Mexican congress approves law allowing army to act as police

November 30, 2017

Mexico’s ruling party rammed a bill through Congress’ lower house Thursday giving the military legal justification to act as police, stream-rolling objections by rights groups and opposition legislators who said it would effectively militarize the country.…

Venezuelan airline barred from European Union skies

November 30, 2017

Venezuela’s Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards, another blow to troubled nation’s already beleaguered flight industry.…

The Latest: White House: Trump didn’t know poster of videos

November 30, 2017

The Latest on the furor over President Trump’s retweeting of British far-right group (all times local):…

Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government

November 30, 2017

Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of Iceland’s Left Green Movement, was named as the Nordic island nation’s prime minister Thursday after three parties formed a broad governing coalition in hopes of moving the country out of the cycle of crises that triggered three elections in the past four years.…

Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas

November 30, 2017

Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.…

Why North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test is worrisome

November 30, 2017

The latest test means a significant step forward in North Korea’s missile development.…

Merkel, rival meet German president amid gov’t impasse

November 30, 2017

Germany’s president brought together Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, on Thursday night with the aim of breaking the impasse over the formation of a new government.…

UN says 17 World Heritage sites in Arab region are in danger

November 30, 2017

The new head of the U.N. cultural agency warned Thursday that 17 of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on its “danger” list because of conflicts.…

Protests rise as vote count in Honduras drags on

November 30, 2017

Protests were growing in Honduras Thursday as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a growing lead for re-election following a reported computer glitch that shut down vote counting for several hours.…

Venezuelan airline barred from European Union skies

November 30, 2017

Venezuela’s Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards, another blow to troubled nation’s already beleaguered flight industry.…

Venezuela arrests top oil officials in corruption probe

November 30, 2017

Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that some see as an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate power within his socialist party ahead of next year’s presidential elections.…

Israel bombs targets in Gaza in response to mortar fire

November 30, 2017

The sites belonged to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Israel’s military said.…

Saudi Arabia lifted its blockade of Yemen. It’s not nearly enough to prevent a famine.

November 30, 2017

An easing of restrictions isn’t enough to get desperately needed food and fuel into the country.…

Navy releases new details about ship collision off South Korea’s coastline

November 30, 2017

The cruiser’s crew ordered a hard turn of 30 degrees first to the right and then to the left, before striking a South Korean vessel.…

Party guest charged with murder in French missing girl case

November 30, 2017

French authorities have handed preliminary murder charges to a 34-year-old man in the case of a 9-year-old girl who went missing from a wedding celebration last summer in France.…

Italian authorities investigating skinhead intimidation

November 30, 2017

Italian authorities have identified four right-wing extremists who interrupted a meeting on housing migrants to read an anti-migrant manifesto as part of a skinhead group’s acts of intimidation against Italy’s migrant policy, police in the northern city of Como said Thursday.…

The Latest: UN envoy says Syria talks to go until Dec. 15

November 30, 2017

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

Trump’s visit to Britain probably won’t be canceled. At least, not officially.

November 30, 2017

It’s much more likely that it’ll just be kicked down the road, maybe indefinitely.…

‘I’m just waiting for a call from the White House with an apology.’ Britain’s ‘wrong’ Theresa May speaks out.

November 30, 2017

Trump wrote to the wrong Theresa May, and Twitter was there to catch it.…

African and European leaders want to evacuate thousands mired in Libyan slave trade

November 30, 2017

E.U. and African policies that helped create these conditions will go unchanged.…

Two American Instagram stars bared their buttocks at a Thai temple. Now they’re under arrest.

November 30, 2017

What appears to have been an Internet prank has resulted in charges of public nudity, and possibly pornography, which could result in five years in prison.…

North Korea has shown us its new missile, and it’s scarier than we thought

November 30, 2017

Newly released photos of the Hwasong-15 missile have impressed experts with its size and complexity. They generally agree that the weapon marks a significant leap forward in the North’s missile development.…

Where a votre sante meets namaste: Wellness culture comes to Paris

November 30, 2017

Is the City of Light ready to trade wine and cigarettes for meditation and kale?…

Torrential rain damages roads, blocks ports in Albania

November 30, 2017

Albanian authorities say that torrential rain has flooded agricultural land and damaged roads and an electricity network.…

