- Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.
- Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday
BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.
- Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life
BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria.
- UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection
ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.
- Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.