Burkinis, economy top items in French presidential campaign
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:46:39 -0400
PARIS (AP) — The national identity crisis exposed by France's burkini controversy is threatening to set the tone for the country's presidential campaign.
Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:45:33 -0400
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, ...
Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion: UN
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:38:58 -0400
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday.
West Ham signs Italy forward Zaza on loan from Juventus
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:36:32 -0400
LONDON (AP) — West Ham has signed Italy forward Simone Zaza on loan from Juventus for a fee of 5 million euros ($5.6 million) as the club's 11th recruit of the transfer window.
State burial in Poland for WWII heroes slain by communists
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:34:08 -0400
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A state burial in Poland has been held for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for their pro-independence activity.
Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:33:01 -0400
Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit some of the central Italian villages devastated in this week's earthquake, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with winter approaching. Meanwhile, as hope faded of finding anyone else alive and the search for bodies nearly complete, rescue workers and survivors turned their attention to a bleak future, with winter around the corner. Given what's happened in other quakes, we're going to spend winter here," said Emidio Chiappini, from the devastated Sant'Angelo village.
Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:30:21 -0400
Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail but is still under investigation, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said at a weekly news conference, calling the unidentified individual a "spy who had infiltrated the nuclear team," state media reported. The deal that President Hassan Rouhani struck last year has given Iran relief from most international sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear program, but it is opposed by hardliners who see it as a capitulation to the United States.
Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:28:09 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's government has issued an unusual statement announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years.
Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team with West
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:27:56 -0400
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is saying the country's judiciary has confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration."
Serbia, Bosnian Serbs hold joint anti-terrorism drill
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:21:55 -0400
TRBUSNICA, Serbia (AP) — Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war.