Former Peruvian first daughter detained in corruption probe

October 31, 2018

Former Peruvian first daughter Keiko Fujimori has been ordered back to jail in a case that has captured attention in the South American nation as it reels from a series of corruption scandals reaching into the highest echelons of power…

Mexico court sets precedent on legal, recreational pot use

October 31, 2018

Mexico’s Supreme Court has issued two more rulings in individual cases establishing a precedent that a blanket prohibition on recreational marijuana use is unconstitutional…

Bolton says U.S. is conducting ‘offensive cyber’ action to thwart would-be election distrupters

October 31, 2018

Trump’s national security adviser also said the Pentagon will face funding challenges as it builds up to counter Russia and China.…

Calgary 2026 Olympics bid survives on council motion

October 31, 2018

Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympics survived a city council vote when a motion leading to the cancellation of an upcoming plebiscite failed to pass…

Prosecutor says Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, but fate of body still a mystery

October 31, 2018

Turkish investigators were pursuing the theory that Khashoggi’s body was destroyed in acid, a senior official said.…

As Venezuela’s health system collapses, disease spreads beyond its borders

October 31, 2018

A massive wave of migrants is transmitting once-rare diseases to other parts of Latin America…

Trump says he may send 15,000 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

October 31, 2018

The deployment would be roughly equivalent to the size of the U.S. military’s presence in Afghanistan.  …

Greece: Tear gas fired at protest of Albania police shooting

October 31, 2018

Police in northern Greece have set off tear gas and flash grenades during a rally to protest the fatal police shooting of a man in Albania…

Saudi role in devastating Yemen war comes under new scrutiny after Khashoggi killing

October 31, 2018

The Saudi “coverup” of the killing raises questions about whether the United States can take the kingdom at its word.…

State Department believes missionary ‘caught in crossfire’

October 31, 2018

Cameroon’s defense minister has warned foreigners to be careful in the country’s English-speaking regions after an American missionary was mortally wounded amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers…

Radical plans, risks in foreign policy of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

October 31, 2018

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has proposed a radical overhaul of foreign policy, which experts risk could ultimately isolate and hurt Brazil…

The Latest: Trump says he doesn’t feel betrayed by Saudis

October 31, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t feel “betrayed” by Saudi Arabia over the death of a Saudi journalist who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul…

UN welcomes moves to restart negotiations on Western Sahara

October 31, 2018

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution welcoming stepped up efforts to try to restart negotiations to end the 42-year conflict over the mineral-rich Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front…

Pakistan’s top court acquits Christian woman facing death penalty for blasphemy

October 31, 2018

The surprise verdict in Asia Bibi’s case drew praise from rights groups but ignited religious protests.…

UK chief Brexit negotiator says he expects deal by Nov 21

October 31, 2018

Britain’s Brexit secretary says he expects a divorce deal with the European Union to be finalized before Nov. 21…

Remember the camerawoman who kicked refugees? She was just acquitted.

October 31, 2018

She was caught on camera tripping refugees fleeing in Hungary in 2015.…

Weary migrant caravan rests in south Mexico, asks for buses

October 31, 2018

Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan in southern Mexico are taking at least a day off from the grind of walking and hitching rides from town to town, and hoping to negotiate dozens of buses to move them ahead to the Mexican capital…

Pakistan court acquits Christian on death row for blasphemy

October 31, 2018

Pakistan’s highest court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for eight years under the country’s divisive blasphemy law…

Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is charged in 44-count hate-crime indictment

October 31, 2018

Robert Bowers could face the death penalty, though the attorney general would have to authorize prosecutors to pursue it.…

NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system

October 31, 2018

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty…

Prosecutors: Package-bomb suspect ran Web searches of targets, planned attacks for months

October 31, 2018

Cesar Sayoc committed a “domestic terrorist attack” in mailing possible bombs to prominent liberals, a new court filing alleged.…

UN chief announces new Syrian envoy — Norway’s Geir Pedersen

October 31, 2018

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen to one of the U.N.’s toughest jobs — trying to bring peace to Syria after more than seven years of war…

Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries

October 31, 2018

Brazil’s environment ministry is raising concerns about president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to merge it with the agriculture ministry, saying it would have a negative impact on the country’s economy…

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

October 31, 2018

A top Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and his body was dismembered before it was removed…

Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

October 31, 2018

India’s prime minister has unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon in the ruling party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general elections…

Report: Retired Latvian official held as suspected spy

October 31, 2018

The main Baltic news agency says a retired Latvian official has been arrested on suspicion of spying “probably for Russia.”…

The Latest: Khan warns radical Islamists after acquittal

October 31, 2018

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will take stern action against any radical Islamists who incite people to kill three judges who acquitted a Christian woman who faced the death penalty under the country’s blasphemy laws…

UK chief Brexit negotiator says he expects deal by Nov 21

October 31, 2018

Britain’s Brexit secretary says he expects a divorce deal with the European Union to be finalized before Nov. 21…

A Pakistani Christian woman who faced the death penalty for blasphemy is acquitted by high court after 8 years on death row

October 31, 2018

She was imprisoned since 2010, accused of making “derogatory remarks” about the prophet Muhammad during a dispute over water with village women. Her case became a major point contention on both sides, and authorities feared violence.…

Spain: Artist arrested for red paint on late dictator’s tomb

October 31, 2018

An artist has been arrested after painting a dove in red on Gen. Francisco Franco’s tomb, an attack that comes as debate rages in Spain over the exhumation of the country’s 20th-century dictator…

Indonesian divers hear ‘pings’ as they zero in on Lion Air wreckage

October 31, 2018

Finding the main part of the aircraft could shed light on how such a new plane could crash in clear weather.…

Indonesia says it had no warning Saudi Arabia would execute maid

October 31, 2018

Indonesia has responded with outrage after Saudi Arabia executed an Indonesian domestic worker who was convicted of killing her Saudi employer — even though an activist group says the maid had been defending herself from being raped.…

Indonesia says it had no warning Saudi Arabia would execute maid

October 31, 2018

Indonesia has responded with outrage after Saudi Arabia executed an Indonesian domestic worker who was convicted of killing her Saudi employer — even though an activist group says the maid had been defending herself from being raped.…

Indonesia says it had no warning Saudi Arabia would be executing maid

October 31, 2018

The move has sparked outrage in Indonesia, whose president said he called the Saudi foreign minister to file a complaint.…

Turkish prosecutor says discussions with Saudi counterpart yield ‘no concrete result’

October 31, 2018

Turkish prosecutor says discussions with Saudi counterpart yield ‘no concrete result’…

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist was strangled as soon as he entered consulate; body dismembered and disposed of

October 31, 2018

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist was strangled as soon as he entered consulate; body dismembered and disposed of…

UK police charge drug company after babies die in hospital

October 31, 2018

British police have charged a drug company over the supply of contaminated food given to premature babies after deaths were reported…

Iran summons Danish envoy over alleged deadly Tehran plot

October 31, 2018

Iran summons Danish ambassador over Copenhagen allegations about Iranian plot to kill opposition activist in Denmark…

Israel defends Trump amid synagogue shooting criticism

October 31, 2018

Israel’s envoy to the memorial ceremonies for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims says it’s “unfair and wrong” to link the tragedy to President Donald Trump…

Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

October 31, 2018

Russia’s space agency says an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed recently because of a technical malfunction of a sensor…

A foiled assassination plot in Denmark may have just cost Iran a partner against Trump

October 31, 2018

The plot was already uncovered in September and triggered a massive police operation at the time.…

Syrian group documents Russian attacks on civilians

October 31, 2018

Syrian-led group says it’s documented over 1,400 incidents of Russian forces indiscriminately targeting civilians…

Missing girl’s family presses Vatican about found bones

October 31, 2018

Lawyers for the family of a 15-year-old girl who went missing in 1983 say they are pressing Italian prosecutors and the Vatican for more details regarding human bones found near the Holy See’s embassy in Rome…

In Canada, pretending to be a witch is a punishable offense

October 31, 2018

Practicing witchcraft is not a crime in Canada, but faking it in order to extort or deceive others is.…

Thai Red Cross wants bloody-minded donors for Halloween

October 31, 2018

Hoping that the annual Halloween gusto for gore will inspire donors, Thailand’s National Blood Center has staff and volunteers dress up as ghosts, monsters and witches…

In the migrant caravan, a teen traveling without his parents faces an agonizing choice

October 31, 2018

The more than 2,000 minors in the group are the most vulnerable of asylum seekers.…

Sweden says it could host Yemen’s warring sides for talks

October 31, 2018

Sweden could host Yemen’s warring parties for talks after UN special envoy failed to bring the sides together…

Fire in Tokyo area crowded with Halloween goers; no injuries

October 31, 2018

A fire broke out in a building in downtown Tokyo in an area crowded with Halloween celebrants, paralyzing traffic, but no one was reported injured…

Afghan helicopter crash kills at least 20, including top military commander and civilian officials

October 31, 2018

The Taliban claimed to have shot it down, but a provincial government spokesman blamed the crash on “bad weather.”…

Czech lawmakers to debate bill to allow same-sex marriage

October 31, 2018

The lower house of Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that could give same sex couples a right to marry…

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