US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian government

October 19, 2017

President Donald Trump’s special Mideast envoy says if Hamas wants to play a role in any Palestinian government it must renounce violence and commit to peaceful negotiations with Israel.…

Former French intelligence chief to testify at terror trial

October 19, 2017

A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers.…

Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 43

October 19, 2017

The Taliban have killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.…

Catalan leader faces looming deadline to end secession bid

October 19, 2017

Catalonia’s separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline Thursday morning to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain.…

Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

October 19, 2017

An Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his allies.…

Abe offers stability — and in Japan, that’s sufficient

October 19, 2017

If the polls are right, Shinzo Abe will be reelected as prime minister on Sunday.…

Taliban storm base with suicide car bombs, killing 43 Afghan soldiers

October 19, 2017

The strike is part of a string of attacks this week that have killed nearly 120 people.…

Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake

October 19, 2017

Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots…

Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

October 19, 2017

A top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked militants killed in fighting overnight in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said Thursday,…

Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recovered

October 19, 2017

A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one death.…

Turkish businessman and activist detained by police

October 19, 2017

Turkish media say a prominent businessman and rights activist has been detained for questioning by police.…

From the skies, the North Korean capital looks just like the Potemkin village the Kim regime wants it to be

October 19, 2017

A 360-degree video shot from a plane offers sweeping views over the showcase North Korean capital, except for the parts you’re not allowed to see.…

Get ready for the smoke and mirrors of Putin 2018

October 19, 2017

How the Russian leader may be trying to lend a veneer of democracy to next year’s presidential vote.…

Australian govt pushes easier language test for new citizens

October 19, 2017

The Australian government said Thursday it was prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship…

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

October 19, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group…

Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers

October 19, 2017

An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India as Hindus celebrated their most popular Diwali festival, police said Thursday.…

Turkey: Iraqi Kurds ‘miscalculated’ with independence vote

October 19, 2017

Turkey said Wednesday that Iraq’s retaking of the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces earlier this week has rectified the Kurds’ ”mistake” in holding a non-binding referendum on independence…

Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremony

October 19, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for governors held by the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly following disputed elections largely won by ruling party candidates.…

Body of missing protester may have been found in Argentina

October 19, 2017

Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said Wednesday.…

New Zealanders expected to learn governing coalition

October 19, 2017

New Zealanders expect to learn Thursday if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English.…

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

October 19, 2017

India’s famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country’s ruling Hindu right-wing party…

Michael Flynn, Nicki Minaj shared content from this Tennessee GOP account. But it wasn’t real. It was Russian.

October 19, 2017

A Twitter campaign to influence U.S. voters was amplified by high-profile retweeters.…

US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

October 18, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend by another year the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is behind chemical…

Body of missing protester may have been found in Argentina

October 18, 2017

Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said Wednesday.…

Chile sentences 35 dictatorship agents for disappearance

October 18, 2017

A judge in Chile has sentenced 35 former agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s feared secret police for the kidnapping, detention and forced disappearance of a pregnant woman in 1976.…

UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

October 18, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation as well as…

5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits

October 18, 2017

Togo’s security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits.…

Record number of whales counted in Argentina’s Patagonia

October 18, 2017

Conservation groups say a record number of Southern right whales were counted this year in Argentina’s Patagonia region.…

Russia gets new candidate for president: The daughter of Putin’s political mentor

October 18, 2017

Ksenia Sobchak is a former protest leader and TV personality. The Kremlin may see her as a safe protest vote.…

Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protesters

October 18, 2017

A poorly planned and executed police operation to remove a highway roadblock by protesters led to a chaotic confrontation in which six civilians were killed, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission…

Hungary summons US diplomat over negative comments on media

October 18, 2017

Hungary’s foreign ministry says it has summoned the top United States diplomat in Hungary over comments he made about the country’s “negative trends” for press freedom.…

Sao Paulo schools to augment meals with processed pellets

October 18, 2017

Some public schools in Brazil’s biggest city will begin augmenting meals for children with pellets made of reprocessed food items that were close to expiration.…

Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremony

October 18, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for governors held by the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly following disputed elections largely won by ruling party candidates.…

Trudeau joins Canadians in mourning their rock poet, Gord Downie

October 18, 2017

“Gord was everyone’s friend … our buddy Gord, who loved this country with everything he had,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.…

Kenyan election commissioner flees days before new vote, saying it cannot be fair

October 18, 2017

After Roselyn Akombe left for the U.S. in fear for her life, her boss also said that a fair presidential election could not be guaranteed.…

Mother’s testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

October 18, 2017

Relatives of Jewish schoolchildren and soldiers who were killed by a French extremist in 2012 have voiced shock and indignation during the trial of his older brother.…

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

October 18, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group…

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

October 18, 2017

Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to…

At least 8 dead in blast at firecracker factory in India

October 18, 2017

Police say a blast at an unlicensed firecracker factory has killed at least eight workers and injured another 20 in eastern India on Wednesday, a day ahead of Hindu’s most…

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

October 18, 2017

An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said.…

Thousands protest al-Shabab as new details of Somalia truck bombing emerge

October 18, 2017

Intelligence officials say al-Shabab tried a “knock-knock” tactic.…

4 British nationals kidnapped in Nigeria’s delta region

October 18, 2017

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped four British nationals in the Niger Delta region.…

Berlusconi backs autonomy referendums in 2 Italian regions

October 18, 2017

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi threw his political weight behind a non-binding referendum on autonomy in his native region of Lombardy — though he said Wednesday he wasn’t sure whether…

US urges UN to adopt Trump’s comprehensive approach to Iran

October 18, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of what she calls its “destructive conduct”…

Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president’s long rule

October 18, 2017

A Uganda opposition official says police have shot dead two people while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of the country.…

Shell opens its first electric vehicle charging points

October 18, 2017

Shell opened its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain on Wednesday, part of the oil giant’s efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission…

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill more than 70 people amid push for peace talks

October 18, 2017

In one assault, a commando-style raid on a police compound began with twin car bombs.…

Maduro defends election results, claims opposition by U.S. is aiding him

October 18, 2017

The Venezuelan leader spoke after officials declared government victories in state races.…

In London, black cabs win a battle against Uber. But is the war over? 

October 18, 2017

Despite last month’s ban, many see the giant ride-sharing service as an unstoppable part of the future.…

After Weinstein scandal, France looks into on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment

October 18, 2017

Critics argue that it could undermine the severity of the offense to something mundane like speeding.…

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