European Union foreign ministers have approved initial sanctions against Turkey over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights
A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces up to 30 years in prison for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws
With Ebola reaching Congo's eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital
Government restrictions on religion are on the rise in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries but also in many of Europe's democracies
A Belgian man sat on the toilet for five straight days last week. No, he's not ill; he was attempting to set a world record. Jimmy De Frenne, 48, was aiming to stay on the toilet for 165 hours but only made it to 116, Reuters reports. The toilet was...
Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers have urged a judge to keep the financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls
British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's attack on four female lawmakers of color, though they stopped short of calling the remarks racist
The Italian state railway running Alitalia has chosen the Atlantia group of the Benetton empire as the key partner to work with the railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines in trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred
Amazon's Prime Day is well underway , and this year amid the bargains comes a work stoppage by employees in Minnesota. Some workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee were taking part in a strike action from 2pm to 6pm to demand better work conditions, reports the Star Tribune . Such...
A 27-year-old man suspected of murdering American biologist Suzanne Eaton in Greece has been detained, with local media alleging he has confessed to the crime, reports the BBC . On Monday morning ABC News reported by way of a source that Eaton had suffered defensive wounds inflicted by a knife. In...
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has denied corruption allegations against him, saying the charges are part of an international intelligence conspiracy that started more than 25 years ago to assassinate his character
About 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital
The last woolly mammoth died about 4,000 years ago. So why on earth might an international organization bestow protected status on the species? Because fossils are popping up so frequently in thawing Siberia that what the Guardian likens to a "gold rush" is developing among unregulated prospectors. To keep...
European Union nations were throwing their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and tried to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure