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New German parliament meets, with nationalists taking seats

WASHINGTON POST - 39 min 54 sec ago
Germany’s newly elected parliament is set to hold its opening session, with lawmakers from the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany taking their seats for the first time after last month’s election.

New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting

WASHINGTON POST - 39 min 54 sec ago
New Zealand’s incoming government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting 100 million trees each year, ensuring the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport.

Mysterious braid-chopping bandits have Kashmiris in panic

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 58 min ago
Young men wielding knifes or cricket bats patrol the nighttime streets of India-controlled Kashmir in an ad-hoc vigilante effort to deter bandits who have been chopping off women’s long, woven hair.

Trump's Niger uproar shines light on the U.S.'s murky African wars

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 14 min ago
An unseemly controversy at home brings attention to a complicated, shadowy war abroad.

Australian kayaker tells off being tossed into air by shark

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 14 min ago
A 15-year-year-old girl has told how she survived being tossed from a kayak by a great white shark off the Australian coast.

China’s Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 45 min ago
China’s ruling Communist Party has amended its constitution to add President Xi Jinping’s name and ideology in an extension of his formidable political sway.

The Latest: Suspect in Kim murder emotional on airport visit

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 45 min ago
The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler’s half brother (all times local):

China’s Communist Party inserts President Xi Jinping’s name, ideology into party’s constitution in symbol of his power

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 1 min ago
China’s Communist Party inserts President Xi Jinping’s name, ideology into party’s constitution in symbol of his power.

Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 1 min ago
The Australian defense chief says her country will deploy forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines.

CORRECTS: Women accused of Kim Jong Nam murder tour the Malaysian airport as trial participants visit scene of attack

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 37 min ago
CORRECTS: Women accused of Kim Jong Nam murder tour the Malaysian airport as trial participants visit scene of attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert by removing reference to re-enactment)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 53 min ago
Hong Kong’s highest court has freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014.

Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 53 min ago
The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader’s half brother are visiting the crime scene at the Malaysian airport as part of a re-enactment of the fatal attack.

Women on trial in Kim Jong Nam murder are visiting the Malaysian airport as part of a trial re-enactment of the attack

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 53 min ago
Women on trial in Kim Jong Nam murder are visiting the Malaysian airport as part of a trial re-enactment of the attack.

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law freed on bail pending appeal of case related to 2014 protests

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 9 min ago
Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law freed on bail pending appeal of case related to 2014 protests.

Xi accrues power, worrying critics and delighting supporters

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 12 min ago
The model lunar rover didn’t much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Nor did the displays charting China’s climate change progress or other technological advancements.

Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 43 min ago
Four of the five opposition governors recently elected in Venezuela took an oath Monday before leaders of the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly, reversing an earlier refusal and underlining fractures in the opposition.

UN to vote on extending Syria chemical weapons inspectors

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 59 min ago
The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a Tuesday vote on a U.S.-sponsored resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and the big question is whether Russia will veto it.

Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 19 min ago
Four of the five opposition governors recently elected in Venezuela have taken an oath before leaders of the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly after initially refusing to do so.

US sending back diplomats pulled from Venezuela amid unrest

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:13
The Trump administration has approved the return to Venezuela of several U.S. government employees pulled from the country in July at the height of anti-government protests.

Cyprus: Big EU members should accept more migrants

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:26
Large European Union countries should do their fair share and accept more migrants from overburdened members that are the typical entry points into Europe, Cyprus’ interior ministry said Monday.

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