FIFA President Sepp Blatter faced calls to resign Thursday from politicians and sports figures, but maintained an air of implacability in
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. military is seeking ways to improve training and arming of Iraq’s Sunni tribes.
The wife of a Russian opposition activist hospitalized with a mysterious ailment is urging he be treated elsewhere in Europe or Israel.
Women in now-democratic Tunisia have been offering compelling public testimony about decades of abuses under the prior two dictatorships.
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Pomp met politics in the 62nd time the 89-year-old monarch has delivered the annual Queen’s Speech.
As Iraqi forces gathered for an offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar, Islamic State militants struck first.
There are 795 million hungry people in the world, down from 821 million from 2010-2012 and 216 million fewer than in 1990-92.
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The strategy paper comes at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.
The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body.
The raid on the organization that regulates soccer in North and Central America came hours after 7 officials were indicted.
The mother and wife of journalist Jason Rezaian were not permitted in the courtroom, his brother, Ali Rezaian, said.
Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met.
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Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in the extreme heat wave.
His call followed harsh criticism from Iraqi and Iranian quarters after the U.S. defense secretary questioned the Iraqi military.
The move was a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China’s island building.
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The fall of Ramadi marked a major defeat for Iraqi forces, which had been making steady progress against the extremists.
Catalyst Connection, an Oakland manufacturing consulting firm, organized the mission. It began Sunday and ends Wednesday.
ISIS has killed at least 217 people execution-style, including children, since it moved into the Palmyra area, say human rights groups.
The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra were the militant group's biggest successes since a U.S.-led coalition launched an air war to stop them.
According to media reports, the mass graves were believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
They were the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.
The Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62 percent “yes” to enshrine the right to gay marriage in the country’s 1937 constitution.
But the women — led by Gloria Steinem, the pioneering American feminist — did not walk across the demilitarized zone, as they had hoped.
Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond.
Access by the United Nations nuclear agency to some of Iran’s military sites has been a sticking point in negotiations Iran’s nuke program.
Observers fear the small central African nation is sliding dangerously toward another civil war.
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In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river swollen from a line of storms.
Oscar Romero was the Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, whose slaying as he said Mass became emblematic of El Salvador’s civil war.
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Polls show overwhelming support to change the law in what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe.
The Saudi Health Ministry said at least 21 people had been killed and more than 120 others injured.
The Islamic Republic contributed small numbers of troops in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
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Though ballots are still being counted, gay marriage is headed toward a resounding victory in the historic Friday vote.
Islamic State militants who seized the ancient Syrian city made control clear by leaving decapitated bodies of suspected foes in streets.
The Defense Department said the U.S. is sending the anti-tank rockets as early as next week to counter Islamic State suicide car bombings.
Mr. Obama said the U.S. and its allies aren’t losing against the Islamic State, but more should be done to help Iraq reseize lost territory.
As young Nigerian women and children are rescued from the clutches of Boko Haram, they face suspicions they may still be in contact.
China’s navy has warned a U.S. surveillance plane repeatedly to leave airspace around disputed territory in the South China Sea.
The United States is set to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally and double its military aid.
The European Commission on Thursday urged more drastic curtailment of greenhouse gases to protect the ozone layer and curb global warming.
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It was a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
It is a victory that gives them another strategically important prize five days after the group seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi.