BERLIN, (Reuters) – German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challenge of integrating record numbers of migrants.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States yesterday condemned the Venezuelan government’s decision to move Daniel Ceballos, a former opposition mayor accused of fomenting protests, to prison from house arrest and called for his immediate release.
SIRTE, Libya, (Reuters) – At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded yesterday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a field hospital.
LIBREVILLE, (Reuters) – Supporters of Gabon’s President Ali Bongo and his chief rival both said yesterday they were set to win a presidential election that poses the most serious challenge yet to the Bongo family’s half-century rule in the tiny, oil-rich nation.
(Reuters) – Chicago police yesterday said they have arrested two brothers and charged them with the fatal shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin as she pushed a baby in a stroller, a murder that has stunned a city plagued by a surge in gang-related violence.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South Africa Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for graft, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday, citing senior sources in the police, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and the tax service.
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon voted yesterday amid discontent over its failure to raise living standards despite oil wealth, in a poll posing the biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has run the central African nation for half a century.
KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) – Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria yesterday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State.
ASUNCION (Reuters) – An ambush in the north of Paraguay killed eight soldiers, authorities said yesterday, adding that the attack bore the hallmarks of the guerrilla group known as the Paraguayan People’s Army.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican is hopeful it can improve ties with China after decades of tension, the Roman Catholic Church’s highest-ranking diplomat said yesterday, adding that warmer relations would benefit the whole world.
PARIS, (Reuters) – A French court yesterday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body “burkini” swimsuits on a Mediterranean town’s beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a “backwards, deadly Islamism”.
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top aides to prepare last week’s annual Independence Day address, some senior bureaucrats warned him against mentioning Baluchistan, arch-rival Pakistan’s restive southwestern province.
HARARE, (Reuters) – President Robert Mugabe warned protesters yesterday there would be no “Arab Spring” in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – A Toronto bank robber known as the “fake beard bandit” was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after three people were killed in a crossbow attack in the city’s east end, police in Canada’s largest city said yesterday.
HARARE, (Reuters) – Zimbabwean police today fired tear gas at opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and former vice president Joice Mujuru as a protest rally against President Robert Mugabe descended into violence, a Reuters witness said.