Chris Den Hond and John Leicester, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 9:05am
Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure.
Lorne Cook and Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 8:50am
Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country's new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman backed the country's foreign minister on Wednesday in a spat over his meeting with a rights group in Israel, saying that it must be possible to meet critical organizations in a democracy.
Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 26th - 8:05am
Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months.
Turkey's main opposition party said Wednesday it would challenge the outcome of the country's April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers at the European Court of Human Rights a day after a high court rejected its appeal.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to _ in Mnuchin's words _ "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in U.S. history. Mnuchin gave that description during a speech in Washington on Wednesday morning. The White House is set to release the broad outlines of his proposed overhaul later in the day. Trump wants cuts for individuals and businesses, even as the government struggles with mounting debt.
Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.