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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:30
Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog.

East Timor government suffers defeat in parliamentary vote

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:30
East Timor’s new government suffered a defeat in parliament when a coalition of opposition parties vetoed its policy program.

5 Russian ships in Philippines to deliver military equipment

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:14
Five Russian navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to deliver donated military equipment on the country’s third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Australia dismisses North Korea letter as rant against Trump

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:58
Australia’s prime minister has dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a “rant” against President Donald Trump and a sign that the Pyongyang is “starting to feel the squeeze” of escalated sanctions.

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:26
In “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People’s Liberation Army.

Toyota, Honda confirm safety of some Kobe Steel products

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:54
Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far.

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:34
The TV cameras are rolling, the bright lights are on and the reporters are readying their notebooks.

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:18
Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. People visit friends’ homes and exchange gifts.

Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:18
Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds — bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to his right, neat stacks of somber apparel in blacks and whites to his left. Ask him which sells better, and he’ll smile.

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:02
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Venezuela opposition claims evidence of tampered vote count

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:46
Venezuela’s opposition presented evidence Thursday of possible ballot tampering in gubernatorial elections, seeking to bolster its claim that its shock loss at the polls was the result of fraud.

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:46
A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had “occupied” the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.

After Raqqa, the U.S. sees Russia, Assad looming over remaining Syrian battlefield

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:30
Rapid gains by government forces may have cut off planned advances by U.S.-backed fighters.

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face ‘hell on earth’

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:30
UNICEF says children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing “a hell on earth” in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.

EU summit: Merkel says Britain’s May trying harder with Brexit deal but it’s ‘still not enough’

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:28
EU summit: Merkel says Britain’s May trying harder with Brexit deal but it’s ‘still not enough’

Some schools in Puerto Rico to open for 1st time after Maria

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:25
Puerto Rico education officials say they are opening some public schools next week.

Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:10
The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it.

Why thousands of people in Mexico City raised their fists to the sky Thursday

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:54
It was a homage to victims of the earthquake a month ago — but so much more.

Rio 2016 head Nuzman to be released from jail

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:38
Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail after a top court decision.

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:06
The U.N. says the number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren’t rapidly provided.

EU pledges more help to Italy to reduce migrant arrivals

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:02
European Union leader Donald Tusk says the bloc has agreed to increase funding to help Italy in its efforts to keep migrants from arriving in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Aung San Suu Kyi was a ‘bright light’ for some Rohingya. That dream is dead.

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:30
Many Rohingya wonder: Were we wrong to ever have hoped?

Israeli soldier who shot fatally Palestinian seeks pardon

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:26
The office of Israel’s president says it has received a plea for pardon from a soldier convicted of fatally shooting an already wounded Palestinian attacker last year.

Brazil investigators look at meals made of processed pellets

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:26
Prosecutors in Brazil’s largest city have opened an inquiry into the mayor’s plans to offer school meals with pellets made of reprocessed food items.

Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fire

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:10
The Israeli military says it has struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from the territory.

France committed to Iran nuclear deal despite Trump decision

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:54
France has reaffirmed its support for the Iran nuclear deal following the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to no longer back it in its current form.

Putin talks like Russia’s next president, but stays silent on whether he’ll run

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:22
The Russian leader used a major speech to list the Kremlin’s grievances against the U.S.

UN chief to hold talks with Trump at White House on Friday

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:22
The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will have talks at the White House Friday with President Donald Trump and one issue certain to be on the agenda will be reform of the 193-member world organization that the U.S. leader has been pressing.

AP Explains: Status of high stakes Spain-Catalonia standoff

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:22
Spain is enduring its most acute political crisis since the return of democracy in the late 1970s, with Catalonia, its most prosperous region, positioning itself to declare its independence. Spain is moving to curtail Catalonia’s self-governing powers should the region’s leaders finally make that independence call. No compromise is in sight. Here is the status of the standoff and a look at what may happen over the coming days.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:22
Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country’s southeastern Bayda province.

French protest labor changes but fewer take to the streets

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:06
The number of French protesters appears to be falling on the third day of union-backed, nationwide demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s divisive labor reforms.

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:50
Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier’s factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday.

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes don’t allow him to fulfill his election promises

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:50
Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes don’t allow him to fulfill his election promises.

