Chile is the latest Latin American country to erupt in violent protest. Here’s why.

October 21, 2019

Demonstrations against a subway fare increase have spread and grown into a movement against the cost of living and persistent inequality.…

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Thousands protest in Sudan, call to disband ex-ruling party

October 21, 2019

Thousands of demonstrators take the streets throughout Sudan to call for the disbanding of former President Omar al-Bashir’s party…

Bolivia’s Evo Morales likely forced to presidential runoff

October 21, 2019

President Evo Morales has come out ahead in the first round of Bolivia’s presidential election, but appears to have failed to get enough votes to avoid the first runoff in his nearly 14 years in power…

Another Brexit hiccup, as House Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson a vote today

October 21, 2019

The prime minister insists Britain will still leave the E.U. in 10 days.…

China seeks $2.4 billion in penalties against US at WTO

October 21, 2019

China is asking the World Trade Organization for the right to impose $2.4 billion in annual penalties on the United States in a case over Chinese subsidies dating back several years…

Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops

October 21, 2019

Angered by US withdrawal, residents of northeastern Syrian pelt troops as they drive out…

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

October 21, 2019

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons has turned down the government’s bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take the country out of the European Union at the end of the month…

Australia’s leading newspapers black out front pages to protest governmental media restrictions

October 21, 2019

Monday’s show of unity by competing media outlets came amid mounting concerns over what government critics describe as a culture of secrecy.…

UK Parliament speaker rules govt can’t ask lawmakers to vote again on Brexit deal, in new blow to Boris Johnson’s plan

October 21, 2019

UK Parliament speaker rules govt can’t ask lawmakers to vote again on Brexit deal, in new blow to Boris Johnson’s plan…

Hundreds of children rescued by Nigerian police from ‘torture’ schools over the past month

October 21, 2019

The crackdown has ramped up pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to tighten oversight on these traditional schools known as Almajiris, which teach millions of children in the country’s predominantly Muslim north.…

Lebanon’s politicians propose reforms as huge protests hit their fifth day

October 21, 2019

In the final hours of the prime minister’s deadline to fix the country’s economic crisis, people flooded the streets of major cities.…

U.S. discussing proposal to leave troops around Syria’s oil fields, Pentagon says 

October 21, 2019

A large U.S. military convoy left Syria on Monday as the Trump administration withdrew some forces in the face of a Turkish offensive. …

Russia’s new focus on Africa takes advantage of US drift

October 21, 2019

Russia’s new focus on Africa takes advantage of US drift under Trump administration…

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

October 21, 2019

Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country’s central and northern regions…

U.S. has begun reducing troops in Afghanistan, commander says

October 21, 2019

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said the number of American troops in the country has been reduced by 2,000 over the past year. …

Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief

October 21, 2019

Ukrainian officials are lashing out at a parody song targeting the country’s former central bank chief…

Water deliveries cut for crammed Bosnia migrant camp

October 21, 2019

Authorities in northwestern Bosnia have stopped supplying water to an overcrowded migrant camp criticized as unfit by international organizations in the country…

‘We are at war’: 8 dead in Chile’s violent protests over social inequality

October 21, 2019

Demonstrations against a 4 cent transit-fare hike have erupted into violent clashes over economic inequalities that many say have long been brewing in Chile.…

Police blast mosque with water cannon as hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong

October 21, 2019

The pro-democracy movement, now in its fifth month, maintains widespread support and momentum in the face of increasing violence and police threats.…

Ambassador defends new rules to track Chinese officials in the United States

October 21, 2019

The U.S. envoy to China, Terry Branstad, said there have been hundreds, perhaps thousands, of instances in which Chinese officials thwarted American diplomats’ efforts to meet with students, local officials and the public in China.…

Residents of a Kurdish-dominated city in northeastern Syria pelt US troops with potatoes as they drive through.

