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Terrorism, trade, climate change likely to top agenda of high-level meeting

Since troops recaptured Palmyra from the ISIL group in March, the UNESCO World Heritage site had been accessible via Syria's third city Homs, about 150 kilometres (95 miles) to the west. 

Speaking after German media reported the US president as having described the Germans as "bad, very bad", European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker tried to play down the latest spat to erupt since Trump came to power pursuing a protectionist agenda.

NATO Parliamentary Assembly president says Caucasus nation has 'full support'

UK opposition leader also draws links between British foreign policy, terror attacks at home  

Ramadan to begin on Friday with first Tarawih prayer in Turkey

"It's a big problem, it's a world problem," he said in the Sicilian town of Taormina, just weeks after he called North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons."

Police search post offices, embassies, airport in Greek capital after letter bomb attack  

Resolution by House committee ‘one-sided’, foreign ministry says

In keeping with his nationalist economic agenda, Trump had in particular hit out at Germany's substantial trade surplus with the US, threatening to introduce customs duties in retaliation.

The centre-left president favours engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, rather than the hardline stance taken by the conservative government of his ousted precedessor Park Geun-Hye.

A former chief of the council, ethnic issues expert Mihail Ivanov called the appointment "an outrage against minorities."

According to UNESCO, about 60 percent of the old city of Aleppo was badly damaged and, of this area, 30 percent was totally destroyed.

Goal is to help prevent baby deaths, TIKA agency's deputy coordinator in Nairobi says

Coast guard recovers two bodies in operations

Legislation specifies funding, administrative board structure

A NASA statement described the planet as "a complex, gigantic, turbulent world" that is far different than scientists previously thought.

His speech capped a nostalgic visit for the 33-year-old billionaire, which included a visit to his old dorm room.

Oil prices tumble after OPEC extends production cuts

Simeonov, 62, is co-leader of the United Patriots (UP), the junior party in the governing coalition.

The ministry's Rapid Response Division is one of two special forces units heading up the operation to recapture Mosul, which is backed by a United States-led anti-ISIL coalition.

US president slams member states over inadequate defense spending, urges them to raise their contributions

Humanitarian aid for Somalia will be sent within two days, says Turkish Red Crescent head

An economist by training, Papademos was Bank of Greece governor from 1994 to 2002, and European Central Bank governor vice president from 2002 to 2010.

Here is what we know so far about Monday's attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005.

Blocked websites include those of Qatar’s Al Jazeera and Muslim Brotherhood’s Rassd news network

Some security personnel also injured in clash with PKK terrorists

Speaking ahead of her departure for a NATO summit in Brussels, May said she would "make clear to President (Donald) Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

One woman arrested by armed police on Wednesday was released a few hours later without charge, leaving 10 men still in custody Thursday, including suspected killer Salman Abedi's father and brother in Libya.

"We ordered the service providers late Wednesday to suspend internet services as outsiders... were instigating locals with WhatsApp and Facebook posts," senior police officer Bablu Kumar told AFP.

Cho Eun-Hwa, a 17-year-old girl from Danwon High School, was named by the maritime ministry in a statement.

28-member alliance pledges more intelligence support in the fight against ISIL, but rules out combat role

Foreign Ministry says Ankara is 'strongly determined' to maintain close cooperation with African countries

Trump faced protests on his arrival in Brussels, but he is getting a red-carpet welcome from Western allies eager to persuade him that his earlier criticisms of them were misplaced.

Cavusoglu says he was not yet born when Turkey's EU process began nearly 60 years ago

Leaks by US officials to media ‘arrogant, wrong and disrespectful to Greater Manchester’, mayor says

The huge social network said that the new design will offer a "carousel" with a variety of websites.

"Trump not welcome" said banners waved by the crowd, which police said numbered around 9,000. Organisers put the size of the demonstration at 12,000.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had demanded the sacking of Andrej Babis, the billionaire founder of the sprawling Agrofert conglomerate, accusing him of tax evasion and multiple conflicts of interest.

Attorney general Luisa Ortega said in a public speech that 55 people have been killed so far in the unrest: 52 civilians and three police.

Corruption was widespread under longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in a 2011 uprising, and has remained endemic since.

Rudd complained to the US Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence branches about leaks to US media of details of the probe into the deadly Monday attack and the bomber's identity that had not yet been made public.