World
Latest stories
Iran Summons Polish Diplomat to Protest U.S. Summit

Iran's foreign ministry summoned Poland's top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an "anti-Iranian" summit, a spokesman said Sunday. 

W140 Full Story
Regional Powers Stick with Bashir as Sudan Protests Mount

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.

W140 Full Story
Many Feared Dead after Tanker Blast in Nigeria

Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel.

The vehicle crashed in the Odukpani area of the southeastern state of Cross River, just north of the state capital, Calabar, at about 5pm (1600 GMT) on Friday.

W140 Full Story
Several Injured in Bakery Gas Explosion

A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said.

Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed out of the building on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris. Witnesses described on French television the overwhelmingly sound of the blast and people trapped inside nearby buildings.

W140 Full Story
Thai Security Forces Kill Two Linked to Deadly Shooting at School

Two insurgents believed to be tied to a motorcycle drive-by shooting at a school in Thailand's south were shot dead Saturday, police said, as UNICEF warned of trauma for children near the scene of the lunchtime violence.

Since 2004 clashes between Malay-Muslim rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state that annexed the area over 100 years ago have killed nearly 7,000 people, mostly civilians of both faiths.

W140 Full Story
Opposition-Controlled Venezuela Legislature Calls for Protest to Oust Maduro

Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled legislature is calling  for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government."

W140 Full Story
France Vows Tough Response as New 'Yellow Vest' Demos Loom

France braced for a fresh round of "yellow vest" protests across the country on Saturday, with the authorities vowing zero tolerance for violence after weekly scenes of rioting and vandalism in Paris and other cities over the past two months.

W140 Full Story
Government Shutdown Becomes Longest in US History

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

W140 Full Story
FBI Opened Probe into Whether Trump Working for Russians

The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

W140 Full Story
Deputies Agree Historic Name Change for Macedonia

Macedonian deputies voted Friday to change the country's name to "the Republic of North Macedonia", settling a decades-long row with Greece and paving the way to NATO and EU membership.

W140 Full Story