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For many in the Holy Land, Trump’s visit was a success for what he didn’t say

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:44
The U.S. president spoke about achieving peace but was vague on the details.

Armed troops guard Buckingham Palace and other London landmarks after Manchester attack

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:44
Armed soldiers were seen arriving outside Downing Street, Parliament and Westminster.

A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:44
A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli.

Libyan security force: Brother of alleged Manchester bomber “was aware of all the details” of attack plans

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:44
Libyan security force: Brother of alleged Manchester bomber “was aware of all the details” of attack plans.

If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:34
Brazilian President Michel Temer faces a growing risk of not finishing his term after the emergence of an audio recording that appears to capture him endorsing hush money for a convicted former lawmaker. Many Brazilians are starting to think about who might replace him.

Does India have more people than China? A U.S. researcher claims Beijing's population statistics are wrong.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:18
Yi Fuxian is a critic of China's population control policies.

Libyan security spokesman says brother of alleged Manchester bomber arrested in Tripoli

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:14
Libyan security spokesman says brother of alleged Manchester bomber arrested in Tripoli.

Security tight ahead of Europa League final in Stockholm

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:04
Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Police arrest 5th suspect in bombing near Manchester, are assessing a ‘package’ suspect was carrying

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:04
Police arrest 5th suspect in bombing near Manchester, are assessing a ‘package’ suspect was carrying.

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:04
Poland’s prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government’s opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants.

Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:54
The father of the 22-year-old Briton who police say bombed a concert in Manchester insisted Wednesday that his son was innocent and just had been preparing to go on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 4

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:44
Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers.

Suspected suicide bomb in Indonesia’s capital kills policeman, injures 4 others

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:34
Suspected suicide bomb in Indonesia’s capital kills policeman, injures 4 others.

US drone strike on Afghan border kills 3 Pakistani Taliban

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:24
A Pakistani government official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants.

A Palestinian’s daily commute through an Israeli checkpoint

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:12
A young father builds houses in East Jerusalem to support his family. But to get there, he must jam through a chaotic Israeli crossing.

Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:12
An independent report has concluded that Europe’s Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn’t cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent.

French photographer detained in Turkey starts hunger strike

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:12
A leading advocate for press freedoms says a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey has started a hunger strike to protest his detention.

Czech crisis ends with finance minister replacement

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:02
The Czech Republic’s president has fired Finance Minister Andrej Babis and appointed his replacement, a move that ends the country’s political crisis.

Algeria’s president names new prime minister after poll win

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:54
Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named a new prime minister following the ruling coalition’s victory in parliamentary elections earlier this month in the oil-rich North African country.

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:54
Ivanka Trump met Wednesday met with a group of African women who were trafficked into Italian prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears.

Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:44
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the European Union wants Turkey to abandon its membership bid and says it’s up to the bloc to decide whether the accession talks should be terminated.

New York governor offers talks with Hungary on Soros school

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:44
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is ready for talks with Hungary’s government on the status of Central European University.

Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:34
A Somali police officer says at least four people have been killed and more than 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu.

Pope Francis presents Trump with a 'politically loaded gift': His encyclical on climate change

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:04
The pope appeared to make his point with the gift.

Britain dispatches military as it stares down the threat of further attacks

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:04
The prime minister's announcement underscored the depths to which terrorism carried out by adherents of the Islamic State has roiled Western Europe.

Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:04
Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines.

Egypt denies Sudan claims of providing vehicles to rebels

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:04
Egypt has denied the announcement by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region.

These Somalis fled famine, only to lose their kids to cholera

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:36
People seeking refuge from a killer drought are facing awful choices.

As European leaders sit with Trump, relief that meetings are happening at all

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:36
Brussels is a city filled with organizations Trump has condemned.

President Trump arrives in Brussels for NATO meetings, fourth stop on his overseas trip.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:36
President Trump arrives in Brussels for NATO meetings, fourth stop on his overseas trip.

Rangers try to rescue wild elephant in India’s northeast

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:36
Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.

Mugabe’s daughter named to Zimbabwe censorship board

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:24
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s daughter has been appointed to the country’s censorship board.

Manchester police chief: ‘very clear this is a network’ authorities are investigating after concert attack

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:24
Manchester police chief: ‘very clear this is a network’ authorities are investigating after concert attack.

