The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal. Obama said overnight he had told President Vladimir Putin he was ready to proceed with nuclear disarmament
By Luke Baker and Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before. Police say they have questioned Netanyahu twice since Jan
Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source. Lit by Islamic State as they fled Iraqi forces in August, huge oil fires are still raging across northern Iraq, bringing a litany of problems in their wake
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing both Simon Tam's band and the federal government. The band has been fighting for trademark recognition since the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) first denied it to them in 2011. The government, meanwhile, considers
Joey Valle has been keeping a kind of vigil in front of Trump Tower for the past week or so. Wearing his red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, Mr. Valle is standing on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Prada store across the street, holding up his smart phone to shoot a livestream video feed on Instagram
Europe has seen a surge in right-wing populism in recent years, driven by anti-immigration sentiments and economic dissatisfaction with the EU. In the coming years, the pressure will likely be on leaders like Mr. Tajani to strike a balance between appeasing right-wing populists while maintaining a more
When a group of African nations stands up to a dictator, the world should take notice – perhaps a lesson about democracy has taken root on the continent. Gambia held an election on Dec. 1 and its longtime ruler, President Yahya Jammeh, surprisingly lost the vote. Mr. Jammeh demolished the electoral
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.
Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday. "It is going to take place at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, they have changed the venue, at 4:00 pm (1600 GMT)," spokesman Halifa Sallah said. Organisers
LONDON (AP) — A recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is among finalists for a place in London's Trafalgar Square.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Captain Steve Smith notched an unbeaten century and debutante Peter Handscomb scored 82 in Australia's emphatic seven-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Pakistan on Thursday.
Iraqi forces battled the last holdout jihadists in east Mosul Thursday after commanders declared victory there and set their sights on the city's west, where more tough fighting awaits. The announcement that the left bank of the Tigris River that divides Mosul had been retaken was a key milestone
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's interior minister says the publication of photos of some participants in an anti-government protest last month shows that there is "zero tolerance for breaches of the law."
A Chinese court on Thursday jailed the former vice chairman of oil giant PetroChina for 15 years after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to be brought down in a sweeping crackdown on graft. Liao Yongyuan stepped down from his posts as vice chairman and non-executive director in 2015
SAFIRA, Syria (AP) — Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria.
By Johan Sennero STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Moderate party on Thursday called for the four parties of the center-right opposition to put forward a common budget, which would effectively bring down the coalition government if supported by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. Mainstream politicians
Steeper cuts in OPEC oil production are likely this month as producers increasingly implement a recent key deal aimed at stabilising oil prices, the IEA said Thursday. "Initial indications are that a steeper (month-on-month) decline may be on the way in January," said the International Energy
Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump. Elected on a jobs-focused "America First" platform, Trump has taken to Twitter
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says fans will face "a challenge" when traveling between games at the 2020 European Championship, which will be spread across the continent.
BEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors. Asked to sum
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue teams were searching on Thursday for at least 25 trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran, the city's mayor said. One witness described the 17-storey commercial building
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has detained more than 100 former M23 rebels trying to return to neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, breaking a deal to demobilize after their defeat in 2013, the government said on Thursday. The former fighters, who had been staying in Ugandan
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have arrested a female teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.
MADRID (AP) — Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.