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Merkel pledges $100M loan for troubled Jordan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited…

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Libya strongman’s forces say key oil ports recaptured

A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia. "Our…

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Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

MOSCOW - Cristiano Ronaldo was exceptional in Portugal's opening World Cup game and now has a chance to help his team knock Morocco out of the tournament. Ronaldo scored a…

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South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange says $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers. Bithumb, South Korea's second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to…

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Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to nearly 180

Nearly 180 passengers are missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, police said Wednesday, almost tripling initial estimates - but the search-and-rescue agency…

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers

KABUL - Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a…

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Brazil breathes sigh of relief over Neymar’s hairdo change

RIO DE JANEIRO - Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday. The world's most expensive footballer was…

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Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian armed fighters there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. It was…

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Escalating tariff spat pummels European stocks

LONDON - An escalating protectionist tit-for-tat between the U.S. and China extended a selloff in European shares on Tuesday with autos, mining and technology stocks in the eye of the…

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Turkey orders arrest of 124 in Gulen probe

ISTANBUL - Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 124 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters in the army of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted…

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