LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's center-right government has received some good news as it aims for re-election in two months' time: the country's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in four years.
The National Statistics Institute said Wednesday the jobless rate in the second quarter fell to 11.9 percent.
The last time it was so low was in 2011 — the year Portugal needed a 78 billion euros ($71.7 billion) bailout as it fell victim to...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's national weather agency says July was the country's hottest month on record.
In statement Wednesday, the AEMET agency said the average temperature in Spain last month was 26.5 degrees Celsius (79.7 Fahrenheit). The agency said August 2003 had previously been the hottest month on record with an average temperature of 26.2 C (79.2 F).
Cordoba reported July's highest temperature, reaching 45.2 degrees C (113.4 F) on July 6....
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A close aide of Pakistan's prime minster says he is optimistic the stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban will resume soon in the interest of peace in Afghanistan.
The talks were indefinitely postponed following last week's announcement that the Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar has died. The announcement has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Two newspapers in South Sudan say the government has stopped their operations in an apparent crackdown on the independent media.
Nhial Bol, editor of the Citizen newspaper, said agents from the National Security Services on Monday ordered him to stop printing because of recently published articles urging the president to sign a peace deal with rebels.
Wazir Michael, editor of the Arabic language Al Rai, said they closed down...