STRASBOURG, France | 5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

STRASBOURG, France— French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe‘s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. The government raised the security alert level and … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | 5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

KATOWICE, Poland | Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

KATOWICE, Poland  — Germany’s environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. Svenja Schulze told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks Wednesday that Germany is committed to phasing out the use of coal, though the exact deadline has yet to be determined. She … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

LONDON | The Latest: May says change of leader would delay Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 9 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says a change of national leader would result in Britain’s departure from the European Union being delayed or stopped, as she vowed to fight to stay in power. May made the defiant statement outside Downing Street … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May says change of leader would delay Brexit

CAIRO | Egypt releases prominent activist blogger

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have released a prominent activist and blogger who had criticized the government after more than seven months of detention. Lawyer Gamal Eid says his client, Wael Abbas, was freed late Tuesday, more than a week after a court ordered his conditional release. Eid says Abbas must report to a nearby police … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt releases prominent activist blogger

LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers

LONDON— British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses. May vowed to fight the challenge “with everything I’ve got,” after Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing … Continue reading LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers

INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE | Korean border troops verify removal of each other’s posts

INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE— Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world’s most heavily armed border Wednesday as they inspected the sites of their rival’s front-line guard posts to verify they’d been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks. Soldiers from the two Koreas … Continue reading INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE | Korean border troops verify removal of each other’s posts