50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans’ bondage prompts false alarm

April 26, 2018

German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary…

50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans’ bondage prompts false alarm

April 26, 2018

German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary…

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

April 26, 2018

Poland’s government is criticizing the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.…

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

April 26, 2018

Poland’s government is criticizing the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.…

Israel will strike Tehran if attacks Tel Aviv, minister says

April 26, 2018

Israel’s defense minister says in an interview with an Arabic news site that his country will strike back if attacked by archenemy Iran.…

Israel will strike Tehran if attacks Tel Aviv, minister says

April 26, 2018

Israel’s defense minister says in an interview with an Arabic news site that his country will strike back if attacked by archenemy Iran.…

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

April 26, 2018

There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world’s most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean…

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

April 26, 2018

Rwandan authorities have discovered mass graves they say could contain more than 2,000 bodies nearly a quarter-century after the country’s genocide.…

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

April 26, 2018

Rwandan authorities have discovered mass graves they say could contain more than 2,000 bodies nearly a quarter-century after the country’s genocide.…

Armenian parliament backs holding vote on new PM next week

April 26, 2018

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the…

Alfie Evans update: Parents to meet with doctors to ask if they can take their ailing son home

April 26, 2018

His parents want to keep their 23-month-old son on life support. A judge denied their appeal on Wednesday.…

Death toll from fire at Indonesian oil well rises to 21

April 26, 2018

The death toll from a fire at an unregulated oil well in Indonesia’s Aceh province rose to 21 on Thursday following the deaths of three more victims, officials said.…

British-Iranian professor held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

April 26, 2018

A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported…

Alfie Evans’ parents to meet doctors in bid to take him home

April 26, 2018

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.…

Bahrain king commutes 4 death sentences to life in prison

April 26, 2018

Bahrain’s king has commuted four death sentences handed down by a military tribunal in the island kingdom, which included three civilians and one soldier.…

Prosecutor demand life in Stockholm truck attack

April 26, 2018

A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday demanded life in jail for an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm last year, killing five…

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

April 26, 2018

A spokesman for the Cambodian government says it intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of a shadowy anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism…

He was linked to war crimes. Now he’s Colombia’s ambassador in Seoul.

April 26, 2018

The case of Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán raises questions about diplomatic immunity and international justice.…

Kim Jong Un wants you to know that he’s a totally reasonable global leader

April 26, 2018

The North Korean leader will be presenting himself as a statesman at the inter-Korean summit.…

The 7 times Macron sounded a lot like Obama during his speech to Congress

April 26, 2018

From climate change to the Iran deal to the course of history, Obama’s and Macron’s remarks bear striking similarities.…

Geologists say N. Korea’s nuclear test site likely collapsed

April 26, 2018

Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored…

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 villagers in Kashmir

April 26, 2018

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says Indian troops have fired across the frontier between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding two others.…

Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

April 26, 2018

France’s Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump’s mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at…

Ethiopia raises cry for Britain to return ‘looted’ artifacts

April 26, 2018

The hair of a long-dead emperor and an intricate golden crown are among the artifacts Ethiopia’s government is demanding to be returned from British government institutions and private collections, as…

Europe wants to crack down on fake news. But one person’s fake news is another’s democratic dissent.

April 26, 2018

The E.U. will unveil new plans to fight disinformation, even as other efforts have come under fire.…

Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 12 children

April 26, 2018

A train crashed into a school van at an ungated railroad crossing in northern India on Thursday, killing 12 children, police said. The van driver, who ignored a guard’s signal…

Human Rights body scolds Cyprus police over ill-treatment

April 26, 2018

Europe’s top human rights body says Cyprus police must effectively address incidents of physical abuse against detainees amid “credible allegations” that officers, slapped, punched and kicked people in custody, including…

China’s Air Force holds training flights around rival Taiwan

April 26, 2018

China’s Air Force says it is conducting training flights around the self-governing island of Taiwan that mark an “historical shift” in its combat ability.…

Brazil debates da Silva jailing impact on presidential race

April 26, 2018

With former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva behind bars, the people of Latin America’s largest nation are pondering how October’s presidential election will be affected by the jailing…

Asian markets mixed as investors consider latest earnings

April 26, 2018

Asian share benchmarks were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings.…

After hugging Trump, Macron tears down Trumpism

April 26, 2018

“You can play with anger and fear for a time, but they do not construct anything.”…

A look at the two leaders in the inter-Korean summit talks

April 26, 2018

Both protagonists at Friday’s inter-Korean summit speak the same language and share the same ancestral roots and cultural background. But North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of…

US envoy in Australia says Adm. Harris is needed in Seoul

April 26, 2018

The acting U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Thursday the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, is the best envoy to represent the United States in…

The Latest: Taxi driver in ‘caravan’ fears El Salvador gangs

April 26, 2018

The Latest on the arrival at the Mexico-U.S. border of busloads of Central American immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. (all times local):…

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

April 26, 2018

About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald…

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit

April 26, 2018

Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses into the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot,…

ConocoPhillips wins $2 billion arbitration against Venezuela

April 26, 2018

ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela’s state oil company, compounding the financial woes of the socialist-run nation as it struggles to feed its…

Rival Koreas’ leaders face high stakes at historic summit

April 26, 2018

It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump’s vow to unleash “fire and fury” and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “nuclear button” boasts, but the stakes will be…

Turkish court sentences 14 journalists and newspaper employees to prison  

April 26, 2018

The case has focused attention on the erosion of press freedoms in Turkey. Lawyers said the Cumhuriyet journalists will appeal.   …

In France, skepticism over the Trump-Macron bromance

April 26, 2018

As photos of the two leaders’ hands-on relationship spread, those who oppose French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to engage with President Trump saw a child following his father on the…

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

April 26, 2018

About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald…

For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

April 26, 2018

A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.…

The Latest: Red Cross flooded by missing requests in Syrian

April 26, 2018

The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):…

Red Cross says it’s flooded by missing requests for Syrians

April 26, 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross has been “flooded” with about 13,000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members, its president said Wednesday.…

Spain: 2 linked with late Venezuelan president detained

April 26, 2018

Spanish authorities acknowledged on Wednesday that a married couple with links to Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez has been arrested in a case of suspected corruption in their home country.…

Sessions says Trump has power to pardon anyone without consulting the Justice Dept.

April 26, 2018

The attorney general also said he has confidence in his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who’s come under attack from the president.…

French President Macron charms both parties in an impassioned speech to Congress

April 26, 2018

Amid frequent standing ovations, Macron recalls the long history of U.S.-French relations and shared values. But he warned that ‘what we cherish is at stake.’…

A U.S. diplomat killed a motorcyclist while driving in Pakistan, and it’s adding to bilateral tensions

April 26, 2018

Pakistan has barred the diplomat, a U.S. military attache, from leaving the country. The incident recalled the 2011 controversy over a CIA contractor who shot and killed two men in…

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