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The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.
The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and missile programmes.
A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.
The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.
Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wish-list for Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union next week after winning support from key ministers, but her opponents hope to defeat the government on the issue of future trade ties.
Venezuela's election council said on Friday it was considering holding legislative elections separately from the presidential vote scheduled for April 22, contradicting a proposal by President Nicolas Maduro to unify the two polls.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction of scores of girls from a school in the northeast by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram a national disaster, and said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for them.
Leaders of the European Union's member states agreed on Friday to resist a push to have the EU chief executive determined by voting in elections to the European Parliament and aim to keep their collective control over the post.
A Vatican investigator sent to Chile by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims was released from a hospital in Santiago on Friday after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery, and may conduct more interviews, a spokesman said.
Toronto police said on Friday that they have charged Bruce McArthur with a sixth murder, expanding the number of deaths blamed on the 66-year-old landscaper in a case that has shaken the city's gay community.
Bosnia will not be able to form governments after the October general election unless the national parliament resolves an ethnically-charged dispute over proposed changes to the election law, a senior election official said on Friday.
A food bank in Germany's Essen has temporarily stopped accepting new migrant customers saying it hopes more German "grandmothers and young single mothers" will come for food supplies, in a move that has drawn widespread criticism.
European Council President Donald Tusk will meet Theresa May next Thursday, his press service said, a day before the British prime minister is due to deliver a speech to outline London's vision of post-Brexit ties with the EU.
Canadian and Indian officials scrambled on Thursday to explain how a convicted Sikh extremist was invited to a New Delhi reception for Justin Trudeau, the latest misstep in the Canadian prime minister's bumpy eight-day trip to India.
Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months.
Suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker on Friday but were repelled by guards on board, the European Union's Naval force said, the first such incident in several months.
European Union leaders staked out opposing positions on the size and aims of the bloc's budget on Friday ahead of tough negotiations to deal with a hole in Brussels' finances created by Britain's planned departure next year.
U.S. President Donald Trump's son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen.
New measures to block supplies and money from going to North Korea's work on developing nuclear arms target virtually all shipping that the country is currently using to evade international restrictions, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday.