... confirmed the expected naivete of the American president. “I did not know whether to laugh or cry when Trump and Putin announced they wanted to set up a cyber security unit, so that election-tampering
Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Thank you for your June 12 cover story, “The story of prisoner 5770102414.” Being a published writer, activist, and advocate against the mistreatment of prisoners, I could only empathize with Prontip Mankong. As the mother of a 5-year-old, I want
António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. Just two examples: Malaysia reduced poverty levels from about half the population in 1970 to under
Should the government be able to take your money, car, or home without charging you with a crime? For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a “careful” plan to expand the program amounts to a common-sense approach to support law enforcement and weaken criminal enterprises amid an uptick in violent crime.
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
Donald Trump's new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president's own, saying they were a distraction. The day after he started his new job Friday, Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, cleared up his Twitter trail of remarks in which he differs
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — El Salvador defender Henry Romero was suspended for his nation's next six competitive matches and midfielder Darwin Ceren for the next three, penalties announced three days after they bit American players during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defense system meant to counter threats from North Korea. The launch from Alaska's Kodiak Island is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska, according to a U.S. Coast Guard notice. Mariners
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban fighters overran a district headquarters in northern Afghanistan after a ferocious fight that left 2 police dead in northern Faryab province.
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the national unity government has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest beneficiary but neither winning enough votes to govern alone.
Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces Saturday as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures at an ultra-sensitive holy site. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling violence after Egypt, France and
A former state governor from Mexico's ruling party will stand trial for engaging in organized crime and handling funds of illicit origin after a judge reviewing evidence approved the case, the attorney general's office said on Saturday. Javier Duarte, who until 2016 governed the Gulf coast state
One of Australia’s most senior ministers on Sunday reignited debate on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, proposing a national postal vote on the issue. Conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's policy is for a national vote, or plebiscite, but that proposal was defeated in the
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Barcelona they are wasting their time trying to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho -- no matter the offer. Klopp has already rejected a $93 million bid for Coutinho, who scored a superb winner in Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League Asia Trophy victory over
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize.
Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision -- a traditional ritual that can prove fatal. For Maqegu, it has been a gruelling initiation test that marks his arrival as an adult, and the pain
An army 'Big Shot' whose influence seeped across the south, Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan sat at the apex of Thailand's grisly trade in humans, raking in an untold fortune to keep prying eyes off the trafficking route. As the number of desperate Rohingya and Bangladeshis shuttled through
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Mike Smith tried everything he could with Arrogate. He moved the colt to the outside, but he didn't pick up the pace. Smith dropped him down near the rail before wheeling him outside once more.