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French Far Right Short on Funds. Can Russia Help, Again?

Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years…

Baghdad blasts kill 25 as Mosul fighting intensifies

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Two bombs claimed by Islamic State killed 25 people in central Baghdad on Saturday, as fighting intensified in the northern city of Mosul where government forces…

Roadside bomb kills police officer, soldier in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - A police officer and a soldier were killed by a roadside bomb in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday, security sources said. …

Japan eyes trilateral talks with China, South Korea in February: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has approached China and South Korea about holding a trilateral summit in Tokyo in February aimed at deepening cooperation on such issues as a free trade…

Caution marks Iraqi army advance against Islamic State north of Mosul

SADA, Iraq (Reuters) - The earth shook three times with the impact of air strikes targeting Islamic State positions north of Mosul. Only then did the Iraqi troops assembled on…

Iraqi police and medical officials: 2 bombs strike central Baghdad market, killing at least 21 and wounding 44

Iraqi police and medical officials: 2 bombs strike central Baghdad market, killing at least 21 and wounding 44.…

Taiwan leader urges China for ‘calm’ talks as pressure grows

Taiwan’s leader on Saturday urged China to engage in “calm and rational” dialogue to maintain peace, vowing not to give in to Beijing’s recent moves to “threaten and intimidate” the…

Baghdad explosions kill at least 28

The two bomb blasts targeting a market Saturday in central Baghdad also wounded dozens of others, officials said.…

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving the mess to looters

The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king…

Kym Marsh went to ‘dark places’ for Coronation Street storyline

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh says she went to "very dark places" in her mind while filming her latest storyline.…

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