Tropical Storm Lidia closes in on Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts

August 31, 2017

About 1,400 people sought refuge at storm shelters in the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Thursday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Lidia closed…

Former Colombian rebels change their name … to FARC?

August 31, 2017

Former leftist rebels in Colombia have chosen a familiar-sounding, if polarizing, acronym for their fledgling political movement — FARC.…

Don’t be surprised by North Korea’s missiles. Kim Jong Un is doing what he said he would.

August 31, 2017

It’s Washington’s message that’s “incoherent,” analysts say.…

Britain pays tribute to Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death

August 31, 2017

It may be an exaggeration to say that Princess Diana saved the monarchy. But it’s still fair to say the wildly popular “people’s princess” did buy the royal family some…

Iran adhering to nuclear deal with world powers, U.N. watchdog says

August 31, 2017

Agency’s report comes as the Trump administration expresses dissatisfaction with the accord.…

United States to give Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine

August 31, 2017

New USAID head Mark Green said the assistance will remain a priority even if Congress slashes development funds.…

2 dead as Mexico City bandits fight over right to rob bus

August 31, 2017

Armed thieves frequently board buses to rob passengers in Mexico City and its suburbs.…

UN nuclear agency rejects Iran’s stance on military sites

August 31, 2017

The top U.N. official monitoring Iran’s nuclear program on Thursday rejected Tehran’s claim that its military sites were off-limits to inspection, saying his agency needs access to all “relevant locations”…

European Jewish Congress sees rising anti-Semitism in Poland

August 31, 2017

The European Jewish Congress expressed “grave concerns” Thursday over what it says is a rise in anti-Semitism in Poland and a “deteriorating relationship between the Polish government and the Jewish…

Former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said to be in custody

August 31, 2017

A women’s rights activist and former presidential hopeful is in police custody in Rwanda, her brother said Thursday, raising concerns about the whereabouts of a rare challenger to longtime President…

US stocks jump after report of stronger consumer spending

August 31, 2017

U.S. stocks rose again Thursday as investors were pleased with a report that showed spending by U.S. consumers grew in July, along with wages and salaries. Health care and technology…

Trial opens for Guatemalan president’s son, brother

August 31, 2017

A Guatemalan court has started the trial of the brother and son of President Jimmy Morales in a case of alleged corruption.…

French labor law changes will make it easier to hire, fire

August 31, 2017

President Emmanuel Macron’s most daring undertaking, reforming France’s nearly sacrosanct labor laws, got cheers and jeers as it went public Thursday. It trims union powers, adds a voice for small…

Key changes in French labor rules after planned overhaul

August 31, 2017

The French government announced Thursday a plan to overhaul labor laws in the country, a thick set of complex rules that gives French workers greater job security but has long…

Charlie Hebdo cover suggests Hurricane Harvey victims are neo-Nazis

August 31, 2017

Nazi flags poke out above the flooding.…

Iraq says Tal Afar ‘fully liberated’ from Islamic State

August 31, 2017

The northern town of Tal Afar has been “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group, Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday, further shrinking the territory controlled by the extremists who overran…

Catalan officials deny US warning of attack in Barcelona

August 31, 2017

Regional authorities in Catalonia on Thursday denied news reports that U.S. anti-terrorism officials had warned them of an attack targeting Barcelona, but acknowledged that they did receive tips of possible…

UK pledges $250 million in humanitarian aid for Nigeria

August 31, 2017

Britain’s foreign secretary and aid chief have pledged more than $250 million in humanitarian support for northeastern Nigeria to help build stability after destruction by Boko Haram’s extremist insurgency.…

Cricket ground evacuated after arrow fired on field of play

August 31, 2017

An arrow has been fired onto the field of play at The Oval cricket stadium during an English league match, forcing the ground to be evacuated and play to be…

The Latest: Syrian troops seize high ground near IS

August 31, 2017

The Latest on developments in (all times local):…

How Britain and the world mourned Diana, the ‘people’s princess,’ 20 years ago

August 31, 2017

For the days between her death and her funeral, the story of Diana’s death dominated The Post’s front pages.…

South African opposition heckles president in parliament

August 31, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma has faced insults and heckling in parliament, where a vote of no confidence in him recently failed.…

Macedonia, Greece seek better ties amid 25-year name dispute

August 31, 2017

Macedonia and Greece have committed to improving relations strained for more than two decades by a dispute over Macedonia’s name.…

