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Bahrain fines reporter $2,650 for working without press card

WASHINGTON POST - 1 min 1 sec ago
A Bahrain court has given a journalist working for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya a $2,650 fine for reporting without government accreditation.

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

WASHINGTON POST - 19 min 4 sec ago
It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing.

Trump and Obama are having very different trips to Europe

WASHINGTON POST - 47 min 10 sec ago
An awkwardly timed trip highlights the difference between two U.S. presidents.

British Transport Police adding armed patrols on some UK trains for first time

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British Transport Police adding armed patrols on some UK trains for first time.

UN chief: Health care attacked in over 20 conflict countries

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 1 min ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded and sick took place in at least 20 conflict-affected countries last year.

At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 1 min ago
At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense.

Italian court OKs class action lawsuit against Volkswagen

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 1 min ago
An Italian court has opened the way for a class action lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen over its emissions scandal.

Trump: Administration will “get to the bottom” of leaks problem; orders review and possible prosecution

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 17 min ago
Trump: Administration will “get to the bottom” of leaks problem; orders review and possible prosecution.

Egypt officials say Sinai militants kill 4 security forces

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 17 min ago
Egyptian security officials say separate attacks in restive northern Sinai peninsula where Islamic militants are active have left four security personnel dead.

The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 37 min ago
The Latest on Brazil’s political crisis (all times local):

Trump handshake showdown: France’s Macron just won’t let go

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 37 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron.

Israel to reduce Gaza electricity citing Palestinian spat

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 49 min ago
Israel says it will reduce the electricity supply to Gaza after officials in the Palestinian government in the West Bank said payments would be scaled back.

'Forget what you remember and remember what you forgot': A different view of Vietnam

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 13 min ago
Photographer Kevin German's decade-long document of Vietnam

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago
The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local):

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago
An Iraqi commander says allegations that an elite interior ministry unit fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul abused civilian detainees are “incorrect.”

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago
The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Here what’s known about them so far:

Hungary sees no reason to change law affecting Soros school

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 40 min ago
Hungary’s government says it sees no reason to alter its recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country.

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in southern Kandahar

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 40 min ago
An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.

Russia’s UN ambassador to take job in summer

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 1 min ago
A top diplomat says a new Russian ambassador to the United Nations will take his post soon.

France says Erdogan to look into case of French photographer

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 11 min ago
A senior French official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will look into the case of a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey and started a hunger strike to protest his detention.

The Latest: Canadian leader stresses intelligence-sharing

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The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

UN envoy: Cyprus leaders still ‘far apart’ on peace summit

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 20 min ago
A United Nations envoy says the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are still “far apart” on holding a final peace summit next month that would aim for an overall deal reunifying the island as a federation.

Slovakia prosecutor general wants to ban far-right party

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 31 min ago
Slovakia’s prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a parliamentary far-right party.

Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 50 min ago
Hungary’s prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country’s birth rate.

Barred by Russian TV, Navalny creates YouTube revolution

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 50 min ago
After repeated jailings, court convictions on dubious charges and an attack that damaged his eye, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is hard to unnerve. But every week his anxiety soars when he does a YouTube live broadcast.

Spanish navy rescues 282 migrants from 2 boats off Libya

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 1 min ago
Spain’s defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

Manchester attack a tough test for UK leader Theresa May

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 1 min ago
It’s a moment all leaders dread: Standing on television to tell the nation there has been a bombing — and another attack might be coming.

Russia: Islamic State group ‘prepared attacks’ in Moscow

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 1 min ago
Russia’s main domestic security agency says it has arrested four members of the Islamic State group who have been preparing attacks in Moscow.

Trump’s speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 21 min ago
Israel’s parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 21 min ago
On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. A hungry diner can now choose Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

British official: Manchester police will stop sharing bombing investigation information with U.S. amid fury over leaks

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 21 min ago
British official: Manchester police will stop sharing bombing investigation information with U.S. amid fury over leaks.

