Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:14am
For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with protests outside parliament and critics denouncing its focus on tax hikes and wage cuts. Mohammed Badran, sitting in his barber shop empty of customers, couldn't be bothered to watch.
Ian Phillips, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 1:54pm
Iran and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month, Iran's foreign minister said Thursday, but the diplomat said he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved.
Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump's tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying "America: Love or Leave It."
Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.
France's government spokeswoman says the resignation of the country's ecology minister over reports of lavish dinners at taxpayers' expense comes at a time when most people "more likely eat kebabs" than lobster.
H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country.
Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options.
Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.
Pope Francis named a new Vatican spokesman Thursday, tapping Matteo Bruni, the British-born official who has handled media logistics for papal trips, in the latest shakeup of the Vatican's communications operations.
The Vatican has responded to a formal protest by the Spanish government over a controversy regarding the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, saying it never intended to meddle with Spain's domestic affairs.