Pilot ‘disorientation’ cited in Russian military choir crash

May 31, 2017

A commission investigating last year’s crash of a plane that killed 92 people including members of Russia’s renowned army choir says it may have been caused by pilot disorientation.…

13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

May 31, 2017

A Turkish military helicopter crashed Wednesday near Turkey’s border with Iraq, killing all 13 personnel on board, the military said.…

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

May 31, 2017

The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the “duty of Europe” to stand up to the U.S. if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out…

Tropical depression forms in Pacific near southern Mexico

May 31, 2017

A tropical depression formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Wednesday, prompting authorities to issue a tropical storm watch for a coastal region popular with tourists.…

Czech restaurants, bars go smoke-free after years of debate

May 31, 2017

A smoking ban in Czech bars, restaurants and cafes came into effect Wednesday, putting to an end the Czech Republic’s status as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers…

Why Nicaragua and Syria didn’t join the Paris climate accord

May 31, 2017

The U.S. may join these two nations in standing outside the Paris agreement, but for very different reasons.…

The Latest: Charity investigates misconduct against migrants

May 31, 2017

The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):…

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

May 31, 2017

Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday.…

Officials say Turkish military helicopter has crashed near border with Iraq

May 31, 2017

Officials say Turkish military helicopter has crashed near border with Iraq.…

UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

May 31, 2017

Britain’s main opposition leader castigated Prime Minister Theresa May for refusing to debate him on live television Wednesday, as narrowing opinion polls injected drama into the country’s election campaign.…

How terrorists warp the meaning of Ramadan to justify their atrocities

May 31, 2017

But are they driven by religious fervor or a desperate attempt to stay in the headlines?…

In Kabul, a massive bombing took its toll on me and a city I love

May 31, 2017

The collective burden of war suddenly felt much heavier.…

German police release Syrian teen detained over attack fears

May 31, 2017

Police in Germany say they have released a 17-year-old Syrian asylum seeker detained this week on suspicion of planning a suicide attack in Berlin.…

Russia calls for expulsion of Estonian, Moldovan diplomats

May 31, 2017

Russia on Wednesday called for the expulsion of Estonian and Moldovan diplomats in response to moves against Russian diplomats in those countries.…

General Assembly elects Slovakia’s Lajcak as next president

May 31, 2017

The U.N. General Assembly elected Slovakia’s Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak Wednesday as its next president, a job he pledged to use to help reform and strengthen the United Nations, with…

UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport

May 31, 2017

Forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, according to Yemeni security officials, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President…

A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes

May 31, 2017

Early one winter morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood at an observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border. Minutes later, four projectiles plunged…

Russia turfs 2 Estonian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

May 31, 2017

Russia has announced it will expel two Estonian diplomats in response to the Baltic country’s expulsion of two Russian officials last week.…

EU’s Moscovici: Greek lenders should ‘act responsibly’

May 31, 2017

The European Union’s finance commissioner is urging Greece’s rescue lenders to “act responsibly” and reach an agreement needed to restart bailout loan payments to the cash-strapped eurozone member.…

Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

May 31, 2017

Duterte made an off-hand comment about rape. Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “Not funny.” So Duterte went after her father — all in a way that seems to be playing to President…

A song that calls Britain’s Theresa May a liar is climbing the charts — but it isn’t being played on the radio

May 31, 2017

Britain’s rules on political broadcasting are making radio stations nervous.…

Manchester suicide bomber may have largely acted alone, police say

May 31, 2017

But they did not rule out the possibility that he may have been part of a wider network.…

Massive blast in the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic quarter kills at least 80

May 31, 2017

One survivor said it was “like an earthquake” as the explosion leveled buildings and left scenes of carnage.…

What’s behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

May 31, 2017

President Donald Trump keeps criticizing Germany’s trade surplus with the United States. Germans say their products are just better and people want to buy them.…

British police investigating killing of zookeeper by tiger

May 31, 2017

Police in Britain are investigating the killing of a female zookeeper by a tiger.…

