Trump tariff threats alarm Mexico growers, economists

May 31, 2019

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico won’t panic over U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of coercive tariffs…

The Latest: Saudi king slams Iran ‘terrorist acts’ at summit

May 31, 2019

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group says the rhetoric and threats of a war against Iran have ebbed because Washington realized that any war against Tehran would spread to engulf the whole region and endanger U.S. interests…

Lebanon’s Nasrallah says his group has no missile factories

May 31, 2019

Lebanon Hezbollah leader says he rejects U.S. conditioning of its mediation over demarcating a Lebanese-Israeli land and maritime borders on his group degrading its arming capabilities…

Britain is at its most delicate political moment in years. Now here comes Trump.

May 31, 2019

On the eve of his state visit, he praised Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.…

Top Democrats tell intelligence chiefs they must help monitor Barr’s review of Russia probe

May 31, 2019

The House and Senate Intelligence committee chairs informed the heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, that they want to know what the attorney general intends to declassify.…

Saudi king draws Muslim leaders to Mecca amid Iran tensions

May 31, 2019

Muslim leaders from some 57 nations gather in Mecca to discuss issues ranging from a spike in tensions in the Persian Gulf, to Palestinian statehood, the plight of Rohingya refugees and the growing threat of Islamophobia…

Italy disrupts Steve Bannon’s plan for a right-wing academy in a monastery

May 31, 2019

Italy’s culture ministry said it was revoking the rights to the property.…

A look at what Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants

May 31, 2019

Mexico takes steps to limit tide of migrants, but says flood can’t be stopped without addressing root causes…

Iranians are more worried about their battered economy than a war with the U.S.

May 31, 2019

They say they are already living in a war economy because of severe U.S. sanctions.…

Pentagon marks a year without press secretary briefings

May 31, 2019

In the Trump era, Pentagon has clamped down on interactions with the news media and restricted information about overseas operations.…

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds

May 31, 2019

If there’s a negotiated settlement to Venezuela’s protracted crisis, it’ll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running…

Huawei retaliation? China draws up list of ‘unreliables’

May 31, 2019

China issues ominous but vague warning, saying it is drawing up a list of “unreliable” parties who would apparently be targeted in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Huawei…

The Latest: ‘Unique’ method needed to salvage sunken boat

May 31, 2019

Hungary’s interior ministry says experts believe a “unique” method is needed to salvage the sunken tour boat from the Danube River, or rescue any bodies trapped inside…

A U.S.-funded nuclear project to zap a killer fly into extinction is saving West Africa’s cows

May 31, 2019

The project is part of a broader push to harness nuclear energy for good that has stayed on track even as the Trump administration has sought to slash foreign aid elsewhere.…

UN atomic watchdog raises questions of Iran’s centrifuge use

May 31, 2019

U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, but reports its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing…

Hungary needs extended search for 21 missing in boat sinking

May 31, 2019

Hungarian authorities have predicted an extended search for the 21 people still missing after a boat with South Korean tourists was rammed by a cruise ship and sank into the Danube River in Budapest…

Peru inmates exchange life of crime for sewing designs

May 31, 2019

The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create fashionable clothes at a workshop in the prison where they are serving time…

Congolese finally pay tribute to late opposition leader

May 31, 2019

Congolese pay tribute to ‘king of Kinshasa’ after his remains are finally brought home…

Pope urges Romanians to work together to confront challenges

May 31, 2019

Pope Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country…

Lyon bomb suspect had pledged allegiance to IS

May 31, 2019

France’s counter-terrorism prosecutor says the main suspect in the bombing last week in the French city of Lyon that wounded 14 people had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State…

Pakistan sentences 3 to 5-year in jail over terror financing

May 31, 2019

A Pakistani court has sentenced three militants to five years in jail after finding them guilty of collecting funds for an outlawed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir earlier this year…

Was a North Korean official executed? Mystery may cloud new talks with the U.S.

May 31, 2019

Despite report in Seoul newspaper, no one can say for sure whether a top nuclear negotiator was killed or not.…

US diplomat Pompeo comes to Europe with a tough Iran message

May 31, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran to Europe for the third time this month, amid heightened tensions and a risk of open conflict that has unnerved American allies…

Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on ‘Quds Day’

May 31, 2019

Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of U.S. President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies marking Quds, or Jerusalem Day…

Leaked Navy emails show top officers struggling with how to handle a former governor ensnared in scandal

May 31, 2019

The case of Eric Greitens “excited a persistent frustration of mine,” Adm. John Richardson said.…

What is Mexico doing — and not doing — to keep migrants from crossing into U.S.?

May 31, 2019

Tens of thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Guatemala and Honduras and mostly traveling with smugglers, still journey through Mexico each month.…

Grave concerns over tariffs reflected in Mexico’s diplomatic push for a deal

May 31, 2019

The peso slid sharply, and the Mexican stock market slumped after President Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on all goods coming into the United States.…

Defying critics, outgoing Greek government picks top judges

May 31, 2019

Greece’s outgoing government has defied opposition critics by appointing new judges to the country’s supreme court, weeks before a July 7 general election…

Amid report of N. Korea purge, there are reasons for caution

May 31, 2019

Amid a South Korean media report about high-level executions in North Korea, there are reasons to be cautious about the purported purge…

China to blacklist ‘unreliable’ firms and individuals in response to technology ban   

May 31, 2019

Chinese state media reported that the new “unreliable entities list” would punish organizations and individuals that harm the interests of Chinese companies, without detailing which companies would be named in the list or what the punishments would include.…

Baghdad’s Green Zone, a barometer of war and peace

May 31, 2019

Baghdad’s Green Zone has been a barometer for tension and conflict in Iraq for nearly two decades…

Police: Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, kills 4

May 31, 2019

Authorities say a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in an eastern Kabul neighborhood, leaving four Afghan civilians dead and three wounded and lightly wounding four American forces…

Harvard celebrates Angela Merkel as a liberal hero. Many left-wing Germans disagree.

May 31, 2019

Merkel always rejected suggestions that she is now the “leader of the free world.” Maybe we should start taking her at her word.…

‘Psychological torture’ used on Julian Assange, U.N. official says

May 31, 2019

Extraditing the WikiLeaks founder to the United States would threaten his human rights, said Nils Melzer.…

Malawi opposition leader petitions to nullify vote results

May 31, 2019

Malawi opposition leader petitions to nullify vote results; president urges nation to move on…

UN atomic watchdog says Iran continues to comply with 2015 nuclear deal but increasing uranium, heavy water stockpiles

May 31, 2019

UN atomic watchdog says Iran continues to comply with 2015 nuclear deal but increasing uranium, heavy water stockpiles…

Protesters in Sudan fear long-term sit-in could be dispersed

May 31, 2019

Protesters in Sudan are voicing concerns that the ruling transitional military council might disperse the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring down longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir last month…

India’s Modi just won reelection in a landslide. Here’s what he could do next.

May 31, 2019

Narendra Modi won a landslide victory by appealing to voters’ sense of nationalist pride and casting himself as the only leader who could assure India’s security. Now the hard part begins.…

Spain calls on UN to revise report on jailed Catalans

May 31, 2019

Spain’s caretaker government has called on the United Nations to revise a panel’s conclusion calling for the release of three jailed Catalan officials on trial for pushing for independence in the northeastern region…

Hackers take down Iranian social security website

May 31, 2019

Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency says hackers took down the website belonging to the country’s non-governmental Social Security Organization…

Police officers will face charges over yellow vest protests

May 31, 2019

French prosecutor says some police offers will face trial over the violence that has marred yellow vest protests over the past six months…

Longtime Dutch hostage, birdwatcher killed in battle between militants and Philippine soldiers

May 31, 2019

Ewold Horn was a prisoner of the radical Islamist Abu Sayyaf group for seven years.…

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Kabul, killing four bystanders and wounding four U.S. troops

May 31, 2019

It was the second attack to strike the Afghan capital in two days amid dwindling hopes of an end of Ramadan cease-fire.…

India’s election results were more than a ‘Modi wave’

May 31, 2019

Modi’s BJP party benefited from a number of advantages.…

Justice Department opinions take on the force of law — but are not, in fact, the law

May 31, 2019

Some legal experts were taken aback when Robert S. Mueller III said that indicting the president would be “unconstitutional,” citing a Justice Department guideline that has never been litigated.…

China tells Canada of ‘consequences’ of helping US

May 31, 2019

China says Canada needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the U.S. in a case involving the Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detentions of two Canadians in China…

Industry group warns Tory candidates against no-deal Brexit

May 31, 2019

The Confederation of British Industry warns Conservative Party leadership candidates that leaving the EU without a deal would devastate economy…

Rights group: Staff threatened following incendiary report

May 31, 2019

A leading rights group has accused Egypt’s state-controlled media of launching a smear campaign against its staff…

How do U.K. voters feel now about the E.U.? Here’s what our survey found.

May 31, 2019

In the E.U. Parliament elections, Conservatives and Labour alike saw their support plummet.…

He spent 17 years in prison after Tiananmen. But he will not be silent.

May 31, 2019

The role of the uneducated and the apolitical in the 1989 protests has often been overlooked. And their punishments were often much harsher than those endured by the high-profile student leaders.…

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