• Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listens to a question during a press conference at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 2, 2014. She’s already the first female and Eastern European to head UNESCO, and could be the first female and Eastern European United Nations secretary-general, too - if her government gets its way and she wins support from the five U.N. Security Council members. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    UNESCO Wants Ban on Iraq, Syria Art Trafficking

    PARIS—The head of UNESCO is calling on the U.N. Security Council to adopt a ban on the illicit trafficking of cultural objects from conflict zones... Read more

  • Hakim al-Zamili, a parliament member and head of Security and Defense Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Mixed reactions were voiced in Baghdad on Wednesday to Pentagon reports that Iran launched airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iran Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Iraq

    WASHINGTON—Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances... Read more

  • Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau speaks to fans during the team’s centennial celebration ceremonies Dec. 4, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    Beloved Montreal Canadiens Legend Jean Béliveau Dead at Age 83

    MONTREAL—It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Béliveau. A supremely skilled center for 18 seasons for... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) hits the gavel as he presides a meeting as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (C), and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attend the round table meeting of the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Kerry opened on Wednesday a high-level meeting at NATO headquarters of countries participating in the campaign against the Islamic State organization to assess what’s been accomplished and what remains to be done. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Global Coalition Stepping Up Against Islamic State

    BRUSSELS—Islamic State militants invaded Iraq’s west almost a year ago and overran the nation’s second-largest city in June, threatening death and torture to opponents in... Read more

  • Lebanese army special forces in armored personnel carriers patrol near the area militants ambushed Lebanese soldiers, in Ras Baalbek town, eastern Lebanon, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. On Tuesday, militants ambushed a Lebanese army patrol near the frontier, killing several soldiers and wounding one, Lebanon's military said. Lebanese troops have clashed repeatedly with militants along the border with Syria since August. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Iraqi Official: Arrested Woman Not Islamic State Leader’s Wife

    BAGHDAD—An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group,... Read more

  • Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (R), of the Social Democrats, and Minister of Education Gustav Fridolin (L), of the Green Party, give a press conference at the government chancellery in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, where Lofven announced fresh elections after his coalition government failed to get its budget through parliament. (AP Photo/TT News Agency/Pontus Lundahl)

    Swedish Premier to Call for New Vote on March 22

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Sweden’s prime minister said Wednesday he will call for new elections on March 22 after lawmakers rejected his left-leaning minority government’s budget proposal. Social... Read more

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she meets student  Josh Jacques, 11, centre, in a class, during a visit to Holyport College near Maidenhead, Berkshire in England, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Holyport College is an all-ability, co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 19 years and is a state-funded 'free school,' which opened in Sept. 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

    Queen Elizabeth to Visit William and Kate at Amner Hall, But Not for Christmas: Reports

    Queen Elizabeth is going to visit Amner Hall, the new residence of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George, but will not be there for... Read more

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets school children as she visits an EACH (East Anglia Children's Hospice) Appeal Launch Event at Norfolk Showground on November 25, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Paul Rogers - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Kate Middleton Pregnancy: Duchess Expecting Baby Girl, Report Says

    Kate Middleton is expecting a baby girl for her second child, according to a new report. The 32-year-old Duchess is slated to deliver the child... Read more

  • The Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1 percent in its eighth and final interest rate announcement of 2014 on Dec. 3. (Epoch Times)

    Bank of Canada Leaves Policy Rate at 1%

    OTTAWA—As widely expected once again, the Bank of Canada, in its Dec. 3 interest rate announcement, left the overnight target rate at 1 percent given... Read more

  • This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. Lebanese authorities have detained a wife and son of the leader of the Islamic State group and she is being questioned, two senior Lebanese officials said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Militant video)

    Lebanon Says It Has Detained Wife of Islamic State Leader

    BEIRUT—Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader, and were questioning... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014. Israel's prime minister fired two senior Cabinet ministers from his divided government Tuesday and said he would call early elections, plunging the country toward a heated campaign more than two years ahead of schedule. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon)

    Israeli Gov’t Crumbles; New Election Planned

    JERUSALEM—Israel’s divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two... Read more

  • A man in camouflage guards and chases away any would-be visitors at the Dobrobut farm in Grabovo, Crimea, on Oct. 28, 2014. Dobrobut was one of dozens of businesses to be forcibly taken over this year by Crimea’s new pro-Moscow leaders. (AP Photo/Laura Mills)

    Change of Leadership in Crimea Means Property Grab

    YALTA, Crimea—One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this... Read more

  • The banking district in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, with buildings from left: Church St. Catherine, European Central Bank, Commerzbank Headquarters, Dresdner Bank, Japan Tower, Citibank, Main Tower, on February 2000. On Dec. 2, 2014, the issue of looming deflation seems the main factor driving European policymakers when they meet later this week and forcing speculation that the ECB will switch on the printing press to help the economy by injecting new money into the economy. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer)

    Deflation Looms as Europe’s Economic Bugbear

    LONDON—It’s the D-word that’s pushing the European Central Bank into a corner. But it’s not debt — Europe’s main economic problem in recent years —... Read more

  • Four Dutch F-16s fly near the Leeuwarden Airbase near Leeuwarden on Sept. 25, 2014. Six Dutch F-16 fighter bombers are to join the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher announced. (Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images)

    NATO Update: Russia Fighter Jet Almost Crashes into Norwegian F-16

    A video has apparently captured a Russian fighter plane nearly hitting a NATO F-16 fighter jet over Norway. The footage, according to Norway’s The Local,... Read more

  • Former Prime Minister and leader of the Fatherland party Yulia Tymoshenko (C) and lawmakers from her party vote during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Ukraine's parliament has approved the formation of a new government, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered in a group of ardently pro-Western parties. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New Government

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that... Read more

  • Egyptian Court Sentences 188 People to Death

    CAIRO—An Egyptian court sentenced 188 people to death Tuesday pending the opinion of the country’s top religious authority, the latest mass death sentence handed down... Read more

  • Francesco Schettino arrives to offer his first court testimony about the 2012 shipwreck off an Italian island that killed 32 people, in Grosseto, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship offered his first court testimony Tuesday about the 2012 shipwreck off an Italian island that killed 32 people, sitting hunched behind a table on a theater's stage while prosecutors questioned him from the first row. While Francesco Schettino has long said he looked forward to his day in court to vindicate himself, he was granted a request not to have his image, and only his voice, broadcast from the theater that has served as a courtroom due to the widespread interest in the case. Schettino is being tried alone on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck. (AP Photo/Giacomo Aprili)

    Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino Defiant on the Stand

    GROSSETO, Italy—Francesco Schettino, accused by survivors, politicians and the media of dereliction of duty after the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner under his... Read more

  • Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attends the opening session of the 58th IAEA General Conference on Sept. 22, 2014, in Vienna. (Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN Resolution: Israel Must Renounce Nuclear Arms

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the Royal Variety Performance, at the Palladium Theatre, in central London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Prince William and Kate: Duchess Feud With Camilla Parker-Bowles Prompting Christmas Separation, Report Says

    Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George are skipping the royal Christmas because of Kate’s ongoing feud with Camilla Parker-Bowles, according to a new report... Read more

  • A meeting of the Italian National Forum of Mediators. (

    The Art of Dialogue in Conflict Resolution: Mediation in Italy

    ROME, Italy—Prevention is better than a cure: that is just common sense. If applied in the field of justice, the slogan could prove once again... Read more

  • A dead camel in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, close to the border with Libya, on March 12, 2011. Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is threatening farming, a pillar of the economy, and creating new social tensions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    ‘We Are Thirsty’ Say Tunisians as Drought Creates Tensions

    TUNIS, Tunisia—Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening... Read more

  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Libya Falls Toward Failed State as Rival Governments and Militias Compete for Power

    A new report by the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a scathing rebuke of British actions in the Libyan civil war. Libya descended... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C) reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Egypt Looks to Burnish Image With el-Sissi’s UN Visit

    CAIRO—Authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is... Read more

  • Actors George Clooney (L) and Don Cheadle (C) appear with author John Prendergast at the National Press Club, Sept. 14, to discuss the findings of a two-year investigation into the networks of corrupt South Sudan's senior officials. Clooney and Prendergast co-founded The Sentry and have an abiding interest in African issues. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Raising the Cost of Doing Business With War Criminals in South Sudan

     WASHINGTON—The peace agreement between the warring factions in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has been an abject failure, as war crimes, extreme violence, destruction,... Read more

  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saving the Great Being of the Elephant

    If, as Gandhi said, the mark of a civilization can be measured by how it treats animals, then our planetary civilization is failing. The latest... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Women feed their malnourished children at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry out are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the kids lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying _ the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky... Read more

  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Nigerian Military: Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, an African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack outside a well-known hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. War-weary Somalis are trying to relax and rebuild their country after decades of violence, but the homegrown Islamic extremists al-Shabab keep striking at the heart of its seaside capital, killing scores of people so far this year. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

    As Somalia’s Capital Tries to Relax, Security Force Weakens

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—On a recent afternoon, the lobby of one of Mogadishu’s most popular hotels was nearly empty, a stark contrast to the days when one... Read more

  • Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (L) arrives for his first cabinet meeting on August 31, 2016 at the Carthage Palace near Tunis. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tunisia’s Arab Spring Democracy Faces Economic Drought, Terrorism

    Tunisia—the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring with a functioning democracy—faces challenges from a flailing economy and terrorism, even as its parliament approved... Read more

  • A group of government soldiers wait in line during a military parade celebrating the national army in Juba, South Sudan, on May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan’s Troubled Agreement Is Not Keeping the Peace

    JUBA, South Sudan—When South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country’s civil war, he added 16 reservations... Read more

  • Somali security investigate the scene of a suicide attack in Mogadishu on July 31, 2016. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

    Somalia Bombings Kill 17 at Local Government HQ, Market

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace,... Read more

  • Members of the Algerian Republican Guards and a security offical stand guard at Martyr's Shrine in the Algerian capital, Algiers, on June 15, 2015. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fundamentalists Gain Ground in Algeria as War Memory Fades

    ALGIERS, Algeria—Mosques are going up, women are covering up, and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely,... Read more

  • Displaced people gather around a water truck to fill containers at a United Nations compound which has become home to thousands of people displaced by the recent fighting, in the capital Juba, South Sudan, on Dec. 29 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    How South Sudan Rebel’s Flight Adds to Turmoil

    KAMPALA, Uganda—South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is in political limbo after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled earlier this week. His... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the conclusion of the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the State Department in Washington on July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Kerry Heading to Africa for Talks on Counterterrorism

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia... Read more

  • Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire holds his country's flag before addressing supporters at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pastor Spearheads Zimbabwe Pro-Democracy Movement

    An unlikely pastor has been thrust into the forefront as a key societal leader against President Robert Mugabe’s longtime authoritarian rule. Evan Mawarire, 39, an evangelical priest, was arrested... Read more

  • Fear pervades Nigerian city at heart of Islamist insurgency. M.J. Smith Female student stands in a burnt classroom at Maiduguri Experimental School, a private nursery, primary, and secondary school burnt by the Islamist group Boko Haram to keep children away from school in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, on May 12, 2012. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/GettyImages)

    Boko Haram: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Killed in Air Strikes

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been killed in Nigerian military air strikes, according to a new video appearing to come from Boko... Read more

  • FILE - Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    Oscar Pistorious Treated in Hospital for Wrist Injuries

    Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius underwent treatment at a hospital on Aug. 6 after sustaining injuries to his wrists while in confinement at a South African... Read more

  • President Jacob Zuma (C) and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) attend the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa, on Aug. 6, 2016. This is the worst-ever election showing for South Africa's ruling party, The African National Congress (ANC), after corruption scandals and a stagnant economy that has frustrated the urban middle class. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey)

    South Africa’s Ruling Party Suffers Biggest Election Setback

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s ruling party has suffered its worst election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with the African National... Read more

  • FILE - In this file image taken from video released late Friday evening, Oct. 31, 2014, by Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, centre, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group. Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who promises to end attacks on mosques and markets used by Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 by the Islamic State. The group’s newspaper al-Nadaa identifies Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new “Wali” of its West Africa Province _ a title previously used to describe long-time leader Abubakar Shekau. (Boko Haram, via AP, File)

    Islamic State Group Announces New Boko Haram Leader

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and... Read more

  • Around 1,000 people march in Bujumbura on July 30, 2016, in protest against a United Nations Security Council decision to send a police contingent to the violence-wracked country. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Burundi Demonstrators Protest Plan to Deploy UN Police

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi—More than 1,000 people in Burundi participated in a government-backed demonstration in the capital, Bujumbura, Saturday to protest France’s proposal passed by U.N. Security... Read more

  • People enjoy a concert for peace in Carmen de Bolivar, Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will sign a peace agreement to end over 50 years of conflict, in Cartagena, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia to Sign Historic Peace Deal on Ending Long Conflict

    CARTAGENA, Colombia—Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country’s largest rebel... Read more

  • Haitian refugees await breakfast at an immigrant center in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 2016. In recent months a surge of Haitian refugees has arrived to Tijuana, seeking asylum at the border crossing into the United States. The center, called the Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, serves breakfast to more than 1,000 immigrants daily, many of them deportees from the United States. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Mexico Sees Surge of Migrants From Haiti, Africa, and Asia

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern... Read more

  • People paying their last respects on Sept. 21, 2016 to slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz, who was found bound and shot to death alongside another priest, inside Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, his hometown. In this eastern oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Priests Murders’ Rattle Mexican City Gripped by Violence

    POZA RICA, Mexico—In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week... Read more

  • FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Mexican singer Juan Gabriel performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Representatives of Juan Gabriel have reported Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, that he has died. Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist with sales of more than 100 million albums. The statement says he died Sunday, but did not say where. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    Juan Gabriel: Virtuous Virtuoso

      “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” aptly underscores remembrances of Juan Gabriel for his many tear-filled fans, who gathered last week... Read more

  • Firemen removed a palm tree felled by Hurricane Newton in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Newton slammed into the twin resorts of Los Cabos on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday morning, knocking out power in some places as stranded tourists huddled in their hotels. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Newton on Path Toward Mexico’s Border With Arizona

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico—Newton swept onto the Gulf of California after slamming the resorts of southern Baja as a hurricane before making landfall Mexico’s mainland... Read more

  • Workers board over a store front in preparation for Hurricane Newton, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Monday Sept. 5, 2016. Authorities at the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula ordered schools closed and set up emergency shelters as Hurricane Newton gained strength while bearing down on the twin resorts of Los Cabos for a predicted arrival Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Hurricane Newton Takes Aim at Mexico’s Los Cabos Resorts

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico—Authorities in the southern portion of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula ordered schools closed and set up emergency shelters as Hurricane Newton gained... Read more

  • Brazil's President Michel Temer (C) is surrounded by senators as he arrives to take the presidential oath at the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    After Brazil’s Rousseff Ousted, What About Corruption Probe?

    RIO DE JANEIRO—When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was kicked out of power, she became the biggest casualty of a massive corruption probe that is roiling... Read more

  • Opposition activists march in Caracas, on September 1, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Up to a Million Take to Streets in Venezuela to Oust President

    An estimated 1 million Venezuelans took to the streets on Sept. 1 to demand that President Nicolas Maduro be ousted. An economic crisis has caused... Read more

  • In this Aug. 26, 2016 photo, a government fumigator sprays a home for mosquitos in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Cuba Reports Remarkable Success in Containing Zika Virus

    HAVANA—Six months after President Raul Castro declared war on the Zika virus in Cuba, a militarized nationwide campaign of intensive mosquito spraying, monitoring and quarantine... Read more

  • Michel Temer is sworn in as Interim President following the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff August 31, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Igo Estrela/Getty Images)

    Brazil’s Michel Temer Inherits Presidency on Shaky Ground

    RIO DE JANEIRO—The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil’s Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is... Read more

  • Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko or Timoleon Jimenez talks to the press, accompanied by Ivan Marquez, right, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and Pablo Catatumbo, left, chief of the FARC's western bloc, in Havana, Cuba, August 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Permanent Cease-Fire Taking Effect in Colombia Under Accord

    BOGOTA, Colombia—A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia on Monday, the latest step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between... Read more

  • People walk next to an official photography of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff, with a text written in Portuguese that reads "Dilma our president," at a camp in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil’s Rousseff Faces Senators, Says Accusations Meritless

      BRASILIA, Brazil—Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and... Read more

  • Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, on Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

    Bolivian President, Opposition Spar Over Official’s Killing

    LA PAZ, Bolivia—President Evo Morales and his political opponents traded recriminations Friday over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners... Read more

  • Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Jan Vandrey, far right, paddle for gold in the men's canoe double 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Water Issues Linger for Residents After Olympics Close

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Helicopters were up at daybreak spotting rubbish flows at the Olympic sailing venue, with boats below collecting the debris. Dozens of barricades damned... Read more

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    Passengers Forced to Abandon Caribbean Fantasy Ship Because of Fire

    Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a burning Caribbean ferry, Coast Guard officials have confirmed. There are 512 passengers and crew members on board... Read more

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    Gunmen Abduct People From Puerto Vallarta Restaurant

    MEXICO CITY—Armed men abducted multiple people from an upscale restaurant in the popular Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors in the... Read more

  • A man inspects furniture that was dragged by a mudslide in Xaltepec, on the mountainous north of Puebla state, Mexico, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grows to more than 30 in Mexico as a new tropical storm forms off the country's Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)

    39 Killed by Mudslides in Mexico; New Storm Aims for Baja

    MEXICO CITY—Mountain communities in two Mexican states are recovering from weekend mudslides that killed 39 people during heavy rains brought by remnants of Hurricane Earl... Read more

  • Police stand near the body of a man that was shot and killed near Maracana Stadium after the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

    2 Shot and Killed Near Rio Olympic Sites

    Police in Rio de Janeiro said they shot and killed a mugger near a stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony was held, and a... Read more

  • Dr. Sebi, a world-renowned holistic medicine proponent, naturalist, and pathologist, is dead.

