Italy's president on Wednesday approved little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte's nomination to be prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.Full Story
A Syrian engineer who was abducted last week by unknown gunmen in Sokoto state in northern Nigeria has been released, the police said on Wednesday.
Abdul Nasir was kidnapped on May 16 on his way to a road construction site outside the state capital of Sokoto city by armed men who killed three policemen that tried to rescue him.Full Story
French opposition parties and media on Wednesday slammed President Emmanuel Macron's plan for tackling urban poverty, saying the proposals unveiled a day earlier lacked ambition and were just for show.Full Story
Italy's president Wednesday summoned Giuseppe Conte as he prepared to announce whether he will appoint the little-known lawyer to lead a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment groups.Full Story
A mortar and gunfire battle between Indian and Pakistani forces along their Kashmir frontier killed five civilians Wednesday, taking the death toll in the six-day confrontation to 16, officials said.Full Story
The U.S. embassy in China issued a health alert Wednesday after a U.S. government employee experienced an "abnormal" sound and suffered a mild brain injury -- in an incident reminiscent of a mysterious illness that hit diplomats in Cuba.Full Story
Germany is showing a "democracy deficit" by denying Turkish politicians permission to campaign ahead of their June elections, the deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party said in an interview Wednesday.Full Story
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that the United States risks further destabilising the Middle East after Washington warned Iran faced the "strongest sanctions in history".Full Story
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on winning a new term in office, the Turkish presidency said Wednesday, after an election widely condemned by the international community.
Erdogan, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is among very few prominent world leaders to have congratulated Maduro on his victory in a poll that the United States has denounced as a "sham".Full Story
Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen.Full Story