Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

Jun 10, 2014

Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration — including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — prompted outrage Monday as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, ...

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

Jun 10, 2014

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up his campaign on Monday to stop former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, moving to outflank the European Parliament and forge an alliance against him. In the run-up to a meeting ...

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Jun 9, 2014

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), rebuked her father and former party head on Sunday for remarks reviving allegations of anti-Semitism after a major poll victory. Le Pen, who took over the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party from Jean-Marie Le Pen ...

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Jun 9, 2014

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo on Sunday after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election that also saw minority Serbs casting votes for the 120-seat assembly despite their rejection of ...

Clinton decision on 2016 run could come next year

Jun 9, 2014

Clinton decision on 2016 run could come next year

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she’s making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya. In an excerpt of an ...

Afghan election front-runner Abdullah escapes assassination bid

Jun 7, 2014

Afghan election front-runner Abdullah escapes assassination bid

Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt Friday when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least six people just ahead of a hotly contested run-off election. “The first attack was a suicide car bomb on a convoy of ...

South Korean ruling party avoids ferry backlash

Jun 5, 2014

South Korean ruling party avoids ferry backlash

South Korea’s ruling party breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after a stronger-than-expected showing in local elections seen as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye’s handling of April’s ferry disaster, which killed about 300 people. Despite fears of a voter backlash, Park’s Saenuri Party ...