    Dr. Sebi, Renowned Natural Medicine Proponent, Dies

    Dr. Sebi, a holistic medicine proponent, died this week in Honduras, according to a statement posted on his company’s social media pages. According to his webpage,... Read more

  • Officers of the School Security Units do the first exercise of Falun Gong in Mexico City. (Antonio Dom

    To Deal With Violence in Schools, Mexican Police Try Meditation

    For five days last month, hundreds of police officers in Mexico City gathered at a vacant high school early in the morning for a training... Read more

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of Parliament in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan’s Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP

    TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan’s economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of... Read more

  • North Korean defector Kim Jungah cries during an interview at her house in Gunpo, South Korea, on Sept. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korean Defectors Sold as Brides in China Want Kids Back

    SEOUL, South Korea—After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with... Read more

  • North Korean defector Park Kyung-hwa who works for a Seoul-based shortwave radio station targeting audience in North Korea, demonstrates how she records her broadcast at a church in Seoul, South Korea, on Aug. 25, 2016. Park, who fled the North in 2000 before being sold to a Chinese man, said she saw brokers grope other trafficked women many times. She said brokers kicked and beat her with wooden clubs for about 20 minutes when her first attempt to escape failed. (AP Photo/Jungho Choi)

    North Korean Defectors Who Became Chinese Brides End Silence

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South... Read more

  • An Indian Border Security Force soldier looks at the Pakistan side of the border through a binocular at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jammu, India, on Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    India’s Prime Minister Says Pakistan a Haven for Terrorism

    NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister said Saturday that he would work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing his country’s archrival of trying to destabilize Asia by exporting... Read more

  • South Korea's Minister of National Defence Minkoo Han delivers his speech during a plenary session at the 15th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 4, 2016. Han said South Korea will assassinate Kim Jong Un if a nuclear threat arise on Sept. 21. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Korea Will ‘Eliminate’ Kim Jong-Un, Says Defense Minister

    South Korean government officials have set forth a plan to protect its nation from North Korea’s nuclear threats. Defense Minister Han Min-koo revealed on Sept... Read more

  • Police cordon off a crime scene during an alleged shootout which killed 2 drug suspects in Manila, Philippines, on Aug. 10, 2016. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

    Philippine President Seeks Extension of Bloody War on Drugs

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine president said Sunday that he may need to extend a bloody government anti-drug campaign that has left more than 3,000 people dead... Read more

  • Released Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad carries a backpack as he boards a plane to take him to Davao city for an audience with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Jolo island, Sulu Province, in southern Philippines, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

    Norwegian Says His Philippine Kidnapping Was ‘Devastating’

    INDANAN, Philippines—A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines described the ordeal Sunday as “devastating,” carrying a... Read more

  • Refugees who fled the recent violence in South Sudan and crossed the border into Uganda arrive and await transportation from a transit center in the town of Koboko, Uganda, on Jan. 6 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)

    More Than a Million Refugees Have Fled South Sudan, UN Says

    AWEIL, South Sudan—More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, overwhelming aid agencies and creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian... Read more

  • A Pakistani child who was injured in a suicide bombing is treated at a local hospital in Khar, Pakistan, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan)

    Bombing in Northwest Pakistan Mosque Kills 36

    KHAR, Pakistan—A suicide bomber attacked a Sunni mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 36 worshippers, officials said. Several children were also among those... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, shakes hands with Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte, right, as Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, watches during the 19th ASEAN-China summit, in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    Philippine President Scrambles Diplomatic Relations With Long-Term Allies

    In the first few months since Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president who has made headlines for extrajudicial killings and profanity-laced insults, took the reins in... Read more

  • Police investigators examine the Gili Cat 2 boat following an explosion while it was enroute to nearby island of Lombok, at Padangbai Port in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.  Police on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali said Thursday a German woman was killed and about 20 other people injured in an explosion on a speed boat ferrying them to neighboring Lombok. (AP Photo)

    German Woman Killed in Bali Boat Explosion, About 20 Injured

    BALI, Indonesia—A German woman was killed and about 20 other people were injured in an explosion Thursday on a speedboat that was ferrying them from... Read more

  • Former Filipino militiaman Edgar Matobato answers questions as he testifies before the Philippine Senate in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday Sept. 15, 2016. Matobato said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a squad to kill criminals and opponents in gangland-style assaults that left about 1,000 dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Witness Says Philippine President Ordered Killings

    MANILA, Philippines— A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country’s Senate on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered... Read more

  • US military personnel lower the US flag at a memorial ceremony in honour of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington DC, at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul on September 11, 2016.      (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fifteen Years After 9/11, Afghan War Has No End in Sight

    Fifteen years after the Twin Towers were brought down by terrorist attacks on 9/11, the war in Afghanistan rages on. Taliban and other insurgent groups have... Read more

  • A South Korean protester holds a South Korean national flag before a rally denouncing North Korea's latest nuclear test, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. North Korea is capable of detonating another nuclear device anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site, Seoul official said Monday, three days after the country carried out its fifth bomb explosion. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Seoul Says North Korea Capable of Next Nuclear Test Anytime

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea is capable of detonating another nuclear device at its main atomic test site any time it chooses, Seoul officials said Monday,... Read more

  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to reporters at the U.N. headquarters on Sept. 9, 2016. (Rick Bajornas/United Nations via AP)

    UN Chief: Reducing Korea Tensions Key Issue

    UNITED NATIONS—Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula is one of the most serious issues facing the world because the... Read more

  • People watch a television news report, showing file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a railway station in Seoul on Sept. 9, 2016. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rhetoric or Real? North Korea Nuclear Test May Be a Bit of Both

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea’s latest nuclear test, its most powerful to date, is a game-changer … according to North Korea. As with anything reported by... Read more

  • Firefighters on a ladder spray water to put out the fire at a packaging factory in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 10, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)

    23 Dead in Explosion and Fire at Bangladesh Factory

    NEW DELHI—A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 workers and injuring dozens,... Read more

  • A South Korean marine watches a TV screen reporting about North Korea's possible nuclear test at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sep. 9, 2016. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Seoul believes North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test explosion on Friday. The letters on the screen read: "Explosion suspect." (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)

    Seoul: North Korea’s 5th Nuke Test ‘Fanatic Recklessness’

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said it conducted a “higher level” nuclear test explosion on Friday that will allow it to finally build “at will” an... Read more

  • ASEAN leaders and U.S. President Barack Obama gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

    US and Japan Back Up Allies at ASEAN Summit

    At talks in Vientiane, Laos, American President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed backing for Pacific Rim nations threatened by Chinese expansion... Read more

  • Ethan Gutmann at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, in Brisbane on Aug. 11, 2016. (NTD Television)

