Biogen to invest $92 million in Puerto Rico, create 350 jobs

October 31, 2016

U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc. is investing more than $92 million in Puerto Rico after buying assets that once belonged to Eli Lilly & Co. in the island’s southern region.…

Foes in Venezuela’s political crisis agree to cool rhetoric

October 31, 2016

Opposition and government leaders agreed Monday to tone down their heated rhetoric in the first step of Vatican-sponsored talks on defusing Venezuela’s political crisis over efforts to remove embattled President…

Mexico rescues 2 abandoned jaguar cubs

October 31, 2016

Animal welfare activists and authorities in southern Mexico rescued two jaguar cubs found on their own in a farm field near the Calakmul nature reserve, which is also home to…

Mexico: Deforestation for avocados much higher than thought

October 31, 2016

Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.…

Police operation creates tension in Paris migrant camp

October 31, 2016

French authorities finished clearing out the makeshift shelters in the squalid Calais migrant camp known as the “jungle” on Monday, after moving more than 6,000 people to temporary housing in…

Romania: 2 Canadians to sleep in coffins at Dracula’s Castle

October 31, 2016

A Canadian brother and sister are passing Halloween night curled up in red velvet-lined coffins in the Transylvanian castle that inspired the Dracula legend, the first time in 70 years…

Nun recounts roar of earth during morning prayers

October 31, 2016

Sister Caterina was praying with the eight nuns of her Benedictine order in the central Italian town of Norcia when the earth began to roar.…

Hezbollah ally elected voted as Lebanon’s new head of state

October 31, 2016

Lebanon’s parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president on Monday, filling a post that had been vacant for more than two years and injecting hope that the country’s…

US indexes waver as traders use caution ahead of election

October 31, 2016

Stocks were mostly unchanged on Monday, despite some positive economic data and a raft of big new merger announcements over the weekend.…

UN extends Syria chemical weapons inspection mandate

October 31, 2016

The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to extend the mandate of inspectors charged with determining who is behind confirmed chemical weapons attacks in Syria.…

Argentina ex-leader Fernandez in court over corruption case

October 31, 2016

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez went before a judge on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the granting of public works contracts.…

Lebanese lawmakers pick Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun to end presidential logjam

October 31, 2016

Aoun, a Christian, could offer even greater reach for the Iranian-backed militia.…

Kerry promises to work ‘to the last moment’ to end Syrian violence

October 31, 2016

The secretary calls the conflict “as difficult as any diplomatic cocktail I can think of.”…

Moldovan presidential election goes to runoff

October 31, 2016

Moldova’s presidential election will go to a runoff between the pro-Russian front-runner and a pro-European candidate who both tapped into widespread anger about corruption.…

Iraqi special forces poised on eastern edge of Mosul

October 31, 2016

Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out Islamic State militants after sweeping into the last village on the city’s eastern edge Monday while…

UN official says Yemen on verge of collapse

October 31, 2016

If the warring parties in Yemen do not reach a peace agreement soon, the country could collapse with menacing consequences for the entire region, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.…

Kerry, UK foreign secretary host meeting on Libya stalemate

October 31, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hosted a London meeting Monday designed to help break Libya’s political stalemate and resolve its acute cash shortage.…

On Duterte’s heels, Malaysia is the next Asian country to embrace China 

October 31, 2016

Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to sign a deal for Chinese naval vessels.…

El Salvador’s security forces are now involved in more shootouts than Mexico’s

October 31, 2016

There have been about 450 shootouts between police and gangs.…

Because of Brexit, British Jews whose families once fled the Nazis are applying for German passports

October 31, 2016

Their ancestors fled the Nazis. Now they want German citizenship.…

Sweden declares hero Wallenberg officially dead

October 31, 2016

World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust, has been pronounced dead by Swedish authorities, 71 years after he…

Iraqi forces prepare to break into Mosul in battle against Islamic State

October 31, 2016

Elite counterterrorism units expect a fierce fight as they reach the city’s eastern outskirts.…

Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor in expanding crackdown on critics

October 31, 2016

Cumhuriyet is one of Turkey’s oldest papers and one of the few remaining media outlets challenging Erdogan.…

She already took on Apple. Now E.U.’s antitrust lawyer is eyeing her next targets.