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 31 min ago
Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Manchester police chief says it will take ‘several days’ to formally identify attack victims

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 40 min ago
Manchester police chief says it will take ‘several days’ to formally identify attack victims.

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 40 min ago
Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times.

Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 40 min ago
Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation.

Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after ‘significant’ arrests

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 40 min ago
Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after ‘significant’ arrests.

Investigators face challenges as Libya becomes a key focus of bombing probe

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 43 min ago
Investigators want to learn if Manchester bomber Salman Abedi received training or help from Islamic State operatives in Libya, but the probe faces major obstacles.

Kenya says 2 police officers killed by improvised bomb

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 53 min ago
A Kenyan official says two police officers have been killed by an improvised bomb near the place where four officers died a day earlier in a similar explosion.

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 57 sec ago
Venezuelans have launched protest movements against their socialist-oriented government before. But this time may be different.

Red Cross says it’s stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 3 min ago
The International Committee of the Red Cross says that aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the conflict.

Iran claims third underground missile production site built

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 3 min ago
An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has built a third underground facility designated to produce ballistic missiles.

Denmark: South Korean woman to be extradited

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 11 min ago
Danish authorities say a South Korean woman wanted for questioning in connection with a corruption probe in her home country has dropped her opposition to extradition from Denmark.

Editor shot dead in Russia’s Siberia

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 20 min ago
Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead.

Airport strikes expected to hit Italy as G-7 summit ends

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 20 min ago
Italian air traffic controllers and some Alitalia staff plan to strike for several hours Sunday, with delays and cancellations expected the day after a Group of Seven summit ends in Taormina, Sicily.

China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 41 min ago
A Chinese government spokesman says his country is working with Pakistani authorities to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan.

Trump’s controversial visit to the The Western Wall and why it was so important to Jews

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 50 min ago
Jews were touched by Trump's prayers at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.

Namibian harbor town of Luderitz plans maritime museum

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 13 min ago
The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum.

NATO, the world’s biggest military alliance, explained

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 23 min ago
It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world’s biggest military alliance.

Manchester bombing probe expands to Germany amid raids, arrests in Britain

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 53 min ago
Authorities probing to find out why bomber was in Germany just days before the attack.

Nepal officials doubtful about 4 bodies reported on Everest

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 3 min ago
Nepalese officials are casting doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

British outrage over alleged U.S. leaks in the Manchester bomb investigation

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 13 min ago
The breaches of trust threaten to undermine the close intelligence sharing between U.S. and Britain.

Merkel, Obama to attend podium discussion at Berlin event

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 21 min ago
Tens of thousands are gathering in Berlin to listen to former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss democracy and global responsibility at a Protestant conference as the country marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 51 min ago
NATO’s chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage war against the extremists, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders.

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 51 min ago
In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

US patrol through South China sea draws protest from Beijing

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 51 min ago
China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands controlled by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea.

Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 51 min ago
Dozens of people seeking to immigrate to Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 3 min ago
Taiwan’s military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reforms

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 3 min ago
The International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports.

DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinking

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 13 min ago
South Korean officials say DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea has identified a girl missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people.

Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 21 min ago
Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas “where possible” in protest over the Australian airline’s promotion of same-sex marriage.

Test rocket launched into space from New Zealand pad

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 41 min ago
California-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 53 min ago
Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.

America's past and future collide on a single day in Europe

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 58 sec ago
Europe may have good reason to feel nostalgia for Obama.

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 3 min ago
Indonesia’s president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 23 min ago
To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 23 min ago
To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 45 min ago
Visiting a city he once called a “hellhole” to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe on Thursday to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 55 min ago
Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine city

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 55 min ago
The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south (all times local):

Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by police

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 55 min ago
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor further distanced herself from the socialist administration Wednesday, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

Pyongyang gas price surge: Bad news for Kim Jong Un?

WASHINGTON POST - 12 hours 3 min ago
While world attention has focused on Kim Jong Un’s recent missile tests, a month-long surge in gasoline prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of letting up — a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be very bad news for the North Korean economy.