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:35
An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:35
Apple Inc. says it will investigate underpayment of bonuses after workers staged a night protest at an iPhone supplier in eastern China.

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:20
Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. People visit friends’ homes and exchange gifts.

The Latest: Putin says Russia favors a global nuclear ban

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:20
The Latest on President Vladimir Putin at a foreign policy forum (all times local):

Albanian prosecutor seeks to lift former minister’s immunity

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:04
The Albanian prosecutor general’s office says it has asked parliament to lift the immunity of a former interior minister suspected of being involved with a drug trafficking ring.

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:04
An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine is appealing for information about a photograph that prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

Hundreds of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews protest army draft

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:32
Israeli police say they have arrested 40 people in protests by a fringe group within Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Putin warns against cornering North Korea

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:32
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned against driving North Korea into a corner.

Security forces prevent Iran's popular ex-president from leaving his home: report

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
The restrictions against Mohammad Khatami highlight a political crisis between Iran's reformists and more conservative factions.

British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of his fellowship honor

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of his fellowship honor.

Tanzania arrests 12 suspected of promoting homosexuality

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
Tanzanian police say they are holding 12 men, including two South Africans, for questioning over allegations of promoting homosexuality in this East African country.

Tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence church

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
Italian news agency ANSA says a 52-year-old tourist from Spain has been killed by falling masonry in one of Florence’s most famous churches where such Italian luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolo Machiavelli are buried.

Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.

Pakistan extends militant leader’s house arrest for 30 days

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:00
A Pakistani court has extended for another month the house arrest of the former leader of a banned militant group accused by India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:56
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.

AP PHOTOS: A chaotic month in Spain’s Catalonia region

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:40
The battle between Spain and its Catalonia region has been brewing for years.

Marburg hemorrhagic fever kills 1 person in Uganda

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:40
Uganda’s health minister says one person has died of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that, like Ebola, manifests as a viral hemorrhagic fever.

How fake news helped shape the Catalonia independence vote

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:08
A picture of fingers allegedly broken by police, doctored images of bloodied activists and other false reports seemed designed to deepen divisions.

Turkey seeks Nigeria’s support against US-based cleric

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged cooperation with Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram but said he expected the African nation’s support against a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating last year’s failed coup.

German authorities investigating passenger jet flyby

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:08
German authorities are investigating if mistakes were made by air traffic controllers at Duesseldorf Airport after a pilot at bankrupt carrier Air Berlin aborted his landing at the last moment to make a low pass around the control tower.

May calls for urgency in Brexit talks as she joins EU summit

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:52
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at a European Union summit Thursday with a call for urgency and a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc — the latest attempt to reinvigorate the divorce negotiations.

Buzz off? German study finds dramatic insect decline

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:52
Scientists say an “alarming” drop in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains.

‘I’ve never had a year so bad’: How Modi’s big economic changes have hit India’s small businesses

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:36
As promises of prosperity falter, shoppers are spending less ahead of Diwali.

The Latest: Report: Saudi official visits Syria’s Raqqa

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:20
The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Amid protest, Polish government to raise health care budget

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:20
Poland’s government has announced plans to significantly increase spending on health care as a hunger protest by young doctors demanding more funds for the sector entered a third week.

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:04
A Baghdad court has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq’s Kurdish region for saying Iraqi forces were “occupying” the disputed Kirkuk province.

The Latest: Germany criticizes Israeli settlement plans

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:04
The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

U.S., Israel balk at Palestinian reconciliation, insisting Hamas must disarm

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48
If Hamas wanted any role in a future Palestinian government, it must recognize Israel, said U.S. and Israeli officials.

East Timor government suffers defeat in parliamentary vote

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48
East Timor’s new government has suffered a defeat in parliament after a coalition of opposition parties vetoed its policy program.

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48
The TV cameras are rolling, the bright lights are on and the reporters are readying their notebooks.

Albanian police seize 4 tons of cannabis and arrest 3

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48
Albanian authorities say they have arrested three people while seizing four metric tons of cannabis.

Move over America. China now presents itself as the model 'blazing a new trail' for the world.

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:32
In keynote speech, China’s president takes pain to present his nation as a model, but not as a threat.

Rejected Ghanaian asylum-seeker convicted of rape in Germany

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:32
A rejected asylum seeker from Ghana has been convicted of raping a camper in Germany.

New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:32
The Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, has opened its doors to the public.

