Police chief, bodyguard found slain in central Mexico

July 31, 2017

Mexican officials say the police chief of the central Mexico city of Celaya and one of his bodyguards have been found slain.…

China urges support for new Israel-Palestinian peace plan

July 31, 2017

China’s U.N. ambassador urged the international community on Monday to support President Xi Jinping’s new four-point proposal to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent Palestinian state.…

Powerful Pacific typhoon could threaten Japan by weekend

July 31, 2017

A powerful Pacific typhoon that intensified into the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest storm of the year but has since lost some of its punch could still threaten Japan by this weekend.…

China says US and North Korea are key to peace — not Beijing

July 31, 2017

The United States and North Korea hold “the primary responsibility” for de-escalating tensions and negotiating peace on the Korean Peninsula — not China, Beijing’s U.N. ambassador said Monday.…

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction president

July 31, 2017

Venezuela’s socialist government on Monday claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as condemnations of the process poured in from governments around the world and…

The Latest: US hits Venezuela president with sanctions

July 31, 2017

The Latest on Venezuela’s election of an assembly to rewrite its constitution (all times local):…

Doctors Without Borders reject Italy’s migrant rescue rules

July 31, 2017

Doctors Without Borders and others refused Monday to sign onto a new code of conduct drafted by Italy’s Interior Ministry for non-governmental organizations rescuing migrants at sea, as Italy seeks…

Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

July 31, 2017

An official crucial to running Kenya’s presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation’s…

Transgender US soldier felt ‘fired’ by Trump’s tweet

July 31, 2017

The subject line read: “Announcing a personal change.”…

Iraqi Embassy in Kabul targeted by bombing, gunmen

July 31, 2017

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which began with a suicide bombing at the embassy gates.…

Nice airport worker and passenger end up in altercation

July 31, 2017

The airport in the southern French city of Nice says an altercation took place over the weekend between a passenger holding a baby and an employee of a subcontracting company…

Uffizi encourages longer visits with new pricing scheme

July 31, 2017

The famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence is taking a swipe at “hit-and-run tourism,” announcing on Monday price increases on single-entry tickets beginning Sept. 1, while inaugurating three-day and annual passes…

Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean

July 31, 2017

Italy’s defense minister says her country will work with Cyprus to bolster security in the Mediterranean sea.…

Greek authorities battle big wildfire south of Athens

July 31, 2017

Dozens of firefighters are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, though no inhabited areas are in immediate danger, Greek authorities said Monday.…

France: 2 centers to handle migrants returning to Calais

July 31, 2017

France’s interior minister announced on Monday plans to open two centers to shelter migrants returning to the northern port city of Calais, determined to get to Britain despite the closing…

Why doesn’t South Korea have nuclear weapons? For a time, it pursued them.

July 31, 2017

Talk of the program restarting has resurged in recent years.…

Dozens detained in Congo as opposition urges elections

July 31, 2017

Congo’s political opposition says dozens of people have been detained following demonstrations in the capital calling for presidential elections by the end of the year.…

UK court blocks ex-general’s bid to prosecute Blair

July 31, 2017

Britain’s High Court on Monday blocked a bid by Saddam Hussein’s former chief-of-staff to prosecute former Prime Minister Tony Blair for invading Iraq in 2003.…

WikiLeaks issues leaked Macron campaign emails to its site

July 31, 2017

Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said Monday.…

What’s next? New Venezuela assembly has vast powers

July 31, 2017

The newly elected assembly that will rewrite Venezuela’s constitution will have nearly unlimited legal power to install an even more staunchly socialist state, but its very creation has spawned opposition…

Top French court orders government to offer humanitarian aid to Calais migrants

July 31, 2017

The ruling decried the squalid conditions facing migrants in the port city.…

In Venezuela and Pakistan, supreme courts are at the heart of political crises

July 31, 2017

The top courts, weaponized by powerful factions, expose the frailty of democracies.…

With low turnout, Venezuela’s election will create what opponents call ‘puppet congress’

July 31, 2017

Voter turnout, even by official tallies, was much lower than average.…

Ex-Royal Marine sentenced to 18 years

July 31, 2017

A judge has sentenced a former Royal Marine to 18 years in prison for a series of terrorism-related offenses.…

Spain’s tourist numbers up a record 12 percent in first half

July 31, 2017

Spain continues to break tourism records, with the number of tourists visiting the country up 12 percent in the first six months of the year.…

Romanian official: Russian deputy PM tried to flout EU ban

July 31, 2017

Russia’s deputy prime minister “deliberately” tried to enter Romanian airspace despite knowing he is on a list of officials banned from the European Union, Romania’s foreign minister said Monday that…

Prosecutors: Hamburg attacker hoped to die as ‘martyr’

July 31, 2017

The Palestinian man who fatally stabbed one person and wounded six others at a Hamburg supermarket appears to have radicalized himself and says he decided to commit an attack in…

Putin says the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia needs to cut 755 employees. What do all these people do?

