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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.

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Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

HAVANA A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.

Aerospace & Defense Apr 29 2017

Labour gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong lead

LONDON Three polls on Saturday showed a rise in support for the opposition Labour party, although the governing Conservative party maintained a commanding lead.

Apr 29 2017

Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.

French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

PARIS French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over centrist favorite Emmanuel Macron. | Video

Apr 29 2017

Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

TEHRAN Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.

United Nations, Davos Apr 29 2017

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