Latest stories
France 'Yellow Vest' Protests: Timeline of Unrest

Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against fuel tax increases to nationwide protests leading to riots, and measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to quell the unrest.

W140 Full Story
Once Feted, Saudi Crown Prince Faces Cold Shoulder Abroad

Once feted on the world stage, Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince faces the cold shoulder abroad as he struggles to shrug off the lingering stigma of a critical journalist's murder.

W140 Full Story
Bahrain's Crackdown on Shiite Dissent

The tiny Gulf state of Bahrain was rocked by 2011 protests by Shiites calling for reforms from their Sunni rulers, who unleashed an ongoing backlash of repression.

W140 Full Story
Main Points of the Draft Brexit Agreement

The European Union has published the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break.

W140 Full Story
The Three Key Men in Sri Lanka's Crisis

Sri Lanka's political crisis has dramatically escalated, with the president calling snap elections and dissolving parliament, two weeks after sacking the prime minister.

W140 Full Story
Letter Shows a Fearful Einstein Long before Nazis' Rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too.

W140 Full Story
U.S. Midterms 2018: State of Play

Millions of Americans voted Tuesday and results have been projected in several races in the U.S. midterms, the critical first nationwide election seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

W140 Full Story
Midterm Election Loss Won't Put Trump Back in His Box

Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.

W140 Full Story
Major Attacks against Egypt's Christians

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have repeatedly come under attack by Islamic extremists.

W140 Full Story
Sweeping Iran Sanctions Target Oil, Banks

All of Iran's oil exports and financial transactions will be targeted under US sanctions that take force Monday, six months after President Donald Trump bolted from a nuclear deal.

The sanctions bring back the punitive measures that were imposed and then lifted by former president Barack Obama who reached an international agreement under which Iran moved to end its nuclear program.

W140 Full Story