Greece's ruling Syriza movement backed a call on Thursday from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold an emergency party congress as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter signalled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States after the July 16 shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and asked top brass to craft plans to increase security.
Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of charged particles rushing from the Sun, that otherwise could strip away the planet's atmosphere and water.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early today calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.
Reuters | Friday July 31, 2015, SAINT-DENIS, Reunion
Plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official said, potentially providing some closure for families of those aboard last year's vanished flight MH370.
Bombastic US billionaire Donald Trump handily leads all fellow Republicans in the 2016 presidential race, but Hillary Clinton and other Democrats trump him in head-to-head matchups, a poll said on Thursday.
As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders today discussed steps for stability in Tibet to contain "anti-separatism battle" as the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) hardened its stand against the Dalai Lama, saying China's consent is important in the appointment of his successor.