    Hard Hitting Organ Harvesting Documentary Concludes Australian Tour

    SYDNEY, Australia―Multi-award winning film documentary “Hard To Believe”―an expose of organ pillaging from prisoners of conscience in China has wrapped up its premiere tour across... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Prince William, Kate Arrive in Canada With 2 Young Children

    VICTORIA, British Columbia—Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners hold banners in downtown Ottawa as  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's motorcade passes by on Sept. 22, 2016. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    From Prison to Parliament Hill: One Man’s Journey Through the Chinese Detention System

    Lizhi He was sent to jail for over three years in China for mailing letters to his friends explaining his spiritual belief, Falun Gong, which... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left to right) stand in the Hall of Honour as they take part in a signing ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, September 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Chinese Premier Defends Death Penalty

    OTTAWA—Chinese Premier Li Keqiang defended China’s use of the death penalty when asked about an extradition treaty with Canada during a joint press conference with Prime... Read more

  • Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference in Washington, on Sept. 21, 2016. The Fed kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for the sixth straight meeting. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Weak Business Investment, Lower Neutral Rate Impacting Each Other

    Describing business investment as “soft” has become a fixture of Federal Reserve statements for over a year now. A long period of reduced capital spending... Read more

  • Riot police run toward protesters to disperse an anti-government march in Daih, Bahrain, on Feb. 13, 2016, in the run-up to the fifth anniversary of Bahrain's Arab Spring uprising. Researchers say a Canadian company is helping block news and opposition websites in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Canadian Firm Helping Bahrain Censor the Web: Researchers

    LONDON—Researchers have identified a Canadian company at the centre of a small Arab nation’s online censorship system—a finding that sits awkwardly with Ottawa officials’ public... Read more

  • Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan during question period in the House of Commons on Sept. 20, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Sept. 15-21

    Sajjan defends proposed extradition treaty with China, but rights groups wary OTTAWA—Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will address China’s use of the death penalty... Read more

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    All Schools on Canadian Province Prince Edward Island Evacuated Over ‘Potential Threat’

    All schools in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated “due to a potential threat,” according to officials. “School emergency evacuation plans... Read more

  • David Matas testifies at a U.S. Congressional hearing on organ harvesting. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Trudeau Must Address Forced Organ Harvesting With Chinese Premier, Says Renowned Human Rights Lawyer

    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week, he must address forced organ harvesting in China, says international human rights... Read more

  • A construction crew sets up barriers at the entrance of the Westin Hotel in Ottawa ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Canada on Sept. 19, 2016. 
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    Pro-Beijing Groups Rally Support to Put on Big Welcome for Chinese Premier’s Canada Visit

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Canada, which will take place this week, has spurred efforts by pro-Beijing groups to ensure the high ranking Communist... Read more

  • Auston Matthews scores a first period goal after a pass by Connor McDavid during the World Cup of Hockey at the Air Canada Centre on Sept. 19, 2016 in Toronto. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    Team North America Live Enthralling World Cup of Hockey Journey

    TORONTO—Right off the bat in the pre-tournament, North America established itself as the team to watch at the World Cup of Hockey. And it’s not... Read more

  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (L) and Executive Director of the NHLPA Don Fehr speak during a press conference about the World Cup of Hockey 2016 in Toronto on Aug. 17, 2016. The two executives kicked off the first Hockey Summit at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Sept. 19. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Hockey Sense Summit Shows Game’s Contribution to Social Inclusion

    TORONTO—The World Cup of Hockey is showcasing a fantastic product on the ice, but what doesn’t get enough attention are the game’s social inclusion contributions... Read more

  • BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 31:  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses a press conference at the Great Hall of the People on August 31, 2016 in Beijing, China. At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council of China, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau will pay an official visit to China from Aug 31 to Sep 6.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Chinese Premier to Visit Canada

    Just weeks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited China, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is coming to Canada on an official visit from Sept. 21... Read more

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    Canadian Filmmakers at TIFF Making ‘Bold Moves,’ say Organizers

    TORONTO—If there’s one thing to take away from the Canadian lineup at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it’s that homegrown movie-makers are pushing the... Read more

  • The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent sails past an iceberg in Lancaster Sound, July 11, 2008. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Inuit in Canada and Greenland Want Control of Shared Arctic Ocean

    Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to jointly control a unique area of Arctic Ocean to protect crucial hunting grounds and restore a travel corridor... Read more

  • Dr. Brian Day, medical director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, at his office in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016. Day says his legal challenge is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    BC Lawsuit Has Potential to Dismantle Canada’s Publicly Funded Health Care

    A pivotal lawsuit, currently in its second week of hearing at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, could potentially dismantle what Canadians have come to... Read more

  • Canadian actor Dan Levy and his father, actor/comedian Eugene Levy, attend the screening of the CBC sitcom "Schitt's Creek" during the 11th Annual New York Television Festival on Oct. 22, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Cultural Industry Set for Overhaul to Tackle Digital Onslaught

    OTTAWA—The federal government is gearing up to overhaul its Canadian content rules for the digital age but that process shouldn’t drag out too long, suggests... Read more

  • MP Andrew Scheer at the opening session of the national Conservative summer caucus retreat in Halifax on Sept. 13, 2016. The Saskatchewan MP resigned as Opposition House leader in order to explore a bid for leadership of the federal Conservative Party. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Opposition House Leader Andrew Scheer Steps Down as Tory Leadership Race Takes Shape

    OTTAWA—The Conservative leadership race is starting to take form as potential candidates seek support at the summer caucus retreat, bringing some contenders that much closer... Read more

  • Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 15, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Sept. 8-14

    National revenue minister asks CRA to investigate BC real estate speculators OTTAWA—National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier has asked the Canada Revenue Agency to look into... Read more

  • A fishing boat heads past fish farm cages in Shelburne Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore on Feb. 21, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

    Salmon Farming Heads Into Dark, Perilous Waters

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  • Team Canada’s Steven Stamkos fights to hold on to the puck against Team USA's Ryan Suter in pre-tournament World Cup of Hockey action in Ottawa on Sept. 10, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    World Cup of Hockey Finds Winning Formula

    OTTAWA—The World Cup of Hockey, last staged in 2004, brings back the tradition of the old Canada Cup, in which the strongest hockey nations competed... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech after meeting with officers of the French Gendarmerie during his visit in Calais, northern France, Monday Sept. 26 2016. Hollande says the migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year. (Thibault Vandermersch, Pool photo via AP)

