Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

July 24, 2017

Poland’s president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by…

Spain’s sports court opens disciplinary procedure vs. Villar

July 24, 2017

Spain’s administrative court for sport has initiated disciplinary procedures against Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar after he was arrested and jailed in a corruption probe.…

Hunt is on for chainsaw attacker who wounded 5 in Swiss city

July 24, 2017

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer’s office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect…

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

July 24, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, his office said Monday, to try to “contribute to an end to the…

On a disputed South China Sea island, Beijing unveils a high-tech cinema

July 24, 2017

There has also been talk of turning the island into an offshore banking hub.…

At 15, she joined ISIS after converting to Islam. Now this German teen wants to go home.

July 24, 2017

Her case has put a spotlight on a new attacker profile in Europe: underage terrorists.…

Suicide bombing in Lahore leaves more than two dozen dead

July 24, 2017

The attack, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, ended a relative lull in the country’s major cities.…

Slovenia to destroy WWII bomb found in treasure hunt game

July 24, 2017

Slovenian authorities say they will dismantle a World War II bomb that a man discovered last week while playing a treasure hunt game with his children.…

Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4

July 24, 2017

Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near the border with Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded.…

The Latest: Swiss identify chainsaw attack suspect

July 24, 2017

The Latest on an attack in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen (all times local):…

Our Q&A with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and education advocate

July 24, 2017

‘I believe we can see every girl in school in my lifetime.’…

Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

July 24, 2017

One-time rising Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai is being investigated for violations of party discipline, the ruling Communist Party announced Monday, making him the highest-ranking serving official to be ensnared…

Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen’s front lines

July 24, 2017

The chief of the international Red Cross has made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen, taking a dirt road on Monday to reach the besieged western of…

The Latest: EU condemns deadly Afghan attacks

July 24, 2017

The Latest on the suicide car attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul (all times local):…

Britain plans to cut red tape for transgender people

July 24, 2017

The British government plans to make it easier for people to change gender by removing a requirement for a medical diagnosis.…

New al-Shabab video calls Trump ‘brainless billionaire’

July 24, 2017

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the…

Suicide bombing in Kabul leaves 24 dead, dozens injured

July 24, 2017

The blast occurred near the residence of prominent politician from the Hazara ethnic minority.…

Polish president says he will veto 2 bills seen as attacks on judicial independence

July 24, 2017

Polish president says he will veto 2 bills seen as attacks on judicial independence.…

Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding ‘terror’

July 24, 2017

Journalists and staff from a Turkish newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have gone on trial in Istanbul, accused of aiding terror organizations — a case that has…

Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

July 24, 2017

Nigeria’s government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns.…

China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island

July 24, 2017

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for…

Markets helping North Koreans become more independent of the regime, poll says

July 24, 2017

A “micro-survey” project is seeking information on life from inside North Korea.…

A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

July 24, 2017

A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and began…

After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

July 24, 2017

In the wake of victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq’s political, religious and military leaders are debating the future of the country’s powerful Shiite militias — the…

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

July 24, 2017

The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Morocco has been killed in Central African Republic.…

Taliban claim responsibility in a statement to the media for the early morning suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24

July 24, 2017

Taliban claim responsibility in a statement to the media for the early morning suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24.…

Poland’s war on democracy was aided by Trump

July 24, 2017

In Warsaw, Trump said nothing about the rule of law or preservation of democracy.…

Abe denies abusing influence in Japan favoritism scandal

July 24, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denied he misused his influence to help a friend in a growing favoritism scandal.…

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

July 24, 2017

Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.…

Afghan official says death toll in suicide bomb attack in west Kabul climbs to 12 with another 10 people wounded

July 24, 2017

Afghan official says death toll in suicide bomb attack in west Kabul climbs to 12 with another 10 people wounded.…

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

July 24, 2017

In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave…

Li Haotong shoots 63 at British Open for round of his life

July 24, 2017

Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life on Sunday.…

Britain’s Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting

July 24, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joked on his visit to New Zealand on Monday that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt elsewhere.…

How McKinsey quietly shaped Europe’s response to the refugee crisis 

July 24, 2017

The company’s work in Germany is illustrative. It helped cut wait times, but at a cost.…

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

July 24, 2017

Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security…

Two ultra-Orthodox feminists challenge Israel’s political landscape

July 24, 2017

A nonprofit organization is trying to pressure the Haredi leadership to give women a voice.…

How to make $100,000 a month in China, live-streaming your life

July 24, 2017

Brother Li has risen to the top of the charts and is making a fortune in a country where 350 million have downloaded a live-streaming app.…

Behind the front lines in the fight to ‘annihilate’ ISIS in Afghanistan

July 24, 2017

Three months after “the mother of all bombs” was dropped, the fighting rages on. …

In France, murder of a Jewish woman ignites debate over the word ‘terrorism’

July 24, 2017

Nation grapples with profound questions — as political as they are existential — following Sarah Halimi’s vicious slaying.…

Yemen’s president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaida

July 23, 2017

Yemen’s president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida.…

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

July 23, 2017

Israel’s security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass…

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

July 23, 2017

Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country’s south.…

Alcohol poisoning kills 3 in southern Iran, 48 hospitalized

July 23, 2017

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that alcohol poisoning has killed three and left more than 40 people hospitalized in southern Iran.…

Poles protest for 8th day over contentious judicial changes

July 23, 2017

Poles protested in cities and towns across Poland for the eighth day Sunday over new rules passed by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary.…

In France, the murder of a Jewish woman ignites a debate over terrorism

July 23, 2017

Nation grapples with profound questions — as political as they are existential — following Sarah Halimi’s vicious slaying.…

The Latest: Turkey’s president talks Qatar in Saudi, Kuwait

July 23, 2017

The Latest on the crisis diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries (all times local):…

Al-Azhar setting up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

July 23, 2017

Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s foremost religious institution, is setting up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious…

Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

July 23, 2017

Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing as soon as this…

Al-Azhar sets up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

July 23, 2017

Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s foremost religious institution, has set up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious…

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

July 23, 2017

Lucy Harris thinks Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it’s a nightmare.…

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