Manchester police chief says a total of 4 people arrested so far in attack investigation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:24
Manchester police chief says a total of 4 people arrested so far in attack investigation.

Manchester police chief says a controlled explosion used in raid in center of the city

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:24
Manchester police chief says a controlled explosion used in raid in center of the city.

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:24
Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January.

Father of alleged Manchester bomber tells the AP from Tripoli: “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.”

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:14
Father of alleged Manchester bomber tells the AP from Tripoli: “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.”

Father of alleged Manchester bomber: Son was in Libya a month-and-a-half ago, was preparing to visit Saudi Arabia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:14
Father of alleged Manchester bomber: Son was in Libya a month-and-a-half ago, was preparing to visit Saudi Arabia.

Father of alleged Manchester bomber says son is innocent, confirms UK police have arrested a another son

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:14
Father of alleged Manchester bomber says son is innocent, confirms UK police have arrested a another son.

Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:04
A Finnish court has thrown out charges against Iraqi twin brothers of taking part in Islamic State-related killings of at least 11 unarmed soldiers.

Indonesian province sets up task force targeting gays

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:52
Indonesian police in West Java have set up a task force to investigate activities by gays in the country’s most populous province.

Duterte, casting himself as national savior, declares martial law in the southern Philippines 

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:38
His war on drugs and the use of extrajudicial violence was already under criticism, but an avowed targeting of terrorism could win U.S. support.

The Latest: Security high in Berlin ahead of Obama visit

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:22
Police in Berlin have stepped up security in preparation for major events in the German capital, days after the deadly attack in Manchester.

Germany detain 9 men, 4 tied to violent extremism

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:22
Police in Berlin have raided six sites across the German capital and detained nine people, some with links to Islamic extremism.

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:22
Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:14
Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide are among those standing trial on bribery and other corruption-related charges connected to his presidential campaign.

Pope welcomes Trump at the Vatican despite past disagreements

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:10
Two of the most powerful men in the West — with nearly opposite beliefs — appeared to get along well.

France: Macron ally faces nepotism allegations, amid cleanup

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:54
French President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to clean up politics has suffered its first blow, with a newspaper report suggesting a dubious property deal by one of his ministers.

Pakistani police: Chinese couple abducted in the southwest

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:34
A Pakistani police spokesman says gunmen have abducted a Chinese couple who were teaching at a private language school in the country’s southwest.

Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia’s political situation.

Pakistan executes 2 Taliban over links to 2014 school attack

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:10
Pakistan’s military says prison authorities have executed two members of the Pakistani Taliban over their involvement in a 2014 school attack that killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:10
The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees.

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:10
Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it.

UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week’s end

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:02
The United Nations envoy to Cyprus says he’s working to get the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island nation to agree by the end of the week on holding a final summit that’ll aim to conclude an overall reunification deal.

After assurances by Trump, Bahrain mounts deadliest raid in years on pro-opposition Shiite neighborhood

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:00
The raid occurred two days after President Trump publicly assured Bahrain’s king that their relationship would be free of “strain.”

UNICEF: Lives of 26 million children threatened by conflict

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
The United Nation’s children agency says regional conflicts are threatening the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. The agency says that from cholera in Yemen to attacks on hospitals in Syria and the tens of thousands of children trapped in Iraq’s city of Mosul, the violence is depriving children of essential health care.

Nepal’s prime minister announces resignation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
Nepal’s prime minister has announced his resignation so the leader of his coalition partner party can succeed him, in line with an agreement made between the two parties.

NATO chief welcomes increased US defense spending in Europe

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:40
NATO’s chief is welcoming a defense spending boost in the new U.S. budget and says it’s a sign of Washington’s support for security in Europe.

Danes ponder license for jet skis after fatal crash

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:12
Denmark’s government wants to introduce a license for riding jet skis after two American students were killed in a crash earlier this month in Copenhagen’s harbor.

IS claims deadly attack in Somalia’s Puntland region

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:12
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland — said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation.

Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:50
Syrian opposition activists and an independent monitor say government forces battling insurgents in southern Syria have carried out a series of airstrikes on a city that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal.

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:42
The new head of the World Health Organization doesn’t believe the Trump administration’s calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a “closed issue.”

