US announces deal to export pork to Argentina

August 17, 2017

The United States said Thursday that it has agreed to terms on a deal to export pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years.…

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Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

August 17, 2017

The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with…

North Korea warns it won’t negotiate nukes if US is hostile

August 17, 2017

North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its “hostile policy…

US helping clear ‘historic’ amount of explosives in Mosul

August 17, 2017

The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside.…

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

August 17, 2017

A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.…

The Latest: Spanish PM voices solidarity with Barcelona

August 17, 2017

The Latest on the Barcelona attack (all times local):…

The angst of the liberal democrats who once thought Russia’s future was in their hands

August 17, 2017

After they won in 1991, economic collapse and the endurance of the Soviet elite paved the way for Putin.…

Venezuela intensifies crackdown on government critics

August 17, 2017

Maduro loyalists are targeting opponents and pursuing a new law to punish dissent.…

Catalan official gives update on Barcelona van attack: 13 dead, some very badly hurt and figure could rise; 100 injured

August 17, 2017

Catalan official gives update on Barcelona van attack: 13 dead, some very badly hurt and figure could rise; 100 injured.…

Catalan official says 3 days of mourning has been declared after Barcelona van attack

August 17, 2017

Catalan official says 3 days of mourning has been declared after Barcelona van attack.…

Senior police official: Barcelona van attack ‘clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as many people as possible’

August 17, 2017

Senior police official: Barcelona van attack ‘clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as many people as possible’…

Senior police official: Barcelona van attack linked to explosion previous day in which 1 person was killed

August 17, 2017

Senior police official: Barcelona van attack linked to explosion previous day in which 1 person was killed.…

Pence tours Panama Canal as he wraps up Latin America trip

August 17, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence toured the newly expanded Panama Canal Thursday as he wrapped up a truncated trip to Latin America.…

Iranian opposition leader ends hunger strike after government agrees to relax house arrest

August 17, 2017

Mehdi Karroubi, who was hospitalized, has been confined for six years after leading Iran’s 2009 election protests.…

Hong Kong student leaders jailed for 2014 pro-democracy protest

August 17, 2017

Some see Beijing pressure behind the resentencing of the three activists, who took part in the Umbrella Movement.…

Van swerves into crowds in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district; 13 reported dead and scores injured

August 17, 2017

The Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack, which Spanish authorities were treating as terrorism.…

The Latest: Protesters target Pence in Panama City

August 17, 2017

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Latin America (all times local):…

US urges UN probe into experts’ murder, but Congo is opposed

August 17, 2017

The United States and Sweden are calling for the United Nations to follow up inconclusive investigations into the murder of two U.N. experts from their countries in Congo.…

Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

August 17, 2017

Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of…

Chinese state media made a racist video about India and is censoring its critics

August 17, 2017

The video features a Chinese actor, dressed in a turban and phony beard, reciting lines in English but in a manner Indians “are perceived to speak.”…

What you need to know about NAFTA as it goes through a quarter-life crisis

August 17, 2017

Political stakes are high as NAFTA gets an overdue renegotiation.…

Has the moral authority of the U.S. been eroded with Trump’s reaction to the violence in Virginia?

August 17, 2017

Allies and adversaries of the president began questioning whether he had weakened the role traditionally played by the United States as a global leader.…

Police in Spain confirm fatalities after van slams into pedestrians in Barcelona’s historic district

August 17, 2017

Police in Spain confirm fatalities after van slams into pedestrians in Barcelona’s historic district.…

Romania: woman, 3 children killed crossing railway line

August 17, 2017

A pregnant woman and her three young children were killed Thursday when they were struck by a high-speed train, Romanian authorities say.…

AP PHOTOS: Sweat and guts on display at CrossFit challenge

August 17, 2017

“Get back to the beast mode!” an observer shouts in the face of a sweating athlete. “Stop wallowing in self-pity!”…

Police in Spain call Barcelona van incident a terror attack; local media report up to 13 dead

August 17, 2017

Police in Spain call Barcelona van incident a terror attack; local media report up to 13 dead.…

Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warning

August 17, 2017

The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau is weighing in on the anti-Semitic and racially charged violence that has erupted in the United States, noting that hatred comes from people who promote…

US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

August 17, 2017

The U.S. military said Thursday it has killed seven al-Shabab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist…

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

August 17, 2017

An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.…

8 charged in Thailand’s latest case of insulting monarchy

August 17, 2017

A legal aid group in Thailand says at least eight people have been charged with insulting the monarchy for allegedly burning portraits of members of the royal family.…

Venezuela supreme court orders dissident lawmaker’s arrest

August 17, 2017

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the ousted chief prosecutor’s husband after authorities accused him of operating a $6 million extortion ring targeting businesspeople in the nation’s oil…

French President Macron backs anti-racism movement in US

August 17, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is offering his support to anti-racism protesters in what he described a collective, historic battle against intolerance.…

An Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament — then called for a ban on Muslim immigrants

August 17, 2017

Under the veil was one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, and she was about to make another long speech about Islam.…

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

August 17, 2017

“So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students — the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!” she wrote.…

Hamas is known for its suicide attacks. Now it’s been hit by one for the first time.

August 17, 2017

The blast in Gaza comes as tensions rise between Hamas and Islamic State militants.…

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrims

August 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj, despite a monthslong rift between Doha and four Arab countries…

Kenya holds memorial service for murdered election official

August 17, 2017

Kenyans have held a memorial service for the election official who was found tortured and killed shortly before this month’s presidential vote.…

North Korea’s neighbors talk about ‘fire and fury’

August 17, 2017

Ordinary people in East Asia — residents of North Korea’s closest neighbors — talk to The Associated Press about who is to blame for the heightened tensions between North Korea…

Mugabe comes to South Africa to aid wife accused of assault

August 17, 2017

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was in South Africa on Thursday as his wife faced accusations of assaulting a young model and police said a “red alert” had been issued to…

The Latest: Russia against military solution in N. Korea

August 17, 2017

The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):…

10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion

August 17, 2017

The girl’s parents say she was raped repeatedly by her uncle.…

Romania: Orthodox synod meets to discuss bishop sex scandal

August 17, 2017

The Holy Synod of Romania’s Orthodox Church was meeting Thursday to discuss what action to take against a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a…

Education activist Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

August 17, 2017

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at the University of Oxford.…

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court’s mercy

August 17, 2017

An unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV has told an appeals court he only sought to…

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

August 17, 2017

A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the…

Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption

August 17, 2017

Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions.…

3rd Australian minister could be fired over dual citizenship

August 17, 2017

A third Australian government minister revealed Thursday she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six lawmakers since July…

Trump’s far-right dilemma, and 4 other global stories you might have missed

August 17, 2017

In this occasional series, the London bureau of The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.…

Drug production is booming in Paraguay, and so is drug violence

August 17, 2017

The murder of a drug kingpin has sparked a fierce battle for control of his empire.…

No American strike on North Korea without my consent, says South’s president

August 17, 2017

Dunford agreed that a strike on North Korea would bring “absolutely horrific” consequences to the region.…

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