Belgium's political leaders adjourned marathon talks late Wednesday without emerging from the impasse that has blocked a landmark EU-Canada trade agreement, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said. The decision appeared to dash hopes of an EU-Canada signing summit on Thursday but Reynders said the
Greece's top administrative court on Wednesday dealt a heavy blow to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by blocking his flagship reforms of the murky private television sector. Fourteen of the court's 25 judges said the controversial law passed in October 2015, limiting Greece to a maximum of four
The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba. The UN General Assembly adopted the annual resolution by an overwhelming vote of 191 votes in favor -- with only the United States and Israel abstaining
A landslide piled into one of Colombia's busiest highways Wednesday, killing at least six people and leaving an "undetermined" number missing and feared buried, authorities said. The huge mass of brown earth swallowed up a section of road located several kilometers (miles) outside second
Sinking oil and falling Apple caused most world stock markets to retreat Wednesday, although strong Boeing results supported the Dow. In New York, the Nasdaq took a beating and the S&P was down as well, following declines for the bulk of Asia's stock markets and Europe's top indices. Apple
Twin earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday -- the second registering at a magnitude of 6.0 -- in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people. Several dozen people were treated for light injuries or shock, civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio told
France's infamous "Jungle" was cleared of thousands of migrants in a massive operation that wrapped up Wednesday, but aid groups said dozens of unaccompanied children were not guaranteed a bed for the night. "Unregistered minors are wandering around, lost, wondering where they will
Belgium's political leaders edged closer to resolving differences that have blocked a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal but time was running short for holding a planned signing summit on Thursday. The stakes are high amid warnings that the EU's international standing, already battered by Britain
Opposition leaders called a 12-hour general strike for Friday in the country, where an economic crisis has caused shortages of food and medicine. "We are going to notify Nicolas Maduro that the Venezuelan people declare he has abandoned his post," the speaker of the National Assembly, Henry
More than 20 people were injured and 39 were detained at anti-government protests in Venezuela on Wednesday, the head of a local rights group said.
Russia scrapped plans Wednesday to refuel Syria-bound warships in a Spanish port after Madrid came under pressure to refuse access to a flotilla that may be used to help attacks on Aleppo. Spain's foreign ministry said three Russian ships had been due to take on fuel and supplies at the port of
Donald Trump vowed to pour his own millions into the race for the White House Wednesday, refusing to be written off in the uphill battle against frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Polls showed the Democratic nominee, who is vying to become the first female US president, still comfortably ahead of her billionaire
France said Wednesday it had joined the race to host the European Union's banking regulator when it has to leave Britain following its exit from the bloc. The government's spokesman said "there's already a letter from the prime minister" on France's candidacy for European Banking
Twin earthquakes rock central Italy -- the second registering at a magnitude of 6.1 -- in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people.
Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city on Wednesday. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the
Hillary Clinton marks her 69th birthday campaigning in Florida, speaking to a capacity crowd who sang "Happy Birthday" to her.
A French luxury hotel owner who was brazenly snatched in a busy part of the Riviera resort of Nice two days ago was found alive and well on Wednesday, police said. Jacqueline Veyrac, the co-owner of the five-star Grand Hotel in Cannes, was found by a resident of west Nice, prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre
Cuban students celebrate that the United States abstained for the first time from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba on Wednesday.
Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Wednesday of a tough road ahead as he prepares to take power again at the head of a minority government with little support. In a speech to parliament as he submits himself to a confidence vote that should see him re-appointed to lead Spain again
Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province hit a school and the surrounding area , killing at least 26 civilians including many children, a monitor and activists said.
Agents from the Department of Homeland Security recently questioned US companies and former employees tied to Liu Zhongtian, founder of China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing knowledgeable sources. One suspicion is that aluminum from China Zhongwang is being imported
NATO is making good progress in building up the battalions being deployed in eastern European allies badly rattled by a more assertive Russia, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. NATO leaders endorsed plans at their Warsaw summit in July to rotate troops into the three Baltic states and Poland
First-time French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said Wednesday he was thrilled to go to space with two veterans from Russia and US, though slightly worried that they wouldn't like his saxophone music. Pesquet, the first French national to be sent to the ISS by the European Space Agency since 2008, is
The French aid group Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday it had found the bodies of 29 migrants who perished in a pool of fuel and seawater on a crowded dinghy off Libya. MSF said its chartered rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, picked up 107 people aboard the inflatable boat 26 nautical miles
Battling rock-bottom approval ratings six months ahead of France's election, embattled President Francois Hollande marked the centenary of the birth of his 1980s predecessor Francois Mitterrand with an appeal for party unity. "To the left, to all of the left, he bequeathed a clear legacy --