US downs Iranian-made drone in Syria

A US warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early Tuesday, officials said, in the latest incident in rising tensions between the two sides.

A US warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early Tuesday, officials said, in the latest incident in rising tensions between the two sides.

Trump weighs in on most costly US congressional race

A special election run-off for a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress looked set for a tight finish on Tuesday, with polls showing a very narrow lead for the Democratic candidate seeking to take a district held by
Republicans since the 1970s.

A special election run-off for a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress looked set for a tight finish on Tuesday, with polls showing a very narrow lead for the Democratic candidate seeking to take a district held by Republicans since the 1970s.

Red Cross launches app in Italy on World Refugee Day

The Red Cross launched a smartphone app on Tuesday to help refugees and
migrants arriving in Italy access information and services, including medical, psychological and legal support.

The Red Cross launched a smartphone app on Tuesday to help refugees and migrants arriving in Italy access information and services, including medical, psychological and legal support.

French defence minister quits over new EU fake jobs inquiry

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron’s party.

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says daughter Marine should quit National Front leadership

Marine Le Pen should step down as leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) after disappointing results in the presidential and parliamentary elections, her father who founded the anti-establishment party said on Tuesday.

Marine Le Pen should step down as leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) after disappointing results in the presidential and parliamentary elections, her father who founded the anti-establishment party said on Tuesday.

UN to send Congo peacekeepers home over sex abuse claims

More than 600 troops from Congo Republic serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse and other misconduct, UN officials said Monday.

More than 600 troops from Congo Republic serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse and other misconduct, UN officials said Monday.

French journalist killed in Iraq’s Mosul

A French journalist has been killed in Mosul after a mine exploded in the war-torn city, public broadcaster France Televisions said Tuesday.

A French journalist has been killed in Mosul after a mine exploded in the war-torn city, public broadcaster France Televisions said Tuesday.

French president reappoints Édouard Philippe as PM after legislative vote

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reappointed Edouard Philippe as prime minister after the weekend’s legislative run-off vote and asked him to form the next government, sources at Macron’s office said.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reappointed Edouard Philippe as prime minister after the weekend's legislative run-off vote and asked him to form the next government, sources at Macron's office said.

Prominent journalists among those facing trial over failed Turkish coup

Prominent journalists were among 17 people who went on trial in Istanbul on Monday on charges of links to the group allegedly behind last year’s failed coup, in a case that has amplified concerns over press freedom in Turkey.

Prominent journalists were among 17 people who went on trial in Istanbul on Monday on charges of links to the group allegedly behind last year's failed coup, in a case that has amplified concerns over press freedom in Turkey.

‘Playboy’ son of Equatorial Guinea leader faces corruption charges in Paris

The high-living son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader, with a taste for supercars, luxury homes and bespoke suits, goes back on trial in Paris Monday on corruption charges after a six-month delay.

The high-living son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, with a taste for supercars, luxury homes and bespoke suits, goes back on trial in Paris Monday on corruption charges after a six-month delay.

US shoots down Syrian warplane that bombed coalition-backed fighters

A US fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime plane Sunday after it dropped bombs on American-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the US-led coalition said.

A US fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime plane Sunday after it dropped bombs on American-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the US-led coalition said.

Resort outside Bamako frequented by Westerners under attack

A luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali’s capital Bamako came under attack by gunmen on Sunday, a spokesman at the Security Ministry said.

A luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali’s capital Bamako came under attack by gunmen on Sunday, a spokesman at the Security Ministry said.

Iraqi forces move into Mosul’s old town

An Iraqi commander says troops are pushing into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country’s second largest city.

An Iraqi commander says troops are pushing into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country's second largest city.

Polls open in France for second round of parliamentary elections

French voters are expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority in parliament on Sunday, a second election triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms.

French voters are expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority in parliament on Sunday, a second election triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms.

25 dead in huge forest fires in Portugal

At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday.

At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday.

Three killed in Colombia shopping centre blast

A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others.

A homemade bomb placed in a women's bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia's capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others.

Syrian army declares city ceasefire, UN plan July peace talks

The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for 48 hours from Saturday, as mediators announced two separate attempts to convene new peace talks next month.

The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for 48 hours from Saturday, as mediators announced two separate attempts to convene new peace talks next month.

Mistrial declared in Cosby sexual assault trial after jury deadlocks

Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that nevertheless helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s Dad.”

Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that nevertheless helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s Dad.”

Seven US Navy crew missing after collision off Japan

Seven Navy sailors were missing and the captain and at least two others were injured after a US destroyer and a container ship collided off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the US Navy and Japanese coast guard reported.

Seven Navy sailors were missing and the captain and at least two others were injured after a US destroyer and a container ship collided off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the US Navy and Japanese coast guard reported.

ICC calls for arrest of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday called for the arrest and surrender on war crimes charges of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libya ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday called for the arrest and surrender on war crimes charges of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libya ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Egypt votes to give Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial maritime accord with Saudi Arabia that transfers two strategic Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said.

Egypt's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial maritime accord with Saudi Arabia that transfers two strategic Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said.

