Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 27th - 4:02am
The number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war dropped slightly during the first three months of this year, the United Nations reported Thursday, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports.
At least three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed on Thursday after militants stormed a military camp close to the heavily militarized Line of Control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, officials said.
The White House says President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that at least for now he won't pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The surprise announcement came just hours after administration officials said Trump was considering a draft executive order to get out. The White House also says the U.S., Mexico and Canada are taking steps to renegotiate NAFTA to "the benefit of all three countries."
Twenty-five people were detained in Turkey and more than 200 police officers temporarily suspended from their jobs Thursday for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, following a massive sweep the day before.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is closely watching to see how Turkey will respond to reports from international election monitors who noted a series of irregularities in a referendum to increase powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion as they tried to arrest him Thursday, officials said. The incident is under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors.
David Rising, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 27th - 2:44am
Britain must answer questions about its plans to exit the European Union before negotiations on the split can begin, and can't be under any illusions that it will retain the same rights and privileges as a member of the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.
Thai prosecutors will ask police to issue an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull fortune if he does not show up to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer almost five years ago, officials said Thursday.
Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt's Muslim leaders.