Wildfires in Portugal, Spain kill 39

  • Republican feud rumbles on despite show of party unity

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. On Monda…

  • Wildfires in Portugal, Spain kill 39

    LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) — At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Fir…

  • Anti-graft blogger dies in Malta car bombing

    VALLETTA (Reuters) — Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that stunned the small M…

  • Venezuela faces more sanctions after contested vote

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President …

  • Israeli strikes target anti-aircraft battery in Syria

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery deep in Syria on Monday after it had opened fire on Israeli jets flying over Lebanon — a rare incident o…

  • Duterte declares Marawi ‘liberated’ from ISIL

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as…

  • North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment…

  • Trump denies harassment claims

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dubbed all sexual assault allegations against him “fake news” after his campaign was subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit brought…

  • Trump: Predecessors didn’t honor fallen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that h…

  • Gravitational waves detected from neutron star crash

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) — Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einste…

  • Iraqi forces capture major oil city Kirkuk from Kurds

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strik…

  • Xi to extend power at Communist Party congress

    BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congre…

  • May, Juncker agree to make efforts for faster Brexit talks

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain’s dep…

  • U.S. takes aim at ISIL in Yemen for 1st time

    DUBAI (Reuters) — The United States said it launched its first attack on the Islamic St


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