Polish prosecutors who are investigating the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others have sent samples from the plane for laboratory tests in Britain to help them determine whether an explosion caused the disaster.
Bassem Mroue and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 6:02am
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 5:56am
A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal, but the U.N. said the years-long peace process had not collapsed.
Matthias Schrader, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 5:47am
Georg Schoettl's workout routine is intense, but it involves just one finger. That — plus a high tolerance for pain — is all he needs to compete in the unique sport of "Fingerhakeln," or finger wrestling.
Indonesian police arrested three suspected militants Friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed it was responsible for the attack.
Comments by President Trump on Germany's trade surplus with the United States are getting attention as leaders of seven wealthy democracies gather for difficult talks on trade and climate change. Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump told European Union leaders that Germans are "bad, very bad" on trade. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump doesn't have a problem Germany, but does have a problem with German trade.
Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 5:45am
The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.
Balint Szlanko and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 5:25am
Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | Posted
May 26th - 3:52am
Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers on Friday urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.