Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted
Sep 21st - 7:52am
A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized said he was head-butted Thursday by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street.
Dominica Tourism Minister Robert Tonge is describing his badly damaged country three days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in the eastern Caribbean island. An update from Tonge says the capital of Roseau still has severe flooding and there's heavy damage throughout the city. The hospital and a community center both lost roofs.
Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as "politically motivated."
Thousands gathered Thursday at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal.
The right-hand man of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen quit the National Front on Thursday, in a power battle that further weakened the party after Le Pen's bruising defeat in May's presidential election.
Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.
A pro-business party ejected from Germany's parliament four years ago is aiming for a strong comeback in Sunday's election, wooing voters with a dynamic young leader, a tough tone on eurozone strugglers and talk of a new immigration law.
Germany's justice minister accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff on Thursday of playing into the nationalist Alternative for Germany's hands after he said it was better not to vote at all than to choose the anti-migration party.
Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted
Sep 21st - 5:49am
Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.