[JINDO, South Korea] South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port...

[WARSAW] Fourteen men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to the museum at the site...

[OTTAWA] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington's approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political...

[CHICAGO] A US immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the South-east Asian city-state.

[NEW YORK] New York state on Friday launched an immigrant legal defence initiative with more than US$1 million in public and private funding in response to "overwhelming" demand for help...

[MADRID] The city of Madrid on Friday turned down an offer from US real estate developer Cordish Companies to build a 2.2 billion euro (S$3.322 billion) entertainment complex in the Spanish capital.

[PARIS] France's jobless total edged down in February from March in a new sign of a gradual recovery in the labour market, data from the Labour Ministry showed on Friday...

[GENEVA] The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Friday to widen its investigation into widespread violations in North Korea with a view to documenting alleged crimes against...

[WASHINGTON] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the Nato alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday.

[KAMZA, Albania] A town in central Albania has renamed a boulevard in honour of Donald Trump, calling the US president "a revolutionary model" for the world...