NKorea hits Pence ‘stupid’ remarks, threatens to quit summit

May 24, 2018

North Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation…

Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

May 24, 2018

Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.…

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

May 24, 2018

The Yemeni island of Socotra has been pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, which is on a path to strike Oman this weekend.…

New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test for Congo outbreak

May 24, 2018

The ambitious campaign in Congo to curb the Ebola outbreak is the first widespread use of a vaccine since the devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa.…

Erdogan’s push for power creates new chaos

May 24, 2018

A currency crash shadows the Turkish president’s latest play for power.…

Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

May 24, 2018

Talks between President Daniel Ortega’s administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down Wednesday after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral…

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

May 24, 2018

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the…

Train plows into truck stopped on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

May 24, 2018

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities…

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

May 24, 2018

A Syrian government-run media outlet reported early Thursday that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes hit Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.…

Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege

May 24, 2018

Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered…

Venezuela’s Maduro swift to act days after election victory

May 24, 2018

Nicolas Maduro hasn’t wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela’s presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked…

Iraq says suicide bomber kills 7 in northern Baghdad park

May 24, 2018

A suicide bomber blew himself up late Wednesday at a crowded park in Iraq’s capital, killing at least seven people in the first such attack in Baghdad since the start…

North Korea says it’s up to U.S. whether they meet at a table or in a ‘nuclear showdown’

May 24, 2018

An official called Vice President Pence a “dummy” as the country threatened to reconsider Kim Jong Un’s attendance at a summit with President Trump.…

UN exempts North Koreans meeting with Trump from sanctions

May 23, 2018

A U.N. committee on Wednesday granted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s entire delegation an exemption from U.N. sanctions ahead of its scheduled trip to Singapore to meet with U.S.…

UN to vote on resolution on link between conflict and famine

May 23, 2018

The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote soon on a resolution recognizing the link between conflict and the threat of famine.…

US rejects call for UN to fund African force in the Sahel

May 23, 2018

The United States is rejecting a call from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the world body to fund a new 5,000-troop African force meant to fight extremists in western Africa’s…

Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

May 23, 2018

Talks broke down Wednesday between President Daniel Ortega’s government and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of unrest in which dozens of people were killed.…

Nicaraguan cardinal says talks between President Daniel Ortega’s government and opponents have been suspended

May 23, 2018

Nicaraguan cardinal says talks between President Daniel Ortega’s government and opponents have been suspended.…

Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA

May 23, 2018

“It really does resonate with people of all cultures all around the world,” said the project leader — a Nessie skeptic. “I honestly don’t know why. “…

Three Ebola patients fled quarantine in Congo, sparking fears that the disease may spread

May 23, 2018

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

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camps

May 23, 2018

Police are preparing to dismantle makeshift camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital, France’s interior minister said Wednesday amid a debate over how best to respond to…

Venezuela’s Maduro swift to act days after election victory

May 23, 2018

Nicolas Maduro hasn’t wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela’s presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked…

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

May 23, 2018

An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said in the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year.…

France’s Macron takes on Facebook’s Zuckerberg in tech push

May 23, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for…

As a Navy SEAL receives the Medal of Honor, frustrations remain about a related case

May 23, 2018

Britt Slabinski will receive the award for actions in 2002, but the status of a Medal of Honor case for a U.S. airman who served with him is unclear.…

‘Act of pure evil’: He told his ex he had a new girlfriend. She poured acid on his face.

May 23, 2018

The British woman reportedly said, “If I can’t have you, no one can,” laughed, then tipped the acid onto him.…

U.S. ambassador to Israel gets photo replacing Jerusalem’s Muslim shrines with Jewish temple

May 23, 2018

Ambassador David Friedman did not notice that the image “thrust in front of him” was altered, the U.S. Embassy said.…

State Dept. warns Americans in China after fears of sonic attack

May 23, 2018

A U.S. employee assigned to the city of Guangzhou reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure,” according to a health alert.…

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

May 23, 2018

President Donald Trump’s top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the…

Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

May 23, 2018

Italy’s president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running western Europe’s first populist…

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning ‘slow, painful’

May 23, 2018

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been “slow and painful,” and that she hopes to return to…

Turkish central bank raises key rate and helps lift currency

May 23, 2018

Under pressure to act, Turkey’s central bank sharply raised its key lending rate Wednesday to try to stem an outflow of capital from the country, control inflation and support the…

Iran’s Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

May 23, 2018

Iran’s supreme leader criticized the U.S. on Wednesday over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers.…

Oxford University criticized for failing on diversity

May 23, 2018

The prestigious school has yet to shake off accusations that its student body is too dominated by privately educated white students.…

A couple went on a dream fishing trip in Iceland — and were swept into icy waters and died

May 23, 2018

Brian Schumacher and Janet Veit, from La Crescent, Minn., died during a fly-fishing expedition in Iceland.…

For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

May 23, 2018

Polls show Gustavo Petro is unlikely to win, but his strong run highlights the country’s polarization at a transformative time for the United States’ closest Latin American ally.…

Italy premier-designate Conte confirms Italy’s role in Europe, says he’ll be ‘defense lawyer of the Italian people’

May 23, 2018

Italy premier-designate Conte confirms Italy’s role in Europe, says he’ll be ‘defense lawyer of the Italian people’…

The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy’s place in EU

May 23, 2018

The Latest on discussions to form a new government in Italy (all times local):…

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

May 23, 2018

Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country.…

Aides: Hospitalized chief still controls Polish ruling party

May 23, 2018

Aides to the hospitalized leader of Poland’s right-wing ruling party say Jaroslaw Kaczynski has retained full control and no decisions are made without him.…

US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

May 23, 2018

U.S. tech company Cisco says that hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine.…

US Ambassador to Israel says Trump peace plan months away

May 23, 2018

The U.S. Ambassador to Israel says the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan is months away.…

Pentagon disinvites China from major naval exercise over South China Sea buildup

May 23, 2018

The Trump administration calls the militarization of disputed islands a violation of Beijing’s promise to the world.…

Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abuses

May 23, 2018

Four retired military officers in Guatemala have been convicted of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of…

Truck drivers in Iran on strike over low wages

May 23, 2018

A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that truck drivers in four provinces in the country are on strike over low wages.…

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

May 23, 2018

Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.…

Poland hails its first Man Booker International winner

May 23, 2018

Poland’s first ever writer to win the Man Booker International Prize said Wednesday she is happy that her book has been given a new life on an international scale and…

Egypt top prosecutor refers 40 to trial on human trafficking

May 23, 2018

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has referred 40 people to trial on charges of forming a criminal network for human trafficking and migrant smuggling.…

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

May 23, 2018

Police are preparing to dismantle camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital and order expulsions, France’s interior minister said on Wednesday amid a debate over how best…

Veteran says Six Flags kept him from riding a roller coaster because of his prosthetic legs

May 23, 2018

Johnny “Joey” Jones, a retired Marine bomb tech, said he wants Six Flags to change its policies to better accommodate people with disabilities.…

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