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U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

SEOUL The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China, amid tension over North Korea's weapons development. | Video

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EU Ankara negotiator calls for suspension of Turkey accession talks

BRUSSELS The European Union should formally suspend Turkey's long-stalled talks on membership if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday.

Turkey 6:56am EDT

Syrian refugees must buy travel papers - from Assad

LUXEMBOURG When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. Khalaf applied for his family to join him, exercising a right to family life under European law.

Syria 5:12am EDT

'More transparency' needed over lethal drone strike against British radical, lawmakers says

LONDON Lawmakers investigating a drone strike which killed a British radical in Syria said they were disappointed by a lack of transparency which hindered their efforts to assess whether the strike was proportional.

Syria 7:50am EDT

Fight for power takes new forms as Kenyan elections approach

KISUMU A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music.

7:47am EDT

UK's May says pensioner incomes will rise, avoids hard commitment

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2.5 percent annual rise.

7:54am EDT

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