- Parliamentary coalition in Ukraine shows cracks Updated: Sep-01-15 10:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament majority showed cracks on Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was exiting the coalition over a measure to give more powers to Ukrainian regions, including the rebel-held east.
- Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.
- China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan Updated: Aug-30-15 1:24 am
BEIJING - By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.
- Turkish President Erdogan approves interim government Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.
- Turkey's Erdogan takes a gamble, eyes a new election Updated: Aug-18-15 3:14 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared a shadow of his former self after his party suffered major losses in the June election - embattled and no longer in control of his political fate. His once-dominant movement was forced into the humiliating position of seeking a coalition with opposition parties intent on reining him in.
- Egypt unveils Suez Canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony Updated: Aug-06-15 5:22 pm
ISMAILIA, Egypt - In a defining moment of his young presidency, Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic feat needed to revive the country's ailing economy after years of unrest.