By David Dolan JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey wants to clear Islamic State from a 90-km (56-mile) stretch of territory on the Syrian side of its border, an official said on Wednesday, a week after it launched an incursion that has strained ties with the United States. Operation "Euphrates
By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday as anger boiled over among opposition supporters at President Ali Bongo's re-election in polls that his main rival, Jean Ping, claimed to have
A senior U.S. soldier said on Thursday Australia must choose between a stronger U.S. alliance or closer ties with China, and urged Canberra to take a tougher stance against Chinese claims in the South China Sea. "I think the Australians need to make a choice ... it's very difficult to walk
The obscenity-laden voicemail, the call for an Burr-Hamilton-style duel, talks of impeachment, and a hint, quickly quashed, of resignation ...The week-long, headline-grabbing saga centered on Maine Gov. Paul LePage all started when a reporter asked the governor to respond to accusations that he was racist
This presidential election needs J.D. Vance, it would seem. Technically, the New York Times bestselling author’s book, “Hillbilly Elegy,” is about Appalachia and the “desperate sadness” that has gripped the working class whites whose grandparents poured the steel that built the nation, but who have
In a Wednesday interview with Good Morning America, host Chris Harrison cited Mr. Viall's sincerity and history as a two-time runner-up on "The Bachelorette" as the primary reasons why the thirtysomething Milwaukee native was chosen to star. The lack of diversity on "The Bachelor&
A nondescript office building just a short walk from the Limmat River – which runs through the picturesque center of Zurich, Switzerland – houses the hub of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. “We work for the poorest,” says Rupa Mukerji, co-head of advisory services for Helvetas and a member of its management
MIAMI (AP) — New Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase likes to talk trash to his players, and the team's performance in recent years has provided plenty of fodder.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case, filed by the son of an NFL All-Star and civil rights activist, has sent the proposed settlement to the U.S. Supreme Court and delays payouts for at least several months.
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league investigation over whether they used performance-enhancing drugs hanging over their heads.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud
Maverick fly-half Quade Cooper has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) taking him back to the Queensland Reds. The new deal will carry the 28-year-old through until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the ARU said Thursday. Cooper played 105 Super Rugby matches
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Demonstrations in Brazil's biggest city against the removal from office of former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday devolved into clashes between masked protestors and police, who fired tear gas canisters to clear the streets. Television images showed some protestors smashing
By Alonso Soto and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - The dismissal of Brazil's president upset relations with leftist South American governments on Wednesday as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia recalled their ambassadors to protest what they called a "coup" and Brasilia responded
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.
By Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hurricane Madeline weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday as it advanced toward Hawaii's Big Island, where residents were bracing for strong winds and rain even as another storm across the country continued its path to Florida, officials said.
Australian lock Kane Douglas on Thursday dismissed claims that All Blacks prop Owen Franks eye-gouged him during last weekend's fiery Bledisloe Cup clash in Wellington. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika raised the allegation immediately after his side's 29-9 loss, pointing to video footage showing
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Flyhalf Quade Cooper is returning to Super Rugby's Queensland Reds on a three-year contract after one season with Toulon in France's Top 14 league.
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs swelled the bank accounts of continental rivals in a summer of record-breaking spending that ended Wednesday with the biggest shock of the transfer window: David Luiz's return to Chelsea.
Qatar football officials are concerned right now with qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but preparations continue apace for the Gulf state's controversial hosting of the 2022 tournament. Despite continued human rights and trade unions concerns over labour, a Swiss corruption investigation
The Senate's dismissal on Wednesday of Dilma Rousseff, the least popular president since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago, handed power to a politician almost as unpopular, vice president Michel Temer. For much of his five decades in politics, the softly-spoken Temer has worked in
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea produced the biggest surprise of the summer transfer window by re-signing David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline-day as Manchester City streamlined its bloated squad by sending a quartet out on loan.