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Shi'ite paramilitaries should be incorporated in Iraqi state security

Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups who took part in the war on Islamic State militants should be incorporated into state security bodies, the nation's top Shi'ite cleric said.

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Poland's electoral commission head denounces changes to electoral code

Changes to Poland's electoral code approved by parliament on Thursday threaten the election process by introducing large new powers of the interior minister in overseeing elections, head of the Sta...

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking

Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin in a court case that has shone a rare light on&...

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Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of taking a bribe: ju

A Russian court on Friday found ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of taking a bribe.

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Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first: EU's Juncker

The second phase Brexit negotiations will be significantly harder than an already difficult first phase of talks, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.

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Russia says Iran nuclear deal breakdown would hurt effort to manage No

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a possible breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal would send the wrong signal when it came to trying to resolve the situation around North Korea, the RIA and...

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Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of&h...

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Russian parliament sets March 18 as presidential election date

The upper house of the Russian parliament voted on Friday to set March 18 as the date of next year's presidential election.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen challenges EU and U.S. to freeze assets

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged the United States and European Union on Friday to freeze the assets of Cambodian leaders abroad in response to his government's crackdown on the oppositi...

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South Africa's governing ANC to announce party leader on Sunday

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will announce current president Jacob Zuma's successor as party leader on Sunday as it looks to conclude a bruising leadership battle and focus...

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Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city's&h...

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Peru's Kuczynski says will not resign over Odebrecht scandal

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Thursday that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments that Brazilian builder Odebrecht paid a decade ago to a company he controll...

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