Snap elections in Macedonia were called in hopes of putting an end to the domestic political crisis in the country. After a corruption scandal and mass protests against the government, battle lines have been drawn.
Dutch police have arrested a 30-year-old in Rotterdam who is suspected of planning a terrorist attack. Authorities said they uncovered a loaded Kalashnikov AK-47 and illegal fireworks in the suspect's apartment.
Although the rules are clear, Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a dispute over the coming Eurovision Song Contest. The organizers are optimistic that it can take place in Ukraine, rumors notwithstanding.
Russia's Sports Ministry has categorically rejected the World Anti-Doping Agency's allegations that the state authorities have been involved in a doping cover up. Russia offered its cooperation with anti-doping bodies.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the US will maintain its military and financial commitment to Kabul even after Donald Trump takes over as president. Carter is in the Afghan capital on a short visit.
The Venice Commission, an advisory body at the human rights watchdog Council of Europe, says Turkey is abusing state of emergency laws in its wider efforts to purge so-called state saboteurs after the failed mid-July coup. It said the government is casting too wide a net over people linked to the Fethullah Gulen movement, which Ankara blames for the coup att […]