Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

July 20, 2019

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege…

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down 

July 20, 2019

The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone.…

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely

July 20, 2019

Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests…

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 10

July 20, 2019

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 10 in a gas plant explosion in central China…

Hong Kong protesters use signals, Post-its to hone skills

July 20, 2019

Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protesters have honed their tactics to maximize effectiveness and maintain momentum…

The Latest: Gulf incidents rattle shipping industry

July 19, 2019

Energy experts say recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz will raise insurance rates for shipping companies and, if unchecked, could reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway…

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

July 19, 2019

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege…

South Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament

July 19, 2019

South Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament; ex-leader abandons graft testimony…

Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico’s ex-first lady’s home

July 19, 2019

A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables…

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration

July 19, 2019

Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States…

El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice minister

July 19, 2019

Prosecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds…

Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to study

July 19, 2019

A Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest says he wants to continue studying…

Reined-in rate-cut expectations, Iran tensions hit S&P 500

July 19, 2019

U.S. stock indexes sloshed between small gains and losses Friday after Microsoft, American Express and other big companies offered up a mixed set of earnings reports…

Correction: El Salvador-Massacre story

July 19, 2019

Correction: El Salvador-Massacre story…

Pilot whales strand on Iceland beach in group of 50 or more

July 19, 2019

Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland…

British foreign secretary says a second vessel has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

July 19, 2019

British foreign secretary says a second vessel has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.…

Man climbs onto plane wing before takeoff at Nigeria airport

July 19, 2019

Man climbs onto plane’s wing before takeoff at Nigeria’s busiest airport and is detained…

Algeria has dominated in the Africa Cup soccer tournament. The French far right has a problem with that.

July 19, 2019

The French far right has seized on Algeria fans’ raucous celebrations across France after Africa Cup wins to push their anti-immigrant message.…

Senegal before Africa Cup final: Water sacrifices. Prayers. Vuvuzelas. 

July 19, 2019

Scenes from the West African country before its first championship match in 17 years.…

The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as ‘different kind of guy’

July 19, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.’s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader Theresa May’s handling of Brexit…

Operator of oil tanker says it’s unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.

July 19, 2019

Operator of oil tanker says it’s unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.…

The Latest: Woods, Mickelson both miss cut in major

July 19, 2019

The Latest from British Open: Woods, Mickelson have weekend off in same major for 1st time in 77 majors together…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

July 19, 2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz…

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, no injuries

July 19, 2019

A strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings…

Lebanon lawmakers vote on budget, protesters up the pressure

July 19, 2019

Lebanese protesters rallying against a proposed austerity budget have broken through a security cordon outside parliament, where lawmakers were voting on the controversial draft bill…

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 2

July 19, 2019

An explosion at a gas factory in central China has killed two people and left 12 unaccounted for…

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2

July 19, 2019

Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people…

Bedbugs, bad food at Mexico migrant detention center

July 19, 2019

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says a migrant detention center in the capital suffers from bedbugs, bad food and overcrowding…

Polish towns advocate ‘LGBT-free zones’ while ruling party cheers them on

July 19, 2019

The attacks on gay rights have replaced rhetoric against migrants.…

Spain government: Socialists open to coalition with far left

July 19, 2019

The spokeswoman for Spain’s caretaker government says that acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is willing to accept a coalition government with the far-left, as long as it excludes the leader of the anti-austerity United We Can party…

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

July 19, 2019

Iran says it will release drone images that disprove US warship destroyed Iranian drone as Trump says…

Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenager

July 19, 2019

An Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the death of a British teenager whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008…

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

July 19, 2019

Afghan officials: Powerful bomb goes off outside gates of Kabul University, killing 8 people and wounding 33…

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat’s death

July 19, 2019

Turkey’s defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there…

Angela Merkel says she rejects Trump’s racist remarks, stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ilhan Omar

July 19, 2019

The German chancellor is the latest foreign official to condemn President Trump’s comments and show her support for the Somali-born U.S. congresswoman.…

Angela Merkel says she rejects Trump’s racist remarks, stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ilhan Omar

July 19, 2019

The German chancellor is the latest foreign official to condemn President Trump’s comments and show her support for the Somali-born U.S. congresswoman.…

Tributes flow for victims of Kyoto Animation fire as Japan reels

July 19, 2019

Investigators identified the suspect as 41-year-old Shinji Aoba, while anime fans expressed horror at the loss of life.…

A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets

July 19, 2019

A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets…

China calls on US to ‘correct’ Iran sanctions

July 19, 2019

China calls on Washington to ‘correct’ sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for nuclear program…

Pakistan’s ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption case

July 19, 2019

Pakistani ex-finance minister granted bail in corruption case involving natural gas imports…

Germany’s Merkel fends off worries about her health

July 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fending off worries about her health, saying that she has a personal interest in staying healthy and having a life after politics.…

Terrorism does increase with immigration — but only homegrown, right-wing terrorism

July 19, 2019

That includes the attacker who killed German politician Walter Lübcke for his pro-refugee policies, the Christchurch mosque shooter, and more.…

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely

July 19, 2019

Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong…

This Afghan ambassador in Moscow mixes diplomacy and Dostoevsky

July 19, 2019

Afghanistan’s top diplomat in Moscow is translating Russian literary classics into Pashto for the first time. …

These twin brothers from Buenos Aires have never lived apart since the day they were born

July 19, 2019

Argentinian photographer Ignacio Colo was driving down the road one day when he saw twin brothers Eduardo and Miguel Portnoy walking down the street. He found them and spent three years with them, telling their story.…

Swedish activist Thunberg joins German climate protest

July 19, 2019

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of other young protesters in Berlin for a rally calling for action to fight climate change…

Gone rogue: At least 17 injured at UK ‘car cruise’ event

July 19, 2019

British police say 17 people have been injured in a crash at a “car cruise” event…

Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding father

July 19, 2019

Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country’s independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago…

Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protester playbook

July 19, 2019

Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protester playbook…

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

July 19, 2019

The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre…

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