Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to Kurdish-Led forces
A US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters says it has taken full control of Raqqa, ending three years of rule in the city by so-called Islamic State.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster
An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP Plc’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers corruption investigation killed in car blast
One of Malta’s most prominent investigative journalists, Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been killed in a presumed car bomb attack. She was most recently known for exposing the Maltese prime minister's offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.
Benjamin Netanyahu pushes to pass criminal immunity bill as he faces police investigations
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to pass a law that would make prime ministers immune from certain criminal investigations during their terms.
DEA, Congress complicit in US opioid epidemic - whistleblowers
The US Drug Enforcement Administration ‘shut off’ investigations into large distributors of addictive opioid pills, while a new law made it nearly impossible to prosecute them, the agency’s former employees said.
Turkey spies betraying asylum seekers in German immigration offices
Officials working in Germany's immigration authorities pass on information about Turkish asylum seekers to the Ankara government, according to press reports. Turkish spies may have infiltrated German authorities.
North Korea Tells UN It Supports Denuclearization, Reserves the Right to Self-Defence
The DPRK says it won't drop its arms while nuclear powers are "reviving a nuclear arms race reminiscent of (the) Cold War era."
UK inflation rises to highest level in five years
Inflation in Britain rose at the fastest pace in over five years in September, remaining above the Bank of England's 2% target for the seventh consecutive month, after breaking through the threshold for the first time in three years in March.
Donald Trump vows to not take sides as Iraqi troops take over Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk
US president Donald Trump has said his country will not take any side in Iraq, where government troops took control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk after advancing in Kurdish-controlled territories.
Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists
Crowds have gathered in Barcelona to protest against the jailing of two leaders of the Catalan separatist movement.