Obama, lawmakers turn up heat on IS

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State on Wednesday, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: “Our reach is long.”...

15 detained in Australian antiterror raids

SYDNEY (AP) ― Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil. About 800 federal and state police of...

Scots vote on independence from Britain

EDINBURGH ― Scotland began voting Thursday on whether to become independent, in a referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe’s newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia.Some 97 perce...

France to receive first Ebola patient

PARIS (AFP) ― The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiraling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in West Africa.Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acron...