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The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week and that they have appointed Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of the group’s key religious figures, as his successor.
Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.
Greece won its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what euro zone finance ministers called a breakthrough deal, bridging big differences between the IMF, which sought an immediate debt cut, and Germany, which argued that restructuring isn’t needed.
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.
A US-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group near their de facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said.
Dutch MPs voted on Tuesday to strip dual nationals of their Dutch citizenship if they join terror groups such as the so-called Islamic State group to fight as jihadists, officials said.
More than six months after the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people in and around Paris, French judges on Tuesday began meeting with families of the victims and survivors who are still searching for answers about the tragedy.
Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA Tuesday from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, where the crash killed 66 people, the airline said.
French investigators raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday as part of a probe over tax payments, the country’s state financial prosecutor’s office has said.
French motorists on Tuesday confronted unusually long queues at petrol stations as labour unions stepped up strikes at the country’s oil refineries. Many expressed their alarm on social networks while others poked fun at the situation.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man’s 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death.
Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police.
French police broke up a blockade at the Fos-sur-Mer oil depot and refinery near the southern port city of Marseille on Tuesday after the hardline CGT and FO unions launched a strike in protest against proposed government labour reforms.
In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May, several dozen Syrian refugees arrived in Rome thanks to this initiative. Our correspondents in Beirut and Rome were with them on the journey that would change their lives forever.
Brazil’s interim government was rocked on Monday by the loss of one of its key figures. Planning Minister Romero Juca resigned amid accusations he had conspired to obstruct the country’s biggest-ever corruption investigation.
The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar al-Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian’s northern Kurdish region said on Monday.
Egypt’s Public Prosecutor asked his French counterpart to hand over data on the crashed EgyptAir plane, from during its stay at Charles de Gaulle airport and until the moment it left French airspace, according to a statement made on Monday.
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of four charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the second setback for prosecutors in a case that triggered rioting and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.