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Sparks fly between Turkey, Iraq as battle looms to oust ISIL from Mosul

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The State Department urged Turkey to respect Iraqi leader’s wishes.              
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Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano Saturday said he "agreed 100 percent" with a prosecutor's repeated suggestions that some charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding wit
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that voters in France must decide their future in Europe in the May 7 presidential vote pitting europhile candidate Emmanuel Macron against the anti-EU
The Hungarian government remained defiant Saturday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros.
The ancient Knights of Malta religious order Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis.
A firebrand commissioner in Fargo wondered out loud during a council meeting last September how much money North Dakota's largest city was spending on its decades-old refugee resettlement program, com
Hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out Saturday to protest against President Vladimir Putin's expected candidacy in elections set for 2018, with police detaining dozens of activists in t
Judge Kristine Baker of the US Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued the order late Friday, less than 24 hours after the state executed the 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer Kenneth
ISIS killed a senior Afghan Taliban official in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, the Afghan militants said Saturday, in a rare clash between the rival militant groups inside Pakistan.
"He slipped, he was injured and briefly hospitalised and will not join us this afternoon," said Massimo Mallegni, mayor of Pietrasanta.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday sacked one of his special advisers and sanctioned another bureaucrat after an inquiry into a newspaper leak, but the country's powerful army rejected Sh
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said the United States should show restraint and not play into the hands of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, because he "wants to end the world."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday said that she and President Donald Trump have built a "good working relationship" even though the two had frosty exchanges last year that raised fears of damag
France condemned a ballistic missile test conducted on Saturday by North Korea and called for a "firm" and "determined" reaction towards Pyongyang.
Italian police have detained six suspected neo-Nazis accused of agitating violence against foreigners
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday
French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday she would name a eurosceptic from outside her National Front party as prime minister if she wins France's presidency in the May 7 run-off
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a mainstream nationalist defeated in round one, backs her in the run-off.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders approved on Saturday guidelines for their chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, setting priorities that the Union of 27 governments staying in the bloc w
The legal chief of Beijing's representative office in Hong Kong said Saturday growing calls for independence could make the territory's current "one country, two systems" constitutional framework unsu
Tokyo's main subway system suspended its service for 10 minutes Saturday morning, shortly after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.
European Union leaders Saturday unanimously adopted their Brexit strategy at a special summit in Brussels, in a show of unity ahead of two years of tough talks with Britain.
It took European Union leaders a minute to unanimously agree negotiating guidelines.
The cow release is an annual event that warms hearts across the country.              
"Any other type of fanaticism does not come from God," Francis said.              
A comparison between the draft EU negotiating guidelines and the final framework adopted at the European Council summit show only a small number of amendments.
Islamic State does not control any territory inside Pakistan but the group has claimed responsibility for several large-scale bomb attacks.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he will ‘cool down’ the anti-European rhetoric and work with the EU institutions on controversial measures against foreign-funded universities and civil righ
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