Days before a closely watched regional election in Germany, a leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling Wednesday for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:01pm
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern Yemeni city of Saada in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state news agency reported.
Macedonia's feuding party leaders agreed late Wednesday to hold early national elections on Dec. 11 to end a festering political crisis that has seen two previously agreed election dates cancelled this year.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 1:21pm
Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for the high death toll.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 12:30pm
A majority of Spanish lawmakers Wednesday rejected conservative party leader Mariano Rajoy's bid to form a government, signaling Spain's eight-month political deadlock is unlikely to end any time soon.
Maurizio Bellavia and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 12:00pm
Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then — at only 5 days old — put on a cramped boat headed to Europe's shores.
Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 11:41am
President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as rapists and criminals.
Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 11:40am
Egypt's parliament on Wednesday toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 11:23am
The dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist groups, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen warned the Security Council on Wednesday.
Bullit Marquez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 10:42am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he was ready to defend his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked U.S. and international concerns, when he meets with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an Asian summit next week.