Poland's Foreign Ministry said Monday it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc's recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw's populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards.
Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital.
Predrag Milic, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 11:33am
Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 10:55am
U.S. President Donald Trump should not be afforded the "rare privilege" of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said Monday, as Parliament debated a call for Trump's invitation to be downgraded and stripped of its royal seal of approval.
Andrea Rosa and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 10:44am
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on Monday, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state.
Ken Thomas and Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:54am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.
Bram Janssen, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:35am
Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.
Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:26am
It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.
Eileen By and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:04am
North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.