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Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10 a.m.

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Negotiators from Britain and the European Union have struck a proposed divorce deal that will be presented to politicians on both sides for approval, officials in London and Brussels said …


UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘what has changed?’

A year after Robert Mugabe fell from power Zimbabwe’s economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask `What has changed?’ and `Are things …


Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border.


Sisters’ deaths in N.Y. shows perils for Saudi women

The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the risky journeys Saudi women take …


‘Am I dreaming?’ Letter excerpts from WWI’s last day

At a Paris ceremony Sunday marking the centennial of the armistice ending the first global war, eight teenagers born in the 21st century read from letters and notes written on …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

In remembering World War I, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had …


Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.


Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate …


Migrant caravan heads north after departing Mexico City

Thousands of Central American migrants set up tents and strung tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro, where they arrived Saturday afternoon after departing the country’s …


Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.


Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that …


Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the …


Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I.


Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to …


In Scottish schools, students will be required to learn about LGBTI history

Just 18 years ago, it was still illegal in Scotland to “intentionally promote homosexuality” in schools. Now, the Scottish government will mandate that all state schools introduce a curriculum that …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, the government …


French government sounds alarm over rising anti-Semitic acts

France’s prime minister sounded the alarm Friday over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech that is flourishing …


Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police.


Newly revealed letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis’ rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country’s future, according to a newly revealed handwritten …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

LONDON – A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost $390,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost $767,000, auctioneer Christie’s said Thursday. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …


Cuban dancers return to island that once spurned them

As a young dancer compared with ballet legends Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rolando Sarabia made headlines around the world when he abandoned Cuba in 2005 for a career in …


Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …


Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.


Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks U.S. sanctions list

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …