Germany says the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, according to an interview released Thursday.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also told the Baltic News Service (BNS) that the West needed to engage in dialogue with Russia to "rebuild" lost trust and tackle crises in Syria and Libya.Full Story
Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday.
The fate of the passenger jet, which is presumed to have crashed at sea after disappearing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board in March 2014, remains a mystery.Full Story
Police found "traces" of a plot to launch a new attack in Belgium when they arrested four people suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria and Libya, prosecutors said Wednesday.Full Story
Spain started taking in refugees this week from camps in Europe, Turkey and Lebanon, pledging to welcome 586 people from now until the end of June after months of strident debate over governmental inaction.Full Story
Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima this week "will honor all those who were lost in World War II" the U.S. president said Wednesday, hours after arriving in Japan for a Group of Seven summit.Full Story
Sudan on Wednesday accused a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official it effectively expelled of having filed "false reports" about people displaced by conflict in the east African country.Full Story
A Milan court on Wednesday sentenced a Pakistani and a Tunisian to six years in prison for threatening terror attacks in Italy via social media.Full Story
The United States on Wednesday designated two Pakistan-based Islamist groups with links to the Taliban as global terrorist threats.
As "Specially Designated Global Terrorists", U.S. citizens are forbidden from associating with the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and the Jamaat ul Dawa al-Quran (JDQ).Full Story
Kenyan police said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected members of an Islamic State affiliate plotting bomb attacks, weeks after arresting other members of the alleged gang.Full Story
President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Wednesday that Ukraine would take back the annexed peninsula of Crimea and rebel-held territory in the east of the country following pilot Nadiya Savchenko's release from Russia's jails.Full Story