Report: Coordinated plot to murder Honduran activist Caceres

October 31, 2017

An international team of lawyers said Tuesday that the 2016 killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres was the product of a coordinated plot that began four months earlier and…

Expert haunted by video of 3-year-old cutting teddy’s head

October 31, 2017

Mubin Shaikh told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that he’s haunted by a video image: A 3-year-old boy uses a large knife given to him by his parents to cut…

Mexico GDP shrinks 0.2 pct amid NAFTA uncertainty, disasters

October 31, 2017

Mexico announced Tuesday that its economy shrank 0.2 percent in the third quarter compared with the previous period amid uncertainty related to renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement…

Germany marks 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s challenge

October 31, 2017

German leaders on Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting…

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey to leave iconic British brand

October 31, 2017

Designer Christopher Bailey, who was replaced as Burberry chief executive earlier this year, will leave the British brand in 2018, ending a 17-year stint in which he helped transform a…

Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges

October 31, 2017

Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has detained the son of the nation’s interior minister on embezzlement charges.…

Kurdish official denies Iraqi forces control Turkey crossing

October 31, 2017

A key border crossing between Turkey and Iraq’s northern Kurdish region remained under the control of Kurdish officials Tuesday despite reports of Iraqi troop movements on the Turkish side.…

Mexico GDP shrinks 0.2 pct amid NAFTA uncertainty, disasters

October 31, 2017

Mexico says its economy shrank 0.2 percent in the third quarter compared with the previous period amid uncertainty related to renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement and a…

Kremlin: Attempts to tie U.S. investigations to Russia ‘baseless’ and ‘ludicrous’

October 31, 2017

Moscow said indictments of Trump campaign officials are not proof of Russian meddling.…

South Korea and China move to normalize relations after THAAD dispute

October 31, 2017

Ahead of Trump’s visit to Asia, Beijing and Seoul announce they are back on the right track.…

The Latest: Brexit talks to resume in Brussels next week

October 31, 2017

The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):…

Bahrain restricts travel from Qatar as Gulf dispute lingers

October 31, 2017

Bahrain now requires Qatari nationals and residents to obtain a visa prior to arrival, the latest move in the ongoing diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbors.…

2 get terror charges for thwarted 2015 France train attack

October 31, 2017

Authorities have charged two Belgians with terror-related offences in connection with an attack two years ago on a high-speed train in northern France that was foiled by three Americans.…

The Latest: Russia to host Syria talks on Nov. 18

October 31, 2017

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

Puerto Rico faces cash shortfall after Hurricane Maria

October 31, 2017

Puerto Rico’s struggling government warned on Tuesday that it will face a cash shortfall by the end of the year and will seek billions of dollars in additional federal funds…

After #MeToo, a Facebook list names South Asian academics. Some say it’s a step too far.

October 31, 2017

A list of academics accused of assault has caused a frenzy among India’s intellectuals.…

Boy in suicide vest kills at least 7 in attack on Kabul diplomatic enclave

October 31, 2017

The Islamic State claimed the bombing, which struck the most fortified area of the Afghan capital.…

Egypt says airstrikes kill militants, destroy vehicles

October 31, 2017

Egypt’s military destroyed three vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed a “large number” of militants in the western desert, a military spokesman said Tuesday.…

The Latest: EU vote observers say Kenya damaged by turmoil

October 31, 2017

The Latest on Kenya’s repeat election (all times local):…

Macron defends counterterrorism law at European Court

October 31, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his new counterterrorism law against critics who say it infringes individual freedoms.…

Iran says supreme leader limiting ballistic missile range

October 31, 2017

Iran’s supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles), the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday, which limits…

Czech leader asks election winner to form government

October 31, 2017

The Czech president asked Andrej Babis on Tuesday to try to form a new government after the populist billionaire’s centrist movement won parliamentary elections.…

Egyptians use social media to mock government’s youth event

October 31, 2017

Egyptians are using the social media hashtag of an international youth conference organized by the government to slam its poor human rights record and crackdown on free speech.…

Xi showed his hand, now it’s time for Trump to play his cards in Asia

October 31, 2017

China’s leader set out his vision for Asian leadership. The U.S. president’s visit to the region is a chance to counter that.…

A serial killer may be responsible for body parts found in coolers, Japanese police say

October 31, 2017

Tokyo police arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, saying he had confessed to killing one of the victims, dismembering the body and putting the remains in coolers.…

‘Professor’ in Russia disclosures says he has ‘clear conscience’

October 31, 2017

Joseph Mifsud acknowledged contacts with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos but said the claims in court papers were exaggerated.…