Putin welcomes soccer world to Kremlin for World Cup draw

November 30, 2017

Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption.…

US philanthropist Charles E. Merrill, Jr., dies at age 97

November 30, 2017

American philanthropist and educator Charles E. Merrill, Jr., has died at his home in southern Poland. He was 97.…

Yemeni Houthi rebels move on ally’s neighborhood in capital

November 30, 2017

Clashes between rebel factions in the Yemeni capital Sanaa continued for a second day on Thursday, with Houthi troops moving against forces loyal to a former president and accusing them of fomenting a coup with the help of the United Arab Emirates, security officials said.…

Israel responds to mortar fire from Gaza with airstrikes

November 30, 2017

Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to a volley of mortar fire emanating from the Palestinian territory, in a spike of violence a month after Israel demolished a militant tunnel dug from Gaza.…

Trump tweets strain US-Britain ‘special relationship’

November 30, 2017

A few days after his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside British Prime Minister Theresa May in the White House and proclaimed the strength of the “most special relationship” between their two countries.…

Britain furious, Trump unapologetic as fallout swells from anti-Muslim videos 

November 30, 2017

British leaders have tried to express their dismay with Trump without damaging the “special relationship” with the United States.…

Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with US

November 30, 2017

The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.…

Judges reserve judgment in case of alleged UK hacker

November 30, 2017

Judges in Britain have reserved judgment in the case of an alleged computer hacker who is accused of pilfering data from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Reserve and the FBI.…

The Latest: Yemeni officials say clashes continue in capital

November 30, 2017

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

Finland bans right-wing group for being racist, violent

November 30, 2017

A court in Finland has banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds of spreading hatred and advocating violence as self-defense.…

Since Catalonia’s independence vote, 2,700 businesses have moved their headquarters

November 30, 2017

“There is a perception that this society will continue to ignore laws, and that is dangerous for business activity,” the head of a drug distribution company told the AFP.…

Trump calls Chinese envoy to North Korea ineffectual

November 30, 2017

On Twitter, Trump criticized China generally without ever singling out Chinese President Xi Jinping by name.…

He swigged a vial of poison in court. Now Dutch police are investigating his death.

November 30, 2017

Told that he would be in prison into his late 80s, Slobodan Praljak shouted: “I am not a war criminal!” and then killed himself.…

There’s no hiding from Trump’s bigotry

November 30, 2017

The White House echoes the message of a British hate group.…

New dengue vaccine could worsen disease in some people

November 30, 2017

Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world’s first, could put people at risk of severe disease if they haven’t previously been infected, according to new long-term data.…

AP Interview: Zimbabwe’s president has ‘small window’ to act

November 30, 2017

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a “very small window” to show he is meeting national expectations of change after the downfall of predecessor Robert Mugabe, the country’s main opposition leader said Thursday.…

China vows improvements after kindergarten abuse scandal

November 30, 2017

A Chinese official vowed Thursday to make administrative improvements following a scandal involving the abuse of children at a kindergarten in the nation’s capital that has sparked widespread outrage.…

Pentagon: 801 civilians killed in coalition airstrikes

November 30, 2017

At least 801 civilians have been killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to a Pentagon report released Thursday.…

Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

November 30, 2017

When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always.…

Britain’s PM meets key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row

November 30, 2017

Britain’s prime minister pledged Thursday to step up economic support for Jordan, a key pro-Western Arab ally, amid concerns that the kingdom’s mounting economic woes could undermine its stability.…

The next incarnation of ISIS, and 5 other global stories

November 30, 2017

In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.…

What’s with Trump and female world leaders?

November 30, 2017

Famous for his abrasive style, President Trump still seems to clash more with female leaders than male Presidents and Prime Ministers.…

Eurozone unemployment drops further on buoyant recovery

November 30, 2017

Official figures show that the unemployment rate in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since January 2009, further evidence that the buoyant economic recovery across the region is being felt in most corners of the labor market.…

5 rebels killed in fighting with Indian soldiers in Kashmir

November 30, 2017

At least five rebels were killed and three civilians and a soldier injured on Thursday in armed confrontations and anti-India protests in disputed Kashmir, officials said.…

The Latest: Prosecutor: Container held deadly substance

November 30, 2017

The Latest on the death of a former Bosnian Croatian general who died shortly after swallowing liquid he said was poison during an appeals hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal. (all times local):…

Amnesty: Syrian military uses cluster bombs in besieged area

November 30, 2017

Amnesty International says the Syrian government has used internationally banned cluster munitions in attacks on the besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus.…

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