US to sell $15bn missile defence to Saudi Arabia
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of its advanced Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) missile defence system.
Merkel pushes for 3-way "Jamaica" coalition in Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her conservatives on Saturday to forge a three-way alliance with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens, her most explicit backing yet for the so-called “Jamaica” coalition.
Protests for Navalny across Russia on Putin birthday
More than 100 people have been arrested as supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny hold protests in some 80 cities across Russia, reports say.
U.S. deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep
U.S. special forces soldiers were with their counterparts from Niger on Wednesday in the West African nation’s volatile southwest, a growing hot-bed of jihadist violence, when the report came in of a raid nearby.
Sudan sanctions: US lifts most economic restrictions after two decades
The US is lifting most of the economic and trade sanctions it first imposed on Sudan two decades ago.
New York City: 'Islamic State attack plot' is revealed
A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say.
France's Emmanuel Macron finds 'president of the rich' label sticks
After scrapping a wealth tax and reaching out to big investors Macron's popularity is flagging.
Journalist Kim Wall's head found in sea near Copenhagen
The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say.
British tourist faces 3-year prison sentence in Dubai for 'brushing against man in bar'
A British tourist is facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai after he touched a man's hip to stop himself spilling his drink while walking through a crowded bar.
Hurricane Nate threatens U.S. central Gulf Coast after killing 25
Hurricane Nate may strengthen on Saturday, threatening to hit the U.S. central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after it killed at least 25 people in Central America.
There’s a Climate Bomb Under Your Feet
Soil locks away carbon just as the oceans do. But that lock is getting picked as the atmosphere warms and development accelerates.