North Korea has been testing ballistic missiles. So why won’t Trump use the B word?

May 24, 2019

Washington and Seoul seem determined to downplay Pyongyang’s missile tests, calling them “short-range” rather than “ballistic.” The distinction is important.…

The farce of Britain’s European election

May 24, 2019

British voters cast their ballots in an election that many didn’t want to take place at all.…

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

May 24, 2019

A boat carrying passengers across a river has capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people…

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

May 24, 2019

Conservationist saves rare frogs by beating traffickers at their own game…

A woman takes leadership of Paraguay’s Maka people

May 24, 2019

For tiny Maka culture of Paraguay, political authority has passed from father to son for generations even as the band has struggled for survival…

Mexican congress approves safeguards for new National Guard

May 24, 2019

Mexican congress approves safeguards for new National Guard force…

Brazil’s supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

May 24, 2019

Brazil’s supreme court ruled Thursday that homophobia and discrimination against members of the LGBT community should be crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country’s far-right president will roll back social gains…

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

May 24, 2019

WHO is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030…

Amid tensions with Iran, White House mulls U.S. military request to send more forces to the Middle East

May 24, 2019

The military has taken steps in recent weeks to boost its presence in the region.…

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May 23, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory…

The Latest: Modi’s party wins majority in general election

May 23, 2019

With nearly all constituencies reporting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party have won a majority in India’s general election…

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

May 23, 2019

An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party has won the most seats in a Dutch European Parliament election that delivered a fractured result…

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

May 23, 2019

Trump administration prepares another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by trade wars…

Netherlands wants tribunal to try some Islamic State members

May 23, 2019

The Netherlands is calling for the establishment of a tribunal to prosecute members of the Islamic State extremist group responsible for “mass atrocity crimes”…

Trump may sidestep Congress on Saudi arms deal, drawing fresh warnings from Republicans and Democrats

May 23, 2019

The president has signaled that he may invoke emergency authority to complete weapons sales that lawmakers have temporarily blocked.…

Brazil military court frees soldiers pending killing trial

May 23, 2019

A top Brazilian military court has ordered nine soldiers to be released while they await trial in an April shooting that killed two people in Rio de Janeiro, an incident that caused national outrage…

UK’s May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation

May 23, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May has retreated from a plan to seek Parliament backing for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party as expectations rise she will resign so a new leader can pursue withdrawal from the European Union…

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs

May 23, 2019

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says Brazil’s courts have consistently ruled that tobacco companies are not liable for smoking-related health damages after the country’s attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking to recover costs to the health care system…

Amid calls for Theresa May to resign, her party is expected to flounder in European elections

May 23, 2019

Polls suggest Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party will dominate.…

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

May 23, 2019

Pro-European Dutch parties are predicted to win most of the country’s seats in the European Parliament, with right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation’s 26 seats…

US stocks skid on worries of prolonged trade standoff

May 23, 2019

Heightened worries that the U.S. and China are headed for a long standoff in their costly trade dispute put investors in a selling mood Thursday…

Brazil’s highest court votes to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people

May 23, 2019

Reports of attacks have spiked since Jair Bolsonaro began his presidential campaign last year.…

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

May 23, 2019

Trump administration prepares another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by trade wars…

From the emperor to sumo wrestling, Abe harnesses Japan’s traditions to impress Trump

May 23, 2019

Japan’s prime minister prepares to roll out the red carpet, but will the U.S. president trample on it?…

Botswana overturns ban on elephant hunting

May 23, 2019

The southern African country is home to the world’s largest population of elephants.…

AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos

May 23, 2019

AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos…

Senate unveils record-setting defense bill, laying down challenge for House

May 23, 2019

The bill would ban the transfer of F-35s to Turkey as long as it continues to buy air defense systems from Russia, but is silent on Saudi Arabia’s Yemen campaign — and replenishes funding Trump diverted to pay for the border wall.…

Pakistan reacts with hope, skepticism to Modi’s victory in India election

May 23, 2019

Some Pakistanis see the continuation of “belligerent policy” from their nuclear rival.…

Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total

May 23, 2019

Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total…

Central African Republic massacres leave more than 50 dead

May 23, 2019

More than 50 people were reportedly killed in an attack by a militia on several villages in the Central African Republic’s volatile northwest near the border with Chad, the United Nations said Thursday.…

India’s Modi wins resounding election victory with potent appeal to nationalism

May 23, 2019

The size of Modi’s victory was unexpected, surpassing his party’s winning performance in 2014.…

Malawi’s president in the lead for re-election

May 23, 2019

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has taken a lead in the election with more than 75 percent of votes counted from the Tuesday poll…

Northwest Syria fighting damages schools, health facilities

May 23, 2019

Activists say bombings by Syrian government forces have damaged two schools and a health facility in the rebel’s last stronghold in the northwest…

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

May 23, 2019

German envoy in Tehran to press Iran to continue to abide by the landmark nuclear deal despite US pullout, sanctions…

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

May 23, 2019

Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America…

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

May 23, 2019

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, bringing anger from wildlife protection groups…

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border

May 23, 2019

Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others…

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

May 23, 2019

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave as court orders another look…

Theresa May could resign soon. British broadcasting rules could complicate reporting on her today.

May 23, 2019

Rumors over Theresa May’s perhaps looming departure coincide with European elections on Thursday. That’s bad for broadcast journalists.…

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

May 23, 2019

Scientists say they have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they cracked against tree trunks before scooping out the meat…

Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

May 23, 2019

In Greece, traditional campaigning methods make a comeback as impact of Europe’s fast-aging electorate is felt across the EU…

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House

May 23, 2019

A Thai court has blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules…

Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi’s BJP election sweep

May 23, 2019

Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi’s BJP election sweep…

European Central Bank holds out hope for growth rebound

May 23, 2019

Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting held on to their hopes for a return to stronger growth in the second half of the year even as they underlined their readiness to deploy more stimulus if needed…

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

May 23, 2019

Egypt orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, held since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news…

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May 23, 2019

A French judicial official says Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption…

Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

May 23, 2019

Sudanese protest leaders call for mass rally in Khartoum as talks with ruling military council deadlocked…

Deutsche Bank ready for ‘tough cuts’ as share price sags

May 23, 2019

The CEO of Deutsche Bank is saying he is ready to make “tough cuts” as he aims to strengthen the struggling bank’s profitability and raise what he called a “disappointing” share price…

Dispute with Canada over garbage cements Philippine President Duterte’s reputation for tough talk

May 23, 2019

Canada and the Philippines are close to ending a feud over tons of unwanted trash.…

French police summon prominent journalist who wrote about government corruption

May 23, 2019

Le Monde’s Ariane Chemin has been covering the “Benalla affair,” a story that has fueled allegations of a coverup in the Elysee Palace related to the conduct of a former security aide of President Emmanuel Macron.…

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