One Republican senator says the administration seems determined to give Syria to Assad, Russia and Iran.
As Mexico prepares for the first of three presidential candidate debates, the governing party is struggling to remain relevant in the campaign ahead of the July 1 election.
Marian Kalwary can still hear the faint chant of a thin little girl trying to sell insoles to people on a street of the Warsaw ghetto and get food. No one bought them and some days later the girl vanished from the street.
"Unprecedented.” “Radical.” “Catastrophic.” The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is even worse than experts thought.
Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country’s online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram.
Swiss police say 15 people have been injured, one of them seriously, when a bus carrying foreign tourists crashed into a truck on a highway in northern Switzerland.
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said he is suspending his country’s role as a mediator in peace talks between Colombia’s government and the nation’s last major rebel army.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief says she believes Greece and Macedonia can overcome a long-standing name dispute by late June, clearing the way for the Balkan nation to start accession talks.
The youth wing of Russia’s dominant party says it will begin training groups of activists to mobilize quickly to conduct counterdemonstrations to opposition protests.
A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old man in Berlin and cashing his benefit checks for a decade.
Hamburg is the first city to say “no” to vehicles that have been a mainstay of the country’s auto industry.
Saudi Arabia heralds opening of cinemas, screening Hollywood’s “Black Panther” in country’s first movie theater.
Hundreds of refugees in a southeastern Lebanese town returned to Syria in what they say is a voluntary decision to return to homes in the war-torn country.
Thousands of people are flooding into the Armenian capital to protest the former president’s shift into the prime minister’s seat, which they see as an attempt to hold on to power.
Britain’s key Brexit bill has hit a hurdle, with the House of Lords voting to seek continued membership in the European Union’s customs union.
An Egyptian court has sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges.
Greek officials say the government will respect a landmark court decision against a European Union policy that allowed authorities to force refugees and migrants to stay on the Greek islands where they first arrived even after they had applied for asylum.
The mayor of San Juan says Wednesday’s Cleveland-Minnesota game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium will be played as scheduled, despite an island-wide blackout that hit Puerto Rico.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma.
The flags of more than 50 nations flew outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Queen Elizabeth II prepared to welcome leaders from the Commonwealth, an international club with an eclectic membership, an identity problem and an uncertain future.
A victory would give the Turkish president sweeping authorities under a new system of government narrowly approved by voters last year.
The president confirmed he sent CIA Director Mike Pompeo to confer with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Slovakia’s prosecutor general has signed a deal to create an international team to investigate into the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
A senior cleric says Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church has for the first time defrocked a priest for sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was a child.
The lone official candidate for next president of Cuba is Miguel Diaz-Canel, all but assuring he’ll replace Raul Castro.
The remnants of a migrant caravan of Central Americans that drew the ire of President Donald Trump are continuing their journey north through Mexico toward the U.S. border.
The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant’s data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place.
An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.
President Raul Castro brought gradual but significant changes to Cuba in his 10 years as head of state:
Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico, which suffering unstable power grid following hurricane.
Germany’s foreign ministry says it’s waiting to learn why one of its nationals was arrested in Istanbul in the latest such incident to strain relations between the two countries.
A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world’s oceans.
The 90-year-old monarch was hit 'extremely hard' by the death of her 14-year-old pooch, the Daily Mail reports.
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Raul Castro’s time in office has seen dramatic changes in Americans’ ability to travel to Cuba, with a dramatic opening under U.S. President Barack Obama, then a partial reduction under President Donald Trump:
The gathering plans to formally vote for a new leadership — the first outside the Castro family since Fidel swept to power nearly 60 years. But the succession was carefully orchestrated and few major policy shift were expected.
Austria may want to play diplomat in an escalating cold war.
Belgian authorities are investigating whether three companies might have been involved in the illegal export to Syria of a chemical that could be used in the production of sarin gas.
The former head of Hungary’s swimming federation has firmly denied allegations he ordered the 1998 murder of a business rival.
Greek police say they have caught the suspected head of a European organized crime ring specializing in burglaries, robberies and extortion in France and Greece.
Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba’s presidency, but he isn’t giving up power.
A total of sixteen people — six police officers and ten suspects — were killed in two confrontations in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said Wednesday.
The Latest on the meeting of Cuba’s legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro’s presidency (all times local):
“She was seduced by lifestyle and the opportunity to post glamorous Instagram photos from around the world,” a judge said of Melina Roberge.
