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Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:24 a.m.

No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes …

Nigerian leader appeals for unity as challenger rejects vote

Nigeria’s president on Wednesday defended his sweeping win of a second term as free and fair and appealed to a “common love of country” as his top challenger vowed to …

Prosecutors seek life for German in sandwich poisoning case

Prosecutors are asking a court in Germany to sentence a 57-year-old man to life in prison for allegedly poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches over several years.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Next year in Caracas? Venezuelans hope exile will end soon

Next year in Caracas? As Venezuela’s opposition rekindles street protests and builds powerful international support, the millions who fled are redirecting their gaze toward their beloved homeland in hopes that …

Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked the Dutch government to clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM alliance …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, pilot captured

Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets …

Egypt railcar crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

Egyptian railway officials say a locomotive has crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station at high speed, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, …

Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

A pre-dawn airstrike inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp and killed a “very large number” of militants ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed …

Taliban hopeful on deal amid new round of talks with US

The Taliban and Washington’s peace envoy are close to reaching an agreement on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Islamic insurgents said Tuesday amid a new round …

Iran’s foreign minister resigns as his nuclear deal teeters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has resigned without warning, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of …

Corbyn says Labour would back a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced on Monday evening that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum on leaving the European Union.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, convicted of child sex abuse

The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted in Australia of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass

Nigerian president takes early lead amid vote-rigging charge

KANO, Nigeria – Nigeria’s incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari surged to an early lead in election returns Monday, winning seven of 36 states in Africa’s largest democracy, while the main opposition …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Iran foreign minister resigns as his nuclear deal teeters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has resigned without warning, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

US envoy meets with Taliban co-founder ahead of new talks

U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with one of the founders of the Taliban for the first time on Monday ahead of the latest round of talks with the insurgents aimed …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump en route to Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, noon

Ariana Grande to play Manchester, 2 years after arena bomb

Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Fugitive monkeys back at Berlin zoo, days after breakout

A 17-year-old fugitive monkey has been reunited with her daughter at a Berlin zoo after being caught at a railway station in the German capital.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

The United States military says it has killed 35 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, not far from the Ethiopian border.

EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

After nearly two years of bitter talks on the departure of Britain from the European Union, there’s now even disagreement between the two on when Brexit should actually take place.

White House to select federal scientists to reassess government climate findings, sources say

The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and counter its conclusions that the continued burning …

Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted …

Pope vows to end abuse cover-ups but victims disappointed

Pope Francis closed out his summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing to confront abusers with “the wrath of God” felt by the faithful, end the cover-ups by their …

Maduro’s opponents brave tear gas in push to deliver aid

A US-backed campaign to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance from security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia …

The Kalashnikov assault rifle changed the world. Now there’s a Kalashnikov drone

The Russian company that gave the world the iconic AK-47 assault rifle has unveiled a suicide drone that may similarly revolutionize war by making sophisticated drone warfare technology widely and …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll marked by violence

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed election marked by violence; challenger loses in hometown.

National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

Venezuela’s National Guard fires tear gas on opposition activists at barricaded border bridge to Colombia, and two protesters are killed near border in Brazil as opposition tries to execute plan …

Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit

A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling Catholic leaders Saturday that they must admit their …