July 31, 2017

The majority of those workers are charged with running the U.S. Embassy and consulates, visa processing and handling other diplomatic tasks.…

Campaign emails from French President Macron part of latest political leak

July 31, 2017

The disclosure of more than 70,000 emails by WikiLeaks yielded no immediate bombshells.…

Albanian drone-flying soccer fan seeks asylum in Croatia

July 31, 2017

An Albanian soccer fan detained on a Serbian warrant for allegedly flying a drone with a nationalist banner during a high-risk match has asked for political asylum in Croatia to…

Austria: Court convicts man who questioned gassing of Jews

July 31, 2017

An Austrian court has found a man who claimed the mass killings of Jews in gas chambers under Adolf Hitler was a story made up by Jews guilty of violating…

Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

July 31, 2017

The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it’s the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump.…

The Latest: Official: US strike targeted an al-Shabab leader

July 31, 2017

The Latest on a U.S. military drone strike in Somalia (all times local):…

US military: Drone strike kills al-Shabab fighter in Somalia

July 31, 2017

The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while a Somali intelligence official said an al-Shabab…

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff

July 31, 2017

Russia urged the United States Monday to show “political will” to mend ties even as it ordered sweeping cuts of U.S. embassy personnel unseen since Cold War times.…

Pakistan ruling party’s choice for next PM, others seek post

July 31, 2017

Pakistan’s premier-designate and three opposition lawmakers have submitted their candidacies for the country’s next head of government.…

Myanmar police detain journalist ahead of defamation trial

July 31, 2017

Police in Myanmar have detained a prominent journalist, accusing him of attempting to flee the country shortly before his trial on defamation charges brought by a follower of a Buddhist…

A talk with Trump on North Korea? After vacation, Seoul says

July 31, 2017

South Korea’s latest leader took office at an uneasy moment in his country’s history, inheriting the wreckage left by an ousted and excoriated predecessor. Among his lesser-noticed promises was a…

The Latest: Afghan police say attack on Iraq Embassy is over

July 31, 2017

The Latest developments surrounding an attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul, the Afghan capital (all times local):…

Al-Qaida fighters to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border

July 31, 2017

Scores of buses and ambulances have arrived at the Lebanon-Syria border for the second round of an exchange between Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate.…

Inflation remains weak in eurozone despite stronger growth

July 31, 2017

Inflation in the 19-country eurozone was at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in July, a below-target figure that’s likely to make the European Central Bank cautious about phasing out…

Iraqi Embassy in Kabul targeted by bombing, gunmen

July 31, 2017

The attack began with an explosion outside the embassy, authorities said. Then a group of gunmen entered the compound and began firing their weapons.…

Philippine police says crackdown targeting more drug lords

July 31, 2017

The Philippine national police chief warns that law enforcers will be running after more drug lords after clashes following a police search killed 15 people, including a city mayor who…

Pence holds talks with 3 Baltic presidents

July 31, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Estonia to meet the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to underscore America’s commitment to NATO and convey Washington’s support to the Baltic…

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul; casualties as yet unknown

July 31, 2017

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul; casualties as yet unknown.…

Cannon salute marks centenary of WWI battle assault

July 31, 2017

A dawn cannon salute in western Belgium has marked the start of one of World War I’s bloodiest battles 100 years ago.…

Afghan police: Car bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

July 31, 2017

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, followed by gunfire, and that the attack is still underway. There were no immediate reports of…

Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants

July 31, 2017

Philippine troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Islamic State group-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi but won’t stage a major assault and…

Venezuela electoral body: 8 million voted for constitutional assembly; opposition disputes it

July 31, 2017

Venezuela electoral body: 8 million voted for constitutional assembly; opposition disputes it.…

Chinese president oversees military parade in show of might

July 31, 2017

China’s military has the “confidence and capability” to bolster the country’s rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said Sunday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant to…

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