Thursday, September 3, 2015
Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some died leaping out of windows to flee what appeared to be the deadliest blaze in the French capital in a decade.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, a member of President Obama's Democratic Party became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for Obama over ferocious opposition from opposition Republicans and the government of Israel.
Europe's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk as countries grapple with record numbers of refugees and migrants clamoring to enter their territory, officials and analysts say.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Hungarian police on Tuesday cleared Budapest's main train station of hundreds of migrants trying to get to Western Europe, prompting a demonstration by around 200 young men outside.
President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.
Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year -- overruling hard-line traditionalists within the Catholic Church.
The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the United Nations said Monday, showing satellite images of the damage as the Islamic State group presses a campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.
Lebanese activists angered by a trash crisis and government incompetence stepped up their campaign Tuesday, occupying part of Lebanon's environment ministry to demand the minister's resignation.
Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said.
Macedonia's opposition socialists on Tuesday returned to parliament after a 15-month boycott following a disputed election that saw the Balkan country plunged into political crisis.