TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen shot dead a newspaper editor who was an outspoken critic of Islamists in Libya's volatile east on Monday, in a targeted killing that came hours after he warned the Islamist-led parliament of a civil war if it didn't bow to widespread demands to disband and allow early elections.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — About 300,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend World Cup matches across Brazil, from the steamy Amazon region in the north to the chillier pampa climes in the south to Rio de Janeiro, where the Christ the Redeemer statue spreads his arms high above the Maracana stadium where the tournament's final game will be.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Euroskeptics celebrated across the continent on Monday, from Britain to France and beyond, over their unmatched success in the European Parliament election. Now they are keen to put up internal borders again, keep foreigners out of their labor markets, abolish the common euro currency and let their nations go it alone in a globalized world.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have caught the world's paparazzi off-guard by choosing to secretly honeymoon in the rain-sodden Irish countryside, according to media reports Monday. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family and friends in the Italian city of Florence on Saturday. Media reports suggest the couple landed at Cork airport in southern Ireland at 2:00 GMT the following day and were whisked away by a fleet of limousines. It is rumoured that rapper West, 36, and reality TV star Kardashian, 33, will be based at a luxury rural estate in the southern Munster region.
By Alastair Macdonald and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's next president pledged on Monday to restore control over the separatist east with a more effective military operation, and said he would meet Russian officials in a matter of weeks to secure their help in resolving the crisis. Moscow said it was ready for dialogue with Petro Poroshenko but he should scale back his armed forces' campaign in the east, where pro-Moscow gunmen have declared independence in two provinces. Ukrainians rallied overwhelmingly in Sunday's election behind Poroshenko, a billionaire owner of chocolate factories and political veteran, hoping the burly 48-year-old can rescue the nation from the brink of bankruptcy, civil war and dismemberment by their former Soviet masters in the Kremlin. His closest challenger, former premier Yulia Tymoshenko, secured just 13.1 percent and made clear she would concede.