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Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week to discuss the issue with the government,
The British government said on Tuesday it would not be entering into negotiations on the Scottish government's proposal to hold a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019.
A German court has sentenced a 31-year-old Pakistani to four years and three months in prison for spying for Iran by seeking out possible Jewish and Israeli-related targets for attacks in Germany and
The Scottish Parliament Tuesday backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal.
The U.S. Secret Service detained a male suspect carrying a package and making "suspicious comments" near the White House Tuesday, according to an official who said he was taken into custody and explos
Moscow and Tehran helped Assad's forces gain ground in recent months, including in the Syrian army's major offensive last year to retake rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
The force, which also has contingents from Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg, can raise more than 60,000 soldiers, who normally remain based in their respective countries.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere meanwhile warned Turkey against spying in Germany, saying "espionage activities on German soil is punishable by law and will not be tolerated by us".
Two leading Republican senators joined Democrats on Tuesday in questioning the objectivity of the chairman of House of Representatives intelligence committee in its investigation of possible Russia ti
"My life has never been the same, I'm constantly in hospital and I keep hearing [the] voices of the men who killed my husband senselessly..." said one of the Rhodes Park victims.
A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris s
Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom
PARIS (AP) — Embracing the European Union could be seen as a risky move for politicians given Britain’s decision to abandon the bloc and the renewed popularity of nationalist parties. But Frenc
PHOENIX (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson has little use for pro days, especially when looking at quarterbacks. Cleveland is still searching for its franchise QB after nearly two decades back in the NF
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers who monitor North Korea say satellite imagery shows possible preparations for an underground nuclear test explosion. The researchers writing on the 38 North website
Serbia’s defense minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to sign off on a delivery of fighter jets, battle tanks and armored vehicles to Serbia. Defense Minister Zoran Djordj
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County. The agency said Tuesday that the trooper confronted 56-year-ol
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO’s “The Sopranos” is headed to prison for plotting th
Pakistan has tightened its visa regime to prevent the entry of foreign intelligence agents as diplomats and make sure that the country is not being used as a 'Banana Republic', the Interio
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday.              
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast this week for Southern Plains states, with Texas and Oklahoma at risk Tuesday for big hail, tornadoes and damaging winds. Th
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says they have taken a man into custody who was carrying a package near the White House after he made suspicious comments to an officer. A Secret Service official
Frank Mason III was a last-minute recruit for Kansas. He turned into the Jayhawks’ latest All-American. The senior guard was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 AP All-America team Tues
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial. Kharon Davis has been held without bail in the
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Ohio community to end the practice of charging drug users revived by emergency responders using an overdose antidot
BURAO, Somalia (Reuters) - In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood fire, boiling a kettle of blac
BANGKOK (AP) — An armed militant group fighting Myanmar’s government on behalf of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and den
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The booming Washington, D.C., region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture
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