    French President Vows to Shut Down Calais Camp This Year

    CALAIS, France—The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in an attempt... Read more

  • A migrant family beg for money at the Concorde bridge next to the French parliament in Paris on Sept.21, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    French President Vows to Shut Down Unacceptable Calais Camp

    PARIS—French President Francois Hollande on Saturday confirmed plans to close the squalid Calais migrant camp known as “the Jungle,” saying he hopes authorities can relocate... Read more

  • Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern (C) poses for a group after a meeting with his counterparts from Germany and West Balkans on strategies to deal with Europe's migrant crisis in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Austrian Leader: EU’s Outer Borders Must Be Better Protected

    VIENNA—Austria’s chancellor vowed Saturday to better protect the European Union’s outer borders to curb illegal migration, as he held a summit with his German, Greek... Read more

  • Anti-TTIP banners in front of EU headquarters prior to a demonstration against international trade agreements in Brussels on Sept. 20, 2016. The demonstration was held to protest against trade and investment deals such as TTIP and CETA. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Protesters Rally at EU Headquarters Over Planned Trade Pacts With Canada, US

    BRUSSELS—Thousands of demonstrators marched at the European Union headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to protest trans-Atlantic trade talks with the United States and a planned... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, speak at United Party's election headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. President Vladimir Putin, who formally is not a United Russia member, turned up at its election headquarters shortly after the first results were announced and congratulated the would-be lawmakers. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

    Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin’s power-base party took an overwhelming victory in national parliament elections, winning three-quarters of the seats, the head of the Central Elections Commission reported... Read more

  • EU Prime Ministers and Presidents attend a round table during the European Union Summit of 27 Heads of State or Government in Bratislava on Sept. 16, 2016. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Collective Defense Is Suddenly a Hot Topic at EU Summit

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia—Talk of joint efforts to defend Europe is on the lips of EU leaders after decades of leaving collective security mostly to the United... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliver a joint statement after the European Union Summit of 27 Heads of State or Government in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Leaders Look at 6 Months for Rebuilding EU Dream

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia—With policy splits among European Union countries putting their bloc under existential threat, national leaders agreed Friday on a six-month time table to come... Read more

  • Patrice Legrand, a winegrower and amateur paleontologist stands in the Cave aux Coquillages (The seashells cave) in Fleury-la-Riviere, an underground fossil site with thousands of seashells that populated this territory 45 million years ago. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Under the Champagne Vineyards, Ancient Shells Offer Rare Look at the Past

    In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and... Read more

  • Britain has one of the biggest gaps between the rich and the poor, according to a new report by charity Oxfam. (PublicDomainPictures/18043/

    Britain Is One of the Most Unequal Countries, Oxfam Says

    The total wealth of the richest 1 per cent of the population is 20 times more than that of the poorest fifth, making Britain one... Read more

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    River that Turned Blood Red Caused by Metal Company Spillage

    After numerous social media users were left dismayed by photos of a crimson-hued river in northern Russia, a mining company confirmed the river was turned... Read more

  • Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins (R), flanked with Director of the Judicial Police Mireille Ballestrazzi (L), addresses the media in Paris on Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Paris Judge Charges Woman in Female ‘Terror Commando’ Probe

    PARIS—A judge handed preliminary charges on Saturday to a 29-year-old woman whom authorities suspect is part of a female “terrorist commando” in the service of... Read more

  • Thousands of migrants and refugees walk through the port of Piraeus after arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Feb. 1, 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Increases Aid to Migrants in Greece Ahead of Winter

    THESSALONIKI, Greece—The European Union will add 115 million euros ($129 million) in funding to humanitarian organizations in Greece to assist programs for refugees and migrants... Read more

  • A still from the film "Bleeding Edge," shows Chen Jing, played by Anastasia Lin, imprisoned in China for her belief in Falun Gong. The film from Peabody Award-winning director Leon Lee premiers at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 11. (Courtesy of Floating Cloud Productions)

    Film Challenging China’s Organ Harvesting Premieres in U.K.

    LONDON—Chinese-born Canadian actress Anastasia Lin is high on China’s most-wanted list. After being crowned Miss World Canada in 2015, instead of pursuing a glamorous life... Read more

  • A memorial to fallen Ukrainian journalists in central Kyiv. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    KYIV, Ukraine—There is a memorial to murdered Ukrainian journalists on Khreshchatyk, Kyiv’s central boulevard. It’s a simple, nondescript metal plaque flanked by flowers on the... Read more

  • Migrants watch police officers taking positions in the southern sector of the camp near Calais, northern France, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. French authorities have begun dismantling the sprawling migrant camp in Calais where thousands are hanging out, hoping to make their way to a better life in Britain. (AP Photo/Chris den Hond)

    UK and France to Construct Border Wall in Calais to Deter Migrants

    British officials confirmed on Tuesday that construction will start this month on a large concrete wall in Calais, France, which is intended to prevent refugees... Read more

  • PEREVEVALNE, UKRAINE - MARCH 11: Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine. As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, world leaders are pushing for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation. Crimean citizens will vote in a referendum tomorrow on whether to become part of the Russian federation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Ukraine Fears Invasion by Russia as European Unity Weakens

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko raised fears in a speech in Kiev on Sept. 6 that Russia could invade Ukraine, and Europe may do little to help.  While... Read more

  • In this March 27, 2016 file photo, a French Police officer stands guards as worshipers arrive for the Easter mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    2 Arrested After Gas Canisters Found Near Paris’ Notre Dame

    PARIS—Two people were in custody Wednesday after a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was found with seven gas canisters inside, and its license plates... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the budget 2017 debate at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Merkel: Migrant Situation in Germany ‘Many Times Better’

    BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended her government’s handling of the flood of migrants that crossed into Germany last year, but conceded that more still... Read more

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    Barking Dog Found Alive in Rubble Nine Days After Italy Earthquake

    Firefighters rescued a Golden Retriever from a pile of earthquake rubble after they heard the dog barking, nine days after the temblor struck central Italy... Read more

  • Residents of Christiania remove the illegal hashish stalls in Pusher Street, Copenhagen, on Friday, Sept 2, 2016. (Thomas Borberg/AP via POLFOTO)

