US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

November 19, 2018

The United States has closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the presence of thousands of Central American migrants…

German swimming instructor convicted of abusing 37 children

November 19, 2018

A 34-year-old swimming instructor in southwestern Germany has been convicted of 130 counts of sexually abusing 37 young girls he taught…

Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

November 19, 2018

Archaeologists in ancient Pompeii have found a bedroom fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan…

Police officer killed as more street protests paralyze Haiti

November 19, 2018

Haitian police say one of their officers has been killed by a street gang and much of the country is paralyzed by a second day of protests over allegations of government corruption…

UK taxi rapist must remain in prison, parole board says

November 19, 2018

UK Parole Board panel has ordered that a serial rapist believed to have attacked more than 100 women must stay in prison…

Hijab-wearing lawmaker takes seat in Bosnian Serb parliament

November 19, 2018

For the first time since Bosnia’s ethnic war, a woman who wears a traditional Muslim headscarf has become a lawmaker in the Serb-run part of the country…

‘We left everything behind’: The flight of the Taliban’s victims from Afghanistan’s safe districts

November 19, 2018

The violence, which continued for two weeks and left more than 100 dead, took residents and local police by surprise. Afghan forces ultimately quelled the assault and pushed the Taliban out of the villages, but sporadic fighting continues.…

A top bridal magazine refused to feature gay couples. Now it’s going out of business.

November 19, 2018

The founders of Australia’s White magazine said it is “no longer economically viable” after standing by their decision not to feature same-sex couples.…

A top bridal magazine refused to feature gay couples. Now it’s going out of business.

November 19, 2018

The founders of Australia’s White magazine said it is “no longer economically viable” after standing by their decision not to feature same-sex couples.…

The Latest: Spanish PM talks migration in 1st Morocco visit

November 19, 2018

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called for greater cooperation on migration during his first visit to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain as a first foothold in Europe…

Nissan says chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct 

November 19, 2018

Ghosn is regarded as one of auto industry’s top executives, and one of the best-paid. …

Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

November 19, 2018

About 4,000 residents have fled Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year…

6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

November 19, 2018

Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party has fired six ministers as the beleaguered party chairman aimed to tighten his grip on the government…

Chinese fishing boat sinks off Japan’s coast; 5 crew missing

November 19, 2018

The Japanese coast guard says a Chinese fishing boat sank off Japan’s southern coast and five of its crewmembers are missing. Three others were rescued…

AP PHOTOS: Migrants at Balkan border face new obstacle: cold

November 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Near the border of Bosnia and Croatia, nothing really keeps migrants camping there stay warm…

North Korean soldier who defected last year says he thought war with U.S. was inevitable

November 19, 2018

Former soldier Oh Chong Song, who almost died while trying to flee North Korea, made the statement in his first interview with foreign news media.…

A Dutch writer thought she’d found a stolen Picasso. The real story is much weirder.

November 19, 2018

A painting found buried under a tree in the Romanian countryside raises more questions than it answers.…

London mayor scraps water cannons bought by Boris Johnson

November 19, 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannon bought for police under his predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000)…

Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

November 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has given his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of the accusations that the prince ordered the killing…

Pakistan PM fires back after criticism from Trump

November 19, 2018

Pakistan’s prime minister has fired back after President Donald Trump accused the country of harboring Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid…

South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

November 19, 2018

Cabinet minister in South Africa cites concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Zuma are falling short…

Amid political turmoil, Israeli government holds together. For now.

November 19, 2018

Education Minister Naftali Bennett backtracks on threats to bring down Netanyahu government…

US, UK clash with Russia at OPCW over new investigative team

November 19, 2018

The U.S. and Western powers have clashed with Russia and others at the global chemical weapons watchdog over a new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks…

Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic Browder

November 19, 2018

Russian prosecutors have announced a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder and said he might be behind the death of his former employee in a Russian prison…

Trump suggests Californians can rake their forests to prevent wildfires. (He is wrong.)

November 19, 2018

#RakeAmericaGreatAgain? Finland’s president denied telling Trump that his country rakes its forests. Trump may have gotten the idea from watching TV.…

Why Finland is so good at handling forest fires. Hint: It’s not because of raking.

November 19, 2018

While massive fires hit Sweden this summer, neighboring Finland managed to avoid them.…

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

November 19, 2018

Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation…

Syrian government troops take southern district from IS

November 19, 2018

Syrian troops, their allies capture southern district from Islamic State group after weeks of heavy fighting…

Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

November 19, 2018

Yemeni rebel leader says group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts…

Sri Lankan lawmakers propose cutting expenses of disputed PM

November 19, 2018

Sri Lankan lawmakers have submitted a motion to suspend the expenses of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has lost two no-confidence motions in Parliament…

Germany says 18 Saudis linked to the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi banned from the 26-nation Schengen Zone

November 19, 2018

Germany says 18 Saudis linked to the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi banned from the 26-nation Schengen Zone…

Policeman accused of killing 3 at party in East Timor

November 19, 2018

Scores of people have demonstrated in East Timor’s capital to protest the killing of three people at a party, allegedly by a drunken policeman…

Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS jamming

November 19, 2018

Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.”…

Aging Japan needs new blood. But a plan to allow more foreign workers sparks concerns.

November 19, 2018

The government says it’s not immigration, since the workers can’t stay. Critics say it’s immigration by stealth — and not adequately planned for.…

Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact

November 19, 2018

Israel avoids early elections after key coalition partner says he won’t withdraw his party from Netanyahu government…

The Latest: Israeli education minister to stay in government

November 19, 2018

The Latest: Israeli education minister says he’ll keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu’s coalition intact…

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intact

November 19, 2018

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intact…

Global shares advance, cheered by Wall Street buying spree

November 19, 2018

Global shares gain after Wall St buying spree sustains investor optimism, despite trade tensions…

AP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxing

November 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxing…

Vietnam and Russia aim to triple bilateral trade by 2020

November 19, 2018

The prime ministers of Vietnam and Russia agree to nearly triple their bilateral trade volume to $10 billion by 2020 from $3.55 billion last year…

Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption

November 19, 2018

Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption…

Trump just can’t quit MBS

November 19, 2018

The CIA has decided that the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but Trump is still running interference.…

Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

November 19, 2018

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam…

Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protests

November 19, 2018

Three leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2014 and six others on trial for their involvement in the demonstrations that paralyzed the financial district for several weeks but failed to win concessions…

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

November 19, 2018

Hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.…

Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is done

November 19, 2018

Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide and other crimes…

Trump’s attack on retired admiral who led bin Laden raid escalates a war of words

November 19, 2018

The remarks about Adm. William H. McRaven come amid broader questions about the president’s relationship with the military.…

In Jordan’s ancient Petra, sirens warn of flash floods

November 19, 2018

In ancient Petra, Jordan’s main tourist draw, sirens give advance warning of desert flash floods…

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

November 18, 2018

Hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.…

Peru says ex-president has sought asylum in Uruguay

November 18, 2018

Peru’s government says former President Alan Garcia is seeking asylum in Uruguay days after a prosecutor sought to retain his passport as part of a corruption probe…

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