Even as he claims to care about Syrian suffering, Trump has gone out of its way to stigmatize Syrian refugees.
Crash investigators say a pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef last month, killing a honeymooning couple from Hawaii and injuring a Colorado couple.
The United Nations has granted accreditation to American groups focusing on human rights in North Korea and Iran, overturning a committee’s rejection and giving the groups the right to speak at the Human Rights Council and other U.N. bodies.
From a 93-year-old former intelligence agent to a 28-year-old economist working as a maintenance man, Cubans of every generation are watching this week as Raul Castro leaves the presidency as part of a broader handoff to a group of younger leaders.
Vietnamese police have ordered the arrest of several former officials and police officers with alleged ties to a real estate developer who was arrested after being deported from Singapore.
Russia has clashed again with the United States and its Western allies over Syria, saying airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in the war-torn nation have set back any political negotiations to end the seven-year conflict.
A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted Tuesday of violating labor laws in Thailand but still face other charges that could land them in prison for more than 10 years.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be trying out a new tactic to boost the image of his authoritarian regime — he’s putting the spotlight on the women in his life.
Colleagues and relatives have buried a magazine journalist killed over the weekend in El Salvador.
Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb.
The latest on developments in Syria (all times local):
Human Rights Watch says African migrants who were detained in war-torn Yemen have described horrific abuses, including the rape of women and boys, at the hands of local security forces backed by the United Arab Emirates.
Personal items belonging to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva including his passport and clothes have been stolen in the city where he is jailed.
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled but essentially powerless congress gave a group of self-exiled judges permission Tuesday to put President Nicolas Maduro on trial for allegedly seeking bribes from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant at the center of a regional corruption scandal.
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled but essentially powerless congress has given a group of exiled judges permission to put President Nicolas Maduro on trial for allegedly seeking bribes from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant at the center of a regional corruption scandal.
Theresa May apologized for the recent treatment of people who came from Caribbean countries decades ago.
Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued.
Questions reflect growing discomfort with support for Saudi-led war against Houthi rebels.
Washington is trying to get Arab nations to pick up the financial and military burden in Syria.
The United States has told the World Trade Organization it has agreed to discuss with China the Trump administration’s efforts to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum and an array of goods from China.
Justices on Brazil’s Supreme Court have decided that a senator who narrowly lost in the last presidential election will stand trial on corruption and obstruction of justice charges.
Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won’t be adding to that total this week.
State officials have resisted calls to have the National Guard perform immigration enforcement, hoping to limit troops’ duties to targeting drugs and gangs.
Iran’s official news agency says a rescue helicopter has crashed in the Persian Gulf, killing at least two people on board.
But Canada is now pulling all families of diplomats from the country.
Boosting social media interaction through fake “likes” or “comments” on a promotion is a clear violation of honesty, and therefor against Islam, cleric says.
China should heed warnings about breaking global trade rules, a top Trump adviser said.
Israel is marking its annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is seeking an extension of the state of emergency it declared following a failed coup in 2016.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected opposition calls for a law requiring Parliament’s approval to commit U.K. forces to military action.
Authorities say the nephew of the former chief peace negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group has been taken to the U.S. to help prosecutors build a drug case against a top rebel ideologue.
Owners of the newly-privatized port of Thessaloniki, in Greece’s second-largest city, say they will need to spend an additional 27 million euros ($33.4 million) on unforeseen equipment repairs and upgrades, arguing that facilities were in far worse condition than described by the previous, state-appointed management.
The new U.N. envoy for Yemen says a political solution to end the three-year war in the Arab world’s poorest country is available” — but he warns “there is a real danger” that intensified military confrontations and missile launches aimed at Saudi Arabia “may in a stroke take peace off the table.”
A little-known engineer and Communist Party member is expected to take his place.
"For me, reliability is one of the most important political qualities,” Heiko Maas says.
The European Union says Turkey has failed to make progress and is even backsliding on bringing its laws into line with EU standards as it seeks to join the bloc.
Niger’s military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead.
Attorney General Sessions says enough fentanyl was seized to kill more than 250,000 people.
German prosecutors say a man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on a train full of soccer fans was convicted of another rape in November, but had not yet started serving his sentence.
In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.
Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.
Slovakia’s national police chief will resign following street protests against him as the nation struggles with a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
The European Union wants to make data like fingerprints mandatory for ID cards in member countries as part of new measures it says will help fight crime and prevent extremist attacks.
The Latest on the political situation in the Balkans (all times local):
A Polish nationalist group has asked prosecutors to investigate whether the Israeli president broke a new Holocaust speech law during a visit to Poland last week.
Armenia’s former president has been elected prime minister amid large-scale protests.
Case brings new scrutiny to sexual assaults in India.
Russia’s communications watchdog says it is blocking access to some servers owned by tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have held talks that focused on trade, growth, global security and climate.
Romanian prosecutors have formally indicted former President Ion Iliescu for crimes against humanity over his role in deaths that occurred during Romania’s anti-communist revolution.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kind words for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with a little bit of prompting.
Syrian state TV: International chemical weapons watchdog team enters Douma, the town where the alleged attack happened.
UK media committee: ex-CEO of Cambridge Analytica refuses to testify citing probe by information commissioner’s office.
Ecuadorean authorities say a dissident rebel group has kidnapped two people in the same border area where three press workers the group held were killed last week.
Greece’s prime minister says relations between his country and Turkey are experiencing a “period of instability,” and is stressing that Greece will not negotiate about any part of its territory amid increased tension with its eastern neighbor.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she can envision the United States re-joining the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal but not without renegotiation.
Britain’s famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship will finally open as a floating luxury hotel moored off Dubai nearly a decade after her last ocean voyage.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has personally apologized for the treatment of long-term U.K. residents from the Caribbean who have been asked to prove their right to stay in the country or face deportation.
Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie.
This treatment of some of society's most vulnerable risks perpetuating cycles of violence and despair in Iraqi society
In a story April 16 about the aftermath of Western airstrikes in the Syrian town of Douma, The Associated Press referred erroneously to the Syrian government as Abbas’ government instead of Assad’s. It was a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
A Jakarta court has ruled against the Indonesian police’s seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. probe into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment company.
British officials say the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin.
Pakistani police say they lobbed tear gas and fired gunshots in the air to try to disperse an angry crowd hurling stones at the officers. The violence left one protester dead after a gunshot to the head.
A special adviser to the South Korean president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely decided to put his nuclear weapons program up for negotiation to win outside rewards so he can improve his country’s economy, win public trust at home and prolong his leadership.
11 days after the attack, the OPCW will finally be allowed access to the suspected chemical weapons attack site near Damascus.
Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match.
The French president has turned to a former investment banker for policy ideas.
The anti-dumping measures come after a ban against selling U.S. products to Chinese tech firm ZTE.
Greek authorities say hundreds of refugees and other migrants have crossed the land border with Turkey in the past two days, with illegal crossings in the area increasing significantly following Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning that the volatile Balkans could face a return to war if countries in the region have no hope of joining the European Union.
Syrian state TV says false alarm, not outside aggression, set off Syrian air defenses early this morning.
FIFA has charged World Cup host Russia with fan racism less than two months before the tournament begins.
China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its escalating dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump and strained relations with other trading partners.
Turkey’s deputy prime minister says the ruling party will evaluate a call for early presidential and parliamentary elections.
German prosecutors say special forces have raided the apartments of four people who were allegedly involved in creating a far-right terrorist organization.
Egypt’s top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook “likes” is prohibited under Islam because it’s a form of fraud and deception.
Human Rights Watch says Burundi’s government forces and ruling party members have beaten and killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule.
Iran’s official IRNA news agency says gunmen have shot and killed two guards at an outpost along the country’s southeastern border with Pakistan.
The European Union’s top court has ruled that Poland violated environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests.
Top European Union court says Poland violated EU law with extensive logging in pristine forest.
A Pakistani high court has convicted a former judge and his wife of torturing a 10-year-old child working as a servant at their home and sentenced them to a year in prison.
A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S presidential election, have emerged briefly for a Thai court hearing after being held virtually incommunicado in an immigration jail.
An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll.
China has ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to mounting trade conflicts with Washington.
The German Foreign Ministry says a German-Turkish dual national has apparently been arrested in Istanbul, an incident that comes as relations between the two countries have been strained by previous arrests of German citizens.
An Afghan official says at least six civilians were shot and killed by gunmen in western Ghor province.
An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country’s 70th anniversary festivities.
Shinzo Abe visits Mar-a-Lago as both he and Trump grapple with spiraling domestic scandals.
Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for two days of talks, hoping to keep Japan’s interests on the table in a possible U.S.-North Korea summit as well as stem a slide in his voter support ratings.
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:
Some of the main figures in the Cuban establishment as the government prepares to usher in new leadership:
Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans. Rings of grim-faced bodyguards protect him, pistols under crisp guayabera shirts. The 86-year-old president of Cuba arrives at official events moments before they begin, and the audience rises to applaud.
The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
France’s president tries to walk back remarks that he persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria.
A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has told an Australian court that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has waded back into the young country’s politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child malnutrition and providing clean water.
Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.