October 21, 2019

Residents of a Kurdish-dominated city in northeastern Syria pelt US troops with potatoes as they drive through.…

2 Indian states hold elections; Modi’s party expected to win

October 21, 2019

Voters are casting ballots in 2 Indian states where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is seeking a second consecutive term…

US troops in Syria heading to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

October 21, 2019

US troops in Syria are heading to Iraq, not home as President Trump claims…

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

October 21, 2019

China’s defense minister is issuing a stinging rebuke of the United States in a speech at a defense forum in Beijing…

In Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fear

October 21, 2019

In Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fears — and never mind the vomit…

Election Day in Canada: What you need to know

October 21, 2019

Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer are locked in a tight race; neither is expected to win a majority.…

Is Mount Everest shrinking? Nepal is on a mission to find out.

October 21, 2019

The two-year, $1.3 million effort is driven both by patriotism and scientific inquiry.…

Lebanon’s government scrambles to respond to mass protests

October 21, 2019

Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of a Cabinet meeting that is scheduled to discuss a rescue plan for the country’s crumbling economy…

Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

October 21, 2019

Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations…

German official: EU decision on Brexit extension days away

October 21, 2019

Germany’s economy minister is suggesting that it will be a few days before the European Union decides whether to grant a delay to Britain’s withdrawal…

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

October 21, 2019

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China-US trade tensions…

Even if Johnson’s deal passes, Brexit won’t just be ‘done’

October 21, 2019

Some British MPs hope that passing Johnson’s deal would finally end the Brexit debate. Instead, it could make it even more complicated.…

American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

October 21, 2019

U.S. ambassador defends plans to require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with some Americans, says Washington considering possible rules for employees of Communist Party-controlled entities…

Canada elects Parliament in vote seen as threat to Trudeau

October 21, 2019

Canadians are electing a new Parliament on Monday after a tight election campaign that has raised the threat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being knocked from power after one term…

Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy

October 21, 2019

Australia’s major newspapers published redacted front pages to highlight how often the government justifies secrecy on national security grounds…

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister’s wife

October 21, 2019

Prosecutors seek arrest of the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister who resigned last week after allegations against him sparked huge protests and dented president’s popularity…

US defense chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at war

October 21, 2019

Mark Esper is seeking a firsthand assessment of the U.S. military’s future role in America’s longest war as he makes his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief…

Widodo begins 2nd term pledging to make Indonesia developed

October 21, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo sworn in for his final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions against poverty and entrenched corruption in the vibrant Southeast Asian democracy…

The Latest: Morales leads Bolivia vote, but runoff likely

October 21, 2019

Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life…

Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia’s presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff

October 21, 2019

Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia’s presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff…

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

October 20, 2019

Hong Kong protesters again flood streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands…

Hearts, Bristol City start racism investigations

October 20, 2019

British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend…

Priscilla reduced to tropical depression, lands in Mexico

October 20, 2019

Former Tropical Storm Priscilla is pushing against Mexico’s southwestern coast, threatening to bring heavy rains before dissipating over land…

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

October 20, 2019

Polls have closed in Bolivia after a calm election as President Evo Morales seeks an unprecedented fourth term in what is regarded as the tightest race of his political career…

Boris Johnson to seek a new vote Monday on his Brexit deal, as confusion swirls over exit delay

October 20, 2019

Nobody really knows where Brexit is headed next, though the prime minister has asked the E.U. for an extension.…

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

October 20, 2019

Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira has been subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match…

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

October 20, 2019

President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast…

Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right

October 20, 2019

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is appealing to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s party to join forces…

Kurdish forces depart border city of Ras al-Ayn as part of cease-fire with Turkey

October 20, 2019

Both sides accused the other of violating the fragile agreement brokered by the United States.…

Lebanese revolt against their leaders in rare sign of unity

October 20, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have thronged to public squares in Beirut and other parts of the tiny Arab country in a rare show of unity against their traditional leaders…

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