Guatemala again refuses to readmit UN graft investigator

September 25, 2018

Guatemala’s government is again refusing to readmit the head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country, including one pending case against President Jimmy Morales…

Trump challenges UN, boasting of America’s go-it-alone might

September 25, 2018

President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of multinational authority at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders…

The Latest: Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to smooth relations

September 25, 2018

Germany and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up their strained diplomatic ties, after Berlin’s top diplomat expressed regret for recent “misunderstandings” that angered the kingdom…

They said it: Less-quoted leaders at UN, in their own words

September 25, 2018

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words…

Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away

September 25, 2018

Pope Francis has acknowledged that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and says the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations…

Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

September 25, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump predicted stepped-up US sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program.…

5 European states reach deal on fate of 58 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

September 25, 2018

The ship carrying the migrants had been stranded in the Mediterranean and became the subject of a days-long standoff.…

Labour Party delegates vote for a second referendum on Brexit

September 25, 2018

With six months to go before Britain is to leave the European Union, the opposition party debates a do-over.…

U.S. sanctions target Venezuela’s first lady and president’s inner circle

September 25, 2018

The sanctions announced Tuesday came as President Trump castigated Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro before the United Nations.…

NATO chief seek dialogue with increasingly assertive Russia

September 25, 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow’s increasing military assertiveness…

US lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

September 25, 2018

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides have lashed out at Iran with unusual venom, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States…

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

September 25, 2018

A beluga whale has been spotted in the River Thames outside the British capital…

French ex-premier launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

September 25, 2018

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has launched a bid to become Barcelona’s mayor in an election next year with the aim to “rescue” the Catalan capital from “deterioration.”…

Trump keeps threatening to end foreign aid for disloyal countries. Here’s why it hasn’t happened.

September 25, 2018

The president reiterated in his U.N. speech that the United States would begin giving aid only to countries “who respect us and, frankly, are our friends.”…

Trump accused Germany of becoming ‘totally dependent’ on Russian energy at the U.N. The Germans just smirked.

September 25, 2018

It wasn’t the first time that Trump had lashed out at Germany over its gas imports from Russia.…

Former Trump hotel in Panama City rebranded as JW Marriott

September 25, 2018

A luxury hotel in Panama City that used to bear the Trump name has formally been rebranded after a bitter dispute over control…

At Trump’s U.N. Security Council meeting, Bolivia’s leftist leader could play foil

September 25, 2018

Evo Morales has been a sharp critic of Trump and U.S. foreign policy. On Wednesday, they’ll meet face-to-face.…

5 EU countries reach deal to end limbo of rescued migrants

September 25, 2018

Five countries have struck a deal to disembark and share out 58 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean and left stranded by continuing European Union misgivings on how to cope with the influx from North Africa…

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

September 25, 2018

Iranian semi-official news agency publishes, then deletes video threatening missiles attacks on Saudi, Emirati capitals…

Germany’s surging far-right party is trying to attract an unlikely group of voters: Jews

September 25, 2018

The AfD maintains it has a sizable number of Jewish supporters, despite long-standing accusations of having anti-Semitic leanings.…

Forget Brexit, we’ve got a beluga! Whale spotted in Britain’s River Thames.

September 25, 2018

The rare beluga sighting has made quite a splash in the country.…

There’s a baby at the U.N. General Assembly

September 25, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first world leader to bring her newborn to the U.N. General Assembly.…

Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

September 25, 2018

A police official says masked gunmen have shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in the southern city of Basra…

Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations

September 25, 2018

Argentina says its central bank chief has resigned amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund…

Violence in Congo hinders efforts to combat Ebola outbreak

September 25, 2018

The government and aid agencies have had to suspend operations because of an attack.…

Merkel’s party ousts close ally of chancellor from top post

September 25, 2018

A close longtime ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been ousted as head of her conservative bloc’s parliamentary group, a surprise defeat that dealt a blow to the German leader’s authority in her own ranks…

The Latest: Trump’s UN speech draws blank stares, laughter

September 25, 2018

President Donald Trump’s address to the U.N. General Assembly has drawn blank stares, headshakes and even laughter from wary world leaders…

Syrian official vows that government will retake Idlib

September 25, 2018

A Syrian official says the government will retake the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, either by force or through peaceful means…

Surge of Afghan civilian casualties from airstrikes alarms United Nations

September 25, 2018

The U.N. mission in Afghanistan said 353 civilians have been killed or injured by airstrikes in the first half of the year, more than half of them women and children.…

Trump says he has ‘no plans’ to meet with Iranian leader at the U.N.

September 25, 2018

In his U.N. address Tuesday, Trump is expected to criticize Iran, but he says a meeting might be possible in the future.…

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid negotiations with IMF

September 25, 2018

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid negotiations with IMF…

The Latest: Portugal to take 10 migrants from rescue ship

September 25, 2018

Portugal’s government says it is taking in 10 of the 58 migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of a deal with France and Spain.…

Portugal detains military police in weapons theft case

September 25, 2018

Portugal’s attorney general’s office says it has arrested military police investigators and members of the country’s paramilitary National Republican Guard in connection with last year’s theft of weapons from the national armory…

College players get education on court at women’s World Cup

September 25, 2018

College players get education on court at Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain…

Lebanon’s parliament approves Arms Trade Treaty

September 25, 2018

Lebanon’s parliament has approved the international Arms Trade Treaty angering legislators of the militant Hezbollah group some of whom walked out of the hall in protest…

Wildfire in Tuscan countryside forces 700 to flee homes

September 25, 2018

A suspected arson fire in the countryside near Pisa has forced 700 people to flee their homes and destroyed at least 600 hectares (nearly 1,500 acres)…

German Catholics release report on church sex abuse

September 25, 2018

The German Bishops Conference has presented a report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany saying 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014.…

Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

September 25, 2018

A French investigative site has published photos of a former security aide of President Emmanuel Macron posing with a gun in a photo with a waitress…

Austrian leader defends press freedom after email leak

September 25, 2018

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says that limiting press freedom is unacceptable after reports that an interior ministry official suggested police restrict communication with critical media to a minimum…

Leaders pledged to greatly reduce poverty by 2030. In some places, deprivation may only get worse.

September 25, 2018

A new report found some countries were even backsliding in their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.…

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

September 25, 2018

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication…

The U.S. and Iran are competing to shape Iraq’s new government. Both are failing.

September 25, 2018

Both sides have failed to notch victories as Iraq’s politics have evolved away from sectarianism.…

China says the U.S. is ‘holding a knife to our neck’ in trade war

September 25, 2018

Beijing urges “mature political leaders in the U.S.” to “come back to their senses.”…

German report documents more than 3,600 abuse cases within the Catholic Church

September 25, 2018

Abuse of that magnitude would constitute one of the largest church scandals in Europe. But even the study’s authors say the report may underestimate the scale of the problem.…

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

September 25, 2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday.…

In western Afghanistan, villagers are fleeing not just war, but drought

September 25, 2018

Compounding the woes of fighting, crop failures after years with little rain are affecting more than half the country’s provinces.…

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

September 25, 2018

China has demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of “severe damage” to bilateral relations and cooperation if Washington fails to do so…

Will Turkey finally get to host a major sporting event? Germany hopes not.

September 25, 2018

As Turkey tries mend its frayed relations with Germany, the two countries are battling to host one of world soccer’s most important events.…

As Silicon Valley eyes Toronto, some worry tech boom could hurt Canada

September 25, 2018

Toronto added more tech jobs in the past five years than anywhere else in North America, according to a recent report.…

Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

September 25, 2018

A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions…

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