Scottish nationalists won a third term in power but lost their outright majority Friday in one of a series of local and regional elections seen as a key test for Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The main opposition Labor Party came third in the vote for Scotland's devolved parliament but its candidate Sadiq Khan is expected to clinch victory in London to become the city's first Muslim mayor.Full Story
The toll from a bombing last weekend on a police station in Turkey's southern city of Gazinantep blamed on a militant linked to Islamic State (IS) has risen to three, reports said Friday.
The toll rose after policeman Mehmet Oter, 45, died in hospital of his wounds sustained in the car bomb attack Sunday in Gaziantep, a major hub for Syrian refugees close to the border, the Dogan news agency reported.Full Story
Myanmar's president has urged the creation of a new ministry for Aung San Suu Kyi's state adviser position, official media reported Friday, a move that will deepen her influence and likely rile the powerful army.Full Story
Singapore will invest up to U.S.$1.67 billion in Australia's defense infrastructure and hike troop numbers it sends for training, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday.
The new agreement also includes commitments to open markets and trade and increase collaboration in science and research, he said, adding it would create thousands of jobs in northern Australia.Full Story
North Korea kicked off its first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years Friday, with state media lauding the isolated country's "prestige" as a nuclear power while maintaining a news blackout on the event itself.
The congress drew thousands of selected delegates from across the country to Pyongyang for what, in theory at least, was a gathering of North Korea's top decision-making body.Full Story
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon claimed a "historic" win Friday in elections to the Scottish parliament.Full Story
Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said.
The Eurocopter AS350 had been ferrying Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon and her husband Asmuni Abdullah from Sarawak's interior to its capital Kuching when it went missing Thursday.Full Story
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute.Full Story
Close aides to Hillary Clinton including longtime confidante Huma Abedin have been interviewed by the FBI as part of its investigation into the ex-secretary of state's use of a private email server, CNN reported Thursday.Full Story
America's most prominent Republican family, the Bushes, are declining to endorse Donald Trump for president, handing the GOP presumptive nominee an early setback in his efforts to unite a fractured party.
Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, who undoubtedly bristled at Trump's bullying attacks on candidate Jeb Bush, signaled through their offices that they will stay on the sidelines during this cycle.Full Story