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North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: U.S. sources

WASHINGTON North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology.

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Founding members say European Union is in bad shape

ROME The European Union faces "critical times" and all its members should set aside selfish interests to tackle problems such as immigration and terrorism, the bloc's six founding nations said on Tuesday.

09 Feb 2016

Libya must lead anti-Islamic State effort: Egypt's foreign minister

WASHINGTON Libya needs to form a unified government before the United States and European allies opt for any military intervention against thousands of Islamic State fighters in the chaotic North African country, Egypt's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Egypt, Libya, Africa 09 Feb 2016

Kurdish militants kill three Turkish security force members: army, media

ISTANBUL Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers and one police officer, Turkey's military and state-run media said on Wednesday, with the rebels in one incident trying to cross the border into Turkey from neighboring Syria.

Turkey 1:44am EST

French plan advances to strip passports from those convicted of terrorism

PARIS President Francois Hollande's plan to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism passed a first hurdle on Tuesday when the lower house of parliament backed controversial proposals introduced after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris last November.

09 Feb 2016

Iraq's troubled finances slow efforts to rebuild Ramadi

BAGHDAD Strain on Iraq's budget from falling oil prices is delaying the removal of Islamic State explosives in Ramadi and the restoration of basic services needed for displaced civilians to return to the western city.

Iraq, United Nations 09 Feb 2016

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