By Gabriela Baczynska and Crispian Balmer BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe. The leaders of four central European states
By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition parties and NGOs said they plan to deploy more than half a million monitors and volunteers at ballot boxes across the country to prevent fraud in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections. The opposition, which hopes to end
A Bahraini court on Thursday acquitted three senior leaders of the country's main opposition group of spying for Qatar, a rare win for opposition figures who say they have been targeted by prosecutors for their political views. In November, the public prosecutor accused Sheikh Ali Salman, opposition
The tale of Frogtown is, on the surface, a familiar drama of longtime residents watching as developers descend upon their “undiscovered” neighborhood. Dig a little deeper, though, and what you find is a community that has, for most of its history, held fast to its local character while enduring the
The military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea every summer, code-named Ulchi Freedom Guardian, have been a vital part of the two countries’ alliance since the 1970s. The main goal of the exercises, which rely heavily on computer simulations, is to ensure that the two militaries
By itself, this news out of Romania on Thursday may not mean much outside Romania: A court sentenced the country’s most powerful politician, Liviu Dragnea, to 3-1/2 years over a fake jobs scandal. As a triumph for rule of law in one of Europe’s most corrupt countries, the sentence was a big one. Romania
The next day it was announced that Russia and Saudi Arabia had agreed to “institutionalize” their two-year old bilateral arrangement to coordinate oil production targets in order to smooth out global price fluctuations.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.
Brazilian authorities arrested 15 people on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in highway contracts in the state of Sao Paulo, according to a statement from federal prosecutors and police. One of the targets was Laurence Casagrande Lourenco, former head of state-run Dersa,
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court rejected an appeal Thursday of its ruling to invalidate the results of a local election in the former Soviet republic's capital city.
The United States said Thursday that another diplomat has fallen sick in Cuba with the symptoms of a mystery illness that has hit two dozen of his or her colleagues. "This is the first medically confirmed case in Havana since August 2017. The number of Americans now affected is now 25," State
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk will give "another dimension to our game."
A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing by a passenger aircraft ahead of its official opening in October. The landing came three days before tightly contested elections on Sunday, with Erdogan seeking to showcase
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil and gas drilling gives off far more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the U.S. government estimates as leaky wells go unnoticed by federal regulators, scientists said on Thursday. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is colorless and odorless
Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis. The first lady's unannounced visit came a day
RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — The Australian developer who's buying Maine's Saddleback Mountain ski resort was arrested Thursday after a raid on his offices in his home country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Car makers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which could reduce company spending and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for the eighth day in a row.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent.
Chester-le-Street (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Jason Roy scored his second hundred of the series as England beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday to move within one win of their first-ever 5-0 one-day international clean sweep of their arch-rivals. England finished on 314 for four
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception.
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi's goal drought at the World Cup continued on Day 8 after Croatia thrashed Argentina 3-0 to advance from the group.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost.
CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) — England is one win away from a 5-0 ODI series sweep of Australia after another comfortable cricket victory on Thursday with 32 balls to spare.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The federal government wrestled with the fallout Thursday over President Donald Trump's move to stop separating immigrant families, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):