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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Russian PM strongly warns U.S. against ramping up sanctions

Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means.


India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: …


Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further …


Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But …


Actress says Geoffrey Rush touched her inappropriately

SYDNEY – The actress at the center of Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s defamation suit against a Sydney newspaper alleged he touched her breast and lower back during a Shakespeare production …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip

The Gaza Health Ministry says a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas fighter have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.


Boys rescued from cave, once stateless, get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.


Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

U.S. to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in …


China exports accelerated in July despite rise in U.S. tariffs

China’s exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to fill orders ahead of a jump in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Venezuela president ties opposition leader to drone attack

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to the alleged assassination attempt using drones.


Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men …


‘Christopher Robin’ won’t play in China amid government censorship of Winnie the Pooh

For many, the name Winnie the Pooh recalls childhood bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. But in China, the famous honey-hunting bear has become a symbol of resistance.


Ex-Argentina VP Boudou sentenced to prison for corruption

A court in Argentina has sentenced former Vice President Amado Boudou to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office.


Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists – yet another …


Tanker truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring …


Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.


Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

Investigators searched a blackened apartment building Sunday where witnesses described seeing a drone and then hearing a thunderous explosion in what President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt by the …


European allies uneasy as U.S. restores Iran sanctions

As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America’s European allies fear greater regional instability.


Digging up Franco: Spain divided over dictator’s legacy

Spain’s new center-left government says removing the embalmed body of Gen. Francisco Franco from a glorifying mausoleum will be the first among many symbolic moves aimed at coming to terms …


Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent …


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday.


War on sharks: How rogue fishing fleets plunder the ocean’s top predator

An Ecuadorean Navy patrol vessel, guided by advanced radar and a small plane, bore down on a ship the length of a football field making a beeline across the Galapagos …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, …


Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo’s latest outbreak

The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday.


Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

The Workers’ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country’s top job.


Feeling sidelined, Israel’s Druze protest Jewish nation bill

Tens of thousands of members of Israel’s Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting “equality,” packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new …


Romania probes anti-Jewish graffiti on Elie Wiesel’s house

Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania.