By Ami Miyazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ahead of this week's Group of Seven summit, a Japanese Foreign Ministry source said, with one topic being how to prevent crime by workers from U.S. military bases. A U.S. civilian
A deal has been reached to bring far-right former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party into Israel's governing coalition pushing it further to the right, negotiators said Wednesday. The agreement, confirmed by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to public radio and Lieberman
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous generations and urged them to "do something about" climate change
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won't have a vote.
Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted ...
By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Quang A spent much of Tuesday as a tourist with plainclothes cops - eating fish noodle soup, visiting a temple and a fortune teller – returning home just as President Barack Obama took off from Hanoi aboard Air Force One. "It was a
The words were stunning as they flew out of announcer Paul Page's mouth in the waning laps of the 1992 Indianapolis 500. "Michael is slowing! Michael is slowing!" Page declared. "The rest ...
By Phoebe Fronista and Fedja Grulovic IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia. Several busloads of people, most of them
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Far-right Israeli opposition lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman has agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on terms for joining the coalition government as its new defence minister, Lieberman's spokesman said on Wednesday. Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu party and Netanyahu'
Ten people were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday when a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives, striking a vehicle carrying court employees near the capital Kabul, the interior ministry said.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.
Out of more than 100 women's prisons in the U.S., only eight have nursery programs that allow mothers to help raise their babies behind bars. There are none in the federal prison system, and there is only ...
Britain's business minister Sajid Javid met Tata Steel bosses in Mumbai ahead of a crunch board meeting on Wednesday expected to discuss potential buyers for its loss-making UK assets. Tata Steel, Britain's biggest steel employer, announced in March that it planned to sell its Port Talbot plant
Taiwan's Foxconn said on Wednesday it will not sell Sharp Corp's solar power business, amid concerns from business partners over a possible closure of the struggling division. "We want to let you know that we are totally committed to this business," Foxconn founder Terry Gou and Tai
Some days there is no train at all crossing the bridge to Uzbekistan, yawns a customs officer in Hairatan, formerly a teeming Silk Road border town whose decline is a barometer of economic depression in Afghanistan's north. "He asks why we travellers are asleep." Eight centuries later,
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Putrajaya is conceding to pressure by tobacco firms on its plan to mandate plain packaging for their products, Klang MP Charles Santiago said today. Referring to Health...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a federal criminal investigation.
Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday. Despite Indonesian law prohibiting child labour in hazardous industries, the rights group documented
Toyota and Volkswagen announced separate partnerships Tuesday with rideshare companies Uber and Gett, in the latest such moves by major carmakers. Japan's Toyota and ridesharing titan Uber said they had entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration, starting with trials in
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on a bus carrying staff from an appeal court killed 10 people and wounded four on Wednesday west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, an interior ministry spokesman said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came as the Taliban confirmed their
By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) - On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill. Gil Gabrillo
Japan and the United States have forged one of the world's most enduring -- some would say improbable -- relationships in the seven decades since American atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 200,000 people. The two nations fought four years of searing, brutal conflict across
The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new chief, elevating a low-profile religious figure after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike. Akhundzada, who was one of two deputies under Mansour, is seen as a unifying figure in an increasingly
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.