By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting rescue boats. The boat was near a rescue vessel when it suddenly listed
By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany will agree to a U.S. plan for NATO to take a bigger role in the fight against Islamic militants at a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, but insist the move is purely symbolic, four senior European diplomats said
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue. The United States has
Emerlinda sits in the Caracas home where she’s lived for nearly five years, reflecting on how things have changed since 2013: the year Hugo Chávez died and his hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro was elected. Like many of Venezuela’s poor, the domestic worker adored Mr. Chávez, the country’s self-professed
To the Trump team, the president’s budget proposal is rooted in unassailable values: respect for the people “who are actually paying the taxes,” as White House budget director Mick Mulvaney puts it. In President Trump’s $4.1 trillion fiscal 2018 budget plan, released Tuesday, that approach translates
“It is going to bring reality to them,” says Ms. Hall-Newman, in a telephone interview from Manchester where she happens to be at a conference – and where she spent the weekend with her daughter. The suicide bomber is reported to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents who
When Islamic State jihadists seized the Crusader castle in the heart of this southern Jordanian city in December, Maher Habashneh had just one thing in mind. Braving stray bullets from a firefight playing out in the city center between ISIS and an alliance of security forces and city residents, Mr.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno took office Wednesday, tasked with steering a flagship of the Latin American left through troubled economic and political waters. Congress swore in Moreno, 64, as the quieter successor to one of the feistiest personalities in Latin American politics: Rafael Correa
Czech President Milos Zeman appointed Ivan Pilny as finance minister on Wednesday, ending a political spat that nearly brought down the government just months before an election. The former Microsoft executive replaces Andrej Babis, a billionaire businessman whose dismissal Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi denied allegations Wednesday by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region.
(Reuters) - The following are short profiles of those identified by family or friends as being among the 22 people killed in a suicide bombing after a British concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. GINA (GEORGINA) BETHANY CALLANDER (18, from Lancashire) Georgina Bethany Callander was an 18-year-old
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester has been arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of links with Islamic State, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. The force, known as Rada, detained Hashem Abedi
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Wednesday that two people had been killed, including a suspected suicide bomber, by blasts near a bus station in East Jakarta. (Reporting by Tom Allard; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
ROME (AP) — Ivanka Trump met Wednesday with a group of African women in Rome who were trafficked into prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears.
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has suspended the Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team for the second time because of multiple doping offenses.
BERLIN (AP) — An independent report has concluded that Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations on, below and above the surface, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. China's navy has taken an increasingly prominent role in recent
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A leading advocate for press freedoms says a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey has started a hunger strike to protest his detention.
MONACO (AP) — The chummy rivalry between Formula One champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could be tested at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, an unforgiving circuit where drivers are often pushed to the limit.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc. Speaking to reporters before leaving Ankara airport for the trip to Brussels which will also see him attend a NATO summit,