Trump taps North Korea negotiator for No. 2 job at State Department

October 31, 2019

If confirmed by the Senate, Stephen Biegun is expected to continue overseeing negotiations with Kim’s government.…

With eyes on Catalonia, Spain campaigns for Nov. 10 election

October 31, 2019

Hours before the start of campaigning for Nov. 10 national elections, Spain’s justice minister is urging parties to refrain from using tension in the country’s restive Catalonia region to reap political benefits…

Fiat Chrysler-PSA deal likely to bring fewer brands, models

October 31, 2019

Automobile shoppers worldwide are likely to see fewer brands and models in Fiat Chrysler-PSA merger deal…

Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers in Syria

October 31, 2019

Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers during operations in northeastern Syria…

Mexico rights agency: 30,000 unidentified bodies in ‘crisis’

October 31, 2019

Mexican rights agency cites ‘crisis’ of 30,000 unidentified bodies…

Thousands march in Chile protest after summit cancellations

October 31, 2019

Thousands of young Chileans marched Thursday to demand improved social services as government and opposition leaders debated the response to nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed much of the capital…

Bolsonaro’s son criticized after call for Brazil crackdown

October 31, 2019

A son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro faces criticism after suggesting the government adopt dictatorship-era tactics if they are deemed necessary to control any street protests…

Sources: US envoy in Kabul negotiating hostage release

October 31, 2019

Officials say U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in the Afghan capital Kabul, is negotiating the release of two American University professors in an effort to resuscitate peace talks…

Lebanese go back to blocking roads, demand sweeping change

October 31, 2019

Lebanese protesters are once again blocking roads and thousands are packing into public squares, insisting their revolution is far from over despite the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week…

AP Exclusive: Peruvian loggers charged in Amazon deaths

October 31, 2019

Authorities in Peru have charged five men in the timber industry with the 2014 murders of four indigenous activists who had battled illegal logging in the Amazon jungle…

Netanyahu says lack of response encourages Iran aggression

October 31, 2019

Israel’s prime minister says Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in the region due to the lack of response to its recent actions…

US officials seize $48M worth of cocaine near Puerto Rico

October 31, 2019

Federal authorities say they have seized an estimated $48 million worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s south coast…

They were accused of raping an unconscious 14-year-old. A court concluded it was abuse, because she didn’t fight back.

October 31, 2019

Meanwhile, Spain’s Supreme Court handed out a harsher sentence to nine Catalan separatist leaders earlier this month, sparking widespread protests.…

In nod to protests, Iraq president calls for new voting law

October 31, 2019

Iraq’s president has called for the drafting of a new election law and says he will approve early elections once it is enacted, bowing to anti-government protesters while insisting that changes be carried out in a constitutional way…

Springboks’ 1st black captain gets his chance at history

October 31, 2019

Siya Kolisi remembers vividly the national euphoria in 2007 following the Springboks’ second Rugby World Cup title. The first black player appointed Springboks captain gets a shot at history on Saturday in the final against England.…

Halloween in Hong Kong brings a surreal mash-up of partygoers, protesters and riot police

October 31, 2019

Hong Kong has banned masks and face paint. But they were everywhere during another defiant night.…

Puerto Rico government official resigns amid FBI probe

October 31, 2019

Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural Resources is stepping down just days after announcing her office is the target of an FBI investigation…

Iraq’s president promises new elections law and early polls amid protests

October 31, 2019

Barham Salih announced the measures in a televised address Thursday evening. …

Leaked UN report shows failed investigation on sexual abuse

October 31, 2019

The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report…

Mastermind or scapegoat? Besieged South American leaders blame Venezuela’s Maduro for historic wave of unrest. 

October 31, 2019

The socialist leader is accused of sending operatives and cash to stir dissent in Chile, Ecuador and beyond.…

The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields

October 31, 2019

The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group…

Bolivia: 2 people killed in clashes in election dispute

October 31, 2019

Bolivian authorities say at least two people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales over the disputed presidential election…

British Parliament Speaker John Bercow bellows ‘Orrrrder!’ for the last time

October 31, 2019

The retiring speaker modernized the House of Commons and played a central role in the Brexit drama.…

Islamic State group names new leader to replace Baghdadi

October 31, 2019

The group also confirmed in a recording that Baghdadi had died.…

There is more left to Syria than oil and sand, no matter what Trump says

October 31, 2019

One chapter of the Syrian conflict may be ending, but a new one has just begun.…

At least 73 dead in massive train fire in eastern Pakistan

October 31, 2019

The blaze erupted when a cooking gas stove exploded as the train was moving through a remote part Punjab province. …

Everyone loves the war dog in the Baghdadi raid. But the dog’s predecessors used to be killed.