N. Korea calls S. Korea’s border firing reckless provocation

WASHINGTON POST - 12 hours 25 min ago
North Korea has called South Korea’s recent firing of warning shots at the border a “reckless military provocation” aimed at promoting anti-Pyongyang sentiments and maintaining a confrontation on the peninsula.

Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong credit rating after China cut

WASHINGTON POST - 12 hours 45 min ago
Moody’s has cut its credit rating for Hong Kong hours after downgrading China for rising debt levels, which it said would have “significant impact” on the Asian financial hub because of their close links.

Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia

WASHINGTON POST - 14 hours 25 min ago
Sri Lanka’s president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

WASHINGTON POST - 14 hours 25 min ago
Brazil’s president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country’s capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader’s ouster.

Signs of the Manchester attacker’s possible radicalization appeared a year ago

WASHINGTON POST - 15 hours 1 min ago
Family friends said that the first warning signs were reported to authorities.

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

WASHINGTON POST - 15 hours 43 min ago
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

El Salvador sentences 7 gang members for killing of 11

WASHINGTON POST - 16 hours 5 min ago
A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to 390 years each for the March 2016 killings of 11 people.

UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

WASHINGTON POST - 16 hours 57 min ago
The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says the conflict-torn African country is seeing significant military action and the last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months.

An American president will speak in Germany on Thursday, and it's not Trump

WASHINGTON POST - 17 hours 45 min ago
Barack Obama will be in Germany to see Angela Merkel.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

WASHINGTON POST - 17 hours 55 min ago
The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as “major contributors to our nation’s heroin epidemic.”

20 men caught at Mexico resort police station held for trial

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:56
Twenty men who infiltrated the police department of the Mexican resort of Zihuatanejo purportedly under the orders of a drug gang leader have been ordered held for at least six months on organized crime and weapons charges.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:04
On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. Instead, in a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, a hungry diner these days can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

‘We had to pull nails out of children's faces’: Homeless men helped after Manchester blast

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:56
Two homeless rescuers are being rewarded for their daring actions, though the devastation they encountered left them scarred.

The Latest: Brazil military protects buildings during demos

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:36
The latest on the political crisis in Brazil (all times local):

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:36
In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

UN: Proposed US funding cuts would make UN’s work impossible

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:24
The U.N. spokesman says President Donald Trump’s huge proposed cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations would make it “simply impossible” for the world organization to carry out essential work to promote peace, combat poverty and provide humanitarian assistance.

A Manchester bombing victim was Internet famous for texts with his mom

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:16
"My heart is breaking,” Martyn Hett once tweeted, after no one would buy his mother's hand-knit crafts. That tweet made them both minor Internet stars.

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:14
Israel’s defense minister appears to have confirmed his country’s intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month.

A city that's been knocked down before vows to get back on its feet

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:08
But Manchester is horrified that the damage was carried out by one of its own.

Top Venezuela prosecutor says protesters killed by police

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:04
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

Protesters, politics ‘without taboos’ greet Trump in Belgium

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:04
After a serene visit to the Vatican and with Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in Brussels as thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets and the Belgian prime minister said he spoke with the president “without taboos.”

Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:04
Opposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks.

Investigators explore bomber’s links to larger network

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:54
British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

Ecuador’s Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisions

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:54
Ecuador’s incoming President Lenin Moreno is following through on a promise to try and heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarizing leftist rule by naming several people from the private sector to key cabinet posts.

Odebrecht offices raided in Argentina

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:46
A judge in Argentina has ordered a search of the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires.

Hamas to execute 3 alleged assassins days after found guilty

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:34
Hamas has announced it will execute three men on Thursday who were found guilty this week of assassinating a senior member of the militant Islamic group in March.

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:24
Britain’s home secretary criticized U.S. officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena.

Brazil’s Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:14
Thousands of protesters called for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster on Wednesday as he lost yet another key adviser amid a deepening political crisis.

CORRECTS: A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the alleged Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli.

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:14
CORRECTS: A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the alleged Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli. (Corrects APNewsAlert that did not specify Salman Abedi is alleged to have conducted the Manchester bombing.)

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