Like Trump, Europe’s leaders must also tread delicately when consoling the families of the fallen

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:16
Condolences — or the lack thereof — can widen existing rifts between forces and the leaders they serve.

2 arrested in northern Greece on Macedonian wiretap charges

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:16
Greek authorities say they have arrested two men at an airport in northern Greece who are wanted in neighboring Macedonia on charges related to an illegal wiretapping scandal.

Grace Mugabe goes to court over diamond ring

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:16
The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has gone to court in an attempt to seize assets of a Lebanese businessman who allegedly failed to deliver to her a diamond ring worth more than $1.35 million dollars.

British retail sales slip amid household income squeeze

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:44
Official figures show that retail sales in Britain fell by a bigger than anticipated 0.8 percent in September, a drop that analysts say has its roots in the squeeze on household incomes by a spike in inflation.

Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:44
The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored U.S. trucks.

Rights group chides Poland for ‘harassment’ of protesters

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:28
Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland’s authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016.

Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:28
A witness says police fired rifles and tear gas to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters.

Facebook knocks down Thai PM’s claim of Zuckerberg meeting

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:28
Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country’s military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month.

The rise of a world power that seeks 'total control,' and 4 other stories you might have missed

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:12
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.

Mexico's presidential candidates include a Hillary wannabe and a guy promising better soccer

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:12
All these new faces, however, could split the vote and let the same old party win again.

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader’s resignation

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:12
The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for the prime minister’s resignation, saying in a Facebook post that he should show political responsibility for “failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms.”

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif indicted on corruption charges

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:40
Sharif, who was ousted earlier this year, faced charges based on the Panama Papers leaks.

Hangman’s job in Zimbabwe gets ‘flood’ of applications

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:40
The job of hangman used to be unpopular in Zimbabwe. Now the government says more than 50 people have applied to be the state’s executioner in a country where employment is hard to find.

Spain threatens to take over Catalonia’s government as constitutional crisis looms

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:24
The Catalan president won’t clarify independence plans and urges more dialogue with an increasingly impatient Madrid.

Pakistan’s ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:08
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers.

Evidence presented in Kim’s killing hasn’t ruffled defense

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:52
Evidence has accumulated against the two suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader in the first two weeks of their trial, but the top lawyers hired by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments to defend the two women say they are unruffled by what has been presented in court so far.

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif indicted on corruption charges linked to Panama Papers

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:52
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif indicted on corruption charges linked to Panama Papers.

Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:20
An Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his allies.

Taliban storm base with suicide car bombs, killing 43 Afghan soldiers

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:04
The strike is part of a string of attacks this week that have killed nearly 120 people.

Abe offers stability — and in Japan, that’s sufficient

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:04
If the polls are right, Shinzo Abe will be reelected as prime minister on Sunday.

Former French intelligence chief to testify at terror trial

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:04
A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers.

US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian government

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:04
President Donald Trump’s special Mideast envoy says if Hamas wants to play a role in any Palestinian government it must renounce violence and commit to peaceful negotiations with Israel.

Catalan leader faces looming deadline to end secession bid

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:16
Catalonia’s separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain.

After Obama, Israel’s Netanyahu relishing in Trump love fest

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:00
Widely unpopular around the world, President Donald Trump can take solace in the adulation of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, who showers him with praise and even holds his tongue over issues Israel might normally complain about.

Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:00
The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent.

Report blames pilot for fatal Dubai gyrocopter crash in 2015

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:00
Investigators say a pilot killed by a 2015 Dubai gyrocopter crash during the World Air Games failed to properly strap on his helmet before takeoff, causing it to fall off during a high-speed turn.

The Latest: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand’s next leader

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:00
The Latest on New Zealand’s government (all times local):

Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 41

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:00
Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, setting of several hours of fighting and killing at least 41 soldiers.

Turkish businessman and activist detained by police

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:12
Turkish media say a prominent businessman and rights activist has been detained for questioning by police.

Get ready for the smoke and mirrors of Putin 2018

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:08
How the Russian leader may be trying to lend a veneer of democracy to next year's presidential vote.

The North Korean capital looks great from the sky (just as the Kim regime wants)

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:36
A 360-degree video shot from a plane offers sweeping views over the showcase North Korean capital, except for the parts you're not allowed to see.

Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:20
Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family.

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