Spain premier gets backing for budget in key political test

May 23, 2018

Spain’s parliament is set to pass the national budget proposal for 2018, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it battles Catalan separatism.…

AP Explains: American football’s niche following in Japan

May 23, 2018

Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University…

The E.U.’s approval ratings rise just as it gets tough with Trump

May 23, 2018

A record number of E.U. citizens now approve of the bloc that is often misunderstood in Washington.…

Israeli court halts immediate expulsion of Human Rights Watch head

May 23, 2018

If Omar Shakir is expelled, critics say, Israel would join a highly undesirable group of nations banning human rights activists.…

Italy’s populists say they don’t want to leave the euro. Their actions say otherwise.

May 23, 2018

Italy really might blow up Europe’s 20-year experiment with sharing a currency.…

Middle East mayhem: After rare tropical cyclone Sagar devastates Somalia, a second aims for Oman

May 23, 2018

In less than a week’s time, two tropical cyclones will have battered the Middle East in highly unusual locations.…

Woman jailed in UK for forcing teenage daughter to marry

May 23, 2018

A woman in Britain was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan almost twice her age.…

China pledges to work seriously with US ahead of Ross’ visit

May 23, 2018

China’s government pledged Wednesday to work conscientiously with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Beijing to work on resolving a sprawling trade dispute between…

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

May 23, 2018

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell…

Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

May 23, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun’s appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies…

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

May 23, 2018

An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George.…

Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

May 23, 2018

Tensions soared Wednesday along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival soldiers shelled dozens of villages and border posts for a…

Ebola response on ‘knife’s edge’ as timing key, WHO says

May 23, 2018

The World Health Organization is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO’s director for Africa…

EU warns Italy about debt as parties look to spend more

May 23, 2018

The European Union is warning Italy to rein in government debt, as political parties in Rome try to form a government that aims to increase public spending.…

Macedonian court sentences former prime minister to 2 years in jail for unlawful influence over luxury car purchase

May 23, 2018

Macedonian court sentences former prime minister to 2 years in jail for unlawful influence over luxury car purchase.…

Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by the pilot

May 23, 2018

Malaysia’s new transport minister said an American firm’s private search for the MH370 wreckage will end next week.…

What’s the biggest obstacle to Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un? Trump.

May 23, 2018

Maybe start doing some prep work, Mr. President?…

Delhi’s archbishop urged prayers for India’s democracy. Then he was slammed by Hindu nationalists.

May 23, 2018

Conservatives are angry over the Delhi archbishop’s letter about religious tension in India…

Malaysia says search for Flight 370 to end next week

May 23, 2018

Malaysia’s new transport minister says the latest search for Flight 370 will end next week.…

Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2

May 23, 2018

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel.…

Pope to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

May 23, 2018

Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See, amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican’s longstanding attempts…

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

May 23, 2018

France’s interior minister has ordered the evacuation of some 2,300 migrants camped in Paris amid a standoff with City Hall over how to handle the long-running problem.…

Turkey’s Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

May 23, 2018

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro on winning Sunday’s presidential election.…

Turkey’s Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

May 23, 2018

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro on winning Sunday’s presidential election.…

Turkey’s Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

May 23, 2018

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro on winning Sunday’s presidential election.…

Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration

May 23, 2018

The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas infrastructure in Gaza after a group of militants entered Israel and torched a military post.…

Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration

May 23, 2018

The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas infrastructure in Gaza after a group of militants entered Israel and torched a military post.…

Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration

May 23, 2018

The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas infrastructure in Gaza after a group of militants entered Israel and torched a military post.…

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Iranian policeman’s home

May 23, 2018

Gunmen have broken into a policeman’s house in southeastern Iran, killing two people and wounding a third.…

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Iranian policeman’s home

May 23, 2018

Gunmen have broken into a policeman’s house in southeastern Iran, killing two people and wounding a third.…

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Iranian policeman’s home

May 23, 2018

Gunmen have broken into a policeman’s house in southeastern Iran, killing two people and wounding a third.…

Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen

May 23, 2018

A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday.…

Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen

May 23, 2018

A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday.…

Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen

May 23, 2018

A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday.…

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

May 23, 2018

Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by…

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

May 23, 2018

Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by…

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

May 23, 2018

Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by…

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

May 23, 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…

Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

May 23, 2018

The most successful female climber of Mount Everest who just returned from her ninth ascent of the highest peak said she wants to be an inspiration to all women so…

Saudis and Emiratis face the pitfalls of courting Trump

May 23, 2018

As more information leaks about their influence operations, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi may regret banking on Trump.…

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

May 23, 2018

Myanmar’s army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country’s volatile west last year, Amnesty International said in a new report accusing ethnic Rohingya insurgents of massacring…

NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

May 23, 2018

Eight journalists from South Korea departed for rival North Korea on Wednesday after the North allowed them to join the small group of foreign media in the country to witness…

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

May 23, 2018

Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff…

Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for home

May 23, 2018

He’s spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of…

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

May 23, 2018

An Australian archbishop said on Wednesday he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted…

Danish govt: Minister’s views on fasting Muslims are her own

May 23, 2018

Assertions by Denmark’s immigration minister that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard in some jobs do not represent the views of the country’s government, a spokeswoman for the…

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

May 23, 2018

The Red Cross says there have been over 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution…

Puerto Rico gov submits $25B budget amid deal with board

May 23, 2018

Puerto Rico’s governor has proposed a $25 billion budget to the island’s legislature in which retired government workers would keep their monthly pensions and public school teachers and police officers…

Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House says

May 23, 2018

No Democrats have been invited to the meeting with top Justice Department and intelligence officials.…

FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public

May 23, 2018

The bureau blames a software error for the testimony and speeches given by Director Christopher Wray that inflated the number of locked phones inhibiting investigations.…

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