The English language is too dominant in Brussels, especially with Britain soon to exit the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday as he vowed to fight for a wider use of French in EU institutions and abroad. There are some 274 million French speakers worldwide, making it the
By Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory. The government
By Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Tuesday to offer British banks and airlines hope of good market access after Brexit but kept London waiting for confirmation it will get the transition deal it wants to avoid disrupting business. European Council
Facebook, the social media giant that collects data on about a quarter of humanity, is in the hot seat over the disclosure of personal information about 50 million of its users to a voter-profiling company. Every country, not just the United States, is trying to find a nuanced balance between secrecy
Brady Girardi smiles as the next fan in line hands him a poster to sign. “You were so good tonight!” the woman gushes as Mr. Girardi scrawls his name across the page. The fan, whose shock of yellow-green hair matches Girardi’s jersey, walks away with a wide grin.
There were a few things Jo Carolyn French wanted people to know when she took the witness stand at the US District Court in Kansas City last week – among them, that as an Arkansas teenager she picked 300 pounds of cotton a day and as a senior citizen she likes to drive her Ford Focus rocking out to Rod
When Conor Lamb won the special House election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district last week, William Bondshu cheered. Like many Democrats across the country, Mr. Bondshu saw the win as a sign that voters in the party could transform their grievances against the Trump administration into political change
LONDON (AP) — A jet belonging to the British military's Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed Tuesday at an air base in Wales, killing an engineer and injuring the pilot, the air force said.
LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions as authorities stepped up efforts to determine if the personal data of social-media users has been used improperly to influence elections.
Stephen Hawking's ashes will be buried near the graves of fellow British scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey, it was announced Tuesday. The remains of the legendary physicist and icon, who died last week, will be laid in the church during a thanksgiving service later
WASHINGTON (AP) — At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia received a ringing endorsement Tuesday from President Donald
BERLIN/ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are charging three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, a media report said on Tuesday, potentially stoking a simmering dispute between Germany and Switzerland. Zurich prosecutors allege the individuals passed documents to German courts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they're exploring new ways to reach out to car owners to get more people to participate in the Takata air bag recall. Heidi King of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says millions of potentially lethal air bags remain in use and repair rates
GENEVA (AP) — A Chinese diplomat repeatedly interrupted a brief speech by prominent Chinese dissident in a failed attempt to block him from speaking at the U.N. Human Rights Council.
By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - After years of denouncing his political opponents in Mexico as stooges of a corrupt "mafia," leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has extended his hand to them in a bid to make it third time lucky in the July 1 presidential election. In a few months
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday freed a Kansas father fighting efforts by the U.S. to deport him to Bangladesh pending the outcome of his case.
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives authorities on Tuesday charged the country's former dictator and two top judges with terrorism, amid state of emergency.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Boise pastor who spent more than three years in an Iranian prison was arrested in Idaho on suspicion of violating a no-contact order in a case involving his estranged wife.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's anti-monopoly commission has accused two companies of colluding to fix prices on condoms bought by public health care institutions.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dylan Mika, an athletic backrower who played tests for the All Blacks and Samoa, has died at the age of 45, his family said.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A hippopotamus that has been roaming loose in a swampy area of southern Mexico has been caught and transported to a zoo.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter.