IS claims attacks in Spain, Russia

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency."Attacks by the soldiers of the caliphate in Spain... led to the deaths and woundi...

Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

Twin vehicle attacks in Spain that killed 14 people and wounded 120 in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils affected people of three dozen nationalities.These included France, Italy, Venezuela, Australia, Irela...

Trump: ‘Decisions made’ on Afghanistan and beyond

US President Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday that "many decisions" had been made in a meeting with his top military advisers, including on the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.The Trump administration, wary of international involvements but eager for...

Spain attacks: What we know about the suspects

The suspected jihadists behind Spain's twin terror attacks are thought to have formed a cell in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains where they allegedly planned large-scale assaults.Moroccans and a SpaniardThe suspects are all youths -- most of the...

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state aft...

Nigeria leader to fly home after UK treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said.The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absenc...

Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police

A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said Saturday.The male attacker "carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight" while "moving along...

Police arrest five in raid after Finland stabbing spree

Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said Saturday.Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding suspect on Friday, arresting him minutes after an a...

Bank boycott snuffs Uruguay’s legal marijuana sales

Uruguay's unique new marijuana industry has run into a hurdle as international anti-money laundering rules are forcing banks to close the accounts of pharmacies legally selling the drug.Uruguayan pharmacies started selling marijuana last month under a ...

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.In this gusty rural region near the Pacific coast, the wind is so strong it sometimes flips over cars and even trailer tr...