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French TGV Train Derails near Strasbourg, 21 Hurt

A French high-speed TGV train travelling from the eastern city of Strasbourg to Paris derailed on Thursday after an embankment collapsed into the tracks, seriously injuring the driver and hurting 20 others.

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Billionaire Bloomberg Suspends Campaign, Endorses Biden

U.S. media tycoon Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he was quitting the Democratic primary race and instead endorsing frontrunner Joe Biden for the White House after being snubbed by voters on Super Tuesday. 

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Iran Says 'No Obligation' to Let UN Nuclear Watchdog into Certain Sites

Tehran has no obligation to grant the UN's nuclear watchdog access to sites in Iran when it deems that requests are based on "fabricated information", Iran's UN ambassador in Vienna said Wednesday.

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Clashes as Migrants Seek to Break Through Turkey-Greece Border

Migrants and refugees clashed with Greek police on the Turkish border on Wednesday as they resumed efforts to enter Europe, leaving at least one person injured, according to AFP correspondents. 

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Taliban Attacks Kill 20 Army, Police, Hours after Trump Call

The Taliban killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a string of overnight attacks, government officials told AFP Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump said he had had a "very good" chat with the insurgents' political chief.

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Amnesty Says Iran Killed Two Dozen Children in November Crackdown

Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Iranian security forces of killing 23 children, mostly with live ammunition, during a November crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Biden Seizes Momentum with Strong Super Tuesday

Joe Biden seized the momentum in the race to become the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump with a string of Super Tuesday victories against leftist rival Bernie Sanders after his candidacy had seemed close to collapse. 

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Trump Says Had 'Very Good Talk' with Taliban Leader

Donald Trump said Tuesday he had held a "very good talk" with the leader of the Taliban, soon after the militants confirmed a call between the U.S. president and fighter-turned-negotiator Mullah Baradar.

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Ukraine Holds Suspected Arms Dealer Priest

Kiev said Tuesday it detained a priest, who used missions to Ukraine's conflict-ridden east to traffic arms including a grenade launcher and hand grenades.

The priest was detained several months ago in northwestern Ukraine, but his detention only public today on Tuesday after further police investigations, the Ukraine security services (SBU) said.

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IAEA Chief Demands 'Clarifications' on Iran's Nuclear Program

The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog on Tuesday sounded the alarm at Iran's cooperation with the agency and demanded "clarifications" over an undeclared site in Tehran where uranium particles were found late last year.

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