PAMPANGA- Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia’s biggest Catholic nation.
ROME- Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency.
SEOUL - North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.
WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency.
GENEVA - A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State’s last stronghold.
HAVANA-- Cuba and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday held the first bilateral dialogue on sustainable development amid Washington's threats to implement a law to allow U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies that operate in properties nationalized in the island after 1959.
WASHINGTON -- The White House is talking to a few candidates who could potentially replace Stephen Moore and Herman Cain, recently selected by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve Board, a senior White House official said Tuesday.
KIEV- Ukraine’s security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a presidential election on Sunday.
LISBON - Striking fuel-tanker drivers in Portugal have agreed to provide essential supplies to emergency services such as hospitals and airports, the government said on Wednesday, but the strike continued, worsening fuel shortages in cities and towns across the country.