UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit

May 24, 2018

The U.N. chief said Thursday he is “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.…

Syrian TV says a military base in central Syria has come under attack from ‘enemy’ fire

May 24, 2018

Syrian TV says a military base in central Syria has come under attack from ‘enemy’ fire .…

The Latest: Syrian TV reporting military base under attack

May 24, 2018

The Latest on Syria developments (all times local):…

Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

May 24, 2018

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led…

Europe looks for deeds, not words, from Italy’s populists

May 24, 2018

Italy’s premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed Cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a euroskeptic and…

Venezuela’s President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

May 24, 2018

Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela’s president-elect on Thursday, months before he’s due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.…

Black customers accused a KFC in Berlin of racism. Now, they’re charged with recording the incident.

May 24, 2018

After being escorted out of the store by police officers due to “vandalism” accusations, the people in the group maintained that all they had done was “laugh” loudly.…

Six things to know about Ireland’s abortion vote

May 24, 2018

For women in Ireland, abortion is punishable by 14 years in prison. Friday’s referendum could change that.…

Democrats and Republicans briefed on secret FBI source who aided Russia probe

May 24, 2018

The White House had said previously only two Republicans would receive information on the source.…

Kosovo court imprisons 2 over illegal organ harvesting

May 24, 2018

A Kosovo court on Thursday imprisoned two ethnic Albanians for involvement in organ harvesting.…

Egyptian prosecutors order activist held for 15 days

May 24, 2018

Egyptian prosecutors say they have ordered a prominent activist and blogger known for criticizing the government detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt’s media crackdown.…

License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

May 24, 2018

We meet again, Mr. Bond — or maybe not.…

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

May 24, 2018

The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada’s largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.…

The bad timing of Trump’s North Korea letter

May 24, 2018

Trump’s decision came as North Korea destroyed a nuclear test site — with U.S. reporters in the country.…

Cyclone Mekunu poses severe and possibly unprecedented storm threat to Oman

May 24, 2018

It could make landfall with the strength of a Category 3 hurricane. No recorded storm that strong has ever hit the country.…

Ireland votes on its abortion ban, a ‘once-in-a-generation decision’

May 24, 2018

If repeal wins, Ireland’s political leadership has promised that Parliament would quickly pass a new law that’s in line with the other members of the European Union.…

Plaster falls from La Scala arches, no one injured

May 24, 2018

Plaster has fallen from the outside arches of the La Scala opera house’s entrance, but no one was injured.…

China says no reason found for US staffer’s sonic condition

May 24, 2018

No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled…

China says no reason found for US staffer’s sonic condition

May 24, 2018

No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled…

Plaster falls from La Scala arches, no one injured

May 24, 2018

Plaster has fallen from the outside arches of the La Scala opera house’s entrance, but no one was injured.…

The Latest: Syrian airline to resume flight to UAE’s Sharjah

May 24, 2018

The Latest on Syria developments (all times local):…

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths

May 24, 2018

Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on…

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths

May 24, 2018

Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on…

Albania’s opposition boycotts resolution supporting EU talks

May 24, 2018

Albania’s opposition on Thursday boycotted a resolution expressing support for the launch of negotiations on joining the European Union.…

Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

May 24, 2018

Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said Thursday, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to…

Albania’s opposition boycotts resolution supporting EU talks

May 24, 2018

Albania’s opposition on Thursday boycotted a resolution expressing support for the launch of negotiations on joining the European Union.…

Two Ebola patients who fled quarantine may have exposed dozens to virus

May 24, 2018

It’s another obstacle for health workers trying to isolate the Ebola outbreak in Congo.…

The many countries where abortion is basically banned

May 24, 2018

Abortion is safe and legal in just a third of all countries.…

The many countries where abortion is basically banned

May 24, 2018

Abortion is safe and legal in just a third of all countries.…

North Korea declares its nuclear test site disabled hours before Trump cancels summit 

May 24, 2018

The spectacle was seen as a gesture toward diplomacy with the United States, but Trump abruptly called off planned talks in Singapore.…

How Kim-Trump tensions escalated: The more the U.S. said ‘Libya,’ the angrier North Korea got

May 24, 2018

Here’s why Pyongyang just lashed out at Vice President Pence as a “political dummy.”…

Sessions taps Zachary Terwilliger to lead high-profile Va. U.S. Attorney’s Office

May 24, 2018

The office is at the center of some of the Justice Dept.’s biggest cases, including the WikiLeaks investigation.…

Sessions taps Zachary Terwilliger to lead high-profile Va. U.S. Attorney’s Office

May 24, 2018

The office is at the center of some of the Justice Dept.’s biggest cases, including the WikiLeaks investigation.…

Investigators say Russian missile shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014

May 24, 2018

The Kremlin could be found culpable for the deaths of 298 civilians, worsening tensions between Russia and the West.…

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

May 24, 2018

A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard.…

Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

May 24, 2018

Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to further ratchet up…

Sudan’s president underscores commitment to Yemen campaign

May 24, 2018

Sudan’s official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has underscored Sudan’s commitment to a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen, three weeks after Khartoum said it’s reconsidering its participation…

Spanish ruling party fined in major corruption case

May 24, 2018

The conviction of more than two dozen Spanish businesspeople and officials in a major corruption scandal triggered political turmoil Thursday after the court ruled that the country’s governing party benefited…

China’s Tencent: Tech world must tackle privacy concerns

May 24, 2018

China’s biggest tech company says the industry needs to tackle users’ privacy concerns and the risks posed by advancing technologies.…

Shutting down North Korea’s test site is not as easy as it looks. Ask France, Britain and the U.S.

May 24, 2018

Scientists fear that decades-old French nuclear tests may still trigger a radioactive tsunami in the South Pacific.…

For foreign journalists, a lengthy and bizarre journey to see a North Korean nuclear test site demolition

May 24, 2018

If this was a media spectacle, it was a very strange and distinctly North Korean one.…

Erdogan’s push for power creates new chaos

May 24, 2018

Turkey is now in the middle of both an alarming currency crash and a heated election campaign.…

U.S. revokes China’s invitation to Pacific military exercise over buildup in South China Sea

May 24, 2018

The decision by the Pentagon signals mounting U.S. anger over Beijing’s expanded military footprint in disputed areas.…

Thai court grants bail to detained pro-democracy activists

May 24, 2018

A court in Thailand granted bail Thursday to 15 pro-democracy activists who were arrested earlier this week during a protest against military rule at which several thousand police were deployed.…

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

May 24, 2018

North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign…

Pakistan assembly passes bill to give equal rights to tribes

May 24, 2018

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament, with rare support from the opposition, has passed a bill to give equal rights to 5 million people living in the country’s tribal areas.…

Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

May 24, 2018

Detailed analysis of video and photos has unequivocally established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago came from a…

The Border Patrol tries to win over Hispanic communities — by singing love songs in Spanish

May 24, 2018

Something very, very different is going on at the U.S.-Mexico border.…

Japan’s prime minister heads to Russia for talks with Putin

May 24, 2018

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed to Russia on Thursday for talks with President Vladimir Putin in hopes of making progress on joint economic projects on disputed islands as a…

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military

May 24, 2018

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military.…

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