Mexican youth march against old ruling party
Thousands of college-age demonstrators marched down Mexico City's main boulevard Saturday to protest a possible return of the old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, which held Mexico's...
Serbia picks president under threat of protest
By Matt Robinson BELGRADE (Reuters) - Pro-Western Boris Tadic will bid on Sunday for another five years as Serbia's president and the right to lead the nation into EU membership talks, challenged by rightist
Youth protest former Mexican ruling party's rise
By Noe Torres and Mica Rosenberg MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators protested in Mexico City on Saturday against opposition presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, who is far ahead in poll
Yemen: 36 killed in fighting with al-Qaida
Yemeni officials say fresh clashes with al-Qaida fighters in the south have left at least 34 people dead, while a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed two militants. The officials said Saturday that the drone attack...
Turkish colonel arrested over suspected coup plot
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A colonel in the Turkish army was arrested on Saturday in connection with a suspected conspiracy to destabilize the government by staging attacks against ethnic minorities, Sabah newspaper said
7 charged with terror crimes in Real IRA crackdown
Seven Irish republicans, including three relatives of a senior reputed Real IRA member and four others allegedly operating a forest rifle range, were arraigned Saturday on terror charges following a security sweep...
Libya: Benghazi holds first post-Gadhafi vote
Residents of the eastern Libyan city that served as the cradle of the uprising that toppled Moammar Gadhafi voted for a local council Saturday in the city's first elections since the longtime dictator's capture and...
Greek election race tightens into dead heat
By Renee Maltezou and Peter Graff ATHENS (Reuters) - A flurry of polls on Saturday showed the race to lead Greece has tightened into a dead heat ahead of an election next month that could determine whether i
Argentina: Black market grows with currency
Along a busy street in the Argentine capital, the man in the brown suit doesn't need to speak above a whisper to sell his goods: "Money change. Money change." Those who want to swap pesos for dollars follow him through...
Vote in Libya's Benghazi tests support for autonomy
BENGHAZI (Reuters) - People in Libya's second biggest city, Benghazi, voted on Saturday in a local election that will test support for a proposal to set up autonomous rule for eastern Libya. Benghazi was the
Car bomb in eastern Syrian city kills 9
A car bomb in the parking lot of a Syrian military compound killed at least nine people Saturday, the latest in increasingly frequent bombings in the country's major cities to target the regime's security services. ...
Rights group accuses Egypt's military of torture
An international rights group on Saturday accused the Egyptian armed forces of beating and torturing protesters arrested during antimilitary demonstrations early this month, and said that by permitting such actions the...
2 killed as car crashes at French rally
A car competing in a road race through a village in southern France lost control and smashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 15, police said. The cause of the crash during the Var...
Officials: 5 killed in Somalia blasts
Somali officials say two blasts killed at least five people and injured six others in the Somali capital. Police officer Mohamed Aden said Saturday that the first bomb exploded in the sprawling Bakara market, where...
Sri Lanka president rejects U.S. calls to close army bases
By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa rejected calls from the United States to close army bases in a former war zone as he celebrated the third anniversary on Saturday
Gunter Sachs art collection to be auctioned in UK
A modern art collection, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali, will be sold next week in London, Sotheby's said Saturday. The works were collected by German-born photographer Gunter Sachs,...
Military parade for UK queen's Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II watched as thousands of Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force troops paraded outside her Windsor Castle home Saturday to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The parade is part of a series of events to celebrate...
Sudan says receives "large amount" of hard currency
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's central bank has received "a large amount" of hard currency from abroad and plans to use it to stabilize the pound following the local currency's effective devaluation, the deputy centr
Afghan security issues weighed at NATO summit
A look at Afghan security issues to be discussed at the NATO summit in Chicago. SHRINKING INTERNATIONAL FORCE The U.S. withdrew 10,000 troops in 2011 and is in the process of pulling out another 23,000 by the end of...
World leaders confront flagging Afghan war
It was what President Barack Obama called a "war of necessity," a conflict thrust upon America by the 9/11 attacks. As NATO's mission here winds down nearly 11 years later, the insurgents remain undefeated, corruption...
20,000 march at Frankfurt Occupy protest rally
At least 20,000 people held a major rally of the local Occupy movement in Frankfurt on Saturday to decry austerity measures affecting much of Europe, the dominance of banks, and what they call untamed capitalism. The...
Thousands protest Taiwan leader's inauguration
Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in downtown Taipei to protest government policies ahead of the inauguration of recently re-elected Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou. Wearing red and green armbands...
Beijing rejects US report on Chinese military
China on Saturday rejected an annual Pentagon report that said Beijing is aggressively modernizing its military forces. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the report made irresponsible statements about China's...
Police: Ohio tourist fatally run over in Jamaica
Police in Jamaica say that a woman from Ohio has died after being hit by a minibus near the popular tourist town of Montego Bay. Authorities identified her as 48-year-old Latanya Shivers. They did not specify her...
Suicide blast kills 13 in eastern Afghanistan
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint Saturday in a volatile area of eastern Afghanistan, killing 13 people, police said. The bomber walked up to a checkpoint in Ali Sher district along the Pakistan...
