Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy. Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, according to industry data.
By Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced
University of Michigan researchers on Tuesday said their own experiments undermine recent allegations of security flaws in St. Jude Medical Inc's pacemakers and other implantable medical devices. Shares of St. Jude fell 5 percent on Thursday after short-selling firm Muddy Waters and its business
Primary challenges to two of the state's longest-serving Republicans are drawing attention as Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday. Sen. John McCain is facing a tough battle with a former state senator ...
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group said Tuesday that its spokesman and senior commander has been killed while overseeing military operations in northern Syria, and threatened to avenge his death.
Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children. The company is offering free kid's meals on Sundays during the month of September, another attempt to lure back customers spooked by a series of food ...
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.
NEW YORK (AP) — Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has plucked a top executive from retail giant Target to help lead the growing ride services company and reshape its image. Uber said on Tuesday it hired Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer for Target Corp, to oversee the bulk its global operations. Jones will be president
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.
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HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.
Sonos' sound systems will integrate with the Spotify app and Amazon's voice-controlled assistant, Echo.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A flamboyant former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl is the current front-runner in the crowded race for Richmond mayor, a new poll shows.
Marathon final debates started Tuesday on the eve of the judgment vote in the impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended leftist president Dilma Rousseff, who appears likely to be stripped of office. Lawyers on both sides of the political divide in Latin America's biggest country made impassioned
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title has been ordered by a judge to remain jailed in Las Vegas pending the resolution of multiple felony charges.
The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews ...
France's Emmanuel Macron vowed after stepping down as economy minister Tuesday to "transform" an ailing country but stopped short of declaring a presidential run. The 38-year-old said he had "seen at first hand the limits of our political system" and that quitting the government
By Giulia Segreti and Iona Serrapica AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Italy held a state funeral in pouring rain on Tuesday for some of the victims of an earthquake which levelled mountain communities last week, killing at least 292 people. Of the 292 confirmed dead, 231 perished in Amatrice.
BOSTON (AP) — The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham has urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common to vote in the November election.
BEIRUT (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war, a day after a U.S. official warned that clashes between Turkish troops and Kurdish forces