Rocker Nugent under fire for targeting Jews on gun laws
Rocker Ted Nugent, a long-time campaigner for right-wing causes, came under fire Tuesday from Jewish groups after he alleged a conspiracy behind US gun control efforts.
Iraq's Ramadi retaken, but rebuilding it a huge task
Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the Islamic State group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said Tuesday.
Ex-JPMorgan banker fined $1.1mn over 'London Whale' scandal
Britain's financial watchdog on Tuesday fined a former JP Morgan executive for failing to disclose concerns about the so-called "London Whale" affair that cost the bank $6.2 billion.
Recent deadly train disasters in Europe
At least nine people died on Tuesday in a head-on collision between two commuter trains in southern Germany.
Amid cybersecurity warnings, Obama unveils 'action plan'
President Barack Obama unveiled a cybersecurity "national action plan" on Tuesday as his intelligence chief warned of growing risks from new technologies that open more doors to hackers.
Hamas fighter killed in new Gaza tunnel collapse
A Hamas militant was killed on Tuesday when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, the group said, in the fourth such incident over the past few weeks.
'IS recruiter' arrested in northern Nigeria: secret police
Nigeria's intelligence agency on Tuesday said it had arrested a recruiter for the Islamic State group, as well as seven alleged members of the Boko Haram offshoot Ansaru.
Mladic's former right-hand man dies in UN jail
A Bosnian Serb general once dubbed the right-hand man of notorious army chief Ratko Mladic has died in jail where he had begun a life sentence for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, officials said Tuesday.
Aleppo siege spells doom for West's goals in Syria
The siege of Aleppo has taken the West even further from achieving its key goals in Syria of stemming the refugee flow, removing the Assad regime and tackling the Islamic State group, experts say.
White House budget sees modest 2.6% growth in 2016-2017
The White House expects only modest growth for the US economy over the next two years, restrained by global economic weakness, according to its annual budget proposal released Tuesday.
Bulgaria accuses 5 border police of taking bribes from migrant smugglers
Bulgarian prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged five border police with being part of an organised crime group and accepting bribes from migrant smugglers at the country's southeastern border with Turkey.
Egypt policeman jailed for 8 years for death in custody
An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a policeman to eight years in prison for beating to death a veterinary surgeon in custody, a judicial official said.
Latest SLeone Ebola case cured but more testing needed -- officials
Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as resolved, health authorities said Tuesday.
WHO cautions against linking Zika virus with rare nerve disorder
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged caution about linking the Zika virus with a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre which health officials in Colombia have blamed for three deaths.
Miraculous quake survivors
Rescue workers are racing against time to locate survivors in the debris of a Taiwanese apartment complex, hoping for the kind of miracle that has happened in the past.
Italy snares Black Widow's clan in double blow to Camorra
Italian authorities said Tuesday they had dismantled a mafia business group belonging to a clan headed by a woman known as the "Black Widow of the Camorra" and captured another leading figure in the Naples underworld.
Cyprus peace deal will pay for itself
A UN-backed peace deal to end the division of Cyprus would cover its own costs in the long term by creating jobs and prosperity, the world body's envoy said Tuesday.
Court hears of lucrative contracts at Spanish princess' fraud trial
The first defendant to take the stand in Spain's landmark corruption trial involving Princess Cristina spoke Tuesday of lucrative no-bid contracts allegedly negotiated after playing sports at a royal palace.
Moscow bulldozes 100 'illegal' shops
Moscow city authorities early Tuesday bulldozed some 100 buildings housing small shops and cafes which they said violated municipal law, putting thousands of people out of work.
Battle royale in Britain's maddest football match
Britain's craziest game of football unleashed chaos Tuesday as several thousand people crammed the streets of a historic market town to tussle for a ball and victory.
Nasdaq positive as US stocks try to rally
The tech-rich Nasdaq poked into positive territory early Tuesday as US stocks sought to overcome a negative tide that started with a dive in Japanese stocks.
Greek farmers ramp up motorway blockade over pension reforms
Greek farmers on Tuesday stepped up their weeks-long protest against proposed pension reforms by setting up a blockade around the main north-south motorway, splitting the country in two.
Pakistan airline employees end strike
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees Tuesday ended their nine-day long strike spurred by plans to privatise the national carrier, saying their representatives would immediately hold talks with the government.
Iran nuclear deal delays bomb by 10-15 years: IISS chief
The deal between world powers and Iran has delayed Tehran's acquisition of nuclear weapons by 10 to 15 years, the head of a top defence think-tank told AFP on Tuesday.
Homegrown extremists biggest Islamist threat to US: spy chief
The global threat posed by the Islamic State group is still rising but US-based homegrown extremists pose the biggest danger to the homeland, Washington's top spy chief said Tuesday.
Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions
Experts have agreed on proposals for the first binding limits on carbon emissions for the aviation industry, a move welcomed Tuesday by UN chief Ban Ki-moon as a boost to the battle against climate change.
Coca-Cola earnings rise on higher volumes
Coca-Cola announced a jump in fourth-quarter profits Tuesday on higher volumes and prices and said it would fully refranchise bottling operations in North America and China in a cost-cutting move.
Obama, Abe, Park back UN resolution on N.Korea
President Barack Obama spoke to two key Asian allies late Monday, garnering support for strong action against North Korea in response to recent nuclear and missile tests.
Sliding oil prices sends UK deficit to record high
Britain's trade deficit reached a record high last year as the value of North Sea oil exports tumbled.
Berlin's three main orchestras stage free concert for refugees
Three of the world's top conductors, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Ivan Fischer are teaming up for a free concert by Berlin's three main orchestras next month which will be free for refugees, they announced on Tuesday.
Britain, Sweden should accept Assange ruling: UN rights chief
The UN human rights chief said on a visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday that Britain and Sweden should accept the findings of one of his panels that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been arbitrarily detained.