Suspected IS attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday.  Justice Minister Bek...

Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians 'stand firm against violence'

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the... conflict,...

[Newsmaker] Anti-EU figurehead Farage vindicated by Brexit vote

Nigel Farage has devoted his career to campaigning to leave the European Union, a once-impossible seeming goal he has now achieved following a referendum campaign peppered with his signature controversies. UK Independence Party (U...

EU calls for UK’s early exit

The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over.  Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc _ a process Britain says won‘t begin fo...

EU founders urge quickie divorce from Britain

Foreign ministers of the EU‘s founding member states, gathering in Berlin for crisis talks after Britain’s shock referendum outcome, said London must begin the process of leaving “as soon as possible”.  France‘s Jean-Marc Ay...

Brexit divorce 'not amicable' but must be quick: Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick."I do not understand why the British government needs until October...

China-backed AIIB approves first 4 loans worth $509 million

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved its first four loans worth US$509 million as the bank holds its first annual meeting. Three of the four loans were co-financed with other multilateral lende...

European leaders to discuss EU future after Brexit shock

Founding EU members are to hold a crisis  meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to  leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.As the "Brexit" vote sent global financial...

Trump, in Scotland, links Brexit vote to his campaign

AYRSHIRE, Scotland (AP) -- Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign."I love to see people take their c...

Russia adopts controversial counter-terrorism amendments

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian parliament on Friday adopted a set of controversial counter-terrorism amendments which have sparked alarm among rights activists.The amendments that the Duma voted on Friday include introducing prison s...

Brexit a possible boon for China, say analysts

BEIJING (AFP) -- Britain's decision to quit the world's largest single market presents China with a golden opportunity to seek better business terms with a more isolated UK, analysts said Friday, pointing out that London has not...

[Newsmaker] Cameron’s luck runs out

LONDON(AFP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron may go down in history as the man who led Britain out of the European Union, with a strong chance that he will not survive the country’s political earthquake.As Britain voted to become ...

Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron to resign

LONDON (AP) -- Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity...

Britain on course to leave EU

Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared Friday, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low.Investors scrambled...

Truman's statement firing MacArthur declassified

In the middle of the 1950-53 Korean War, then U.S. President Harry Truman sacked Gen. Douglas MacArthur, saying military commanders must be governed by the policies and directives issued to them according to law, a recently declas...