A group of migrants marooned on the border between Greece and Macedonia opted for a rather extreme form of protest as authorities blocked their passage deeper into Europe. About six men, some believed to be from Iran’s Kurdish minority, sewed their lips shut as a mark of their refusal to turn back toward their home countries.
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The leaders of Russia and Iran underscored their growing alliance in the Middle East by declaring their opposition to external attempts to impose a solution to the civil war in Syria, where both have deployed military power.
European Union countries will probably extend Ukraine-related economic sanctions against Russia for another six months at the end of January despite improved cooperation in Syria, three European diplomats said.
BRUSSELS — An explosive suicide belt was discovered in a rubbish bin south of Paris, French authorities confirmed to dpa, while the Belgian government ordered the highest security alert for a week.
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from politicians at home and Russian maneuvering abroad, the Obama administration is moving this week to reassert leadership of the international fight against the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military disclosed on Friday that an airstrike it carried out on an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq likely killed at least four civilians, including a child.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Four weeks ago, it was widely expected that the next president of Argentina would be the candidate of the ruling party. But in a first-round election that stunned the nation, opposition leader Mauricio Macri stole the momentum, and as voters return to the polls on Sunday the presidency looks like his to lose.
PARIS —— Seven people who were detained after a violent raid north of Paris in connection with the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks were released Saturday, France’s public prosecutor announced, according to French media.
BEIJING — A late-night fire at a coal mine in northeastern China killed 21 people, state media reported.
BRUSSELS — The Belgian government said Saturday that it had evidence of a planned terrorist attack that would have employed weapons and explosives.