The Taliban in Afghanistan has confirmed the death of its former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. Taliban leaders have also elected his successor, an influential religious figure.
The world's two largest carmakers by sales have announced partnerships with rideshare companies in a move to profit from attractive mobility services to customers. The market has a huge business potential.
Greek police has been busing refugees out of Idomeni, with no violence reported between the migrants and the security forces. The move to accommodation in Thessaloniki is running "smoothly," according to the government.
Almost half of EU countries - including Germany - has contributed to Egypt's crackdown on dissent, Amnesty said in a report. The human rights group has called on the bloc to end arms transfers worth billions of euros.
A US-backed alliance of Syrian militias has launched an offensive to clear the "Islamic State," from areas north of its self-declared capital Raqqa. The offensive could pave the way for an eventual assault on Raqqa.
The A320's engines had operated normally throughout most of the flight, reported Egypt's state newspaper. But the aircraft's final electronic messages reveal an unexpected change prior to vanishing from radar.
South Sudanese soldiers have committed atrocities against civilians from the Fertiti ethnic groups, according to Human Rights Watch. The rights group called for the government to hold to account those responsible.
Eurozone finance ministers have struck a deal allowing Greece to access a fresh round of bailout money, after a marathon round of talks. Negotiations were tough and contentious, according to diplomats.
The Justice Department has said it will seek the death penalty for white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last June. Prosecutors say he was motivated by white supremacist views.
EU officials have voiced concern better weather could bring a fresh swell of migrants crossing from Libya to Europe. At least 7,000 migrants have been intercepted in Libyan and international waters in the past few days.
Brazil's interim president Michel Temer has unveiled a raft of economic austerity measures. Just a few days into his 180-day tenure, the 75-year old has confounded expectations he would spend Brazil out of its slump.
Bill Cosby's accuser did not appear at the hearing, instead prosecutors read parts of her police statement into the record. More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse in civil suits.
Turkey's President Erdogan has told the EU that without a visa waiver for Turkish travelers there will be no deal over migrants. Talks are ongoing with a new Turkish EU affairs minister.
EC Vice President Frans Timmermans has pledged support in finding a solution to Poland's political crisis that is straining ties with Brussels. But on a trip to Warsaw no tangible steps were taken.
Peace talks aimed at unifying the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus have taken a detour following a diplomatic gaff. When the island's Turkish leader was treated as a head of state, the Greek president stormed out.
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US agribusiness giant Monsanto has rejected a multi-billion takeover bid by German pharma and crop science firm Bayer, saying the offer was too low. However, they were open to further talks on a merger, they said.
Lawmakers have agreed on a draft law to assimilate asylum seekers into the country's culture and economy. While the state will provide aid, migrants are expected to show eagerness to become a part of Germany.
Switzerland has opened criminal proceedings against the BSI bank, linked to the ongoing case involving Malaysia's troubled state investment fund. Singapore's central bank has also shut down BSI's operations.
Your next pair of Adidas shoes may be put together by robots - the German sports retailer has said it will start selling its first robot-produced shoes in a new, state-of-the-art factory in its home market starting 2017.
German patient protection foundation DSP has presented a new eight-point plan to fight fraud in nursing homes after a recent scandal. The German health care system is uniquely fertile ground for swindlers, they said.
A demonstration organized by labor unions to protest economic policies turned violent in Brussels. The unions and their supporters accuse the rightist government of attacking workers' rights.
A US district judge has reported on substantial progress between lawyers for Volkswagen and US vehicle owners over a deal for nearly half a million polluting cars. Owners will be given an option for solving the problem.
France’s economy is recovering at a pace insufficient to combat high unemployment - and the government may need to extend its already unpopular labor reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
Ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance minister, the head of the group, Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said Greece's latest bailout package would need the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The head of Egypt's forensic team has downplayed the theory of an explosion bringing down the EgyptAir flight. Investigators are struggling to work out why the Airbus 320 jet crashed with 66 people on board.
Intelligence firm Stratfor has reported that the T4 air base near the Syrian city of Palmyra was severely damaged. Satellite imagery appears to show that four Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters were destroyed.
Turkey's incoming prime minister, Binali Yildirim, has unveiled his new Cabinet. Although most members of the previous government will retain their posts, there have been some notable changes.
South Korea's unification ministry has confirmed that a group of defectors from the North had 'broken away.' The number of people in the group has not been specified.
Le Parisien newspaper reports that more than a hundred police and tax officials have taken part in the dawn raid on the Paris offices of Google. The French government has accused the US tech giant of tax evasion.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati has become the speaker of Iran's Assembly of Experts, a body in charge of electing the country's supreme leader. The 89-year-old cleric is a strong critic of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
A leading German economic think tank has reported an unexpected drop in investor confidence among market players in Europe's powerhouse. Brexit fears are not the only reason for the negative development.
Senior Egyptian forensics officials say an initial probe suggests an in-flight explosion on doomed EgyptAir jet. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity.
Riot police in France have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest blocking a key fuel depot near the southern port of Marseille. Pickets over labor reforms have caused gasoline shortages around the country.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie Pitt is to join the London School of Economics (LSE) for a new masters program. The Women, Peace and Security course is the first of its kind globally.
Social media giant Facebook has changed the way it selects its 'Trending Topics' after a conservative senator alleged leftist bias. At the same time, the company says it found no trace of pro-liberal tampering.
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