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51 min ago Romania: Proposed changes to justice system cause alarm
Romania’s justice minister presented a package of proposed changes to the judicial system on Wednesday that includes limiting the role of the president in naming key officials.
51 min ago UN force in Lebanon pushes back after US, Israeli criticism
The head of U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon is pushing back after U.S. and Israeli criticism of the mission, saying Wednesday that his force has no evidence that weapons are being illegally transferred and stockpiled in the Hezbollah-dominated south.
51 min ago Harvey to dump heavy rains on Texas; hurricane possible
Former Tropical Storm Harvey has restrengthened into a tropical depression forecast to dump heavy rains on the Gulf Coast and become a hurricane by the time it hits Texas on Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Harvey is likely to intensify as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and deliver heavy rain to parts of eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches are expected over the middle and upper Texas coast and southwest Louisiana through next Tuesday. The center has announced a hurricane watch for the Texas coast from north of San Luis Pass to High Island, and warns of possibly dangerous flooding.
51 min ago Mexico court re-sentences kingpin in 1985 DEA agent slaying
A court in Mexico has re-sentenced convicted drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo for the 1985 killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
51 min ago U.S.-led airstrikes are killing hundreds of civilians in the battle for ISIS-held Raqqa, groups say
Defense Secretary Mattis said “no military in the world’s history” has paid more attention to limiting such casualties.
51 min ago He outlasted Reagan, Castro and Gorbachev. Now Angola’s 74-year-old leader is stepping down.
After 38 years in power, José Eduardo dos Santos is not running in Wednesday's election.
51 min ago Mexico shrugs off Trump threats to scrap NAFTA
It's just Trump being Trump, Mexican leaders say.
51 min ago Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze. In thanks, farmer gifted them as sausages 6 months lat
51 min ago Russian artists rally as corruption probe targets theater director
Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement case.
51 min ago Jared Kushner meets with Egyptian officials to discuss Middle East peace process
The country’s foreign minister attended a meeting with Kushner despite reports that he would not to express his displeasure over withdrawn U.S. aid.
51 min ago After victory over ISIS, Mosul discovers the cost: Homes were turned into graves.
No one has said how many died during the fierce urban battles, but there are grim clues.
4 hours ago Russia warns against new sanctions on North Korea
A senior Russian diplomat is warning against expanding sanctions against North Korea, saying it’s necessary to focus on a political settlement.
4 hours ago Venezuela’s ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruption
Venezuela’s recently ousted chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute.
4 hours ago The Latest: Ousted Venezuela prosecutor knocks president
The Latest on Venezuela’s political confrontation (all times local):
4 hours ago Egypt’s leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid
Egypt’s president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns.
4 hours ago Man gets 18 years in UK prison for bomb in airport luggage
A man who arrived at a British airport for a flight with a pipe bomb in his hand luggage has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
4 hours ago A Saudi teen danced the 'Macarena.' Then he was arrested.
The dancing was “a disruption of traffic and violation of public morality,” a Saudi police official said.
4 hours ago A U.N. panel rebukes U.S. for 'horrific' events in Charlottesville
The committee said it was “disturbed by the failure at the highest political level of the United States of America to unequivocally reject and condemn the racist violent events.”
4 hours ago Kushner already had his work cut out in the Middle East. But it just got harder. 
Netanyahu and Abbas are both fighting for their political survival.
4 hours ago After ‘victory’ over ISIS, Mosul discovers the cost: Homes were turned into graves.
No one has said how many died during the fierce urban battles, but there are grim clues.
7 hours ago 44 mostly Romanian fruit pickers injured in German bus crash
Police in Germany say 44 people, most of them female seasonal workers from Romania, have been injured in a bus crash.
7 hours ago South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandal
South Africa’s main opposition party says a parliamentary committee has agreed to summon the foreign minister to explain the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, who is accused of assaulting a young model at a Johannesburg hotel.
7 hours ago Egypt snubs Trump envoy after US cuts, delays aid
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry abruptly cancelled a meeting with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid over human rights concerns.
7 hours ago Cologne to protect famous cathedral with stone blocks
The German city of Cologne is putting up heavy stone blocks around its famous cathedral to protect the landmark building and its visitors from potential terror attacks.
7 hours ago US envoy briefs Pakistan army chief on Trump’s Afghan plans
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan has met with that country’s army chief two days after President Donald Trump warned Pakistan to stop harboring insurgents who are battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
7 hours ago Lebanon PM says victory over Islamic State is near
Lebanon’s prime minister visited troops near the border with Syria on Wednesday, saying victory against Islamic State militants in the frontier region is near.
7 hours ago Who’s afraid of North Korea's Kim Jong Un? Well, not South Koreans.
South Korea held civil defense drills to practice for a potential North Korean attack. But people are used to the threat and weren't much interested.
7 hours ago Journalist's headless body found after she disappeared from a man's personal submarine
It's a grim turn that many expected in a nautical mystery that has transfixed much of the world.
7 hours ago China demands U.S. immediately withdraw N. Korea sanctions, warns will hit ties
Beijing says it opposes unilateral sanctions — even though it is a tactic it habitually uses.
10 hours ago Key UN panel urges US to reject racist hate speech, crimes
A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken an unusual step in calling on the United States to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject racist hate speech and crimes following a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.