Global leaders condemn rising anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration

World leaders commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by warning against a global rise in anti-Semitism. The dignitaries gathered at the Yad...

Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first woman president

High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece's first female president by parliament on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New...

Norway’s governing coalition collapses over ISIS repatriation

Norway's ruling coalition has disbanded after the populist Progress Party (FRP) left the government, partly due to the repatriation of a mother with suspected ISIS links from...

Trump’s team thought Ukraine was an easy mark. It was a bad miscalculation

It was the worst street corner for a drug deal. US President Donald Trump's acolytes felt perhaps that Ukraine -- whose name means "borderland," and whose loss of...

Police backup called to guard President Macron as protesters try to storm theater

Police in Paris were forced to call for backup on Friday as dozens of protesters outside a theater tried to storm the building and...

Mikhail Mishustin didn’t have an English Wikipedia page on Wednesday morning. A day later,...

He may not even have had an English-language Wikipedia page on Wednesday morning, but former tax official Mikhail Mishustin is now Russian prime minister. Russia's lower house of...

State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused

Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels. But when Russia's government announced it was resigning on Wednesday, it...

An American man in a Nazi trial may have made up his account

The testimony of a Florida man in one of Germany's last Nazi trials has been called into question after German media reported that he is not...

Ex-Pope Benedict undercuts Francis on priests and celibacy

Retired Pope Benedict has issued a passionate defense of priestly celibacy, saying he "cannot remain silent" as his successor Pope Francis considers easing the prohibition on married...

Malta gets a new prime minister amid scandal over the killing of a journalist

Lawyer Robert Abela will become Malta's new Prime Minister after securing a surprising victory in his party's leadership contest, which was triggered by a...

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