October 31, 2019

The praise Conan has received stands in stark contrast with the treatment he might have faced a few decades ago.…

German court throws out climate challenge to Merkel govt

October 31, 2019

Judges in Germany have thrown out a lawsuit by three farming families who had taken Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to court and argued that it wasn’t doing enough to tackle climate change…

Islamic State group announces successor to al-Baghdadi

October 31, 2019

The Islamic State group is mourning the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has announced a successor in a new audio release…

Police say body of British tourist missing in Cambodia found

October 31, 2019

The body of a British backpacker missing for more than a week in Cambodia has been found at sea about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the island where she disappeared…

Islamic State group mourns death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announces successor in audio release

October 31, 2019

Islamic State group mourns death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announces successor in audio release…

The Latest: Hungary: Ruling party urges resistance on quotas

October 31, 2019

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party is calling on the government to stand up to any pressure “legally or otherwise disguised” on the issue of European Union migrant quotas…

Syria talks: Possible path toward peace, or another dead end

October 31, 2019

Syria’s government and opposition have delicately sat down for their first face-to-face talks, amid hopes of millions of Syrians and governments from Washington to Moscow that they could be a step toward ending the country’s devastating 8 ½-year war…

On day Britain was supposed to leave E.U., no riots — but plenty of jokes

October 31, 2019

No carnage. No Brexit riots. Just thousands of sarcastic tweets served with a healthy dollop of British humor.…

As China switches on 5G ‘revolution,’ the U.S. is struggling to catch up

October 31, 2019

As many as 10 million customers have reportedly signed up for super-fast data plans already.…

Merkel’s conservatives in Germany seek an end to sniping

October 31, 2019

Prominent members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party are calling for an end to internal sniping after the latest in a string of poor election performances…

Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

October 31, 2019

Japan’s justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week…

12 soldiers in Niger killed by suspected Boko Haram fighters

October 31, 2019

Niger’s Defense Ministry says at least 12 soldiers have been killed and eight others injured in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in the country’s southeast near its border with Chad…

Ukraine’s leader vows more weapons pullbacks in the works

October 31, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that government troops will begin the pullback in a second location in eastern Ukraine next week if a cease-fire there persists…

As economy slows, new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

October 31, 2019

As the economy slows, the European Central Bank’s new head, Christine Lagarde, faces big challenges.…

Rights envoy urges Greece to transfer migrants to mainland

October 31, 2019

A senior European official says the situation in Greek migrant camps is “explosive” and is urging the country’s authorities to transfer asylum-seekers from the Aegean islands to the mainland as soon as possible…

Sri Lanka candidate pledges laws against religious extremism

October 31, 2019

Sri Lanka’s governing party presidential candidate has pledged to refocus the country’s security policy and introduce tough laws to tackle religious extremism and terrorism…

North Korea fires two rockets after warning it is losing patience with the U.S.

October 31, 2019

The tests were the 12th since May and are likely to send a message to the United States.…

China pledges support for private market, no stimulus plans

October 31, 2019

China’s leaders pledge support for private business, give no sign of initiatives to boost sagging growth…

N. Korea fires 2 missiles in the sea amid stalled talks

October 31, 2019

North Korea has fired two projectiles into its eastern sea, an apparent resumption of tests aimed at ramping up pressure on Washington over a stalemate in nuclear talks…

Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis

October 31, 2019

US Embassy in Tehran, seized 40 years ago, remains frozen in time…

Barred from West Bank and Gaza, Omar and Tlaib can now see them via VR

October 31, 2019

A Palestinian group produced a virtual-reality version of the tour of the areas the congresswomen were forced to skip.…

Berlin Wall’s fall stokes memories of lost hopes in Russia

October 31, 2019

In Russia, Berlin Wall’s stokes memories of lost hopes for friendly ties with West…

Fire on moving train kills 71 passengers in central Pakistan

October 31, 2019

Pakistani officials: Massive fire caused by cooking gas stove on train traveling in eastern province kills 71 passengers…

The Latest: Pakistan raises death toll from train fire to 71

October 31, 2019

The Latest: Pakistani official says death toll from massive train fire in eastern Punjab province has risen to 71…

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