Retrial of 'Sharia police' suspects opens in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Seven men accused of posing as a self-styled "Sharia police" in Germany have gone on trial for the second time, on charges they violated rules on wearing uniforms. News...

At least 1 dead in bus accident in eastern Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German police say a passenger bus with more than 70 people aboard has crashed on a highway in the country's east, causing at least one death. A report from ...

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU votes

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the Europea...

The Latest: Austria vice chancellor quits amid video scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after ...

Video scandal rocks Austrian governing coalition

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is expected to make a statement about his political future after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently o...

Italy accepts migrant families rescued by Sea-Watch ship

Italy on Friday allowed families with children to disembark from a rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean Sea by German charity Sea-Watch. "Italian authorities have informed us of their avai...

China's Xi hails $64 billion in new Belt and Road deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that $64 billion (€57 billion) in infrastructure deals were signed at this week's Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Xi, who did not elaborate on t...

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists

Two Reuters journalists who were jailed in Myanmar in 2017 for breaking the Official Secrets Act have been released from prison, the news agency reported Tuesday. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, wo...

Donald Trump to impose tariffs on remaining imports from China

US President Donald Trump began the process of ramping up tariffs on almost all of China's remaining imports after trade talks between the two countries ended on Friday. The move came less than a...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...

Pakistan: Gunmen target luxury hotel in China-funded port city

Gunmen stormed a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port city of Gwadar on Saturday, prompting an hourslong shootout with security forces in which one hotel guard and the attackers were kil...

Belgian former king ordered to take DNA test over alleged love child

A Belgian court on Thursday ordered the country's former king to pay €5,000 ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA test to resolve whether he is the biological father of a woman who claims to be...

Italy's PM Conte repeats ceasefire call with Libya's Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Thursday that he reiterated a call for a ceasefire in Libya during a surprise meeting in Rome with Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar. "We want a ...

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday voted 66-27 in favor of a law permitting "exclusive permanent unions" for same-sex couples and to allow them to apply for a "marriage registration" wi...

Council of Europe and Russia reach tentative compromise

France and Germany pushed through a compromise which would allow Russia to return to the Council of Europe (CoE), as foreign ministers from the 47 member states resumed their two-day summit in Helsink...