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Guatemala president shuts down U.N. anti-corruption commission

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday shut down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that has pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes – including one pending against him over purported …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz in Texas in October

President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Ukraine separatists say leader killed in cafe bombing

A blast in a war-themed cafe in eastern Ukraine on Friday killed the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014, rebel officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government.


Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, …


Angela Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies focusing on migration.


Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to U.S. for aid

Protests erupted in Uganda’s capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention, while the …


Australian filmmaker arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison Friday.


China rejects U.S. lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps

China said Thursday that U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

IAEA says Iran continues to meet nuclear obligations

Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog said Thursday in …


Air leak temporarily patched at International Space Station

Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole that was allowing air to leak from the Russian side of the International Space Station.


Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

UN: Ortega’s Nicaraguan govt behind widespread repression

A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

U.S. leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday.


No decisions made about suspending future exercises with S.Korea, Pentagon says

The Defense Department moved Wednesday to clarify comments Secretary Jim Mattis made a day earlier about joint military exercises with South Korea in an effort to avoid any misinterpretation that …


Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

About 75 percent of Canada’s exports go to the U.S. so the tariff threat looms large after Trump snubbed Canada and reached a preliminary deal with Mexico.


Facing protests, Russia’s Putin offers pension concessions

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday scaled back plans to lift women’s retirement age by eight years to 63 as he offered concessions to a package of pension reforms that …


UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3.5 years …


U.S. to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis’ commitment to …


Cold, dry climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.


Pope on McCarrick claims: “I won’t say a word about it.”

Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former …


UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face ‘genocide’ case

Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six …


France’s Macron urges Europe to take charge of own defense

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could …


North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting invasion while talking with ‘smile on its face’

North Korea’s main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its …


Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn’t respond with compassion to the many abuses children and …


A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …


Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants

Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Tourist bus crashes in Bulgaria; 16 reported killed

Bulgaria’s health minister says a tourist bus has flipped over on a highway near Sofia, the capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving 27 others injured.


Trump suggests U.S. close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries.


China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delay

China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to …