The German government says the death of a Russian journalist who fell from his balcony should be investigated.
The pregnant, 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern pushes back on comparisons to the U.S. leader.
Cuba opens National Assembly session that will choose Raul Castro’s successor as president.
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Turkey’s president announces snap parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24.
About 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at World Cup games in Russia.
Seoul is frantically preparing for next week’s summit between the two Korean leaders.
Libya’s navy says it has rescued 217 African migrants from two rubber boats that were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.
Growing sources of firearms are posing new challenges to European law enforcement long accustomed to the scarcity of guns
Taiwan is emphasizing its ties with one of the few countries that grant it diplomatic recognition as President Tsai Ing-wen visits the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland.
German retail group Tengelmann has named Christian Haub as its sole CEO after his brother went missing during a skiing trip in the Swiss Alps.
He searched for President Trump a total of 819 times across Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook.
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The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain (all times local):
The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Washington on April 27 to meet President Donald Trump.
Berlin police say two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked and insulted by a group of three other men, who whipped one with a belt in an apparent anti-Semitic assault.
Zimbabwe is celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 and some say it feels like a second emancipation.
French authorities say at least 15 people have been injured in a road accident involving two minibuses in northern France.
The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so-far-futile attempt to block a popular messaging app.
One key question: What would denuclearization on the Korean peninsula really entail?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting the leader of the country’s main nationalist party to discuss his political ally’s surprise call for early elections.
Almost half of Americans want a stronger relationship with Japan in the face of a rising China.
Cuban state media say the country’s National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day.
Syrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through.
A top Japanese finance ministry official has resigned over sexual misconduct allegations.
Polish police say that a truck has collided with a bus transporting students in northwestern Poland, killing two people and injuring 17.
Belgian authorities are investigating whether three companies might have been involved in the illegal export of chemicals to Syria.
A giraffe in a German zoo has been outfitted with a transmitter to help scientists learn more about his habits to better protect the species in the wild.
North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week.
Police in Pakistan say a member of the country’s Shiite minority has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta.
Swedish police say Icelandic colleagues have informed them that a man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies, likely fled to Sweden after a prison break.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has tapped the Senate president, a longtime supporter of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, to explore possible alliances to create a governing majority in Parliament more than a month after Italy’s inconclusive elections.
Ferries to and from the Greek islands are tied up in port due to a 24-hour strike by seamen protesting reforms to their sector.
Indonesian police have arrested the alleged head of a bootleg liquor empire following the deaths of dozens of people this month from drinking tainted alcohol.
A senior U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a sweeping security crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a law targeting human rights offenders.
Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe as part of efforts to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.
The German government says it wants to cut off public funding for a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban.
An Australian court has sentenced a Canadian woman to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship.
Pope Francis has met with the father of a terminally ill British toddler, after an appeals court ruled that his parents can’t take him to Italy for further medical treatment.
Egypt’s military says its forces have killed a man they identified as the leader of the Islamic State group in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
A senior European Union official has praised Macedonia’s progress in efforts to join the EU, but warned the Balkan country needs to successfully implement its promised reforms if it is to join the bloc.
International chemical weapons inspectors do not appear to have visited the site of a suspected attack in Syria after days of delays by Syrian and Russian authorities.
Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued.
Israelis have come to a two-minute standstill to remember fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism as the country marks Memorial Day, one of the most somber days on its calendar.
Police say they will have to evacuate an area around Berlin’s central railway station on Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work.
Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are meeting to discuss the nerve agent attack in Britain on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province, an attack claimed by the Taliban.
German authorities say they have raided 62 properties and arrested seven people in an investigation of an alleged trafficking ring set up to bring Thai women and transsexuals to Germany to work as prostitutes.
Families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to do more than just bring up the issue during his expected talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Australia’s government has confirmed that an Australian has been detained in Iraq after a media report that an Islamic State group commander suspected of masterminding a plot to blow up an airline flight from Sydney last year and an Australian relative were captured.
German government and union negotiators have reached a deal that should give some 2.3 million public-sector workers a wage increase averaging 7.5 percent over the next two years.
China’s navy is holding live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence after moves by the U.S. to increase support for Taiwan’s government.
Families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea are urging President Donald Trump to do more than just bring up the issue at his expected talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan has reported that its trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March.
President Donald Trump has given his “blessing” for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War at their summit next week amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff.