BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.
Russia looks to cut economic ties, scrap investment projects with Turkey
BANGKOK (AP) — Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from charges that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.
French President Francois Hollande is traveling to Moscow on Thursday, part of his weeklong push for a stronger coalition against Islamic State militants in Syria that should unite France, the United States and Russia in the aftermath of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and jolted the West.
VIENNA (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to focus on Britain's planned EU referendum, the refugee crisis and a nuclear project that Austria opposes in an upcoming meeting with his Austrian counterpart.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Thursday struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.
VIENNA (AP) — Iran is reducing its nuclear activities under a deal with six world powers, but a senior U.N. official says he cannot guarantee that everything it is doing is peaceful.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian government spokesman says President Muhammadu Buhari will make the final decision on whether to lower the gigantic $5.2 billion fine meted out to African telecommunications giant MTN.
Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded. KEEPING SCORE: Europe opened higher, with ...
TOKYO (AP) — Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.
A Dutch advisory court says that the government can demand of migrants who have had their asylum applications rejected that they cooperate with efforts to repatriate them in return for basic accommodation in the Netherlands.
British authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108 million) for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime. The Financial Conduct Authority ...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, and officials say 10 of the 25 people on board were killed.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded 6 percent in the third quarter and officials Thursday forecast at least the same growth rate for the full year but warned of risks from the El Nino dry spell and presidential elections in 2016.
Lack of must-have items, big discounts on winter clothes and pricey toys define the holidays