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Former cricket star declares victory in Pakistan election

Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election that was marred by violence and allegations of fraud, and he pledged to fight corruption and build a …


Man explodes small bomb outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.


Japan hangs last 6 members of cult behind subway gas attack

The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack …


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said …


IS fighters ambush city, villages in southern Syria

Islamic State fighters ambushed a city and several villages in southern Syria on Wednesday, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and the militants that provincial health officials said killed more than …


Eye on Boise: Risch has little to say about Trump, Putin

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, in line to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next year if Republicans hold the Senate, had little to say last week about President Trump’s much-criticized …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10 a.m.

Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to ‘get a puppy’ instead.

Their stories would not seem out of place in an episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” – pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies …


All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week

From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over …


IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

U.S. oil expected to meet most of world’s growth in demand

A global energy watchdog says booming production in the United States will meet 80 percent global growth in demand for oil over the next five years.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Fireworks, prayers as revelers around the world welcome 2018

A look at how revelers around the world are ringing in 2018.


World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long

The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and more and more people are working – but the high growth isn’t expected to last long, and …


World wine production hits a 56-year low

Global wine production plummeted to an almost six-decade low this year – and that isn’t even the worst news.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

IMF: World economy is picking up speed

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. For both years, the outlook is up 0.1 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

South Korea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in North Korea standoff

In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its …


Eager-to-please tycoon drives Trump’s Russia connection

In 2013, the Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov and his son, Emin, arranged an extravagant party entrance for their guest, Donald Trump: an armored Mercedes stretch limo driving off a freight …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Venezuelans protest Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon – a disappointing turnout for opponents of President …


Pakistani police say lynching organized by student’s enemies

Pakistani police say the lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy was organized by other students from his own secular political group who viewed him as …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides

The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation …


China says defense budget to rise by about 7 percent in 2017

China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy.


Spy ship departs, worry about Russia remains

A Russian spy ship has left the waters off the coast of Connecticut, but Democratic lawmakers remain convinced its prowling up and down the East Coast is an act of …


California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …


Early results: Ruling party winning Russian parliament vote

Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities.


Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man …


New storm forms off Mexico; toll from earlier storm hits 39

The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 18 in Mexico on Sunday as a new tropical storm formed off the country’s Pacific Coast.


Syrian rebels breach government-imposed siege on Aleppo

Rebels breached the Syrian government siege on opposition neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, opening a corridor in the south and marking a major military breakthrough. The push prompted an …


Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution

Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed – rather than elected …


Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …