Thu, Jul 30 2015
CALAIS, France - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side.
ATHENS - 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.
JERUSALEM - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago. | Video
DUBAI - The Saudi led-coalition fighting to reinstate Yemen's exiled government aims first to set it up in the mostly recaptured port city of Aden and then return it to Sanaa if possible via peace talks with Houthi foes, a coalition spokesman said on Thursday.
MOSCOW - Russia is modernising its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.
SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially providing some answers for families of those aboard last year's vanished flight MH370. | Video
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating whether the killing of a beloved lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe was part of a conspiracy to violate a U.S. law against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case told Reuters on Thursday. | Video
BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Scioli, the ruling party's candidate in Argentina's presidential election, maintained his lead over his more business-friendly rival in July, excerpts of a poll published on Thursday showed.
OTTAWA/MONTREAL - Speculation mounted on Thursday that Canada's election campaign will formally begin on Sunday, with the governing Conservatives planning a Montreal rally on Sunday evening at which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to speak.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - Brazil announced another cut to education spending on Thursday, the latest step back from President Dilma Rousseff's pledge to turn the Latin American giant into an "education nation" in her second term.