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Women charged with North Korean's murder leave court in bullet-proof vests

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Wednesday charged two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, with murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a bizarre airport assassination using a super-toxic nerve agent that killed in minutes. | Video

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Dutch nationalist Wilders to resume street campaign

AMSTERDAM The Dutch Party for Freedom will resume its street campaign this weekend after revelations of leaks from the police team guarding its leader Geert Wilders prompted the anti-Islam party to cancel all public events ahead of a parliamentary election.

12:21pm EST

Syrian opposition scents progress at Geneva talks

GENEVA Syria peace talks in Geneva showed a first flicker of movement on Wednesday, as the opposition said President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators had been pushed by his Russian allies to address for the first time opposition demands for a political transition.

Russia, Syria 11:49am EST

Taliban claim attacks in Afghan capital, at least 15 dead

KABUL Afghan Taliban militants said they attacked police, military and intelligence targets in Kabul on Wednesday, as security officials confirmed attacks in two areas of the city that killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens. | Video

Afghanistan 11:53am EST

Detained journalist says Turkish prison better than police cell

BERLIN A German-Turkish journalist whose arrest in Turkey has badly jolted relations between Ankara and Berlin was quoted on Wednesday as saying the conditions of his detention had improved markedly since his transfer to prison from a police cell.

Turkey 12:56pm EST

France's Fillon denounces probe, fights on for presidency

PARIS Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight "to the end" in France's presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered new blows as a top aide resigned and a party backing him suspended its support.

France 12:02pm EST

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