In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

May 21, 2018

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted…

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy

May 21, 2018

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy.…

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy

May 21, 2018

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy.…

Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities

May 21, 2018

Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities.…

The Latest: Maduro declared winner in Venezuela’s election

May 21, 2018

The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):…

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

May 21, 2018

The Philippine government is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy to avoid…

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro wins reelection amid charges of irregularities

May 21, 2018

Opposition parties have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.…

Venezuela keeps voting stations open amid light turnout

May 21, 2018

Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital appeared largely empty during Sunday’s presidential election, and authorities kept polling stations open past the official closing time while government officials offered assurances that millions…

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May 21, 2018

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in…

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May 21, 2018

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.…

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May 21, 2018

The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical…

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

May 21, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event…

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

May 21, 2018

A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he’s already planning his next trip.…

Asylum seekers have flooded into Canada. The government is putting them to work.

May 21, 2018

“Irregular” border-crossers who file refugee claims are encouraged to work while they wait — a boon for companies during a time of low unemployment.…

Trump seeks advice from South Korea on Pyongyang’s sudden harder-line shift

May 21, 2018

North Korea’s actions in recent days, including a threat to call off Kim Jong Un’s upcoming summit with President Trump, have alarmed the White House and created new complications for…

Greece’s most liberal mayor gets beat up by far-right protesters

May 21, 2018

Yiannis Boutaris, 75, who is one of Greece’s most outspoken advocates for multiculturalism, was hospitalized overnight after he was attacked at a public ceremony.…

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

May 20, 2018

Cameroon’s national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists.…

The high price of feminism in the ‘new’ Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2018

A 28-year-old facing a heavy prison sentence was forcibly returned to the country in March. …

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May 20, 2018

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.…

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

May 20, 2018

About two dozen African migrants were brought ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen, Brazilian authorities said Sunday.…

The Latest: Small groups of Venezuelans protest around globe

May 20, 2018

The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):…

France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent

May 20, 2018

The lower house of Parliament has passed a measure that would impose steep on-the-spot fines for whistling at a woman or badgering her for her number.…

Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest

May 20, 2018

Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings.…

Greek police arrest 2 in mob beating of Thessaloniki’s mayor

May 20, 2018

Two people have been arrested as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Greece’s second-largest city hospitalized, Thessaloniki police said Sunday.…

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

May 20, 2018

One of Italy’s two main populist leaders said Sunday that he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them — in…

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

May 20, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event…

The surprise star of Harry and Meghan’s wedding: U.S. Bishop Michael Curry

May 20, 2018

Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, delivered a 14-minute barnstorming address that people in Windsor and beyond were talking about long after Harry…

Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China ‘on hold’

May 20, 2018

Mnuchin said the two sides have agreed on a “framework” to avoid sanctions.…

Trump’s ZTE push could imperil $150 million for terrorism victims

May 20, 2018

Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.…

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May 20, 2018

The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical…

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria’s capital

May 20, 2018

A cease-fire between Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters were permitted…

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

May 20, 2018

Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq…

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

May 20, 2018

Turkey’s president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia’s capital Sunday to shore up support before his country’s snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.…

Spain may block jailed separatists from Catalan government

May 20, 2018

Spain’s government says it is studying the “viability” of the proposal by Catalonia’s separatist leader to name former lawmakers who are in jail or fugitives from justice to his new…

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

May 20, 2018

Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran.…

Sherpa guide has scaled Everest 22 times and is ready to do it again

May 20, 2018

“I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest,” Kami Rita, 48, said after setting a record for reaching…

36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is not until July.

May 20, 2018

Political killings have tripled from the 2015 elections, according to research. Criminal groups are using violence to try to influence candidates, analysts say. In some cases, targeted politicians might have…

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

May 20, 2018

Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo’s health minister announced.…

Iraq’s al-Sadr says next government will be ‘inclusive’

May 20, 2018

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be “inclusive”…

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

May 20, 2018

Malaysia’s national news agency is reporting that former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family’s…

China agrees to buy ‘significantly’ more from the U.S., but doesn’t commit to specific amount

May 20, 2018

The two sides release a joint statement Saturday as the nations work to defuse a brewing trade war.…

TV’s delectable coverage of the royal wedding created a safe space for dreamers

May 20, 2018

TV reporting from America’s side was giddy, ecstatically romantic — and a much needed escape.…

Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101

May 20, 2018

His sometimes controversial scholarship helped shape views of the region for decades.…

Richard Pipes, historian who helped shape Reagan-era Soviet policy, dies at 94

May 20, 2018

Known for his a hard-line views toward communism, Dr. Pipes rejected detente with the Soviet Union.…

Royal wedding sermon on ‘love’ was about more than the marriage of Harry and Meghan

May 20, 2018

Bishop Michael Curry’s message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.…

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May 20, 2018

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in…

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

May 20, 2018

Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.…

Insect ambassadors: Honeybees buzz on Berlin cathedral

May 20, 2018

On the roof of Berlin’s cathedral, bees are buzzing.…

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed

May 20, 2018

At least six police officials were killed and another was critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India, police said.…

Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

May 20, 2018

Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that…

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