World

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Prime Minister's Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Thursday made clear that America is committed to protecting Turkey, a NATO ally upset the Trump administration has agreed to arm anti-Islamic State fighters in Syria that Turkey considers terrorists. Mattis stressed the enduring nature of the U.S.-Turkey...
Read More
A man pushes two children in a wheelchair as they flee heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
May 11, 2017 - 9:00 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul's Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold, according to an Iraqi officer overseeing the operation. Iraqi special forces Lt. Gen. Sami al-Arathi said...
Read More
Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
Read More
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central Bank's quarterly Inflation Report press conference at the Bank of England in the City of London on Thursday May 11, 2017. The Bank of England on Thursday held its main interest rate at a record low 0.25 percent and slightly downgraded its growth forecast for 2017 as Brexit uncertainties hit consumption. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England says a rise in inflation driven by the market turmoil over Brexit is starting to hurt consumers, weakening growth and pushing the central bank to keep its interest rates at record lows. The bank on Thursday kept its main interest rate at 0.25 percent as it noted...
Read More
In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. (Hawar News Agency, via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 7:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. The main Kurdish force in Syria says it will seek "neighborly relations" with Turkey, which views it as a terrorist organization. Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, on...
Read More
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 11, 2017 - 7:56 am
PARIS (AP) — One led the elite French police unit that took down an Islamic State cell, another lost a sister in the attacks that killed 130 people in Paris. There is also a computer whizz who started working at age 16, a farmer, a primary school director whose family is known for its sparkling...
Read More
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Prime Minister's Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 7:43 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey at a meeting Thursday. It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the U.S. would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State...
Read More
FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, Somalis displaced by a drought arrive at makeshift camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Britain is hosting a high-level conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to address the threat of famine in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year. They spoke at a high-level conference to address the Horn of Africa nation...
Read More
May 11, 2017 - 6:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany has launched a new website designed to help encourage migrants to return voluntarily to their home countries. The website http://www.returningfromgermany.de is part of the two-pronged strategy to dealing...
Read More
May 11, 2017 - 6:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — An extradition hearing in the Czech Republic for a Russian man who faces charges in the U.S. of hacking computers at American companies has been delayed for procedural reasons. Judge Jaroslav Pytloun delayed the hearing until May 30 due to formal objections from Yevgeniy Nikulin's...
Read More

Pages