Thousands protest against anniversary of Brazil’s coup

March 31, 2019

Thousands take to the streets of several major Brazilian cities against the 55th anniversary of the coup that instituted the country’s 1964-1985 military regime…

Mexico to issue limited humanitarian visas to migrants

March 31, 2019

Mexican immigration officials plan to issue humanitarian visas on a “limited basis” starting Monday to some of the roughly 2,500 Central American and Caribbean migrants gathered in the southern state of Chiapas…

Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara

March 31, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is leading in mayoral elections but has suffered setbacks as the opposition has regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey…

Nationwide blackouts become the norm in Venezuela

March 31, 2019

Power went out across Venezuela on Sunday, just as it did on Saturday, and the day before that.…

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is ahead in first round of Ukraine’s election, exit polls show

March 31, 2019

The top two candidates for president will compete in a runoff vote scheduled for April 21.…

Turkey’s opposition poised for victory in Ankara, dealing blow to Erdogan

March 31, 2019

The final tally in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, was still uncertain late Sunday.…

The Latest: Erdogan: ruling party won most mayoral seats

March 31, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his ruling party and its nationalist allies have won 56 percent of mayoral seats that were up for grabs in Turkey’s municipal elections…

Ukraine comedian leads presidential election, runoff likely

March 31, 2019

A comedian with no political experience was the top vote-getter in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, according to an exit poll, but fell well short of the absolute majority needed to win in the first round…

For French cardinal convicted of abuse coverup, Pope Francis stresses presumption of innocence

March 31, 2019

“Maybe he is not innocent, but there is the presumption,” Francis told reporters during a news conference on a plane ride. The convicted priest has appealed.…

The Latest: Pope warns over building walls to bar migrants

March 31, 2019

Pope Francis is warning that political leaders who want to build walls to keep out migrants “end up prisoners of the walls that they build.”…

One of Russia’s richest women dies in plane crash in Germany

March 31, 2019

One of Russia’s richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, has died in a small plane crash in Germany, the Russian airline operator said Sunday…

Afghan vice president survives Taliban assassination attempt 

March 31, 2019

The assault on Abdurrashid Dostum comes even as the insurgents are engaged in peace talks with the United States.…

Netanyahu embraces Brazil’s far-right Bolsonaro in Israel

March 31, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly receives far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, touting newfound amity between the two countries…

French President Macron appoints 3 new government ministers

March 31, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed three new government members, including the minister who will be in charge of handling Brexit-related issues…

After China’s deadly chemical disaster, a shattered region weighs cost of the rush to ‘get rich’

March 31, 2019

A blast in Xiangshui County that killed 78 people last month reflects concerns over corruption and safety during the country’s headlong rush for development.…

25 killed, hundreds injured by rainstorm in southern Nepal

March 31, 2019

Officials say more than 25 killed, hundreds injured by rainstorm in southern Nepal…

The Latest: Poroshenko sobered by Ukraine election showing

March 31, 2019

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his apparent poor performance in the presidential election is sobering…

For religious minorities targeted by ISIS, new schools and clinics. But where are the people?

March 31, 2019

Despite nearly $300 million in U.S. assistance, many Christians and Yazidis see little future in Iraq.…

Officials say more than 20 killed, hundreds injured by rainstorm in southern Nepal

March 31, 2019

Officials say more than 20 killed, hundreds injured by rainstorm in southern Nepal…

Turkish soldier killed in attack in northwest Syria

March 31, 2019

Turkish military says one of its soldiers has been killed in northern Syria…

Arab League rejects Trump’s Israel policies at annual summit

March 31, 2019

The Arab League has rejected the U.S. recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and other Trump administration policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel…

International aid helps Mozambique fight cholera in Beira

March 31, 2019

As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving…

Center in Havana opens to preserve Hemingway’s legacy

March 31, 2019

Officials from the Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation and Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council cut the ribbon Saturday evening on a state-of-the-art, $1.2 million conservation center on the grounds of Ernest Hemingway’s stately home…

Thousands march in Spain to demand more help for rural areas

March 31, 2019

Thousands of Spaniards are marching in Madrid to demand that the government take steps to curb the depopulation of rural areas…

Italy: Berlusconi seeks EU parliament seat, ‘united Europe’

March 31, 2019

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he is running for election to the European Parliament because he wants to fight for a more united European Union faithful to the vision of the bloc’s founders…

Campaign questions mental fitness of Netanyahu’s rival

March 31, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has released a new campaign trying to paint his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, as mentally unstable…

Official: Govt would consider ‘will of Parliament’ on Brexit

March 31, 2019

Britain’s justice secretary has signaled the government might take a more conciliatory approach to Brexit as Parliament prepares for another round of votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal deal with the European Union…

Delayed Congo legislative vote begins in Ebola areas

March 31, 2019

Long-awaited legislative elections are underway in three towns in Congo after authorities postponed them because of Ebola and violence…

After migrant appeal, pope ministers to flock in Morocco

March 31, 2019

Pope Francis is turning his attention to Morocco’s small Christian community during a two-day visit after already reaching out to the kingdom’s Muslim majority and calling for a greater welcome for its growing number of migrants…

After migrant appeal, pope ministers to flock in Morocco

March 31, 2019

Pope Francis is turning his attention to Morocco’s small Christian community during a two-day visit after already reaching out to the kingdom’s Muslim majority and calling for a greater welcome for its growing number of migrants…

Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia

March 31, 2019

Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies…

Philippine police kill 14 men rights groups say were farmers

March 31, 2019

Philippine police say 14 suspected communist rebels have been killed after they opened fire during raids but rights groups countered the men were farmers and the latest victim of extrajudicial killings…

Reports: Man shoots dead 7 family members in Iran

March 31, 2019

Iranian media says a man has shot dead 7 members of his wife’s family in the southwestern city of Dezful…

Afghan official: vice president unhurt in Taliban ambush

March 31, 2019

An Afghan official says that Afghanistan’s vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, has escaped unharmed after Taliban ambushed his convoy while traveling form northern Balkh to neighboring Zawzjan province…

Family says Pakistani journalist taken from home

March 31, 2019

The family of a Pakistani journalist says he was forcibly taken by masked men in private and police vehicles and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours…

N. Korea calls for investigation into Madrid embassy attack

March 31, 2019

North Korea says it wants an investigation into an attack on its embassy in Spain last month, calling it a “grave terrorist attack” and an act of extortion that violates international law…

Proposed Hong Kong extradition law changes spark concerns

March 31, 2019

Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law that would regularize the sending of suspects to mainland China where they say they could be subject to torture and unfair prosecution…

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze

March 31, 2019

Police in Bangladesh’s capital have arrested two of the owners of a commercial complex that caught fire last week, killing 26 people and injuring about 70…

Demonstrators reported arrested, wounded in Nicaragua

March 31, 2019

An opposition group says Nicaraguan police have arrested anti-government demonstrators and says three were wounded by gunfire just a day after official negotiators promised to release people detained in earlier protests…

Thai king strips fugitive ex-PM Thaksin of royal decorations

March 31, 2019

Thailand’s king has stripped fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of all his royal decorations, citing his 2008 flight to escape serving a two-year prison term on a conflict of interest conviction along with other legal cases against him…

Trump plans to cut U.S. aid to 3 Central American countries in fight over U.S.-bound migrants

March 31, 2019

Critics said the move might increase the migrant flow that the president aims to stop.…

Liberal upstart Caputova elected 1st Slovak female president

March 30, 2019

A liberal environmental activist has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia…

Cities around the world turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

March 30, 2019

Cities around the world were marking Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change…

Britain faces calls for unity govt amid Brexit impasse

March 30, 2019

Britain’s government is considering yet another vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s thrice-rejected plan for leaving the European Union…

Venezuela’s rival factions rally as power struggle persists

March 30, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken his campaign for change to one of the country’s most populous states, while supporters of President Nicolas Maduro held a rival demonstration in the capital after another nationwide blackout…

Conservative congress on family sharply divides Italy

March 30, 2019

Verona was the backdrop for a culture clash, as it hosted both a conservative congress on family values and a march by civic groups who denounced the event as a move to limit LGBT and women’s rights…

In Morocco, Pope Francis decries rise of anti-migrant politics and its ‘fear of others’

March 30, 2019

The pope used a visit to Morocco — a pathway for migrants trying to reach Europe — to again denounce hardening policies in the West.…

Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for US border

March 30, 2019

A group of about 40 migrants left Saturday for the U.S. from the capital of El Salvador…

The Latest: Eiffel Tower goes dark in reminder about climate

March 30, 2019

Cities around the world are marking Earth Hour by turning off their lights at key tourist sites in a call for global action on climate change…

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