DHAKA Officials of Bangladesh Bank may have been involved in a brazen theft of $81 million from its account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February, the head of a government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist told reporters on Monday.
ROME A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week.
PHNOM PENH Cambodia's parliament voted on Monday to allow a court investigation into an opposition leader accused of procuring a prostitute, a vote that could push the country closer to political turmoil.
MANILA Philippine security forces killed 54 Islamist militants linked to the Jemaah Islamiah group in a week-long air and ground offensive in the country's south, an army spokesman said on Monday.The fighting took place near the stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which signed a peace deal with the government in 2014 to end 45 years of conflict that killed 120,000 people and stunted growth in the resource-rich areas.
BERLIN The German cabinet plans to approve a draft law on August 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Economy Ministry timetable seen by Reuters on Monday.
BRASILIA The Brazilian interim government's new minister tasked with combating corruption was heard on leaked audio tapes criticizing the sprawling graft investigation at state-run oil company Petrobras and advising the Senate leader caught up in the probe.
JAKARTA/BEIJING China said on Monday it had lodged a "stern" protest with Indonesia after the Southeast Asian country's navy seized a Chinese vessel it suspected of fishing illegally in its waters.
PARIS Pilots at Air France have voted in favour of strike action over pay conditions, the head of the SNPL union said on Monday.
BRUSSELS European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend an event in Russia next month, a Commission spokeswoman said on Monday, in a move that may stir debate on the EU's fraught relations with Moscow.
MOSCOW A visit by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Russia next month is unlikely to lead to a breakthrough in Moscow's strained relations with Europe, but is a good chance to start trying to narrow differences, the Kremlin said on Monday.