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Son of ex-dictator’s aide leads race as Paraguay votes

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:21
The son of a former dictator’s top aide appeared to have a strong lead heading into Sunday’s election for Paraguayan president, aided by a booming economy under his party.

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there’s no ‘Plan B’

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:21
French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there’s no “Plan B.”

The world's oldest person died at 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century.

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:14
Nabi Tajima chalked up her longevity to good food and sleep.

As Macron arrives to meet Trump, fate of Iran nuclear deal is front and center

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:14
Europeans hope the French president can forge a compromise that would preserve the 2015 accord.

Turkish lawmakers switch parties in challenge to Erdogan

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:00
More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rivals scramble to challenge him in a surprise snap election that could solidify his rule.

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:22
Kuwaiti police have arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes.

UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jet

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:22
The United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner landing in Bahrain. Qatar did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:03
A spokesman for Iraq’s military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday’s airstrikes by Iraq’s air force in Syria.

Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:10
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan.

Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:10
Russia’s communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.

US, Jordan troops practice response to hazardous materials

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:10
U.S. and Jordanian forces in protective suits have practiced how to handle chemical, biological and nuclear materials.

Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:32
Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded.

Gunmen kill 2 Shiites in Pakistan

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:20
Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed two Shiites and wounded a third in Quetta, the latest in a recent series of attacks on the religious minority.

Armenia protest leader arrested after failed talks with PM

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:20
The leader of major political protests that have gripped the Armenian capital for more than a week has been arrested, and the streets of Yerevan are echoing with the blare of car horns in a new technique for expressing opposition.

White House privately skeptical of North Korea’s plans to freeze nuclear testing

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:03
Aides questioned whether Kim Jong Un’s moves are aimed at appearing reasonable and willing to compromise ahead of a planned summit with President Trump.

Avicii, struggling with health and fame, tried to walk away from it all two years before he died

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:03
At the height of his career, the DJ stopped touring to try to preserve his physical and mental health.

High-rise in Dubai catches fire

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:49
A fire has broken out at a high-rise building in Dubai.

Turkey elections: 15 opposition lawmakers switch parties

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:49
Turkey’s main opposition party says that 15 of its lawmakers have resigned their membership to join another opposition party in solidarity before upcoming snap elections.

Libyan airstrikes target ‘terrorist sites’ east of Misrata

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:29
The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against “terrorist sites” near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia.

Macron to give Trump seedling from World War I battle site

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:19
French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling.

Instead of peace, indigenous Filipinos get the Duterte treatment

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:12
Residents of Mindanao are caught between the government and the long-running communist insurgency.

The Latest: Pope calls for peace amid Nicaragua protests

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:59
The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local):

At least 31 Afghans killed in Kabul by suicide bomber, official says

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:32
At least 54 others were wounded in the attack at an entrance for the office for voters’ registration. Long-delayed elections in Afghanistan are set for October.

Malaysia: Security increased after Palestinian gunned down

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:19
Malaysian police say an investigation is underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man and that security is being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations.

Will President Trump ever go to London? The saga of the special relationship's long delayed visit.

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:10
The United States has had a storied relationship with Britain. So has President Trump.

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:59
Voting in one of Italy’s tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians in Rome struggle to form a national government.

Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:49
Indian police say government forces have killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout in a forested area in western India.

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:49
Britain’s health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don’t do more to protect children.

Tourists at French abbey evacuated after threat

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:18
French authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:58
Germany’s center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party’s recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always ‘be merciful’

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:58
Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:58
Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week.

Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:49
Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded.

The Latest: 12 killed, 57 wounded in Afghanistan bombing

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:09
The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:09
Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise.

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:47
Iran’s official judicial news agency is reporting that police have arrested a former Tehran prosecutor who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following the country’s 2009 protests.

Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:47
The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid.

Suicide bomber strikes in Afghan capital, 4 killed

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:39
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a voter registration center in the capital, killing at least four people.

China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:47
The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.

Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:57
Past failures to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons will loom large when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to kick off a new round of high-stakes diplomacy.

Hot temperatures made these birds shrink

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:57
The research by scientists in Australia adds to a growing body of evidence indicating that many species are undergoing physical and behavioral changes in response to global warming.

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:57
The fire department says the death toll from two boats that capsized in southern China has risen to 17.

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:49
Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.

World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:36
The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.

An official says world’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:36
An official says world’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117.

Nicaragua says it’s open to dialogue after 9 dead in unrest

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:27
Nicaragua’s government says it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week.

After rare gunfire in Saudi capital, officials say they shot down a toy drone

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:09
Saudi Arabia’s security forces have been on high alert because of increasingly frequent attacks coming from Yemen

2 more killed in Nicaragua social security protests: reports

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:57
Nine people have been killed in unrest, vice president says.

State media: Saudi security forces respond to small drone

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:45
Saudi state media is reporting that security forces responded to a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom’s capital after online videos circulated purporting to offer the sound of small-arms fire the area.

Priest shot dead in Mexico marks 2nd clerical murder in week

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34
Roman Catholic authorities in Mexico say a priest has been killed in the west-central state of Jalisco, the second cleric slain in the country this week.