‘In turmoil again’: Central African Republic unrest spreads

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:42
No soldiers or police patrol this remote town in the far southeast of Central African Republic, where armed groups have attacked several times in the past few months. A company of U.N. peacekeepers in town ventures no more than three miles (5 kilometers) from their base.

Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:34
The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far:

Manchester shows why even the best protection can't stop attacks

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:24
Instead of preventing attacks, more sophisticated security measures may simply shift the threat elsewhere, experts say.

Turkey orders 139 detained for suspected links to cleric

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:12
Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 139 public employees who are suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of orchestrating last summer’s failed coup.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says militants beheaded local police chief in southern city

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:12
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says militants beheaded local police chief in southern city.

Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:12
The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their vessel capsized off Libya’s coast.

Philippine president says he will consider nationwide martial law if he believes IS group has taken a foothold

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:12
Philippine president says he will consider nationwide martial law if he believes IS group has taken a foothold.

Russian defense minister boasts about arms upgrade

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:12
Russia’s defense minister says the military has received a steady flow of new weapons allowing it to maintain a “strategic parity” with NATO.

Trump wants to deport MS-13 gang members. El Salvador is dreading their return.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:10
Salvadoran officials fear a flood of newly arrived gang members will drive up violence.

Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:00
Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing.

Oman says missing Australian citizen found in Yemen

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:00
Oman’s state news agency says the country has helped free an Australian citizen who went missing in Yemen.

German parliament group scraps Turkey trip at last minute

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:40
A deputy speaker of Germany’s parliament says a parliamentary delegation scrapped long-standing plans to visit Turkey after finding out at the last minute it couldn’t hold talks with officials or visit the Turkish parliament building.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says ‘we are in state of emergency’ and skirmishes with militants are continuing

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:20
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says ‘we are in state of emergency’ and skirmishes with militants are continuing.

Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:20
Iraq’s Interior Ministry says it has launched an investigation into allegations of human rights violations perpetrated by its forces fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul.

In ‘milestone’ decision, Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:16
Taiwan set to become first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage.

Venezuela is sliding into anarchy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:14
Violence by security forces, protesters threatens to spiral out of control as mass protests challenge the government.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:10
Taiwan’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize gay unions.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:10
Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions.

French president seeks to extend state of emergency

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:50
French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to extend a state of emergency, in place since Islamic State attacks on France in 2015, following this week’s attack on a concert in Manchester,

French president seeks to extend state of emergency, imposed after Islamic State attacks, until November

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:44
French president seeks to extend state of emergency, imposed after Islamic State attacks, until November.

1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:44
Police say they’ve rushed in forces and arrested dozens of people to stop clashes that erupted when upper caste Hindus fired on Dalits belonging to the lowest rung of India’s caste hierarchy in a north Indian town.

OPEC likely to extend output cuts, but price relief elusive

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:44
OPEC oil ministers meeting this week appear damned if they don’t extend production cuts — and only slightly less damned if they do.

China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:00
Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down 10 platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors.

Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:50
Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22.

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:20
A Kenyan official says three police officers have been killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia.

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:10
NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, but the military alliance — which Trump has declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion).

The Latest: Trump meets with Pope for first time

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:58
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

President Donald Trump, Pope Francis open their meeting at the Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:58
President Donald Trump, Pope Francis open their meeting at the Vatican.

The Latest: Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:58
The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south (all times local):

The Latest: Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:48
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:48
President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis.

British prime minister raises nation’s threat level, saying another attack ‘may be imminent’

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:46
Theresa May said military personnel would be deployed to guard concerts and other public events following the attack in Manchester that killed 22.

Search resumes for 4 missing as India bus plunge kills 20

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:58
Rescuers on Wednesday found another three bodies as they resumed searching for people missing after a bus plunged into a river in mountainous northern India, killing at least 20 Hindu pilgrims.

Trump meets Pope Francis, his antithesis

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:10
In myriad ways, Trump and Francis are almost diametrically opposed.

S. Korean military court convicts gay soldier over sex

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:40
A South Korean military court has sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier.

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:28
Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world’s three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:28
A government official and a rescue coordinator say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

China stocks fall after rating cut, other Asian markets gain

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:20
Chinese stocks sank Wednesday after Moody’s cut the country’s debt rating and other Asian markets rose following Wall Street’s advance.

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