French police detain wedding guest in case of missing girl

August 31, 2017

French police have detained a wedding guest for questioning in connection with the search for a nine-year-old girl who went missing at a weekend wedding party in the Alps.…

Building collapses in India, killing at least 19; 30 injured

August 31, 2017

Torrential rains caused a five-story apartment building to collapse Thursday in the west Indian financial capital of Mumbai, killing 19 people and possibly burying more than a dozen others, police…

Polish police suspect old Jewish cemetery was damaged

August 31, 2017

Police in western Poland are investigating whether a historic Jewish cemetery was damaged after workers uncovered human remains and tombstones at a construction site.…

The Latest: French labor reforms aim to help small firms

August 31, 2017

The Latest on France’s planned labor reforms (all times local):…

Cambodian court imprisons Korean in sexual abuse of children

August 31, 2017

A Cambodian court has found a 63-year-old Korean man guilty of child sex offenses and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.…

Police charge man in terror incident near Buckingham Palace

August 31, 2017

Authorities in London have charged a man with terrorism offenses following an incident near Buckingham Palace in which a suspect with a 4-foot sword injured three police officers.…

Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

August 31, 2017

Jerusalem residents woke to discover a surprising spectacle outside the country’s Supreme Court — a golden statue of the court’s president put up in protest by members of a religious…

Rains in Pakistan leave 8 dead after causing havoc in India

August 31, 2017

Monsson rains in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi left at least eight people dead in flood-related mishaps, officials said Thursday. The destruction came on the heels of days-long downpours in…

More than 100 endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

August 31, 2017

Thai customs officials have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal in their latest action against illegal wildlife trafficking, the…

Key Chinese Communist Party congress to start Oct. 18

August 31, 2017

A key Chinese Communist Party meeting held once every five years will start on Oct. 18, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.…

Chinese charged over botched medical procedure in Sydney

August 31, 2017

A Chinese woman with no Australian medical license has been arrested for administering an anesthetic to a customer at a Sydney beauty salon who then suffered cardiac arrest, officials said…

The large-scale tragedies that mostly went unnoticed, and 5 other global stories

August 31, 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.…

IS hands over to Hezbollah body of Iranian they killed

August 31, 2017

The media arm of Lebanon’s Hezbollah says the group has received the body of an Iranian Revolutionary Guard member recently captured and killed by the Islamic State group.…

US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N.Korea

August 31, 2017

The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile…

The Latest: China says war not an option in Korea

August 31, 2017

The Latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):…

Europe is trying to cut the flow of migrants from Africa. It won’t be easy.

August 31, 2017

Migration experts say many of the proposals are unlikely to work.…

Officials: Chinese police investigating one of Beijing’s most wanted exiles, billionaire Guo Wengui, for alleged rape

August 31, 2017

Officials: Chinese police investigating one of Beijing’s most wanted exiles, billionaire Guo Wengui, for alleged rape.…

US flies bombers, fighter jets over South Korea in show of force against North

August 31, 2017

US flies bombers, fighter jets over South Korea in show of force against North .…

AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

August 31, 2017

Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui,…

Hundreds attend funeral of Iranian dissident politician

August 31, 2017

Hundreds of Iranians attended the funeral of Ebrahim Yazdi, one of the country’s most influential dissident politicians.…

He was once Netanyahu’s housekeeper. Now he’s on a mission to bring him down.

August 31, 2017

How a handyman became a leader in the protest movement against the prime minister. …

Britain’s May visits Japanese warship before talks with Abe

August 31, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has visited a Japanese warship ahead of a summit with her Japanese counterpart.…

The world’s ‘most friendless people’ are under assault yet again

August 31, 2017

A Burmese military campaign forces thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.…

New rules, tech are dimming Hong Kong’s signature neon glow

August 31, 2017

For Hong Kong’s famed neon lights, the future looks dim.…

UN extends Lebanon peacekeeping; US, Israel prompt changes

August 31, 2017

The longtime U.N. peacekeeping operation in Lebanon was extended Wednesday with new directions to conduct more patrols with Lebanese forces and report when peacekeepers run into roadblocks in Hezbollah strongholds…

Will North Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal?

August 31, 2017

The language from North Korea on Wednesday is as familiar as it is chilling, a declaration to the world to expect more missile tests. But there are important clues about…

Mexico: 7 killed in Acapulco amid ongoing wave of violence

August 30, 2017

Seven people have been murdered in the beach resort of Acapulco as the city continues to grapple with a violent crime wave, Mexican authorities said Wednesday.…

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