The tumor in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's abdomen is a rare and aggressive form of cancer, his doctors said on Wednesday. The polarizing figure has withdrawn his re-election bid in order to undergo chemotherapy.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time,” but also indicated it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected when it starts moving.
USA - SYRIA
The US House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group rebels, but questions remain on the strategy's effectiveness.
Lasse Schone scored a 74th-minute free kick Wednesday to cancel out an early Edinson Cavani strike as Ajax salvaged a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League Group F fixture.
A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday.
Just a day before Scotland votes on the most important decision to face the country in centuries, people in the capital Edinburgh, like the rest of the UK, await the outcome of the referendum with a tangible mix of hope, fear, and apprehension.
Parents of an extremely premature baby, currently in hospital in the city of Poitiers, have asked doctors to take their child off life support, or “passive euthanasia”. The doctors, however, say they need more time to evaluate the baby’s condition.
Gunmen stormed a government college in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano on Wednesday, firing repeatedly on fleeing students and setting off an explosion, the military said.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer has warned his players not to focus only on Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the Swedish international marks his return to Amsterdam to play against the club where he first made his mark.
The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of 2015 if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said Wednesday.
The French government has come up with an answer to a point of persistent journalistic confusion – how exactly does one refer to the Islamic State organisation brutally carving out a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and northern Iraq?
FRANCE - SYRIA
Six people have been arrested near Lyon on suspicions of recruiting young women to join the Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria, France’s top security official said Wednesday.
France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged immediate reform to tackle an unemployment rate surpassing 10 percent and stagnant growth, saying the French economy is "sick".
IRAQ - USA
Almost half of the Iraqi army is not a credible national force capable of successfully partnering with the United States to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the top US military officer said Tuesday.
Opinion polls on the eve of a Scottish referendum on declaring independence from the United Kingdom suggest voters will reject independence by a narrow margin but the final outcome is still too close to call.
President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to combat the Ebola crisis in West Africa on Tuesday, warning that the epidemic was "spiraling out of control" and could have "profound political, economic and security implications" for us all.