EU top court says that Poland's justice reform infringes EU law
The European Union has stepped up its rule-of-law fight with member state Poland after the bloc’s highest court confirmed that Warsaw refuses to comply with the EU rules on judicial independence for which it has already lost over half a billion euros in fines.
'It was tough': World War II veterans return to Utah Beach to mark D-Day's 79th anniversary
Dozens of World War II veterans have traveled to Normandy to mark the 79th anniversary of D-Day, the decisive but deadly assault that led to the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi control.
US releases video showing close-call in Taiwan Strait with Chinese destroyer
The United States military has released video of what it called an “unsafe” Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait on the weekend, in which a Chinese navy ship cut sharply across the path of an American destroyer, forcing the U.S. vessel to slow to avoid a collision.
Award-winning Hong Kong journalist wins appeal in rare court ruling upholding media freedom
An award-winning Hong Kong journalist has won an appeal quashing a conviction related to research for an investigative documentary in a rare court ruling upholding media freedom in the Chinese territory.
Soccer fan arrested for wearing offensive jersey to FA Cup final referring to Hillsborough tragedy
London police say a soccer fan who attended the FA Cup final has been charged for wearing an offensive jersey that apparently referred to the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster where 97 Liverpool fans died after being crushed.
Mexico president's ruling party wins governorship of country's most populous state
A quick-count sampling of votes for governor of Mexico’s most populous state suggests a victory for the candidate from the governing party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which would end nearly a century of uninterrupted rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Error in signaling system led to train crash that killed 275 people in India, official says
An Indian railway official says the derailment that killed 275 people and injured hundreds more was caused by an error in the electronic signaling system that led a train to wrongly change tracks and crash into a freight train.
China defends buzzing American warship in Taiwan Strait, accuses US of provoking Beijing
China’s defense minister has defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling a gathering of some of the world’s top defense officials in Singapore that so-called “freedom of navigation” patrols are a provocation to China.
Protesters back on the streets of Belgrade as president ignores calls to stand down
Thousands of people have rallied for a fifth time in a month after two mass shootings in Serbia that shook the nation, even as the country’s populist president rejected any responsibility and ignored their demands to step down.
Key suspect in Natalee Holloway's case moved to new prison ahead of extradition to US
The chief suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway is being transferred to a prison near Peru’s capital ahead of his pending extradition to the United States to face charges linked to her vanishing.