Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in SingaporeSINGAPORE (AP) ? More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday.
Germany's economy minister: U.S.-EU free trade talks have failed
Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, had essentially failed. "Things are not moving on that front," said Gabriel, who is also Germany's vice chancellor. The U.S. and the EU have been negotiating the TTIP for three years and both sides had sought to conclude talks in 2016 but they have differences over various issues, including agriculture.
UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat
British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union. Officials at May's Downing Street office say May will ...
40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians
Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey's intensifying campaign in northern Syria. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the army had killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" in air strikes as part of its unprecedented operation inside Syria. The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday.
Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35
BEIRUT (AP) ? Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.
Top diplomat backs new South Sudan vice presidentJUBA, South Sudan (AP) ? The top monitor of South Sudan's peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country's shaky peace agreement.
The Latest: Italy lowers quake death toll back to 290
Both sides in Gabon poll predict win as votes are countedLIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) ? Election officials compiled results in Gabon on Sunday as representatives of the incumbent president and his most prominent challenger predicted victory.
L'Aquila is grim reminder of struggle facing Italy's quake-hit towns
By Gavin Jones L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city center is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week. "This place is one big building site," said Luca Dioletta, the owner of Bar Duomo in the L'Aquila's main square, dominated by the neoclassical cathedral which is one of few buildings not shrouded in protective tarpaulins. Bar Duomo, which opened just a month ago, is the only bar or restaurant in the square which used to teem with life before the quake struck on April 6, 2009.
UK launches search for swimmer days after 5 die on beachLONDON (AP) ? British emergency services have launched a search off England's southeast coast after a swimmer disappeared from the same treacherous beach where five men drowned four days ago.