Thousands march in Frankfurt against austerity measures
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At least 20,000 demonstrators marched through Frankfurt on Saturday in a peaceful protest against austerity measures implemented to tackle the intensifying euro zone debt crisis. Police
Qatar, UAE urge citizens to stay away from Lebanon
DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar and the United Arab Emirates urged their citizens to stay away from Lebanon, citing security concerns in a country where fighting prompted by sectarian tensions in neighboring Syria has unse
Yemen says air strikes, troops kills seven militants
ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Five suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in air raids in Yemen, and troops killed another two insurgents on Saturday, officials said, in a new U.S.-backed offensive aimed at reasserting
G8 making progress on euro zone crisis, oil prices: UK
CAMP ROUND MEADOW, Maryland (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Eight major economies are making progress on addressing the two biggest threats to their economies - the euro zone crisis and very high oil prices, Br
Turkmenistan claims largest Ferris wheel record
The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has earned another spot in the record books with the world's largest Ferris wheel in an enclosed space. State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported Saturday that Amanda Mochan...
Fire on bus of Muslim pilgrims kills 16 in India
An overloaded bus carrying pilgrims to a Muslim shrine rammed into a parked truck and burst into flames, killing 16 and injuring more than two dozen others in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said...
Thousands mark 'Red Shirt' crackdown in Bangkok
Buddhist monks led prayers as tens of thousands gathered Saturday in Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of deadly clashes between soldiers and "Red Shirt" protesters. The scene Saturday was a sharp contrast with...
ArcelorMittal's Kazakh workers demand salary hike
Workers at a Kazakhstan plant owned by Luxembourg-based steel giant ArcelorMittal have held a demonstration to demand higher salaries. The company said that Saturday's rally in the industrial town of Temirtau was legal...
Qatar and UAE call on citizens to leave Lebanon
The Gulf states of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have called on their citizens not to go to Lebanon and for those who are there to leave. Saturday's call by the two countries' foreign ministries came days after...
Egypt army beat, tortured protesters: rights group
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian soldiers beat and tortured protesters they had arrested at a demonstration near the Defence Ministry this month, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday, citing victims and lawyers.
Afghan police: 8 killed in suicide bombing at police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan. ...
Seven charged in major roundup of Irish militant suspects
By Ian Graham LISBURN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Seven Irish nationalists have been charged in Northern Ireland of involvement in militant activity, three under a rarely used law against "directing terror
Tunnel blast kills 19 at Chinese construction site
A blast in a tunnel killed 19 workers at a central Chinese highway construction site on Saturday, authorities said. The explosion in Hunan province also injured one person, said two officials from the provincial work...
UAE urges citizens to stay away from Lebanon
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates urged its citizens to stay away from Lebanon on Saturday, citing security concerns in a country where fighting prompted by sectarian tensions in neighboring Syria has unse
Turkish civilian killed in attack by Kurdish rebels
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A construction worker was killed and three people were wounded when Kurdish militants attacked a military outpost in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border, security sources said o
Greece confirms June 17 election date
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece confirmed on Saturday that it would a hold a repeat general election on June 17, after party leaders failed to form a coalition government following an inconclusive election. "We ar
3 charged with terror offences in N. Ireland court
A U.K. court has charged three men from the same family a range of serious terror offences in a Northern Ireland court. Paul John Duffy, Damien Duffy, and Shane Duffy, all appeared at Lisburn Magistrates Court on...
Chinese activist Chen on way to airport, bound for U.S. : advocacy group
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has allowed blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng to leave a hospital in Beijing for the United States, a U.S.-based Christian advocacy group said on Saturday. Chen Guangcheng told B
Blind activist says China's "manipulation" of nephew's case will fail
By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said on Saturday the authorities' drive to manipulate his nephew's case would not succeed, but instead would increase public disconte
G8 leaders: Iran must disclose more about nuclear program
By Laura MacInnis CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders agreed in their initial discussions at Camp David on Friday that Iran needs to disclose more about its nuclear ambitions and that it
German labor union IG Metal agrees 4.3 percent pay deal: sources
By Hendrik Sackmann SINDLEFINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - A key regional branch of Germany's IG Metal union clinched a deal for a 4.3 percent wage increase over a 13-month period early on Saturday, sources told
Refloat of Italy's Concordia wreck to be biggest ever
By Catherine Hornby ROME (Reuters) - Salvage crews will employ huge cranes and air tanks to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner in the largest ever operation of its kind, according to a p
Obama, Hollande agree on much - but not Afghanistan
By Caren Bohan and Elizabeth Pineau WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New French President Francois Hollande told President !a class="tagLink" href="http://townhall.com/tags/barack-obama">Barack Obama!/a> on Friday tha
Maliki, in charm offensive, invites scholars to Baghdad
By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, concerned by his portrayal in U.S. media as an autocratic leader intent on consolidating power, has invited several influential Was
French find new first lady "distant" - poll
PARIS (Reuters) - The French find their new first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, to be down-to-earth compared to her former supermodel predecessor, but distant, a poll released on Friday said. The Paris Match re