The Latest: Migrants clash with Mexican police at border

October 19, 2018

Central American migrants in a mass caravan have clashed with Mexican riot police guarding a border post on the country’s southern frontier…

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

October 19, 2018

A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison…

WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil elections

October 19, 2018

The messaging service WhatsApp says it has sent “cease and desist” letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil’s election and banned their accounts…

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

October 19, 2018

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people…

Venezuela’s prosecutor rejects calls for independent probe

October 19, 2018

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the death…

Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in midterm elections

October 19, 2018

Officials said Russia, China and Iran are attempting to “influence public sentiment” in advance of 2018 and 2020 polls.…

Pompeo meets with Mexican officials as a migrant caravan inches north

October 19, 2018

President Trump is demanding that the migrants be stopped.…

U.S., South Korea suspend joint military exercise because of North Korea talks 

October 19, 2018

Pentagon says this year’s Vigilant Ace air-combat exercises won’t take place in December.…

Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff in Khashoggi case

October 19, 2018

Investigators on Friday questioned staff from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and explored whether his remains could have been dumped outside the city after his suspected killing.…

Spain’s plan to exhume Franco digs up memories of an unsettled past

October 19, 2018

The country has never achieved consensus about its bloody civil war and decades of dictatorship.…

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

October 19, 2018

The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of the country’s 200-person contingent in the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background…

EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

October 19, 2018

The European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench…

20 men jailed for sex abuse of teenagers in northern England

October 19, 2018

Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a “vile and wicked” campaign of exploitation…

How Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens the planet

October 19, 2018

“There is no point sugarcoating it. Bolsonaro is the worst thing that could happen for the environment.”…

Europe’s top court orders Poland to halt a law forcing Supreme Court judges into retirement

October 19, 2018

The ruling sets up a possible clash between Poland’s right-wing government and E.U. authorities.…

Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier

October 19, 2018

Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier…

In tiny Bhutan, known for its pursuit of happiness, democracy brings discontent

October 19, 2018

The Himalayan nation is voting for a new government for the third time in its history.…

Did Saudi Arabia have a reputation to ruin?

October 19, 2018

The country has long been unpopular with the American public. That could prove to be a big problem for Riyadh.…

Turkish prosecutors question Saudi consulate staff as Khashoggi probes widen

October 19, 2018

Turkey’s foreign minister said an audio tape purporting to detail Khashoggi’s killing will be shared “with the world.”…

Ex-Interpol leader’s wife: “Everybody in China is at risk”

October 19, 2018

AP Interview: The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they’re holding a letter from him for her…

Suspect says he didn’t mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

October 19, 2018

A 21-year-old suspect in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist said Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn’t mean to…

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

October 19, 2018

The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea…

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

October 19, 2018

A former head of Britain’s overseas intelligence agency says Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury…

Financial watchdog: Regulate cryptocurrencies now, or else

October 19, 2018

A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to launder money or finance terrorism…

State media: Turkish prosecutors are questioning Saudi consulate employees over missing journalist

October 19, 2018

State media: Turkish prosecutors are questioning Saudi consulate employees over missing journalist…

Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

October 19, 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric they blame for an attempted coup two years ago…

China’s new booze university wants to change how Americans drink

October 19, 2018

It’s part of Beijing’s push to bring indigenous products to a global market amid fears of greater trade rifts with the United States.…

3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

October 19, 2018

Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died and another eight have been hospitalized with acute poisoning…

‘Genuinely dangerous’ Islamist preacher released from British prison

October 19, 2018

There are fears that Anjem Choudary could once again encourage extremist activities with his release.…

‘Genuinely dangerous’ Islamist preacher released from British prison

October 19, 2018

There are fears that Anjem Choudary could once again encourage extremist activities with his release…

Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated

October 19, 2018

The killing of the police and intelligence chiefs leaves a dangerous vacuum in the embattled province.…

Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

October 19, 2018

Turkish official says a summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria…

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

October 19, 2018

A shortage of accessible hotel rooms could spoil everything at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics…

Turkey suggests Khashoggi’s remains taken out of consulate

October 19, 2018

Turkish official: Police probing whether Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to forest near Istanbul, another city…

Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn’t control money

October 19, 2018

Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn’t have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games…

A look at Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections on Saturday

October 19, 2018

A look at what’s at stake, numbers and main issues in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections on Saturday…

Europe’s privacy laws are now so tough, they are taking names off doorbells in Vienna

October 19, 2018

The continent has long been at the forefront of consumer protection and privacy laws.…

New leader of Quebec wants to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols at work

October 19, 2018

The once-fiercely Catholic province has for decades struggled with how to accommodate religious minorities.…

The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

October 19, 2018

European countries thought conscription was a relic of the past. But tensions rise with Russia, several are bringing back mandatory military service.…

The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

October 19, 2018

European countries thought conscription was a relic of the past. But tensions rise with Russia, several are bringing back mandatory military service.…

‘Perfectly educated’ women don’t have big families, Macron said. Then the moms spoke up.

October 19, 2018

Macron was speaking about child brides in Africa, but drew backlash from Americans.…

2 killed, 2 police officers injured in shooting in Germany

October 19, 2018

Authorities say that two people have been killed and two police officers seriously injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany…

Turkish foreign minister says they have not shared any audio from Saudi journalist’s disappearance with US officials

October 19, 2018

Turkish foreign minister says they have not shared any audio from Saudi journalist’s disappearance with US officials…

UNICEF warns against Yemen’s economic crisis, violence

October 19, 2018

UNICEF: Yemen’s crisis, violence at key Red Sea city risks leaving millions more of children, families without food…

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wall

October 19, 2018

Police say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand…

In South Africa, a city plans to seize land in ‘test case’

October 19, 2018

In South Africa, a city plans to seize land in national ‘test case’ as millions live in shacks…

Southeast Asian navies to hold 1st joint drills with China

October 19, 2018

Southeast Asian navies will hold their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week…

China’s economy grows at its slowest pace since early 2009

October 19, 2018

The figures, which were released along with the weakest industrial output numbers in years, came as a parade of top officials made a joint media push to boost public confidence in China’s slumping stock market.…

Afghan government postpones elections in southern Kandahar province after assassination of two top officials

October 19, 2018

The move is the latest blow to Afghanistan’s key elections that have been beset by logistical problems and security threats from a resurgent Taliban insurgency. This is a developing story. It will be updated.…

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

October 19, 2018

China’s former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations…

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