• Attorney General November 25, 2019 10:09 pm

    Attorney General: Israel's Netanyahu Not Required to Resign

    Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader. Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement that Netanyahu can remain interim prime minister, just days after serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Netanyahu faces calls...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2019 11:10 pm

    Sumo Diplomacy: Abe Courts Trump With Burgers, Golf, More

    It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan’s Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister allowed Trump to take center stage at a...

  • driver June 25, 2018 3:37 am

    Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential Election

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s landmark election Sunday, the country’s electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential and parliamentary elections, held more than a year early, complete NATO-member Turkey’s transition from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential...

  • Afghanistan April 23, 2018 12:14 am

    Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills 57 in Afghan Capital

    An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said that among 57 who were killed in the attack, 22 were women and eight...

  • Emmanuel Macron June 19, 2017 10:57 pm

    France's Macron to Reshuffle Government After Huge Parliament Win

    French President Emmanuel Macron is poised to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party engineered a landslide in the country’s parliamentary election, enabling the government to quickly start passing its first big laws. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe formally resigned on Monday afternoon, a largely symbolic move required after a legislative election. He was immediately renamed to his job and...

  • NBC News June 12, 2017 5:03 pm

    Macron's New Party Marching Toward Centrist Takeover of French Parliament

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s up-and-coming party is poised to secure a huge majority in the country’s parliamentary elections after a strong showing in the first round of voting Sunday, NBC News reported. His centrist Republique En Marche party and its allies won 32.3 percent of the vote, according to Interior Ministry results, with another round of voting to come. Many...

  • Adele June 10, 2017 2:04 am

    Why Was ‘Lord Buckethead' Running Against the British Prime Minister?

    British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice. Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo impersonator, the “Howling Laud,” and a figure named “Lord Buckethead,” who one user described as Darth Vader wearing a trash can. In another race, Mr. Fish Finger—yes, that’s...

  • Russia April 3, 2017 7:12 pm

    A Timeline of Major Attacks in Russia in Recent Years

    If the explosion on a subway train in St. Petersburg turns out to have been a terrorist attack, it would be the latest in a long line of attacks targeting Russia in recent years.

  • Europe March 16, 2017 12:26 am

    Exit Poll: Dutch PM Rutte Beats Anti-Islam Leader Wilders

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday was moving toward a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who looked like he failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe....
    The Netherlands’ main exit poll suggests Rutte’s party won 31 seats in the 150-place legislature, 12 more than Wilders’ party, which shared second place with two other...

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