The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday to cut the number of troops in its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.US ambassador Nikki Haley said the force's currently authorized strength of 19,815...
South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested
The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to arrest Park on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion, and leaking government secrets, after a marathon court hearing the previous day.
Oil workers seized by South Sudan rebels freed
Indians Midhun Ganesh and Edward Ambrose and Pakistani Ayaz Hussein Jamali, who worked for DAR Petroleum, had been seized separately from near their workplaces earlier this month in oil-rich Upper Nile state.
Maduro tightens grip in Venezuela with high court 'coup'
President Nicolas Maduro and his allies tightened their grip in Venezuela on Thursday as the Supreme Court seized legislative powers from the opposition-majority National Assembly, whose speaker declared a "coup."
Democrats urge probe of Trump ties to Iran-linked oligarch
Senior Senate Democrats on Thursday said they were demanding the US government investigate connections between President Donald Trump's real estate company and an Azerbaijani oligarch reported to have ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Slovakia set to reopen probe into kidnapping of president's son
Hardline former prime minister Vladimir Meciar blocked the investigation into the crime in 1998 by introducing an amnesty for "crimes committed in connection with the kidnapping of Michal Kovac Jr", feeding suspicion he had arranged it to embarrass Kovac, his main political rival.
Putin says protesters in unauthorised rallies 'must be punished'
Russsian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday insisted that participants in unauthorised protests must be punished after anti-corruption rallies across the country at the weekend ended in mass arrests.
Kim body to be sent to North Korea, Malaysians freed
The body of Kim Jong-Nam will be returned to North Korea and nine Malaysians in Pyongyang allowed to leave under a deal struck between the two countries, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday.
France's Hollande says no trade deal with UK before Brexit
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Britain must agree on the conditions of its exit from the EU before the bloc's members discuss other issues such as a trade deal.
Ivanka Trump takes unpaid job as White House adviser
First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced on Wednesday.