October 31, 2016

Margrethe Vestager is on a crusade against companies that she says abuse their power.…

Bosnian court jails 7 people for fighting in Syria

October 31, 2016

A Bosnian court has sentenced seven people to a total of more than 12 years in jail for joining the Islamic State group in Syria and for illegally owning weapons.…

Woman in scandal roiling S. Korea says she ‘deserves death’

October 31, 2016

Telling reporters Monday that she “deserves death,” the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park…

Pope prays with Lutherans in Sweden to mark Luther’s protest

October 31, 2016

Pope Francis marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by travelling to secular Sweden on Monday and encouraging Catholics and Lutherans to move beyond the “errors” of the past…

Sweden declares WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary

October 31, 2016

Sweden declares WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary.…

Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor, columnists

October 31, 2016

Police detained the editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, in a widening crackdown on dissenting voices.…

China confirms allowing Philippine fishermen access to shoal

October 31, 2016

China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday confirmed a decision to allow Philippine fishermen access to a disputed shoal following a visit to Beijing by the Philippine president.…

Honda 2Q net profit up 39 percent, raises full-year forecast

October 31, 2016

Honda Motor Co.’s net profit in July-September jumped 39 percent from a year earlier to 177 billion yen ($1.7 billion), helped by strong sales of its sport utility vehicles in…

Dutch government to keep seeking EU-Ukraine compromise

October 31, 2016

The Dutch government says it is still searching for a legally binding compromise that will allow it to sign off on a free trade pact between the European Union and…

Pakistani police detain 1,500 in crackdown on opposition

October 31, 2016

Pakistani police launched a nation-wide crackdown overnight, arresting at least 1,500 supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of an opposition rally planned later this week in Islamabad, officials said Monday.…

Michel Aoun: Lebanon’s popular yet divisive new president

October 31, 2016

Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s strong-willed Christian leader, has waited more than three decades for the chance to become president.…

The Latest: Pope Francis attends prayer service in Sweden

October 31, 2016

The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Sweden (all times local):…

A documentary raises questions about ‘slavery’ in South Africa’s vineyards

October 31, 2016

Some stores in Scandinavia are now banning South African imports.…

Police in El Salvador arrest former President Tony Saca

October 31, 2016

He was arrested for alleged illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering, prosecutors said.…

German EU official criticized over derogatory comments

October 31, 2016

Germany’s representative on the European Union’s executive is facing criticism for appearing to make a derogatory reference to Chinese people and mock gay marriage.…

Pakistan’s top court stays hanging of mentally ill prisoner

October 31, 2016

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of a mentally ill prisoner whose hanging was to take place later this week, a lawyer said.…

Upset at being sidelined in talks, Pakistan warns Taliban

October 31, 2016

Two senior Taliban figures say that Pakistan has issued a stark warning to the militant group, apparently surprised over being excluded from the insurgents’ secret talks with the Afghan government.…

Lebanese parliament elects ex-army chief Michel Aoun as country’s president, ending 29-month vacuum in top post

October 31, 2016

Lebanese parliament elects ex-army chief Michel Aoun as country’s president, ending 29-month vacuum in top post.…

Lebanese parliament elects ex-army chief Michel Aoun as country’s president, ending 29-month vacuum in top post

October 31, 2016

Lebanese parliament elects ex-army chief Michel Aoun as country’s president, ending 29-month vacuum in top post.…

A beloved Indian bus driver was set on fire in Australia. His family blames racism.

October 31, 2016

He sang and participated in community outreach, announced on an ethnic radio station and wrote often of his new home in poetry. In six weeks, he planned to get married.…

Protests erupt after Moroccan fishmonger dies desperately trying to get back his confiscated catch

October 31, 2016

Moroccans staged protests across the country on Sunday while thousands attended Mouhcine Fikri’s funeral. Though police ruled Fikri’s death an accident, many protesters disagreed with that assessment.…

New reports emerge of army attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya

October 31, 2016

Just five months after her party took power, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is facing international pressure over recent reports that soldiers have been killing, raping…

Taiwan is on the verge of becoming the first Asian country with marriage equality

October 31, 2016

A bill was introduced this month, but it took a tragedy to bring it about.…

Hideki Matsuyama leaves Japan to conquer the world

October 31, 2016

No one from Japan has more than Hideki Matsuyama’s three PGA Tour victories. No one from Japan ever won a World Golf Championship.…

Macri’s ‘zero poverty’ promise a distant goal for Argentina

October 31, 2016

Norma Colque threw open the rusting metal-grill door at her soup kitchen and dozens of hungry children waving plastic containers rushed past their parents to the head of the line.…

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

October 31, 2016

As Indians wake Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi’s worst season for air pollution begins — with dire consequences.…

Vietnam reports 1st microcephaly birth likely linked to Zika

October 31, 2016

Vietnam has reported its first case of microcephaly likely linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.…

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