US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; oil prices slide

September 19, 2017

U.S. stocks were slightly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course to add to the market’s modest gains from the day before. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the…

Mexican TV stations show dramatic images of a several story building collapsing; unclear if people inside

September 19, 2017

Mexican TV stations show dramatic images of a several story building collapsing; unclear if people inside.…

Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

September 19, 2017

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another tremor killed…

Mexico City mayor says there are reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings after quake

September 19, 2017

Mexico City mayor says there are reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings after quake.…

Governor says earthquake killed at least 2 in Mexico State, bordering capital

September 19, 2017

Governor says earthquake killed at least 2 in Mexico State, bordering capital.…

The Latest: Quake kills at least 2 people in Mexico State

September 19, 2017

The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local):…

Spain becomes fourth country to expel North Korean envoy over nuclear program

September 19, 2017

The United States has been urging countries to cut diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.…

The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda (and the U.S. is No. 2)

September 19, 2017

The top consumers of Islamic State videos were from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Britain, according to a Policy Exchange study.…

What do Germans really think of Angela Merkel? Look to cabaret for answers.

September 19, 2017

Cabaret theater, an old Berlin art form, is giving new insight into how Germans see Angela Merkel as they prepare for Sunday elections that will decide whether her 12-year run…

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, damaging buildings and causing panic

September 19, 2017

The 7.1-magnitude quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the notorious Mexico City earthquake.…

Germany: Refugee turns in lost purse with 14,000 euros in it

September 19, 2017

German police say a 16-year-old refugee from Iraq is in line for a reward after she turned in a lost handbag with 14,000 euros (nearly $17,000) in it.…

French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift camp

September 19, 2017

French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of the Nord region said.…

Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

September 19, 2017

Congo President Joseph Kabila has declared that “justice must be done” as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a…

AP PHOTOS: Haitians heading for US settle in Mexico

September 19, 2017

Thousands of Haitians have settled in Mexico’s northwest corner after the United States abruptly closed its doors.…

French president defends international cooperation at UN

September 19, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a ringing defense of global cooperation Tuesday, telling world leaders that solving major challenges otherwise will be reduced to “the survival of the fittest.”…

A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City

September 19, 2017

A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City.…

A Russian helicopter accidentally fired on spectators during war games, state TV says

September 19, 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claim of injured onlookers as “purposeful provocation.”…

WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system

September 19, 2017

“Plot twist,” says Edward Snowden, but some others aren’t convinced.…

‘We have lost all what money can buy’: Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

September 19, 2017

It was the first Category 5 hurricane to hit the Caribbean nation in recorded history. On the island of Guadeloupe, a fatality has been attributed to the storm.…

Why Hillary Clinton thinks the U.S. election was similar to Kenya’s flawed vote

September 19, 2017

Clinton notes that a controversial data firm worked for the winning candidates in both elections.…

Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting

September 19, 2017

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month.…

Report: Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills

September 19, 2017

A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, injuring several people, news reports said Tuesday.…

Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main UK highway

September 19, 2017

Hundreds of motorists were stuck for hours on one of Britain’s main highways after it was closed Tuesday due to a “suspicious object.”…

The Latest: Nigerian leader addresses UN after health woes

September 19, 2017

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):…

Kenya’s judges who nullified election face ‘savage’ threats

September 19, 2017

Attempts to intimidate Kenya’s Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election have been “unlawful and savage in nature,” the nation’s judiciary said Tuesday, as ruling party supporters…

Iraqi forces launch battle against Islamic State footholds in vast Anbar province

September 19, 2017

The Islamic State is now under pressure from three sides in the desert region straddling Iraq and Syria.…

Militants assault government targets in western Syria, complicating cease-fire talks

September 19, 2017

The offensive is led by an al-Qaeda-linked group and is the biggest in the area since March, activists said.…

Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if US is forced to defend itself or allies against aggression

September 19, 2017

Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if US is forced to defend itself or allies against aggression .…

Egypt says it will host ‘reorganization’ of Libyan army

September 19, 2017

Egypt said Tuesday it will host the reorganization of Libya’s army, currently an eastern-based force led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter.…

UN team: Suu Kyi words ‘bode well’ for bid for Myanmar probe

September 19, 2017

The leader of a team of U.N. human rights investigators said Tuesday that comments by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “bode well” for its so-far unsuccessful efforts to gain…

Patten warns against calls for Hong Kong independence

September 19, 2017

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, said Tuesday that calls for the city’s independence from China dilute support for democracy, and residents should engage in dialogue and not hate…

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

September 19, 2017

The remains of at least 65 victims have been retrieved from a mass grave recently found in central Bosnia, forensic experts said Tuesday about the site of one of the…

At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

September 19, 2017

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the “total destruction’” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.…

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

September 19, 2017

An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday.…

Israel says it downed Hezbollah drone headed toward Golan

September 19, 2017

The Israeli military said it shot down an Iranian-made spy drone operated by the Hezbollah militant group as it approached the Golan Heights on Tuesday, and vowed to take further…

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister’s residence and causing what he called “mind-boggling” devastation Tuesday as it plunged into…

Police: Toll in Grenfell Tower fire may be lower than 80

September 19, 2017

The number of people who died in London’s Grenfell Tower fire may be slightly lower than the 80 previously estimated, police said Tuesday, also announcing that individuals may face manslaughter…

Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard

September 19, 2017

Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer…

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 abducted government workers

September 19, 2017

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province.…

EU Chamber warns China: Open economy faster or risk backlash

September 19, 2017

A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and…

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

September 19, 2017

With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does…

Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced

September 19, 2017

A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece’s main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of…

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

September 19, 2017

For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map.…

Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight path

September 19, 2017

Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.…

Clashes erupt in Iraqi city of Kirkuk over Kurdish vote

September 19, 2017

Iraq’s ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial…

Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

September 19, 2017

Burma’s de facto leader cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country.…

Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence, panicking neighbors and Washington

September 19, 2017

The United States opposes next weeks’s Kurdish referendum, which could fuel tensions and disrupt the fight against ISIS.…

The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar’s efforts

September 19, 2017

The Latest on the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local):…

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem “once and for…

Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

September 19, 2017

Dubai long has been known for its clubbing scene and cocktail bars, but there’s a new thirst for craft beer.…

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