Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect
Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

France's Hollande meets religious leaders amid row over attacks security
Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande displayed interfaith solidarity with France's religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Roman Catholic priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government's security record.

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors, state TV
Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state television reported.

Turkey orders detention of 47 more journalists: government official
Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup.

French ex-commissioner to lead EU Brexit talks
Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A French Gaullist politician who introduced a swathe of European financial regulation following the global financial crisis was appointed on Wednesday to lead negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.