Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders on Thursday in the city he once derided as a "hellhole", with nervous allies hoping for a strong show of commitment from the US president.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has called South Korea’s recent firing of warning shots at the border a “reckless military provocation” aimed at promoting anti-Pyongyang sentim
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said on Thursday, and a
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert and the former U.S. House speaker himself say he’s seeking a settlement of a lawsuit filed over a broken $3.5 million hush-mone
Wednesday's meeting between Donald Trump and Pope Francis sent mixed messages, according to Catholic leaders and parishioners across the country.
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had demanded the sacking of Andrej Babis, the billionaire founder of the sprawling Agrofert conglomerate, accusing him of tax evasion and multiple conflicts of interes
NEW YORK - The Authors Guild has honoured Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison and James Patterson at its 25th annual gala.
Both Morrison and Patterson received Distinguished Service Awards Wednes
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison praised the power of literature and the “community” of writers. James Patterson told some jokes, and even sang. Both received Distinguished Service Awards We
PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Chris
PITTSBURGH - The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter ......
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should h
Manchester. – British security forces arrested three more suspects yesterday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the countr
Vatican City. – It could have caused a diplomatic incident, but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his wife Melania. In one of the lighter mome
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Tibet's government in exile said on Wednesday it would be "logical" for Donald Trump to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, since the U.S. president h
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Protesters demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer staged running battles with police and set fire to a ministry building in Brasilia on Wednesday, prompting
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda. President Maithripala Sirisena is making th
PHOENIX (AP) — Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that helped make former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a national law enforcement figure. One o
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A welfare check by police to a house overgrown with weeds and other plants revealed the decomposing body of an elderly man — and a makeshift coffin containing remains officials be
In this week’s newsletter: a discussion about fiction and Lizzie Borden plus photos of Australia’s ‘stolen generation,’ and an appraisal of Roger Moore.
The German bank may be close to settling a U.S. Federal Reserve inquiry into how billions of dollars moved through the bank and out of Russia. The remaining question then will be how hard the U.S. Jus
HONOLULU (AP) — A National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations, U.S. Department of Interior investigators said Wedn
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” will be among the guest artists at Boston’s iconic July Fourt
Pope Francis gave President Trump a copy of his encyclical on preserving the environment. In a broader meeting, the Vatican’s secretary of state urged Mr. Trump not to pull out of the Paris accord.
The keepsakes that Pope Francis gave President Trump at their first face-to-face meeting appeared to underscore the divergent views of the world that the two leaders embody.
Rudd complained to the US Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence branches about leaks to US media of details of the probe into the deadly Monday attack and the bomber's identity that
The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A court in El Salvador on Wednesday sentenced seven members of a notorious criminal gang to 390 years in prison each for their part in a March 2016 massacre that shocked the c
Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis agreed Wednesday to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under U.S. P
Disney may arguably have had one of the most magical minds of all time, but even he based his creations off the real world.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who’s been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 mil