Washington (AFP) - The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, a major step toward ending decades of Cold War enmity, a US source said Tuesday.

London (AFP) - A British shoe shop worker has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise the money for Greece to meet its IMF debt repayment due on Tuesday, saying he just wanted to help austerity-stricken Greeks.

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Russia slammed a draft UN resolution on the Srebrenica genocide as divisive Tuesday, and said it would present its own measure while the United Nations marks 20 years since the massacre.

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian police assumed control over one of Rio's most dangerous neighborhoods Tuesday, replacing the army in a key test for how to suppress crime ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

(Reuters) - Nike Inc , the world's largest sports shoe company, said Chairman and co-founder Phil Knight would step down next year. Knight recommended that Chief Executive ...

(Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd [VA.UL], owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson, is cutting about 500 jobs as it seeks to reduce costs and improve its financial resilience, ...

Dr Adam Cobb has been banned from contacting anyone aged under 18 and must wear a GPS monitor as part of bail conditions.

Ankara (AFP) - Turkish lawmakers have failed to elect a new parliamentary speaker at the first two attempts on Tuesday in a key barometer of Turkish politics after the ruling party lost its majority on June 7 elections.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the Palestinian territor...

Tunisian tennis star Malek Jaziri is horrified by the second deadly terror attack in his homeland this year and hopes it doesn't ruin its tourism industry.

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