More children arriving very sick at the U.S. border

December 31, 2018

The head of Border Patrol said 17 migrants were being hospitalized, six of them children. Some are arriving with the flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis or parasites, he said.…

Russia: 4 die in building collapse; searchers race weather

December 31, 2018

Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died in an apartment building collapse in the Ural Mountains region…

12 migrants found on beach as UK mulls more Channel patrols

December 31, 2018

British police have picked up a group of 12 migrants found on a beach in southwestern England as top officials met to discuss the increasing numbers of people trying to cross the English Channel from France…

UAE and Bahrain uphold stiff prison sentences for human rights activists

December 31, 2018

The cases highlighted the aggressive policing of social media by U.S.-allied Gulf states…

Theresa May says Britain can ‘turn corner’ with Brexit vote

December 31, 2018

Britain’s prime minister is using her new year’s message to seek more political support for the proposed Brexit deal with the European Union…

In Yemen, Iran-aligned rebels tighten their grip through fear and intimidation

December 31, 2018

A year after killing their main ally, the Houthis have consolidated their power in northern Yemen. Detentions and torture are common, victims say.…

Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope

December 31, 2018

The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned suddenly Monday amid an overhaul of the Vatican’s communications operations that coincides with a troubled period in Pope Francis’ papacy…

Amsterdam airport departure area evacuated for bomb threat

December 31, 2018

The Dutch military police says that one of the departure halls at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was briefly evacuated as a precaution due to a bomb threat…

Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of rigged vote

December 31, 2018

Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina is trumpeting her accomplishments and dismissing opposition claims that an election giving her a record fourth term in power was rigged…

The Latest: UN leader’s office urges restraint in Bangladesh

December 31, 2018

Representatives for the U.N. secretary-general are calling for restraint in Bangladesh after contested election results stirred violence…

Italy’s 5-Stars thin parliamentary ranks with 4 expulsions

December 31, 2018

Italy’s 5-Star Movement has expelled four lawmakers from the party, including a former Coast Guard commander who once attracted publicity for ordering the captain of a sinking cruise ship to get back on board…

Israeli PM says he won’t resign over possible charges

December 31, 2018

Israel’s prime minister says he will not give up his re-election campaign even if the attorney general decides to file criminal charges…

Congo cuts internet after presidential poll beset by delays

December 31, 2018

As votes are counted Monday in Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, the internet was cut across the vast Central African country, apparently to prevent social media speculation about the results…

Sudanese police clash with anti-government protesters

December 31, 2018

Sudanese police clash with protesters calling for president to step down…

‘Hold fast’: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis departs with a new message, but no fanfare

December 31, 2018

‘Secretary Mattis prefers that today, like every day, the focus remain on the mission and those who carry it out,’ a spokeswoman said.…

UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

December 31, 2018

The U.N. food agency has threatened to suspend aid to some 3 million people in Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud…

Israel bids farewell to author and peace advocate Amos Oz

December 31, 2018

Israel’s embattled peace movement bids farewell to one of its founders, the renowned author Amos Oz…

Both sides hint at victory in Congo election as counting continues

December 31, 2018

Internet service in the capital was interrupted Monday after a chaotic day of voting.…

Dutch police report city’s 2nd alleged terror plot in 2 days

December 31, 2018

Dutch police have arrested a 24-year-old man in the port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in a “terrorist crime.”…

Graham’s description of Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan sounds like a plan to stay in Syria

December 31, 2018

In Sen. Lindsey Graham’s retelling, President Trump’s new plan for Syria seems a lot like the old plans.…

Lindsey Graham’s description of Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan sounds suspiciously like a plan to stay in Syria

December 31, 2018

In the Republican senator’s retelling, the president’s new Syria plan seems a lot like the old plans.…

Campaigning in ambiguous presidential race starts in Ukraine

December 31, 2018

A presidential election campaign has officially begun in Ukraine, a tough challenge for the incumbent…

Syria deaths at wartime low in 2018 as Assad made gains

December 31, 2018

A group that closely tracks Syria’s war says nearly 20,000 people were killed in 2018, the lowest annual death toll of the nearly eight-year-long war…

Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign unexpectedly

December 31, 2018

The resignations come after a year of great turmoil and reorganization at the Holy See.…

AP Investigation: Aid stolen as Yemen starves

December 31, 2018

Yemen’s factions, militias block delivery of food aid, divert it to fighters or sell it for profit on the black market…

