The United Nation reports a slight drop in the number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war during the first three months of this year, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports.
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.
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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.
President Donald Trump has told leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately bolt the North American Free Trade Agreement. That happened just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to withdraw. The White House made the surprise announcement in a read-out of calls between Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It said the leaders agreed to "proceed swiftly" to start renegotiating the pact.
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.
The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan.