U.S. soccer argues unequal pay for women OK because of different competition

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Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20...

Brexit Day: What you need to know

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The United Kingdom will officially cease to be a member of the European Union at 6 p.m. ET today, after 47 years of membership. Here's what you need to know.

At least 25 dead in attack on Sikh worshippers in Afghanistan

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A lone gunman rampaged through a Sikh house of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing 25 worshippers and wounding eight, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said.

In Taiwan, anger at China over virus drives identity debate

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Anger at being confused with China amid the coronavirus outbreak and Beijing's stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty are stirring heated debate in Taiwan about how to distance itself from its giant neighbour.

U.K. sets out ‘battle plan’ to try to contain spread of coronavirus

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Britain has unveiled its "battle plan" to tackle the spread of coronavirus, warning that as many as a fifth of employees could be off work at the peak of the outbreak.

France, EU raise cautions about U.S. peace plan for Middle East, as U.K. welcomes...

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Days before it leaves the European Union, Britain put itself at odds with European allies on Wednesday in warmly welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan while France and the wider EU warned that it...

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

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Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off a virus that caused its first death in the...

U.S. civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies at 98

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U.S. civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr, has died at age 98.

Boris Johnson to toughen U.K.’s rules on terrorism cases after London knife attack

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would act to stop the early release from prison of convicted terrorists following a street attack by an Islamist militant days after he was set free halfway through his...

Turkey’s Erdogan meets EU, NATO chiefs with migrants in limbo near Greek border

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will seek European financial, political and military support in talks on Monday with EU and NATO leaders but will be told he must first stop encouraging migrants to cross his country's borders...

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Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

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A young child died in a fire Monday in the overcrowded Moria migrant camp, fire department officials said.

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