France's deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande is expected to announce a government reshuffle Thursday as he seeks fresh political momentum ahead of a run for a second term in office in 2017. Top of his list of priorities will be to name a new foreign minister after the veteran Laurent Fabius2 hours agoAFP News
By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will send military vessels to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling migrants and refugees into Europe, allied defence ministers said on Thursday. The move, discussed by NATO ministers for the first
By Jane Wardell and Jarni Blakkarly SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has inherited a hard-right, climate change sceptic for his deputy after the retirement of his current No.2 on Thursday, an appointment that could block any revamp of an emissions trading scheme. Agriculture
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo said revenue for its North American snacks and drinks units rose in the fourth quarter, boosted by pricing.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a
A witness at the trial of Spain's Princess Cristina and 16 others has testified that the princess' husband wanted a commission of 300,000 euros ($339,000) as a "toll" to help the regional Balearic ...
Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key interest further below zero to a record minus 0.50 percent — and didn't rule out further action. Describing ...
A British parliamentary committee has grilled the head of Google in Europe, sharply questioning whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes. The hearing comes amid public anger over a tax ...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians started nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power.
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BERLIN (AP) — Emergency workers on Thursday were working with two huge cranes to remove the wreckage of a head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany. They were also still looking for a missing black box hoping to get more clues about the cause of the accident.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
World stocks slumped Thursday, gripped by another fierce sell-off after a warning by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen over the global economy, while oil fell close to 12-year lows. New York's Dow Jones Industrial Average sank as Yellen also played down the chances of another US interest rate hike
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North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and placed it under military control, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war". Pyongyang said it was seizing the assets of all the 124 South
PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant.
Coca-Cola has halted manufacturing at three plants in India temporarily on lower sales, company officials said Thursday, as the US giant faces challenges from activists over alleged depletion of groundwater. Nearly 300 people work at the three plants in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Rajasthan
The Kremlin said on Thursday that discussions about a possible ceasefire in Syria were still ongoing and there was no unanimity on resolution of the Syrian crisis. "The process is very fragile, discussions are under way, one can't speak about unanimity in the process of a Syrian settlement,
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TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union member states, as he slammed the bloc's behaviour in the migrant crisis. In a speech that stepped up his denunciations of Western policy in the refugee crisis, Erdogan confirmed
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's European commander on Thursday ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece.
Turkey's patience may run out over the crisis in Syria and it could be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, calling on the United Nations to do more to prevent what he said was "ethnic cleansing" in the country. Erdogan accused the United Nations of insincerity
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters and their allies captured a military air base in northern Syria under the cover of airstrikes as Russia announced on Thursday that its air force carried out more than 500 combat missions in Syria over the past week.
France's deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande is expected to announce a government reshuffle Thursday as he seeks fresh political momentum ahead of a run for a second term in office in 2017. Top of his list of priorities will be to name a new foreign minister after the veteran Laurent Fabius
A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut off 120,000 people in the northern Homs governorate since mid-January, worsening hunger and killing patients unable to get to medical care, a U.N. report said on Thursday. With the irregular supply routes used until mid-January now
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign.
By Michelle Conlin and Luciana Lopez NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to mend her badly wounded campaign in a debate on Thursday with rival Bernie Sanders, an encounter many of her donors said would allow her to play a role that suits her - embattled
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):
Tensions with North Korea have escalated sharply since the country launched a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday. A look at the latest developments:
The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. The development ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release.
Scottish researchers have pinpointed an enzyme that helps speed up breathing when oxygen levels are low. This could offer new hope for sleep apnea sufferers. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, could open up new avenues in the treatment of sleep apnea
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TOKYO (AP) — North Korea reacted quickly and sternly Thursday to South Korea's announcement it will suspend operations at a jointly run factory complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone that is the last major cooperative project between the two countries. It's always difficult to gauge the
Police erected razor wire barricades outside the South African parliament Thursday ahead of President Jacob Zuma's address to the nation against a background of concerted efforts to oust him from office. The embattled president faces moves in court, in parliament and on the streets to have him impeached
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NATO is willing to support a German, Greek and Turkish request for a maritime mission to help monitor Turkey's Aegean Sea coast for migrant smugglers, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday. "NATO and all the parties at the table this morning indicated a willingness for NATO to support
China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability. "Countries from outside the area must stop pushing forward the militarisation
The funds will allow the student accommodation platform to ramp up international expansion, expand its teams, and grow its technology UK-based international student accommodation marketplace Student.com has raised US$60 million in a round led by led by global investment firm VY Capital, with participation
As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record. "Each county had identified the most notable at-risk
Thai authorities have registered more than 70,000 previously undocumented foreign workers in its fishing industry, navy officials said Thursday, part of a bid by the junta to stave off a potentially ruinous ban on its seafood exports. Thailand is under intense pressure to overhaul its lucrative fishing
Two suspected people smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday charged with causing the death in September of a Syrian toddler, images of whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach shocked the world. The trial of Syrian nationals Muwafaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad opened at the criminal court
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Around 4.5 million pupils in OECD countries have failed to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science at the age of 15, according to a new study released by the think-tank on Wednesday. In some countries, 50 percent of students were falling behind in at least one of
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest Thursday to prevent them from holding anti-India protests to mark the anniversary of a top separatist leader's hanging more than three decades ago.
HONG KONG (AP) — Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions between North and South Korea following Pyongyang's rocket launch (all times local):
By Ulf Laessing ZARIA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky's compound was levelled after three days of clashes