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North Korea Official Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific

Foreign Minister Ri Yong said his nation might consider a historic test over the Pacific Ocean, just hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un insulted Donald Trump in response to the U.S. president’s speech before the United Nations....

  


U.S. Bungled $70 Billion Mission to Train Afghan Forces, Report Finds

The Sigar report details how unprepared the U.S. was to train local forces when the war began in 2001 and concludes many of the problems that hampered the early days of the war still exist. ...

  


Facebook Says It Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to Congress

Facebook, under fire for its response to Russian activity on its site before the U.S. presidential election, agreed to hand over detailed information on thousands of Russian-backed ads to congressional investigators....

  


EU Urges U.K. to Swiftly Address Brexit Stalemate

On the eve of a closely watched speech on Brexit by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Union’s chief negotiator said Britain needs to speedily present concrete proposals on all the main sticking points for talks to advance....

  


Duterte Dogged in Face of Growing Enmity Over Philippine Drug War

Antigovernment protesters thronged Manila in the largest outpouring of opposition against President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs and strongman style of governance....

  


Trump Expands North Korea Sanctions

President Donald Trump signed an executive order he said will expand U.S. authority to target individuals, companies and financial institutions involved in business with Pyongyang....

  


Even in Staid Germany, Protest Parties Poised to Gain Ground

Germany’s seemingly predictable election campaign may well have a twist in its tail. If the last opinion polls before Sunday’s parliamentary elections are a guide, the crumbling of Europe’s old political order is affecting even the continent’s bastion of stability....

  


After Frantic Efforts to Find Mexican Schoolchildren, Confusion Remains

A Navy official’s effort to clarify that no more children were trapped alive at a collapsed primary school left the country in confusion after he later said he wasn’t certain. ...

  


Puerto Rico After Maria: No Power, No Phones and Lots of Damage

The most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century has hobbled the island’s telecommunications system, destroyed its power grid and left communities flooded....

  


Canada's Trudeau Cites 'Stark Reality' of Global Warming

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on world leaders to build clean economies to help tackle climate change, seeking to bolster support for the Paris agreement that the U.S. wants to renegotiate or leave. ...

  


Iraq Launches Offensive to Retake Hawija From Islamic State

Iraq has launched an offensive to drive Islamic State from Hawija, one of the group’s few remaining strongholds in the country. ...

  


Le Pen Dumps Chief Euroskeptic, Signaling Shift for National Front

The architect of Marine Le Pen’s anti-euro stance has quit the National Front, paving the way for the party to make a full-throated return to identity politics while jettisoning the broader message of economic “sovereignty.”...

  


U.S. Complaints on Iran Deal Put EU Under Pressure

U.S. demands to reopen the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement have placed European governments in the diplomatic crosshairs, scrambling to heed U.S. concerns without sparking an Iranian walkout from a deal they say is working....

  


Thousands Protest Duterte's Drug War, Martial Law in Philippines

Antigovernment protesters thronged Manila in the largest outpouring of opposition against President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs and strongman style of governance....

  


Myanmar Violence Against Rohingya Sparks a Growing Outcry at U.N. Gathering

The violence in Myanmar against ethnic-Rohingya Muslims has become a rallying point for Islamic countries and their leaders at the United Nations General Assembly while concerns grow among world leaders. ...

  


Energy Alliance Propels Russia-Saudi Cooperation

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman plans to discuss Syria, the Qatar blockade and oil production with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Russia, according to people familiar with the matter, as energy cooperation deepens political ties between the two former foes....

  


S&P Lowers China's Credit Rating

Standard & Poor’s lowered China’s sovereign credit rating, joining a growing chorus of alarm over the nation’s soaring debt levels despite government pledges to fend off financial risks. ...

  


North Korea Nuclear Threats Don't Stop Aid From South

South Korea’s government said it would send $8 million in new humanitarian aid to North Korea, despite the nuclear standoff on the peninsula....

  


Anti-Immigrant Party Draws In More Germans as Vote Nears

In the last week of what is expected to be Angela Merkel’s successful bid for re-election, the Alternative for Germany is creeping up in the polls as it sounds the alarm about what it says is an existential threat posed by Muslim immigration....

  


EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley

The European Union said it is ready to propose new tax taxes on companies like Facebook and Google by next spring if there isn’t “adequate global progress” toward a rewrite of corporate tax rules at an international level....

  


Chechnya's Kadyrov Seeks Global Muslim Role

When the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar began, some of the loudest protests erupted in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. The crisis has given Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov an opportunity to become an Islamic leader of global stature....

  


Mexican Schoolchildren Trapped After Earthquake

Residents of the Mexican capital spent Wednesday grieving or trying to help recovery efforts after a devastating earthquake killed at least 230 people. But many also spent the day rooting for a few children trapped alive under tons of concrete. ...

  


Gambia, Zambia…Nambia? Trump Creates New Country

A pronunciation slip by President Donald Trump appeared to create a new member of the United Nations, as the U.S. leader lunched with several African heads of state on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly gathering....

  


There's Actual War, and Then There's @Ukraine vs. @Russia

Moscow dominates the countries’ real conflict, but the underdog takes jabs at Russia on Twitter with snarky put downs and Simpsons GIFs. ...

  


Born on the Run: How a Pregnant Refugee Fled Myanmar's Killing Fields

Rohingya refugees describe the harrowing flight from Myanmar as they scramble for food and shelter, overwhelming support systems in Bangladesh. ...

  


Born on the Trail: How a Rohingya Refugee Fled Myanmar's Military

Rohingya refugees describe the harrowing flight from Myanmar as they scramble for food and shelter, overwhelming support systems in Bangladesh. ...

  


Palestinian Leader Welcomes Deal to Have Hamas Cede Control of Gaza Strip

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas heralded an agreement brokered by Egypt that will see militant group Hamas cede control of the Gaza Strip to his government, a significant development for the Palestinian national movement. ...

  


A Portuguese Lesson for Britain's Euroskeptics

The turnaround in Lisbon shows that British conservatives aren’t, in fact, as conservative as they imagine. ...

  


Rescue Workers Seek Survivors of Mexico Earthquake

Soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers worked Wednesday to find the living and the dead beneath rubble left by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that destroyed scores of buildings in Mexico’s capital and surrounding states. ...

  


Trump Says 'I'll Let You Know' if U.S. Will Stay in Iran Deal

President Donald Trump told reporters that he has reached a decision about whether the U.S. will continue to adhere to the Iran nuclear deal, although he declined to reveal what the decision is. ...

  



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