New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her first pregnancy, prompting an outpouring of support from women's rights groups and labour activists as she declared, "I'll be a prime minister and a mum."
A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan staredown over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
Roy Bennett, a prominent Zimbabwe opposition figure in recent years, was among five people killed in a New Mexico helicopter crash, authorities in the southwestern U.S.
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.
A motorist who says he lost control of his car drove into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, injuring at least 15 people, authorities said.
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the "holy grail" because it allows U.S.
A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.
A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law.
The man who has made a career out of hating the European Union has floated the idea of a second Brexit referendum as a way of ending the debate once and for all, writes Margaret Evans.
A powerful storm that lashed Europe with high winds and snow has killed at least two people, grounding flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, halting trains and blowing over trucks in several countries.
U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Thursday in a series of tweets that his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff's comments to lawmakers.
Apple plans to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion US back to its home country.
Israeli officials said special forces hunting the killers of a West Bank settler raided a home before dawn Thursday, killing a Palestinian suspect in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers.
Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy.
A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress are stepping up their efforts to round up the votes needed to pass a temporary extension in government funding and prevent a looming shutdown.
The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited the family in California six years ago.
Amor Ftouhi, a Montreal resident, is charged with committing an act of violence and interfering with security.
U.S. President Donald Trump revealed his promised "Fake News Awards" late Wednesday, continuing his assault on American media while claiming on Twitter that there is "lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!