Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons

World 09/20/18, 13:14

An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison.The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy businessman Alaa and ...

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Europe 09/20/18, 11:08

European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives.Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor ...

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Europe 09/20/18, 08:52

A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.The distance makes it hard to recognize the faces of the Catalan activists and ...

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

Europe 09/20/18, 08:26

Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane.Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and killing all 15 ...

Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

Europe 09/20/18, 07:33

Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.Andrei Ishchenko, communist candidate of governor election in Primorye region, center, speaks with his supporters in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East, Monday, Sept. 17, ...

Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership

Europe 09/20/18, 07:25

Ukraine's president says the country needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal.President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday that Ukrainians are finally convinced of the benefits of the alliance with NATO and said the Ukrainian army will meet the criteria for NATO membership by 2020.Ukraine abruptly changed ...