Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis.


Merkel expects Greece to meet commitments for bailout package 2:03pm BST

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Berlin expected Athens to stick to the reform pledges it made in exchange for a third bailout programme.


Thai police hunt two bombing suspects after weekend raids

1:00pm BST

BANGKOK - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a second weekend raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials. | Video


Japan eyes defence budget hike to fortify island chain facing China

9:18am BST

TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Defence is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing.


English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Brown

30 Aug 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England and Scotland in mortal danger by stoking English nationalism, former premier Gordon Brown said on Sunday.


Two U.S. F-22 fighter jets arrive in Poland as part of European training mission

2:12pm BST

WARSAW - Two advanced U.S. F-22 fighter jets arrived in Poland on Monday for a one-day working visit, the Polish army said, a part of Washington's efforts to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian actions in Ukraine.


Arcelor Mittal South Africa to close mills, review largest plant

1:02pm BST

JOHANNESBURG - ArcelorMittal South Africa is planning to shut two mills and is reviewing operations at its largest plant, it said on Monday, as the money-losing unit of the world's biggest steelmaker struggles with weak demand and lower prices.

Thai police hunt two new bombing suspects

Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issue arrest warrants for two suspects in August 17 Bangkok shrine attack investigatino. Yiming Woo reports.

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