Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to secure a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy Sunday, as he seeks a mandate for his nationalist agenda and hardline stance on North Korea.
Iraqi government forces said Wednesday they had achieved their objectives in a lightning operation that saw them sweep through disputed Kurdish-held territory in a punishing riposte to an independence vote last month.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Wednesday as “his biggest adversary” but vowed to track down and bring her killers to justice.
Catalonia’s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont must abandon his bid for independence from Spain on Thursday or face an unprecedented move by Madrid to seek a suspension of his region’s autonomy.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words.
South African flanker Francois Louw was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday over an incident during Bath’s European Champions Cup victory against Treviso at the weekend.
The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported Wednesday.
One of Kenya’s top election officials quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election could not be credible.
Portugal’s Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa resigned Wednesday as criticism mounts over the government’s handling of a series of deadly forest fires that killed more than 100 people in four months.
US President Donald Trump reignited a long-standing feud with John McCain Tuesday, warning “I fight back, and it won’t be pretty” after the respected senator appeared to take aim at him in a speech.
Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader abandons his push for independence, the country’s deputy prime minister said Wednesday, 24 hours before Madrid’s deadline.