US citizen arrested in Russia on spying charges

December 31, 2018

Russia’s domestic security agency says it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges…

UN calls on countries to take in migrants rescued at sea

December 31, 2018

The U.N. refugee agency is calling on countries to take in 49 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days…

Why Bangladesh’s landslide election result is bad for its democracy

December 31, 2018

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s increasingly authoritarian leader, trounced the opposition in an election few consider fair.…

Why Bangladesh’s landslide election result is bad for its democracy

December 31, 2018

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s increasingly authoritarian leader, trounced the opposition in an election few consider fair.…

In France, protests planned amid New Year’s Eve celebrations

December 31, 2018

Paris prepares to hold its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as some yellow vest protesters are planning to be on the famed avenue…

Iran denounces Brazil’s plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

December 31, 2018

Iran has denounced plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move its embassy to Jerusalem…

Pakistan says Indian troops kill woman, wound 9 in Kashmir

December 31, 2018

Pakistan says Indian troops fired across boundary in disputed Kashmir, killing woman; India denies incident…

Venice to charge all visitors to access historic center

December 31, 2018

The mayor of Venice says Italy’s new budget law includes a measure allowing the lagoon city to charge all visitors for accessing the historic center — not just those sleeping in hotels or other accommodations…

Emirati court upholds 10-year sentence against activist

December 31, 2018

United Arab Emirates upholds 10-year sentence against activist for criticizing government in social media posts…

Not all bad news: 2018 elections leave mixed legacy for democracy

December 31, 2018

A recap of some of the key votes around the world this year.…

Making Brazil great again: How Jair Bolsonaro mirrors and courts Trump

December 31, 2018

The incoming president wants Brazil to be the U.S.’s main ally in containing leftist ideologies and Chinese influence in the Americas. That approach comes with risks.  …

US citizen arrested in Russian on spying charges

December 31, 2018

Russia’s domestic security agency says it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges…

Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

December 31, 2018

Flickering candles and white flowers adorn a makeshift altar in a simple wooden home in Guatemala, remembering 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who on Christmas Eve became the second Guatemalan child to die while in U.S. border custody…

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

December 31, 2018

A Philippine general says at least two people were killed and 21 others wounded when a bomb believed to be detonated remotely by suspected Muslim militants exploded near the entrance of a mall in the country’s south…

Voters in Congo face suppression, irregularities and flooding in historic election

December 30, 2018

Election proceedings in the capital Kinshasa only deepened doubts of the vote’s fairness.…

Afghanistan’s presidential elections delayed until July

December 30, 2018

Many had urged the delay to protect peace talks with the Taliban from political interference.…

Chinese court orders Canadian man retried, raising possibility of death sentence

December 30, 2018

China and Canada have been feuding over the respective seizures of the other country’s citizens.…

French resistance fighter who smuggled Jewish children to safety dies at 108

December 30, 2018

He saved more than 350 children during World War II, helping them cross into Switzerland.…

‘This is a crisis’: Pay for Coast Guardsmen uncertain amid government shutdown

December 29, 2018

The political impasse in Washington is creating fears of financial ruin in the military service.…

British leader wants government to handle the rash of migrants crossing English Channel as a ‘major incident’

December 29, 2018

British officials say it is only a matter of time before someone dies trying to cross from France to Britain.…

Afghan momentum on peace, election slows to a crawl

December 29, 2018

Likely U.S. troop cuts are affecting talks with insurgents and presidential politics.…

Congo’s election may not be fair, but its rural poor still hope it will bring change

December 29, 2018

Despite its questionable legitimacy, Sunday’s vote is seen by many as a chance to bring about the progress Joseph Kabila’s reign has failed to deliver.…

‘Slam gave me the ammunition’: Black Brazilians deploy spoken poetry against Jair Bolsonaro

December 28, 2018

Poetry slams have evolved into politicized gatherings for people worried about the incoming president’s policies. …

Pompeo heading to Brazil for inauguration of far-right president

December 28, 2018

The Secretary of state will also hold talks about Venezuela’s government as Nicolás Maduro prepares to begin a second term.…

‘What an absolute disgrace’: E.U. citizens react angrily to British government’s Brexit settlement video

December 28, 2018

The British government was criticized for poor taste and bad timing after posting a video informing E.U. citizens of the steps they will need to take if they want to “continue living” in Britain.…

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