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Legendary Mexican crooner Jose Jose dies from cancer

Mexican crooner Jose Jose, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads, has died at the age of 71.


’This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is buried

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is buried at home after weeks of drama


Amid chaos, hardy scientists trek to Venezuela’s last glacier

As their country falls apart, a hardy team of scientists in Venezuela is determined to transcend the turmoil to record what happens as the country’s last glacier vanishes


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

U.S. official: Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special …


Prince Harry retraces Diana’s footsteps in Angola landmine area

Britain’s Prince Harry walked in the footsteps of his late mother, Diana, through Angola’s de-mining sites on Friday, the fifth day of his trip to Africa.


Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

TORONTO – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to jibes about her …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

While Washington is checked out, Macron is pushing to lead the Western world

Britain is consumed by Brexit. Germany’s leader is a lame duck. President Donald Trump is seeking to scale back America’s entanglements with the world and facing an impeachment showdown at …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, noon

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker

Iran on Friday released a British-flagged oil tanker it had seized in July, while the country’s president, returning from an annual United Nations meeting, said he had been told the …


Saudi Arabia agrees to limited cease-fire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has agreed to a limited cease-fire in several areas of Yemen including the capital Sana’a, which is controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group, a Yemeni government official …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Ukraine’s prosecutor says no probe into Biden

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption official said Friday his agency hasn’t investigated former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or his son as U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested.


Pakistan PM warns of `bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s …


Nun praised for dissertation on sex abuse of nuns by priests

A Togolese nun has successfully defended a first-ever dissertation at a Vatican-sanctioned university on the sexual abuse of nuns by priests in the latest evidence of a problem confronting the …


Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raises caution level about North Korea’s missile capability in defense report noting the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and is able to make miniaturized …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Hong Kong leader rebuked at town hall over protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam came under a barrage of criticism at a town hall session Thursday, with citizens accusing her government of turning a deaf ear to months of …


Ukrainian leader bristles at release of Trump transcript

The White House annoyed and embarrassed Ukraine’s president by releasing his comments in a private conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump – and may have violated the Ukrainian constitution too.


U.K. leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

Angry and despairing British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up violence and division with his charged language about opponents of Brexit, and the speaker of …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Naval base in Syria cements Russia’s Mediterranean foothold

A Russian submarine has moored at Russia’s base in Syria after a patrol mission while another one is getting ready to sail off after replenishing supplies – the rotation that …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and who defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after …


Migrants arrive in Europe with big hopes, many questions

As the weary passengers aboard a rescue ship approached Sicily at the end of an agonizing journey from North Africa, 30-year-old Seke Awa called a friend back in Libya the …


Russia’s Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reiterated his support for his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, who has made a surprise visit to Moscow.


Bottoms up, fire’s out: German man douses fire with beer

A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames: …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Baby Archie makes rare public appearance in South Africa

Baby Archie made a rare public appearance on Wednesday as his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, continued their first official tour as a family in South …


Google wins case over reach of EU ‘right to be forgotten’

Handing Google a major victory, the European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU’s “right to be forgotten” rules that allow people to control what comes up when their …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Unearthed Gandhi WWII letter wishes Jews ‘era of peace’

On the same day World War II broke out in Europe, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a short Jewish New Year greeting to a local Indian Jewish official, offering ominous good wishes …


Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Top UK court: Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was illegal

In a decision that badly undermines Boris Johnson’s authority, Britain’s highest court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the prime minister broke the law by suspending Parliament in a way that squelched …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims …