• Where Europe meets Asia, Kazan offers rich diversity

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fans visiting the exotic city of Kazan for next year’s World Cup will get to experience a little bit of everything: rich history, diverse culture, magnificent buildings — and even a beach.

  • IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba late Wednesday night when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Defense.

  • London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

    LONDON (AP) — The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

  • The Latest: Saudi stock market rises over 4 percent

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local):