More than 70 countries on Thursday committed to bolster efforts in the fight against terrorism financing associated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.
Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular downfall of an actor who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom.
FRANCE - USA
President Emmanuel Macron’s speech to Congress was hailed for restating France’s opposition to the ideologies of the Trump era. But it is far from clear whether Macron succeeded in coaxing any concessions on a number of international issues.
The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader.
A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.
England’s Football Association is in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium, the home of its national football team, to US billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars American football team, in a deal worth up to £1bn (€1.1bn).
Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people in the past four months, half on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights Watch said, urging the kingdom to improve its “notoriously unfair” criminal justice system.
Ministers from 80 countries and nearly 500 experts gathered in Paris on Wednesday and Thursday for a conference on combating the financing of terror groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaeda, French officials said.
NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.
Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy on privacy.