5 Kenyan police officers killed in bombing, report says

May 31, 2017

Five Kenyan police officers died Wednesday when their armored personnel vehicle ran over an improvised bomb in an attack by claimed by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab.…

Lawyer says independent journalist abducted in Georgia

May 31, 2017

An independent Azerbaijani journalist has been abducted from near his home in Georgia and forcibly taken to Azerbaijan, his lawyer said on Wednesday.…

Poland’s former health minister questioned in 2010 crash

May 31, 2017

Prosecutors are questioning Poland’s former health minister Ewa Kopacz over alleged government negligence in the aftermath of the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95…

EU proposes ways to shore up the euro over coming decade

May 31, 2017

The European Union’s executive arm has come up with a series of ideas it thinks could shore up the euro currency in the coming decade.…

Prince Charles meets local producers in Transylvania visit

May 31, 2017

Britain’s Prince Charles has stepped into the Transylvanian countryside, meeting local producers of cheese, jam and salami during a private visit.…

Philippine leader slams Chelsea Clinton over rape criticism

May 31, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton after she criticized a comment he made about rapes committed by soldiers.…

Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

May 31, 2017

Aid agencies are overwhelmed by the crisis, so the hungry are turning to other poor people.…

Birkin bag sells for record $380,000 at Hong Kong auction

May 31, 2017

Christie’s says a luxury handbag has shattered the world auction record in Hong Kong.…

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

May 31, 2017

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, for talks centering on security, fighting terrorism and economic relations.…

Covered-up chic: Big brands are waking up to modest fashion

May 31, 2017

When Ruba Zai uploaded her first video online, the Netherlands-based Afghan student just wanted to share with other Muslim girls and women how she styled her headscarf. She had no…

Study: China struggles to kick world-leading cigarette habit

May 31, 2017

Most smokers in China, the world’s largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials…

A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes

May 31, 2017

Early one winter morning, Kim Jong Un stood at a remote observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border.…

Toshiba’s future imperiled by shaky ethics, nuclear fiascos

May 31, 2017

Japanese technology giant Toshiba Corp.’s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat — selling its prized computer chip operations — may buy the company time but is no cure-all.…

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants

May 31, 2017

Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of hostages in a southern city where…

Sri Lankan government says deaths from mudslides and floods last weekend have exceeded 200, 96 more are missing

May 31, 2017

Sri Lankan government says deaths from mudslides and floods last weekend have exceeded 200, 96 more are missing.…

Afghan officials say 50 people have been killed or wounded in a suicide car bombing in Kabul

May 31, 2017

Afghan officials say 50 people have been killed or wounded in a suicide car bombing in Kabul.…

Daughter of woman central to SKorea scandal returns to Seoul

May 31, 2017

She is probably the most loathed 20-year-old in South Korea, the privileged daughter of the woman at the center of a political scandal that brought down a president.…

Australian girl on vacation killed in Baghdad car bomb blast

May 31, 2017

The death of an Australian girl in a Baghdad bombing underscored why Australia was fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday.…

Death toll in Sri Lanka mudslides, floods climbs past 200

May 31, 2017

The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday.…

Trump’s pro-Saudi, pro-Russia, anti-Europe foreign policy

May 31, 2017

Trump’s friction with Germany is striking, especially when held up against his dealings with certain other countries.…

The Latest: Noriega family lawyer says cremation is coming

May 31, 2017

The latest on the death of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega (all times local):…

Vietnam condemns 6 to death for drug offenses

May 31, 2017

Courts in Vietnam have sentenced six men to death for drug-related offenses in two separate cases.…

Activists investigating Ivanka Trump brands in China arrested, missing

May 31, 2017

Activists are from labor advocacy group looking into working practices at shoe factories producing for Ivanka.…

Toshiba’s future imperiled by shaky ethics, nuclear fiascos

May 31, 2017

Japanese technology giant Toshiba Corp.’s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat — selling its prized computer chip operations — may buy the company time but is no cure-all.…

Priorities of coral and coal clash in Aussie Sunshine State

May 31, 2017

As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world’s biggest coal mines nearby.…

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