UN extends Central African Republic arms embargo

January 31, 2019

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend an arms embargo on Central African Republic for a year but also raised the possibility that it could be lifted earlier as the government has urged…

Intelligence officials were ‘misquoted’ after public hearing, Trump claims

January 31, 2019

The president said he and his advisers are ‘on the same page’ about Iran, other threats…

These Marines were falsely accused of war crimes. Twelve years later, they have vindication.

January 31, 2019

The reputations of Fred Galvin and others in Fox Company were damaged by a Taliban fabrication in 2007 that was amplified by senior U.S. officers.…

The Latest: Pence praises DEA help in convict Maduro allies

January 31, 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated the Drug Enforcement Administration for helping bring drug trafficking convictions against several members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s family and inner circle…

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan tied to Afghan dialogue and a Taliban cease-fire

January 31, 2019

Ashraf Ghani’s government remains suspicious of the Trump administration’s talks with the militants.…

Venezuela opposition leader to police: Leave my family alone

January 31, 2019

The Venezuelan opposition leader challenging Nicolas Maduro’s claim to the presidency warned officers from a feared state security unit Thursday to stay away from his family after he accused them of showing up at his apartment…

Brazilian environmental group tests water after dam collapse

January 31, 2019

A Brazilian environmental group has begun testing river water in areas around where a dam holding back mine waste collapsed, to measure the level of toxicity and assess risks to human and other forms of life…

Armed Services Committee chairman rips Pentagon over lack of transparency about border mission

January 31, 2019

An additional 3,500 U.S. troops will go to the border, Rep. Adam Smith said.…

The Latest: Death toll in Brazil dam collapse rises to 110

January 31, 2019

A Brazilian official says the number of confirmed deaths from last Friday’s collapse of a dam at an iron ore mine has risen to 110…

U.S. border officers make largest-ever fentanyl bust: 254 pounds hidden under cucumbers

January 31, 2019

The load, found in Arizona, was enough for more than 100 million lethal doses of the drug, officials say.…

Lebanon factions form government, ending nine-month deadlock

January 31, 2019

Lebanese political factions have agreed on the formation of a new government, breaking a nine-month deadlock that only deepened the country’ economic woes…

The latest front in Canada’s effort to reconcile with indigenous Canadians: Language

January 31, 2019

For the first time in Canadian history, an indigenous language was simultaneously translated in Parliament.…

Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU

January 31, 2019

Poland’s top veterinary official says about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of meat from illegally slaughtered sick cows was exported to 10 other European countries…

In report card on Trump’s foreign policy, criticisms span continents and topics

January 31, 2019

A think-tank’s assessment says the president works at cross purposes to his administration’s own strategy.…

Israel military charges 5 soldiers with abusing Palestinians

January 31, 2019

Israeli military prosecutors have charged five soldiers with badly beating two Palestinian in custody, reportedly breaking the nose and ribs of one suspect…

Khomeini launched a revolution from a sleepy French village

January 31, 2019

From sleepy village outside Paris, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini launched the Iranian revolution 40 years ago…

A U.S. law is about to end security aid to the Palestinians, and Israel is not happy 

January 31, 2019

The act, designed to help American victims of terrorist attacks, could harm stability. …

Military service academies see nearly 50% jump in students facing unwanted sexual contact

January 31, 2019

An estimated 747 cadets and midshipmen at the three academies experienced violations, up from 507 two years ago.…

Maduro government detains, expels journalists in bid to keep power

January 31, 2019

At least 10 journalists have been arrested over the past week, some at gunpoint.…

Germany: Sausage museum planned at former concentration camp

January 31, 2019

A German sausage museum sparked controversy Thursday with plans to move to the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for slave laborers…

A not-so-sweet fantasy: Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia, despite backlash

January 31, 2019

Activists have urged the American singer to boycott her planned Thursday concert or use the opportunity to shed light on the plight of jailed women.…

Comedian takes lead in Ukraine presidential race, polls show

January 31, 2019

A comedian has taken the lead in Ukraine’s presidential race, according to the latest polls…

Need for speed? Swiss court deals blow to police chase

January 31, 2019

Switzerland’s high court has upheld the conviction of a police officer who was fined for speeding — at nearly twice the limit — while chasing thieves who had blown up a bank teller machine in Geneva three years ago…

A Scottish teen sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. But he won’t be punished.

