A dispute among Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, centered on a pair of 40-year-old Belgian nuclear reactors roughly an hour’s drive from large cities across the border, is laying bare a growing European rift over nuclear energy.
One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished.
Russia’s top diplomat in the U.S. said in a briefing with reporters Monday that relations between Washington and Moscow are in “a deplorably difficult state” and have fallen in recent years to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.
At least 35 migrants were killed Monday after two boats capsized off the coast of western Turkey, just as German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visiting the nation to strategize with Turkish authorities on how to stem the flow of refugees to Europe from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The World Health Organization said Monday it wants to fast-track a better test for the Zika virus as dozens of countries cope with yet another scary pandemic, saying doctors on the front lines should at least be able to single out the disease from similar infections in hard-hit Latin America.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won office in May 2014 with an Obama-style “hope and change” message, promising to improve his country’s notoriously backward business climate and boost its underwhelming image on the world stage.
South Korea fired on a North Korean patrol boat Monday, just a day after the North drew international condemnation by testing another banned long-range missile.
North Korea defied international warnings Sunday by launching a new long-range rocket — prompting swift condemnation from the United Nations and frustration in Washington and Seoul, which will now formalize long-anticipated talks toward deploying an advanced U.S. missile shield in South Korea despite opposition from China.
Ahead of North Korea’s expected testing of a long-range missile, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping agreed in a phone call Friday that “they will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapon state,” the White House said.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency BfV has received more than 100 tip-offs that there are Islamic State fighters hiding among the refugees currently seeking asylum in Germany, the Berlinger Zeitung newspaper reported, citing the agency’s chief.