By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said. The North's participation
By Jeff Mason CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday told Egypt’s leader the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed, seeking to reassure a key Arab ally over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem
Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday. Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when Islamic State gunmen killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the capital
“Connections and conversations matter all year round, so it is easy to understand why some people became frustrated after learning that Skype had been blocked in the [United Arab Emirates],” states an editorial. “The move, made a fortnight ago, is the second time the service has been suspended and follows
Regarding the Dec. 7 Monitor Daily article “Franken resignation shows Democrats’ line in the sand”: No woman should have to put up with unwanted sexual advances, either verbal or physical, even though such behavior has been prevalent for decades. Women have had to walk on eggshells, in fear of losing
New details emerged this week in the broadening investigation into alleged efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. • The cofounder of the firm that produced the so-called Trump dossier told members of Congress in November that he suspected a number of Trump real estate deals
West Hollywood is painted with rainbow flags. Known as “The Creative City,” this counterculture hub is set in rolling hills, thrumming with thrift stores, vegetarian restaurants, and, since Jan. 1, four dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood’s
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.
Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after almost seven years of civil war. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had repeatedly vowed that Turkey would
By Hamid Shalizi and Akram Walizada KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Jonas struck twice to lead Benfica to a 3-0 win over Chaves and increased his league-leading scoring tally in Portugal on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Who needs Alexis Sanchez? That may have been the message Sergio Aguero was trying to deliver as he inspired runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona can add to its already commanding lead of the Spanish league after both Atletico Madrid and Valencia stumbled in the title race on Saturday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defending champion Toto Gana opened with a 3-under 68 in his home country and shared the lead Saturday after the opening round of the Latin America Amateur Championship.
PARIS (AP) — Firing coach Jocelyn Gourvennec had an immediate impact on Bordeaux, which moved four points away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at Nantes in the French league on Saturday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro aren't typical Russian Olympians, but it won't be a typical Olympics for Russia.
At least four gunmen stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and opened fire on guests and staff, officials said, in an hours-long assault that is still ongoing. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack in the Afghan capital that
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take "necessary measures" to protect its sovereignty. China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A yacht in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race collided in the dark with a fishing boat near Hong Kong, leaving one fisherman dead while nine others were rescued.
SYDNEY (AP) — Defending champion Sydney FC extended its lead to seven points in Australian football's A-League, drawing 1-1 with Central Coast while second-placed Newcastle lost 3-2 to last-placed Wellington.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has been cleared to play after recovering from a leg injury that sidelined him for seven weeks.
STOKE, England (AP) — Stoke gave its manager Paul Lambert a winning start with a 2-0 home victory against Huddersfield on Saturday which took the team out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Pope Francis on Saturday greeted followers in the streets of Buenos Aires - but not in his home country of Argentina. Instead, he visited a poor neighborhood in northern Peru that shares a name with the Argentine capital. After celebrating Mass for 200,000 people on the Pacific oceanside, Francis boarded