January 31, 2019

A Scottish court found him guilty, but he was given an “absolute discharge,” meaning he won’t face any penalty.…

US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

January 31, 2019

US military says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabab extremists in central Somalia…

Prosecutors: Prison for man who firebombed Turkish consulate

January 31, 2019

Dutch prosecutors have demanded a 20-month prison sentence for a man who threw home-made firebombs at the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam, saying he wanted to draw attention to the “Kurdish question.”…

Leopard strays into residential area in India, injures 4

January 31, 2019

A forest ranger says a leopard has strayed into a residential area in northern India and injured at least four people before it was locked inside a room…

Huawei rival Nokia profits from demand for 5G networks

January 31, 2019

Huawei rival Nokia reports a rise in fourth-quarter earnings thanks to strong demand for the new-generation 5G mobile networks.…

King Tut tomb restored to prevent damage from visitors

January 31, 2019

The tomb of Egypt’s famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun has undergone restoration and preservation efforts to help minimize damage by tourists visiting one of the country’s most famous archaeological sites…

A Scottish teen sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. But he won’t be punished.

January 31, 2019

The 18-year-old dental student will not appear on a sex-offender registry, and his guilty verdict will not be recorded as a conviction.…

Trump’s tweets on Mexico’s rising murder rate conflict with his new asylum policy

January 31, 2019

“This tweet just confirms the absurdity of the Trump administration’s illegal policy,” one advocate said.…

Brexit could put Good Friday Agreement at risk, some fear

January 31, 2019

A critical part of that agreement was softening the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which was militarized during the decades of violence known as the Troubles.…

The Good Friday Agreement ended decades of conflict. Ireland worries Brexit could unravel it.

January 31, 2019

Threats to the Good Friday Agreement have sparked tensions in Ireland.…

Zimbabwe’s teachers unions to strike next week over pay

January 31, 2019

Zimbabwe’s teachers unions to strike next week over pay in fresh unrest over collapsed economy…

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese

January 31, 2019

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, thousands of pangolin scales, and arrests 2 Vietnamese…

Russian leader assails Ukraine Orthodox church reform

January 31, 2019

President Vladimir Putin has criticized Ukraine’s move to set up a new orthodox church independent from Moscow and promised to defend religious freedom…

Israel’s UN envoy: European allies must fight anti-Semitism

January 31, 2019

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations says the country appreciates the support of its newfound allies in eastern Europe but expects “stronger actions” when it comes to their stance against anti-Semitism…

UK coroner rules Guildford bombings inquest should resume

January 31, 2019

A British coroner has ruled that the inquest into the 1974 pub bombings at the heart of the film “In The Name Of The Father” will be resumed — some 40 years after proceedings were suspended…

Holocaust survivor calls Germany bulwark against intolerance

January 31, 2019

A prominent Holocaust survivor on Thursday said the Germany has learned from its Nazi past and become a bulwark against intolerance…

Spain-bound cocaine seized in Italy is largest in 25 years

January 31, 2019

Spanish police arrested the alleged recipient of a massive cocaine shipment in a cargo container in Barcelona with the help of Italian authorities in a sting operation, authorities said on Thursday.…

Spain-bound cocaine seized in Italy is largest in 25 years

January 31, 2019

Authorities in Spain and Italy say they have seized a container concealing 2.1 tons of Barcelona-bound cocaine in the Italian port of Genoa as part of one of the largest drug hauls in recent years…

Activists in Paris protest against Google’s tax setup

January 31, 2019

Activists from an anti-globalization group have staged a protest at Google’s Paris headquarters to criticize the company for paying little tax…

Russia fined 10M euros for Georgians’ arrest, expulsions

January 31, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia should pay 10 million euros to Georgia over the deportation of Georgian citizens back in 2006…

Russia fined 10M euros for Georgians’ arrest, expulsions

January 31, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia should pay 10 million euros to Georgia over the deportation of Georgian citizens back in 2006…

Migrants disembark in Sicily as latest EU standoff ends

January 31, 2019

Europe’s latest migrant standoff came to a conclusion Thursday as 47 migrants kept at sea for nearly two weeks while Italy pressured European countries to take them in disembarked from their rescue ship in Sicily…

Sour surprise for sweets: Brexit may raise German candy cost

January 31, 2019

German gummy bears, chocolate and licorice are popular sweets in Britain, but aficionados there might have to start stockpiling if they don’t want to go cold turkey when the country leaves the European Union.…

Sour surprise for sweets: Brexit may raise German candy cost

January 31, 2019

German gummy bears, chocolate and licorice are popular sweets in Britain, but aficionados there might have to start stockpiling if they don’t want to go cold turkey when the country leaves the European Union.…

India’s female college students are fighting for their right to stay out after dark

January 31, 2019

For years, college campuses in India have regulated the movement of their female students in the name of safety. But in protests over the past several months, women on college campuses across the country have voiced their demands: freedom from oppressive rules and equality with the male students.…

India’s female college students are fighting for their right to stay out after dark

January 31, 2019

Women in India are pushing back against restrictions on campus.…

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