    Residents Tear Down Infamous Hashish Market in Copenhagen

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Residents of Copenhagen’s semi-autonomous Christiania neighborhood on Friday tore down the area’s hashish market after an alleged drug dealer shot two police officers and... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

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    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

    #RamandeepSingh, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self Dead Taking #Selfie In #Pathankot, #Punjab — UJReview (@UJReview) May 2, 2016 A 15-year old teenager in India... Read more

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

  • A frame from surveillance video shows shooting suspect Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash., at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., on Sept. 23, 2016. Right: An undated Department of Licensing photo of Cetin. (Washington State Patrol via AP)

    Mall Shooting Suspect: ‘Creepy,’ Multiple Arrests, Disputes

    OAK HARBOR, Wash.—The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter had had a string of run-ins with... Read more

  • Police forensic experts examine the scene in central Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 25, 2016. (Peter Lakatos/MTI via AP)

    Hungary Manhunt in Budapest Blast That Wounded 2 Officers

    BUDAPEST, Hungary—Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country’s... Read more

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Nov. 8, 2015. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

    Clinton, Trump to Meet Separately With Israel PM Netanyahu

    NEW YORK—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for... Read more

  • Francois Ragolski, 2016 World Champion aerobatic paragliding performs aerobatic flight during the 43st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps on Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Swooping, Gliding Over the Alps at Free-Flight Festival

    SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France—In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world’s... Read more

  • Civilians watch as a tractor clears the rubble following Syrian government forces airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in Aleppo on Sept. 24, 2016. Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors as fierce airstrikes toppled buildings and killed at least 52 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 23 Killed in Aleppo as UN Meets Over Syria

    BEIRUT—At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain’s... Read more

  • A Zimbabwe National Parks official holds an elephant task during a tour of the country's ivory stockpile at the Zimbabwe National Parks Headquarters in Harare on June 2, 2016. Africa is divided over how to conserve elephants whose population has plummeted in the last decade. Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa favor selling ivory stockpiles but are opposed by about 30 African countries that want to tighten an international ban on the ivory trade. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Global Efforts Against Ivory Traffickers Still Fall Short

    JOHANNESBURG—Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials,... Read more

  • The sun sets as women visit a Yazidi shrine overlooking at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq, on May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    War Crimes Tribunal Sought to Try Islamic State Detainees

    WASHINGTON—War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case... Read more

  • South Korea's Minister of National Defence Minkoo Han delivers his speech during a plenary session at the 15th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 4, 2016. Han said South Korea will assassinate Kim Jong Un if a nuclear threat arise on Sept. 21. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Korea Will ‘Eliminate’ Kim Jong-Un, Says Defense Minister

    South Korean government officials have set forth a plan to protect its nation from North Korea’s nuclear threats. Defense Minister Han Min-koo revealed on Sept... Read more

  • North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    North Korea Vows in UN Speech to Strengthen Nuclear Forces

    UNITED NATIONS—North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country... Read more

  • An unidentified special force soldier carries a 3-year old boy rescued after going missing for three days in an undisclosed location in the Russian Siberian region of Tuva. (Tuva Emergency Situations Ministry press service photo via AP)

    Toddler Rescued After Spending 72 Hours in Siberian Woods

    MOSCOW—The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a three-year-old boy who spent 72 hours in a Siberian forest after getting lost has been rescued. The Emergencies Ministry... Read more

  • An Egyptian coast guard dinghy brings bodies from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, to the shore in Rosetta, Egypt on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Eman Helal)

    162 Bodies Retrieved After Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Egypt

    ROSETTA, Egypt—The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds... Read more

  • Protestors hold an Anti-TTIP inflatable banner during a demonstration against international trade agreements in Brussels on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A demonstration was held in the European Quarter on Tuesday to protest against trade and investment deals such as TTIP and CETA. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU Mulls Change of Tack on US Trade Pact

    BRUSSELS—European Union ministers expressed pessimism Friday that the bloc can conclude a massive trade pact with the U.S. anytime soon and debated whether to change... Read more

  • Customers stand in line at one of the few open cafeterias on Roosevelt Avenue, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 22, 2016, (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Power Slowly Coming Back After Blackout Darkens Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Power was slowly being restored in Puerto Rico on Thursday, nearly 24 hours after a blackout swept across the island when a... Read more

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    At UN Netanyahu Invites Abbas to Address Knesset

    UNITED NATIONS—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, during a speech before the U.N. General Assembly... Read more

  • Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    India Calls Pakistan ‘Terrorist State’ at UN Debate

    UNITED NATIONS—India has branded Pakistan a “terrorist state” in a stinging response to Pakistan’s criticism of Indian suppression of protests in disputed Kashmir. India exercised... Read more

  • The Great Wall at Mutianyu on the outskirts of Beiijng on January 12, 2011. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Section of Great Wall of China Marred in Name of Restoration

    BEIJING—Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—in... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria, on  Sept. 21, 2016. (Syrian Presidency via AP)

    Assad Blames US for Syria Truce Collapse

    DAMASCUS, Syria—President Bashar Assad rejected U.S. accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food... Read more

  • Department of Education employees fill a generator with diesel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Most of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 Million People Without Power

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Most of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that knocked out the entire grid, leaving... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    US, Russia Take Syria Battle to New Heights

    NEW YORK—The United States and Russia are taking their differences over the conflict in Syria to new heights, after trading ferocious allegations of duplicity and... Read more

  • A New York Police Officer stands guard in front of the New York Stock Exchange on October 11, 2001 in New York, NY on the one month anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. (Photo By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)v

    New Al-Qaeda Document Calls for Fueling Hatred to Instigate Violence

    A newly-updated report from the terrorist organization al-Qaeda calls for operatives to instigate terrorist attacks by feeding hatred and racial tensions among groups in the... Read more

  • Civilians watch as a tractor clears the rubble following Syrian government forces airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in Aleppo on Sept. 24, 2016. Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors as fierce airstrikes toppled buildings and killed at least 52 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 23 Killed in Aleppo as UN Meets Over Syria

    BEIRUT—At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain’s... Read more

  • Demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration in the town of Fuheis, 20 kilometers northwest of the capital Amman, on Sept. 25, 2016, denouncing the killing of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar (portrait). (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jordanian Writer Gunned Down Outside Courthouse

    AMMAN, Jordan—A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing... Read more

