The French environmental party's presidential candidate is giving up his bid and joining the campaign of Socialist Benoit Hamon, in hopes of boosting the floundering left's chances of keeping the Elysee Palace.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 1:57am
Iraqi forces on Friday gained control of most of Mosul's airport on the city's southwestern edge and all of a sprawling military base next to it, Iraqi officials said — key milestones in the first phase of the battle to rout Islamic State militants from the western part of Mosul.
South Africa's president on Friday condemned reports of violence and intimidation against foreigners and called for restraint as residents of the capital were expected to protest against Nigerians and others.
A new poll shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade, riding a wave of enthusiasm from their surprise nomination of a new leader.
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 1:30am
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia's capital last week, police said Friday.
Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 11:13pm
U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away and were coming under mortar fire from the Islamic State group as they moved on a power station.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 10:00pm
The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 6:29pm
A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer."
Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 4:24pm
Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line — three times more than in 2014.