Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup

March 26, 2019

The top two contenders after Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup have begun jostling to form a government after partial results showed no single party won a majority of seats…

Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack

March 26, 2019

Israeli forces struck targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory…

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

March 26, 2019

Israeli forces are continuing to strike targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory…

Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

March 26, 2019

A widespread new power outage has struck Caracas and several well-populated states nearly two weeks after Venezuela was rocked by its worst blackout ever…

Israeli jets hit targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire that injures 7 near Tel Aviv

March 26, 2019

Netanyahu, who faces elections in about two weeks, cuts short Washington trip.…

Brits pretend they’re sick of Brexit. But truth is they’re obsessed.

March 26, 2019

For those who like political drama, these are undeniably gripping times.…

Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

March 26, 2019

Australia’s prime minister has expressed concern over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations to help undermine Australian gun laws…

Prince Charles, Camilla tour Old Havana on royal visit

March 26, 2019

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city…

UN officials: 13 million in Congo need aid in major increase

March 26, 2019

Top U.N. officials say the number of people needing humanitarian aid in Congo has increased dramatically in the past year to 13 million including 7.5 million children…

Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden

March 26, 2019

A woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada…

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

March 26, 2019

Tenant Wanted? Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the US to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital…

In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018

March 26, 2019

A stark new report from the International Energy Agency shows why the world is still failing to stop climate change.…

What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

March 25, 2019

Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country’s departure from the European Union and of Prime Minister Theresa May both hanging in the balance.…

With Mueller gone, can Trump pursue his dream of a Russian reset?

March 25, 2019

Limitations imposed by Congress and policies implemented by Trump administration reduce likelihood of a rapprochement with Russia. …

Ex-Brazilian President Temer released from jail after 5 days

March 25, 2019

A Rio de Janeiro federal judge has ordered the release of former President Michel Temer from prison…

Brazil’s president approves commemorations of dictatorship

March 25, 2019

Brazil’s president has decided his administration will organize commemorations of the two decade-long military dictatorship that begun on March 31, 1964…

Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

March 25, 2019

A widespread new power outage has struck Caracas and several well-populated states nearly two weeks after Venezuela was rocked by its worst blackout ever…

Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest

March 25, 2019

Mexico’s president has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago…

Chinese student kidnapped in Canadian condo garage

March 25, 2019

Canadian police say a Chinese national studying in Canada was shocked multiple times by a man with a stun gun in a violent kidnapping in the underground parking garage of his condominium north of Toronto…

Dispute erupts over Mueller’s findings on Trump, Russia and obstruction of justice

March 25, 2019

House Democrats issued an April 2 deadline for the attorney general to provide Congress with a copy of the special counsel’s report.…

First of the ‘Snowden refugees’ has been granted asylum in Canada

March 25, 2019

Vanessa Rodel fled sexual violence in the Philippines in 2002 and first sought asylum in Hong Kong.…

Vatican negotiator reveals decades-long path to China deal

March 25, 2019

Vatican’s China negotiator reveals details from decades of working to heal rift with Beijing…

Assad loyalists are turning on Syria’s government as living standards deteriorate

March 25, 2019

The winding down of the war has brought no respite for the president’s devoted followers.…

US stocks end choppy day mixed amid global growth jitters

March 25, 2019

U.S. stocks capped a day of choppy trading with an uneven finish Monday as investors wrestled to make sense of newly pessimistic outlooks for the global economy…

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone

March 25, 2019

The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai…

U.N. confirms that U.S.-led airstrike killed 13 civilians in Afghanistan

March 25, 2019

Violence on all sides is accelerating as peace talks intensify…

Former Afghan hostage being tried on assault against wife

March 25, 2019

Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle has gone on trial in Canada on charges that he repeatedly assaulted his wife…

Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden

March 25, 2019

A woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada…

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

March 25, 2019

Early morning Gaza rocket hits house in central Israel, wounding 7 people…

The Latest: Hamas says cease-fire reached with Israel

March 25, 2019

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say Egypt has brokered a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting with Israel…

Pope travels to Loreto shrine to sign youth document

March 25, 2019

Pope Francis has travelled to a major Italian pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary to sign a new document dedicated to today’s youth…

Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

March 25, 2019

Indonesian police say they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali…

Macron hopes protester, 73, gains ‘wisdom’ after injuries

March 25, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has told a newspaper he hopes a 73-year-old yellow vest protester who suffered serious head injuries after being charged by police in Nice, gains “wisdom” over the incident…

Syrian group wants international tribunal for IS detainees

March 25, 2019

The U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State group from its last strongholds are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremists…

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition surpasses 5.5 million signatures as momentum builds

March 25, 2019

In another sign of the momentum behind the anti-Brexit movement, thousands of protesters converged on central London on Saturday.…

Attorney Michael Avenatti charged with extortion by federal prosecutors in New York

March 25, 2019

A second, separate Los Angeles case charges the outspoken foe of President Trump also committed wire fraud by misusing client funds.…

‘Rigged’ and ‘robbed’: Thaksin Shinawatra says Thai elections weren’t free or fair 

March 25, 2019

In an interview with The Washington Post, the former prime minister said Thailand’s military aims to stay in power for the next two decades. …

Pompeo warns Russia about its military presence in Venezuela

March 25, 2019

A senior Russian defense official and about 100 troops landed in Caracas over the weekend, according to reports.…

Europe says it’s prepared for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Britain can’t say the same.

March 25, 2019

The European Union “was more realistic about a potential no-deal outcome and has made the necessary preparations.”…

China lays down a marker in Europe as Italy joins the Belt and Road initiative

March 25, 2019

Italy became the first major Western economy to join the ambitious Chinese global infrastructure project.…

Uganda holds 3.6 tons of gold possibly from Venezuela

March 25, 2019

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor is facing sanctions in Uganda over the questionable importation of 7.4 tons of pure gold earlier in March…

Syria says Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan makes Washington ‘the main enemy’ of Arabs

March 25, 2019

Syria says Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan makes Washington ‘the main enemy’ of Arabs…

Austrian court jails woman over fatal dog attack on toddler

March 25, 2019

An Austrian court has sentenced a dog owner to six months in prison after her Rottweiler mauled a toddler who died of his injuries weeks later…

Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks Greece

March 25, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum — could be reconverted into a mosque…

Germany stands by ‘sexist’ bike helmet campaign

March 25, 2019

Germany’s transport ministry says it stands by a cycling safety campaign that has drawn accusations of sexism even inside the governing coalition for featuring scantily clad women…

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

March 25, 2019

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation after a mayday call had been issued…

Top Polish court backs gov’t legislation of choice of judges

March 25, 2019

A top court in Poland has ruled that controversial rules introduced by the right-wing government that allow lawmakers to choose members of a judicial body are in line with the constitution…

Runaway Saudi sisters leave Hong Kong for new country

March 25, 2019

The lawyer for two Saudi sisters who fled the kingdom says the women have departed from Hong Kong to their new country of residence…

The Chinese proverb that Russia cited to respond to the Mueller report does not appear to be a Chinese proverb

March 25, 2019

“This is not even close to the way that Confucius talks,” one expert said.…

Russia joins Trump in post-Mueller report victory lap

March 25, 2019

Moscow sees vindication in Mueller findings, but a U.S.-Russian thaw could still be a long time coming.…

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