The US Senate on Thursday approved the appointment of President Donald Trump’s former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington’s ambassador to Israel.
Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten produce was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister told AFP on Thursday “the worst of the process is over.”
A reporter who investigated drug gangs was found murdered in northern Mexico near the US border on Thursday, police said, the third journalist killed in the country this month.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African airports, including Istanbul.
The world is “turning the tide” against Islamic extremism, Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday at the United Nations, declaring that global powers ultimately will triumph over a “bankrupt and odious ideology.”
French centrist Emmanuel Macron has received weighty backing in his bid to become president from Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, sources close to the minister told AFP Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a first election-year test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday in the tiny region of Saarland.
Colombia said Thursday it was investigating with “concern” reports that the Venezuelan military had set up a camp on its territory.
Ukraine said Thursday that a fire raging at a munitions depot in the country’s east, which the military blamed on an “act of sabotage”, could continue for up to a week.
Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday.
Two child shepherds who claimed to have had holy visions in Fatima are to be made saints, possibly during Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to the Portuguese pilgrimage site.