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Finns rally against Trump, Putin ahead of Helsinki summit

HELSINKI | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, democracy and the environment in Helsinki on Sunday, a day before U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold

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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

By James Mackenzie KABUL | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Natio

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Iraq police fire in air as protesters try to storm Basra govt building

By Aref Mohammed BASRA | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Iraqi police fired in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to storm a government building in Basra and demonstrated near an oil field, police said, wounding 48 people in unrest over po

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U.S. President Trump has "low expectations" for Putin meeting

By Jeff Mason and Alistair Smout TURNBERRY | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury f

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France and Croatia named unchanged line-ups for final

MOSCOW | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

France and Croatia both avoided any surprises as they named unchanged line-ups for the World Cup final on Sunday, setting up a heavyweight midfield clash between N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba on the Fre

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Croatian leader hands Putin soccer shirt before World Cup final

MOSCOW | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a Croatian soccer shirt with the name "Putin" printed on the back on Sunday, hours before Croatia play France in the W

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Iran's supreme leader calls for backing government in face of U.S. sanctions- website

Undated | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming U.S. economic sanctions, saying America's "conspiracy" could be defeate

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Congo's Kabila appoints army chief under U.S., EU sanctions for alleged violence

KINSHASA | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Congo's President Joseph Kabila has appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for the violent repression of dissent, raising fears of an imminent crackdown. State television repo

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Suspected suicide blast hits Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

An apparent suicide attack close to a government ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday killed at least five people as staff were leaving the office in the evening rush hour, officials said. A

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Suspected suicide blast in Afghan capital Kabul-police spokesman

KABUL | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

An explosion was reported in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, close to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, a police spokesman said. He said the explosion was believed to have been

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Staying barefoot may improve children's motor skills

London |Sunday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Staying barefoot might improve children's motor skills like jumping and balancing compared to those who wear shoes all the time, according to a study.

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Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists appeared largely to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war.

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