Bosnia says terror suspect extradited to US

October 31, 2017

Bosnian authorities said a man with suspected terrorism links has been extradited to the United States on Tuesday.…

Anti-Semitic stickers of Anne Frank appear in German soccer

October 31, 2017

Anti-Semitic stickers of Holocaust victim Anne Frank have surfaced at some soccer events in Germany after they first triggered a scandal in Italy.…

5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year

October 31, 2017

South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy…

Belarus opposition leader Statkevich detained

October 31, 2017

The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says her husband has been detained by the police.…

After election, Kenyan opposition leader plans more protests

October 31, 2017

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet…

Pakistan police arrest 7 for parading girl naked in village

October 31, 2017

Police in Pakistan have arrested seven men for parading a young woman through a village naked in connection with a dispute over family honor.…

Catalonia’s ousted regional president says he’s not in Belgium to seek political asylum

October 31, 2017

Catalonia’s ousted regional president says he’s not in Belgium to seek political asylum.…

Catalonia’s ousted leader says that Spain wants ‘us to abandon our political project, and they won’t achieve it’

October 31, 2017

Catalonia’s ousted leader says that Spain wants ‘us to abandon our political project, and they won’t achieve it’…

Catalonia’s ousted regional president says he’s in Belgium to act ‘in freedom and safety’

October 31, 2017

Catalonia’s ousted regional president says he’s in Belgium to act ‘in freedom and safety’…

Libyans accuse Egypt of bombing civilians in eastern city

October 31, 2017

Libyan lawmakers and forces controlling an eastern city on Tuesday accused Egypt’s air force of conducting airstrikes that killed a dozen civilians, including an entire family.…

Catalonia’s ousted president says he would return home ‘immediately’ if a fair judicial process was guaranteed in Spain

October 31, 2017

Catalonia’s ousted president says he would return home ‘immediately’ if a fair judicial process was guaranteed in Spain.…

A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

October 31, 2017

Victims of climate change are so far not officially recognized as refugees. New Zealand could change that.…

A gritty Turkish crime drama, inspired by ‘The Wire,’ finds an enthusiastic audience  

October 31, 2017

A vicious stabbing. An evening of booze, cigarettes and casual hookups. Bored young men with dead-end lives, racing motorcycles for thrills. This was not what Turkish television usually looked like.…

Officials: Mortar shell kills 4 civilians in Egypt’s Sinai

October 31, 2017

Egyptian security officials say four civilians have been killed when a mortar shell hit their tractor in the turbulent northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.…

Access to food ‘precarious’ for Syrians stranded near Jordan

October 31, 2017

The U.N. humanitarian chief called for immediate “life-saving” access to 50,000 displaced Syrians stranded on the sealed border with Jordan, as aid officials reported a sharp drop in food supplies…

German police foil attack plot with arrest of Syrian man

October 31, 2017

A Syrian man was arrested in northeastern Germany on Tuesday morning for allegedly planning a bomb attack with high explosives in order to kill a large number of people, authorities…

Legislator sued for calling Turkey leader ‘fascist dictator’

October 31, 2017

Turkish state television says a lawyer for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against an opposition legislator for calling Turkey’s leader a “fascist dictator.”…

Japan central bank keeps policy intact, cuts price outlook

October 31, 2017

The Bank of Japan opted to keep its ultra-loose monetary regime intact Tuesday but cut its outlook for inflation, saying that stronger growth is not yet doing enough to push…

IMF projects deficits of $320B for Mideast oil exporters

October 31, 2017

The Middle East’s oil producers are bracing for continued pressure from lower oil prices, with the International Monetary Fund projecting cumulative budget deficits of $320 billion over the next five…

Iran holds air force drill in heart of its nuclear region

October 31, 2017

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the Iranian air force is holding its annual military exercise to show off its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace.…

Boat carrying fleeing Rohingya Muslims sinks, at least 4 die

October 31, 2017

A boat carrying up to 45 Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday morning, and a Bangladeshi official said four bodies were recovered.…

For Kurds in Baghdad, the failed Kurdish independence bid provokes an identity crisis

October 31, 2017

In the difficult aftermath of the vote, Kurds who live in the Iraqi capital are asking what it means to be both Kurdish and Iraqi.…

SKorea, China move to resolve disputes and hold summit talks

October 31, 2017

South Korea and China will push to normalize their ties badly strained over the deployment of a contentious U.S. missile defense system in the South, both countries announced Tuesday, with…

Thailand cancels passports of ousted prime minister

October 31, 2017

Thailand has the canceled the passports of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last month to evade a prison sentence that she said was politically motivated.…

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