France’s Macron makes ‘symbolic visit’ to Morocco to meet King Mohammed VI

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to Morocco for talks with King Mohammed VI in Rabat.Discussions will focus on the fight against terrorism and the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf during a meeting Wednesday at the royal palace.

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to Morocco for talks with King Mohammed VI in Rabat.Discussions will focus on the fight against terrorism and the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf during a meeting Wednesday at the royal palace.

US student freed from North Korean prison ‘in a coma’

An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil.

An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil.

France’s embattled justice chief, François Bayrou, unveils clean politics bill

France’s government is presenting a bill on cleaning up political ethics after years of corruption scandals – even as investigations haunt members of President Emmanuel Macron’s new government.

France's government is presenting a bill on cleaning up political ethics after years of corruption scandals - even as investigations haunt members of President Emmanuel Macron's new government.

British PM May to meet Irish nationalist Sinn Fein leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the head of the Northern Ireland branch of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein in London on Thursday, Sinn Fein said in a statement.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the head of the Northern Ireland branch of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein in London on Thursday, Sinn Fein said in a statement.

Senior US Congressman Scalise among people shot at baseball practice near Washington, DC

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

UK still in limbo as PM scrambles to form government as EU voices chagrin

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to clinch a deal Wednesday that would allow her minority government to survive, as EU leaders voice growing impatience to start Brexit negotiations.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to clinch a deal Wednesday that would allow her minority government to survive, as EU leaders voice growing impatience to start Brexit negotiations.

Deadly blaze rips through 24-story London apartment block

A number of people have been killed in a huge fire which engulfed a 27-story block of flats in central London on Wednesday, London Fire Brigade said.

A number of people have been killed in a huge fire which engulfed a 27-story block of flats in central London on Wednesday, London Fire Brigade said.

Turkey’s foreign minister heading to Qatar amid diplomatic crisis

Turkey, a strong ally of Qatar, will send its foreign minister to Doha on Wednesday and then if possible to Saudi Arabia in a diplomatic push to help end a bitter feud between the emirate and a number of other Arab countries.

Turkey, a strong ally of Qatar, will send its foreign minister to Doha on Wednesday and then if possible to Saudi Arabia in a diplomatic push to help end a bitter feud between the emirate and a number of other Arab countries.

Massive fire engulfs London tower block

A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said.

A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said.

Sessions brands claims of Russia links an ‘appalling lie’

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russia to tilt last year’s election in Donald Trump’s favor, branding the suggestion an “appalling and detestable lie.”

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russia to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the suggestion an "appalling and detestable lie."

France beat England 3-2 in thrilling friendly

Ousmane Dembele capped a thrilling performance with the deciding goal as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday in which the video assistant referee played a central role.

Ousmane Dembele capped a thrilling performance with the deciding goal as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday in which the video assistant referee played a central role.

EU door ‘still open’, France’s Macron tells UK’s May

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the door of the European Union remains open to the United Kingdom as long as negotiations for Britain to leave the EU are not concluded.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the door of the European Union remains open to the United Kingdom as long as negotiations for Britain to leave the EU are not concluded.

EU begins legal action against Warsaw, Budapest, Prague over migrants

The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU migrant sharing plan or face legal action.

The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU migrant sharing plan or face legal action.

Spanish prosecutor accuses star footballer Ronaldo of tax fraud

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.48 million) between 2011 and 2014.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.48 million) between 2011 and 2014.

Trump-style ‘Julius Caesar’ sparks storm in New York

New York’s Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as U.S. President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled their funding.

New York’s Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as U.S. President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled their funding.

Deadly outbreak of food poisoning strikes Iraqi refugee camp

A woman and a child died and hundreds fell ill in a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a camp for displaced people east of the Iraqi city of Mosul,
officials said Tuesday.

A woman and a child died and hundreds fell ill in a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a camp for displaced people east of the Iraqi city of Mosul, officials said Tuesday.

US ‘COVFEFE Act’ would officially archive President Trump’s famed tweets

From the incomprehensible “covfefe” to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a “leaker,” President Donald Trump’s tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker’s proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.

From the incomprehensible "covfefe" to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a "leaker," President Donald Trump's tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker's proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.

Trump travel ban suffers fresh legal defeat

A US appeals court on Monday upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations — the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.

A US appeals court on Monday upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.

British PM May apologises for election ‘mess’

British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives’ disastrous performance in last week’s election as she faced her party’s angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership.

British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives' disastrous performance in last week's election as she faced her party's angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership.

Qatar backs mediation to end ‘abusive measures’ by Arab states

Qatar supports Kuwait’s efforts to end a rift with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, its foreign minister said on Monday, but the emirate remains puzzled over why “abusive measures” had been imposed on it.

Qatar supports Kuwait's efforts to end a rift with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, its foreign minister said on Monday, but the emirate remains puzzled over why "abusive measures" had been imposed on it.

Israel to cut back electricity supplies to Gaza

Israel will reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays for power to the enclave run
by Hamas, Israeli officials said on Monday.

Israel will reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays for power to the enclave run by Hamas, Israeli officials said on Monday.