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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

LONDON Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. | Video

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Another Socialist government member backs Macron with French election just a month away

PARIS A second member of the French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande changed camp on Thursday, announcing that he was backing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron instead of the Socialist Party contender in the presidential election.

5:13am EDT

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

SEOUL A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country.

South Korea 4:17am EDT

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

TOKYO The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.

Japan 3:29am EDT

Philippine militants take two captive, hours after troops rescue two

MANILA Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said.

5:21am EDT

Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria

ANKARA Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to convey its unease after a Turkish soldier was killed by sniper fire from a part of Kurdish-held Syria where Russian forces are active, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

5:26am EDT

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