Opposition leader predicts Turkish voters will oust Erdogan

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party says he is confident of winning June 24 snap elections and ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan despite a lagging performance in past races.

Cuba’s Diaz-Canel receives Maduro in first act as president

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has received his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in his first official act as the country’s leader.

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34
Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government.

India institutes death penalty for child rape in wake of 8-year-old’s brutal killing

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:40
The government acted after days of criticism over its handling of the controversial case.

Suspicious factory underscores challenge of verifying North Korea’s nuclear promises

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:17
Even as Kim Jong Un pledges to freeze nuclear tests, some weapons programs may advance in secret, experts say.

Spain: March demands closer prisons for Basque militants

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:13
Several thousand protesters have marched in northern Spain to demand that imprisoned members of the militant Basque group ETA be moved to prisons closer to their homes.

Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:04
Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s president has criticized the morality police’s use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code.

Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:33
Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s president has criticized the morality police’s use of violence against woman failing to observe the national Islamic dress code.

Russia reports 10 terror suspects killed in Caucasus region

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:53
Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says nine insurgents in the Caucasus region who allegedly were planning acts of terrorism during public holidays in May have been killed by police.

North Korea is setting the mood for a summit with Trump. And that is progress.

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:37
While there is good cause to be skeptical, North Korea’s latest steps are in the right direction.

Holocaust survivor warns Polish leaders over Nazi groups

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:34
A Holocaust survivor has told people at an anti-fascist rally that Poland’s leaders tolerate groups with Nazi-inspired ideologies.

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:14
Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

International inspectors enter Douma, site of alleged Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:47
After a week of delays, team gains entry to city where at least 43 people died after April 7 attack.

French nun known as allied troops ‘White Angel’ dies at 103

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:43
French authorities say a 103-year-old nun known as the “White Angel” who helped allied soldiers during a failed World War II raid has died.

Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:33
Ireland’s premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of Europe’s strictest abortion rules.

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:33
Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack.

Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:53
Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides.

UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:32
The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials were meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.

Russian Foreign Ministry says chemical weapons inspectors have left for Syria’s Douma

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:02
Russian Foreign Ministry says chemical weapons inspectors have left for Syria’s Douma.

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:02
Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital.

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:32
An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province.

5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:32
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water.

Imprisonment of ex-president Lula seen as potential turning point for Brazil

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:07
Nation wonders whether a sweeping corruption probe marks a temporary crackdown — or a sustainable shift in Latin American governance.

Emmanuel Macron, seen as France’s Obama, may govern more like Trump

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:07
He has warned against authoritarianism abroad but consolidated power at home.

The Latest: UN envoy encouraged Russia backs Geneva process

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:52
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Syria’s Damascus region to see thousands more evacuations

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:31
Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside.

India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:11
India’s government has decided to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women.

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:03
The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen.

Natalie Portman says she won’t endorse Netanyahu but she won’t boycott Israel either

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:32
"I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation."

New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:21
Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.

AP Analysis: Good and bad news in NKorea’s latest nuke offer

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:21
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents — and it doesn’t appear to have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal.

Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:03
Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group.

Son of Stroessner-era figure expected to win Paraguay vote

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:18
The son of a top aide to late Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to easily win Sunday’s presidential election, promising to continue the country’s strong economic growth with business-friendly policies.

6 countries suspend membership in UNASUR regional bloc

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:09
A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter U.S. influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group.

Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:47
The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen says he believes more people are dying now from indirect effects of the conflict than from bombing, shelling and ground attacks.

2 more killed in Nicaragua social security protests: reports

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:18
Two university student protesters were killed Friday in clashes over a social security reform pushed by President Daniel Ortega’s government, according to independent media reports.

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:57
Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:19
A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government’s case against the journalists.

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Crowe after investigation

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:19
Speed Skating Canada has fired national long-track coach Michael Crowe, four months after former American speedskaters claimed he had sexual relationships with athletes while a U.S. coach.

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:08
The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:28
North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

The Latest: S. Korea calls nuke suspension ‘progress’

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:28
The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local):

The Latest: Trump welcomes end of North Korea nuclear tests

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:47
The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. (all times local):

Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:39
The attorney general made his position known in a recent phone call with White House counsel Donald McGahn.

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:38
North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

North Korean leader suspends nuclear and missile tests, shuts down test site

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:30
The surprise announcement comes less than a week before inter-Korean summit.

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests, plans to close nuclear test site

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:17
North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests, plans to close nuclear test site .

Raul Castro acts like he’s retiring though future unclear

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:07
Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The 86-year-old revolutionary departed from his prepared remarks, making jokes and reminiscing about the past. He talked about his great-grandchildren.

Comey and McCabe, once strong defenders of each other, stake out opposite positions in burgeoning feud

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:31
Former law enforcement officials fear the dispute is undermining the FBI’s credibility.

40,000 gather in Armenia to demand leader’s resignation

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:26
About 40,000 demonstrators have gathered in Armenia’s capital as a week of protests against the country’s new prime minister showed no sign of dissipating.

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