Greece: Protest of squatted building arson brings tear gas

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:44
Greek riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades during clashes with activists protesting an arson fire at a building used by anarchist squatters in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

A German nurse was convicted of murdering two patients. Police say he killed 97 more.

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:38
Niles Hoegel is already serving a life sentence for two murders. But they were barely a fraction of what authorities now say was a staggering body count.

Saudi Arabia, answering critics, announces new measures to ease Yemen’s humanitarian crisis 

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:08
The Saudi-led coalition has been accused of imposing a blockade in the midst of Yemen’s civil war

Vandals attack another church in Chile after Pope visit

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:04
Authorities say that vandals have attacked another Roman Catholic church with firebombs in Chile.

AP Explains: Turkey’s ‘Operation Olive Branch’ in Afrin

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:54
Turkey has launched an air and ground campaign into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwestern Syria. Codenamed “Operation Olive Branch,” it’s the latest chapter in a decades-long conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militants. Here’s a look at why this is happening now and what’s at stake:

Leader of Britain's rightist UKIP struggles to save his job — and the populist party

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:30
The U.K. Independence Party is imploding, and its latest leader — tarred by his girlfriend’s racist texts — is resisting a no-confidence vote.

Mexico federal prosecutors take on Chihuahua corruption case

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:30
Mexico’s top electoral crimes prosecutor says federal officials will take over the investigation into a former governor who allegedly channeled state funds to the ruling party.

UN readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in Syria

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 20:10
The United Nations is ready to help people who might flee from the Afrin enclave, where Turkish troops are on the offensive against Kurdish fighters, the top U.N. official in Syria said Monday.

'An abuser and pervert': Women in Spain want a statue of Woody Allen removed

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:54
The feminist group says a man accused of molesting his daughter should not be honored in public.

Head of Britain’s army warns of eroding capability

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:39
Britain’s army chief warned Monday that the country’s ability to withstand attack and respond to threats is being eroded by a lack of investment in the military, increasing pressure on the government to boost defense spending.

Ohio man who trained with terrorists overseas and plotted to kill U.S. troops sentenced to 22 years

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:23
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud traveled to Syria to train with the al-Nusrah Front and plotted an attack when he was back in the U.S.

The Latest: Tillerson says US discussing Syria security zone

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:07
The Latest on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Europe (all times local):

Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:07
A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn’t vote for President Vladimir Putin in March’s election — an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church whose hierarchs have maintained warm ties with the Kremlin.

The Navy built a 'fast, agile' warship for $440M. It's been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve.

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:52
The newly commissioned USS Little Rock got trapped by ice near Montreal on its maiden voyage to Florida.

Belgium reduces terror threat to level unseen since 2015

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:36
Belgium is reducing its terror threat level from the second-highest mark for the first time in over two years.

Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:36
Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti.

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:36
Key eurozone leaders say Greece is expected to pass the latest review of its bailout program, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer.

Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his ‘heart’ aimed at fair immigration system regardless of race

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:20
Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his ‘heart’ aimed at fair immigration system regardless of race.

Ecuador’s president takes aim at WikiLeaks’ Assange

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:20
Ecuador’s president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London.