Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:45:20 GMTTurkish warplanes carried out air strikes against 12 Islamic State targets in the al-Bab region of northern Syria on Wednesday and killed 23 militants according to initial assessments, Turkey's military said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:35:45 GMTRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Hamburg on Wednesday, Russian news agencies reported.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:25:36 GMTTwo Turkish soldiers were killed and one was seriously wounded in a vehicle-borne bomb attack near the Islamic State controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Wednesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:40:49 GMTItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will hand in his resignation on Friday, a parliamentary source said, as President Sergio Mattarella seeks to slow the pace of an unfolding political crisis.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:03:28 GMTThe official search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been reduced to one ship, Australian authorities said Wednesday, as relatives of the missing passengers launch their own hunt for crash debris in Madagascar.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:33 GMTMost Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to research released on Tuesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:29 GMTSouth Sudan has deported a journalist working for the international Associated Press news agency, and the reporter said on Wednesday that it was because his reporting was critical of the government.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:30:23 GMTLong queues formed at voting stations in Ghana on Wednesday as President John Mahama ran for a second and final term against a backdrop of an economy that has slowed sharply since he took power.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:50:41 GMTThe Syrian army and allied forces began to enter the Old City on Tuesday, and are looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year-old civil war
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:14:41 GMTThe governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer to be US ambassador to China, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday (Dec 7), citing sources.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:50:36 GMTUkraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:35:25 GMTA threat to detonate a bomb at a subway station in Los Angeles was not credible, federal authorities said late on Tuesday after police spent the day searching commuters and leading bomb-sniffing dogs around stations across the metro area.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:35:17 GMTThe leader of Cambodia's opposition party returned to parliament on Wednesday after receiving a royal pardon, a move that could ease a year of political tension in the Southeast Asian country.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:05:15 GMTTwo senior New Zealand ministers threw their support behind Finance Minister Bill English on Wednesday, underpinning his front-runner position in the race to replace John Key, who announced his shock resignation this week.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:08:48 GMTChina has urged Washington to block the president of Taiwan from passing through the US, after reports saying she may stop in New York next month on her way to Central America.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:35:14 GMTNew Zealand Prime Minister John Key may have shocked an entire nation with his abrupt decision to step down, but for one small North Island community, the move was timed to perfection.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:05:16 GMTManuel Valls, who launched a bid for France's presidential election on Monday, would not gather enough support to go through to its second round, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:28:30 GMTPresident-elect Donald Trump laid out a U.S. military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State militancy.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:55:12 GMTThe United States has "enduring" interests in the Asia-Pacific region and is working for an orderly transfer of power to the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:46:55 GMTOver the past 27 centuries, the average day has lengthened at a rate of about +1.8 milliseconds (ms) per century, a British research team concluded in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:25:49 GMTA Vatican representative sought on Tuesday night to rescue faltering talks between Venezuela's leftist government and the opposition, after President Nicolas Maduro's rivals said they would sit out further meetings unless concessions were made.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:30:16 GMTBolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil's Chapacoense soccer team, prosecutors said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:30:27 GMTA military doctor treating former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning while she serves a prison sentence for espionage denied her request to have her female gender reflected in her military records, according to a court filing.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:00:40 GMTThe US commitment to NATO will remain "unwavering" despite the change of administration following the election of Donald Trump as president, outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:07:48 GMTGambia's high court released a further 12 political prisoners on Tuesday, their lawyer said, adding to hopes of an end to years of repression after long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh lost elections last week.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:40:50 GMTThe U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:40:44 GMTOpponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including the wife and mother of a jailed dissident leader, have begun a sit-in outside the Vatican demanding that the government free political prisoners.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:10:40 GMTHooded protesters threw petrol bombs and set off fireworks during clashes with Greek riot police in Athens on Tuesday on the eighth anniversary of a teenager's killing by police.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:10:29 GMTCuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente, the Cuban government said on Tuesday, in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:40:15 GMTLibyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold.