Merkel ally blasts foreign minister for questioning NATO target

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany risks losing international credibility if it retreats from its commitment to increase military spending towards the NATO target, a key...

French opposition leader Wauquiez under fire over taped comments

PARIS (Reuters) - French right-wing opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez came under fire on Wednesday for taped comments in which he sniped at politicians in...

Syria’s Ghouta residents ‘wait to die’ as more bombs fall

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most...

Oil seen flowing onshore in Jamaica

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Oil was found flowing naturally for the first time ever onshore in Jamaica at two locations in what could be...

Spain’s Supreme court orders the arrest of former Catalan MP Anna...

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Supreme Court has called for the arrest of former Catalan member of parliament Anna Gabriel after she failed to appear...

South Korean presidential adviser: Many hurdles ahead to resolving North Korea...

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A South Korean presidential security adviser has cautioned there is a long road ahead to resolving the North Korea...

Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of seven victims of Sunday’s air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday,...

Ancient Roman boxing gloves found in Britain

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A pair of Roman boxing gloves dating from around 120 A.D. were found near Britain's Adrian Wall and put on...

Confidant of Israel’s Netanyahu turns state’s witness in corruption case: media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state about alleged corrupt...

Olympics: Curling – South Korean ‘Garlic Girls’ savour overnight fame

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean women curling team, nicknamed “Garlic Girls” to go with their other monikers, have become overnight internet sensations...

Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners – Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing...

7th grader shoots self at Ohio middle school

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A 7th grade student in Ohio is in critical condition after shooting himself in his school's bathroom, police said Tuesday. The...

North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in...

Japan donates ballot boxes worth $7.5 million for Cambodia election

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Japan donated over 10,000 ballot boxes for Cambodia’s 2018 election on Wednesday, the first international aid for the vote after...

WHO: Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017 from the record low seen on the continent in 2016, the World Health...

North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence’s office

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in...

North Korean officials canceled planned meeting with Pence: Pence’s office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in...

South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before...

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for joint military drills that had been postponed until after...

Mamamoo to release new music in March

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Mamamoo will release new music in March. The K-pop stars said in a tweet Monday that they...

U.S. says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is “ready to talk” Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki...