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Officials: 7 dead, many injured in Paris apartment fire

The Paris fire service says seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war

Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject the “miserable crudeness” of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Iraqi president hits back at Trump over U.S. Army presence

Iraq’s president hit back at Donald Trump Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask …


EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …


Canada prosecutor: Serial killer staged photos of victims

Serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing at least two corpses with cigars in their mouths, a prosecutor said Monday as the …


U.S., South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

U.S., South Korean officials meet ahead of expected second summit between Trump and Kim.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Nissan’s second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy took another blow with Nissan’s decision not to build its new SUV in northern England amid continued Brexit uncertainty.


Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

Pope Francis has landed in Abu Dhabi on the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.


Nigeria vice president’s helicopter crash-lands but all safe

The helicopter of Nigeria’s vice president crash-landed on its side on Saturday but he and the crew were unscathed, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said.


Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said …


Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Momentum is growing for Venezuela’s opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Boko Haram kills at least 60 in Nigeria attack: Amnesty

Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a “devastating” attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International said Friday, calling it one of the deadliest …


As Ebola outbreak marks 6 months, health centers a concern

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo marked six months on Friday with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers.


Iran begins marking 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran on Friday began celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah, overturned 2,500 years of monarchical rule and brought hard-line Shiite …


Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.


Changes in ocean circulation could have major consequences for climate science

It may be the biggest wild card in the climate system. Scientists have long feared that the so-called “overturning” circulation in the Atlantic Ocean could slow down or even halt …


Canadian Parliament uses language to reconcile with its indigenous peoples

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often repeated that Canada’s most important relationship is with indigenous Canadians, a group that past governments had long sought to forcibly assimilate into the larger …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

US prosecutors announce Chinese birth tourism crackdown

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver …


EU states called on to recognize Venezuela opposition leader

The European Parliament is calling on the European Union’s member states to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president.


Who’s the daddy? Surprise in Swiss orangutan paternity test

A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result after Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said Thursday the test showed 5-month-old Padma wasn’t fathered by …


European nations create workaround to US Iran sanctions

Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading …


Trump to say when, where he’ll hold 2nd North Korean summit

President Donald Trump says he’ll announce next week the site and date for the second summit he’s planning to hold with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) …


Canada reducing Canadian staff at Cuba embassy by half

Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill.


Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, waving their nation’s flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from …


Monarch population up 144 pct at Mexico wintering grounds

The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year, experts said Wednesday.


43 bodies of migrants found after boats capsize off Djibouti

Forty-three bodies have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday.


NATO chief urges Russia to comply with missile pact

NATO’s secretary-general has urged Russia to respect a Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities.


Dutch church ends 24/7 service after govt policy shift

A Dutch Protestant church ended a months-long, round-the-clock service Wednesday that started in October to protect a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation after the government announced changes to its …


EU won’t budge on Brexit deal as May seeks cross-party unity

European Union leaders offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers …


Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

The Taliban said Wednesday they are not seeking a “monopoly on power” in a future administration in Afghanistan but are looking for ways to co-exist with Afghan institutions – the …