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38 min ago UN: Preventive diplomacy in Gambia avoided bloodshed
The United Nations says preventive diplomacy in Gambia avoided bloodshed, restored democracy and averted what it calls a “humanitarian disaster.”
38 min ago Chile’s worst wildfires destroy everything in their path
Residents of the community of Pumanque south of the Chilean capital have lost most of their belongings and their livelihood to some of the worst wildfires in their country’s history.
38 min ago UN: Boko Haram’s toll includes 515,000 malnourished kids
More than half a million children in the West African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a U.N. humanitarian official said Monday, describing a region where millions get by on one meal a day and some communities have lost all their toddlers.
38 min ago Questions and answers on Mexican border protests
Demonstrators have taken control of Mexican border crossings with the U.S. several times in the past month to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes in an unusual, if not unprecedented, show of protest. Here are some questions and answers about the protests and their impact.
38 min ago 4 things to watch now that the U.S. has withdrawn from TPP trade deal
Trump's executive order was a mostly symbolic move. But it has far-ranging implications for the United States' role in the global economy.
38 min ago Thousands march against Maduro government in Venezuela as crisis deepens
The protest drew fewer than expected, a sign of fear and frustration.
4 hours ago Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery
Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery.
4 hours ago Yemeni government forces take strategic port of Mokha
Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said.
4 hours ago Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police
Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.
4 hours ago Lawyer: Panama to allow ex-dictator Noriega house arrest
A lawyer for Panama’s jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery.
4 hours ago North Korean media covers Trump's inauguration with brief mention on page 6, two days late
Unusually fast by North Korean standards.
4 hours ago 4 things to watch now that the U.S. has withdrawn from TPP trade deal
Trump's executive order was a mostly symbolic move. But it has far-ranging implications on America's role in the global economy.
4 hours ago Mexican president says firm negotiations with Trump can protect Mexicans
In a foreign policy speech, President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to defend Mexico’s “national interests” in the face of Trump’s “new vision.”
4 hours ago Afghans hope — and worry — that Trump will shake things up
Many say U.S. troops are needed to stop the Taliban, but also want them out.
7 hours ago France’s President in Colombia to show support for peace
French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia’s capital as part of a two-day tour and he’s expressing his support for a peace deal to end the country’s half-century conflict.
7 hours ago Mexico ex-governor denies fake medicine claims
Mexico has become accustomed to accusations of wrongdoing by former state governors, but the most recent scandal has been especially shocking.
7 hours ago FIFA going to Kremlin for World Cup draw in December
The 2018 World Cup draw will be staged on Dec. 1 at a Kremlin concert hall in Moscow.
7 hours ago Talks on Syria’s civil war off to a rocky start
Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war’s dynamics and confirmed Russia’s role as regional heavyweight.
7 hours ago In Colombia, gourmet meals worth going to jail for
Visitors are flocking to the all-women San Diego prison in this popular Caribbean tourist town — to dine at Cartagena’s trendiest new restaurant.
7 hours ago 3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing
Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.
7 hours ago Dutch PM tells immigrants: 'Act normal or go away'
Mark Rutte's open letter appeals to far-right voters ahead of a tight election.
7 hours ago Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul
Abuses were purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.
10 hours ago Harsh exchanges make for a rocky start to latest Syria talks
Negotiators for the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions traded accusations of terrorism after their first face-to-face meeting on Sunday, as talks in Kazakhstan arranged by Russia and Turkey got off to a rocky start.
10 hours ago Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical
Austrian police urged Vienna residents Monday to be on heightened alert for suspicious objects and activities as they hunted for possible associates of a suspected Islamic radical who they say might have been planning a bomb attack.
10 hours ago Protesters who blocked Polish premier’s car being questioned
Polish prosecutors on Monday began questioning 21 anti-government protesters whose images were published by police over allegations they violated “legal order.”
10 hours ago 3 puppies found alive in Italy avalanche; survivors go home
Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow — giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster.
10 hours ago Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels
Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter.
10 hours ago Forget Xi's 'defense' of globalization. China just fortified the Great Firewall.
The move seems aimed a companies offering a bypass route around Chinese censors.
10 hours ago At Russia-led talks, Syrian rebels and government meet for the first time
The gathering in Kazakhstan signaled the beginning of a new Middle East role for Moscow.
Today Syria talks may signal shift in conflict dynamics
Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war.