  • Syrian government forces gather in the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, north of Aleppo, on Sept. 24, 2016, after they captured the area following multiple Russian airstrikes. Syrian regime forces had been fighting to take the camp for months because it is on high ground that overlooks the rebel-held east of the embattled city of Aleppo. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syrian Rebels Reverse Government Gains in Aleppo Stalemate

    BEIRUT—A broad coalition of Syrian rebels denounced international negotiations for peace as “meaningless” on Sunday, as the U.N. Security Council prepared to convene an emergency... Read more

  • Cranes and other machineries are seen at the Israeli side of the border with Gaza Strip, on Sept. 8, 2016. Israel is building an underground wall around Gaza to stop Hamas attack tunnels, Israeli media and a local council official said. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

    Israeli Official: Gaza Underground Wall to Be Done in Months

    BEERSHEBA, Israel—A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should... Read more

  • Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem waves after addressing the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Syria Believes It’s on Way to Military Victory

    UNITED NATIONS—Syria’s top diplomat told the world’s nations Saturday that his country’s belief in military victory is greater now because the army “is making great... Read more

  • A soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    In Battle for Iraq’s Mosul, Many Forces With Many Motives

    BAGHDAD—An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that... Read more

  • Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes hit in Aleppo, Syria, on Sept. 24, 2016. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo Amid War’s Heaviest Bombing

    BEIRUT—Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what... Read more

  • A destroyed ambulance is seen outside the Syrian Civil Defense main center after airstrikes in Ansari neighborhood in the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Syria, on Sept. 23, 2016. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Syrian Troops Advance Near Aleppo, Water Cut Off Across City

    BEIRUT—Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what... Read more

  • Iraqi troops deploy in the town of Sharqat, 260 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of Baghdad and around 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Mosul, on Sept. 22, 2016 as Iraq announced that its forces have recaptured the northern town from the Islamic State in an operation launched ahead of a push for the city of Mosul. (Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraq: Triple Suicide Attack North of Baghdad Kills 11 Troops

    BAGHDAD—A triple suicide bombing against a security check point north of Baghdad on Saturday killed at least 11 members of the security forces, a police... Read more

  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Libya Falls Toward Failed State as Rival Governments and Militias Compete for Power

    A new report by the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a scathing rebuke of British actions in the Libyan civil war. Libya descended... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, a destroyed ambulance is seen outside the Syrian Civil Defense main center after airstrikes in Ansari neighborhood in the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. A Syria monitoring group and a rescue worker say an intense air bombing campaign has targeted several neighborhoods in rebel-held part of Aleppo city, including centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Intense Bombing Campaign Targets Syria Civil Defense Centers

    BEIRUT—A bombing campaign in Syria’s rebel-held districts of Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known... Read more

  • FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, image provided by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows a vest of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent hanging on a damaged vehicle, in Aleppo, Syria. A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed, and U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. (Aleppo 24 news via AP)

    Airstrike in Syria Hits Medics Responding to Earlier Bombing

    BEIRUT—An airstrike in northern Syria killed five medics responding to an earlier bombing raid, a relief group said Wednesday, a day after an airstrike on... Read more

  • A humanitarian aid truck is destroyed following air strikes in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of Aleppo on Sept. 20, 2016, (OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    US–Russia Sponsored Ceasefire Crumbles

    The delicate cease-fire negotiated between the United States and Russia has faltered after aid agencies were bombed, killing 21 civilians. The United Nations and other relief agencies... Read more

  • This image provided by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows damaged trucks carrying aid, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed, and U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. (Aleppo 24 news via AP)

    UN Suspends All Convoys in Syria After Attack on Aid Trucks

    BEIRUT—The U.N. humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following deadly airstrikes on aid trucks the previous night that activists said killed... Read more

  • Israeli border police officers search a Palestinian man near the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. A Palestinian assailant stabbed two police officers outside Jerusalem's Old City early on Monday and was shot, police said, following a bloody weekend that shattered weeks of relative calm. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Police: Palestinian Stabs Officers in Jerusalem and Is Shot

    JERUSALEM—A Palestinian assailant stabbed two police officers outside Jerusalem’s Old City early on Monday and was shot, police said, following a bloody weekend that shattered... Read more

  • A Syrian man carrying a bicycle makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on Sept. 11, 2016. (Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syrian Army Regains Areas Lost to ISIS After US-led Airstrike

    BEIRUT—Islamic State militants shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as Syrian forces regained ground lost to the extremists following a U.S.-led airstrike that hit... Read more

  • Tourists take a selfie at the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul on July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Amid Hefty Tourism Drop, Turkey Hopes to Weather Storm

    ISTANBUL—With summer drawing to a close, Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout... Read more

  • Ibrahim Alhaj, 26-year old member of Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, sits in front of a banner for the first responders rescue group in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2016. (Handout from Ibrahim Alhaj via AP)

    In Aleppo, Besieged Residents Convinced Truce Will Not Last

    BEIRUT—Residents in the rebel-held districts of Aleppo now have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by Syrian government warplanes. They have a promise of an... Read more

  • Activists in Syria’s besieged Aleppo protest against the United Nations for what they say is its failure to lift the siege off their rebel-held area, on Sept. 13, 2016. Dozens of protesters marched in al-Shaar neighborhood heading toward the Castello road, the area from which aid is expected to be delivered. “Hunger better than humiliation,” one banner read. “X the UN,” another read. (Modar Shekho via AP)

    Aid Convoys for Syria’s Aleppo Delayed Amid Rising Violence

    BEIRUT—Trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Syria’s besieged rebel-held part of the city of Aleppo were held up for yet another day as heavy fighting broke... Read more

  • Salem, 5, who suffers from malnutrition, lies on a bed at a hospital in the port city of Hodeidah, southwest of Sanaa, Yemen, on Sept. 9, 2016. Even before the war, Hodeidah was one of the poorest cities in Yemen, the Arab world’s most impoverished nation. Now, the destruction of the port city’s fishing boats and infrastructure by Saudi-led airstrikes means the U.N. estimates 100,000 children in the province are at risk of severe malnutrition. (AP Photo)

    Ravaged by Conflict, Yemen’s Coast Faces Rising Malnutrition

    SANAA, Yemen—Sitting by her son’s hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy’s skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick... Read more

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