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Bombing in Colombia Mall Kills Three

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 02:55
A strong explosion rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people and injuring nine others, authorities said.

Embattled Brazil President Denies Corruption Accusation by Former JBS Chairman

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 22:31
Brazilian President Michel Temer vowed to sue the billionaire ex-chairman of meatpacking giant JBS, after being accused by him of running “the biggest and most dangerous criminal organization of this country.”

London Police Say 58 People Presumed Dead From Tower Fire

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 18:22
At least 58 people are presumed dead from the huge blaze that ripped through a west London residential tower earlier in the week, with police warning that the number may change as the search operation continues.

Palestinians Kill Israeli Police Officer; ISIS Claim Is Refuted

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 15:42
Stabbing attacks by Palestinian militants in Jerusalem left an Israeli police officer dead, Israeli officials said, but authorities cast doubt on a claim by Islamic State that its fighters were responsible for the assaults.

Afghan Soldier Shoots, Wounds at Least Four U.S. Troops

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 15:04
An Afghan commando turned his weapon on U.S. troops at the Afghan army’s northern headquarters and wounded at least four American soldiers, U.S. and Afghan military officials said.

Seven U.S. Sailors Missing After Navy Destroyer Collides With Ship

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:30
The USS Fitzgerald’s commanding officer was injured in the collision and taken to the hospital by helicopter.

Gulf Allies Draw U.S. Into Mideast Rift

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 20:20
America’s closest Gulf allies have entangled the Trump administration in a longstanding rift in the Mideast as a group of Saudi-led nations pursues a realignment that risks further destabilizing the region and complicating the fight against Islamic State.

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunified Germany, Dies

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:22
Helmut Kohl, who as German chancellor engineered the unification of West and East Germany and was a principal architect of the European Union, has died at age 87, his conservative party announced on Friday.

The New Cold War Pits a U.S. General Against His Longtime Russian Nemesis

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:21
President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has battled wits for years with Putin ally Gen. Valery Gerasimov, in a contest of American force and resolve against Russian cunning and diversion.

EU Says Brexit Talks to Assume U.K. Still Wants Complete Break

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:55
European Union officials will start Brexit negotiations Monday based on the assumption that the U.K. still wants to leave the bloc completely as outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May before her election setback.

U.K. Says North Korea Behind WannaCry Cybertattack

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:52
British intelligence officials believe that a group linked to North Korea perpetrated last month’s massive cyberattack, which crippled computer networks at British hospitals and other organizations around the world.

U.S. Exports to Mexico Fall as Uncertainty Over Nafta Lingers

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:14
Friction between the U.S. and Mexico over trade is starting to cut into sales for U.S. farmers and agricultural companies, adding uncertainty for an industry struggling with low commodity prices and excess supply.

London Fire Death Toll Rises to 30

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:44
The death toll in the London high-rise tower fire rose to 30 and could increase further, police said, as critics questioned whether officials were too slow to address concerns about fire-safety measures in low-income housing.

North Korea Sent Otto Warmbier Home in a Coma. Others Never Made it Back at All

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:24
A question hangs over the fate of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. student who suffered brain damage in North Korea hands: What happened to him? The families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea would tell the Warmbiers not to expect reliable explanations from Pyongyang.

Russia Says ISIS Leader May Have Been Killed in Airstrike

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:20
The Russian military said it might have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a late May airstrike, a claim that a senior U.S. official couldn’t immediately confirm.

Bank of Japan Holds Fire as It Faces Calls for Exit Strategy

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:09
The Japanese central bank governor rejected the idea that he should follow the Federal Reserve’s lead and detail how the Bank of Japan might trim its assets following its decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

Ex-CIA Operative Is Caught Up in a Montenegrin Mystery

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:42
A U.S. congressional inquiry is asking why an ex-CIA operative was in Montenegro last fall around when authorities there broke up what they say was a Russian-backed coup plot.

China Kindergarten Explosion Death Toll Rises to Eight

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:24
A blast outside a kindergarten in eastern China was caused by a homemade explosive that killed eight people and injured 65 others, authorities said.

Trump to Issue Directive Narrowing Obama's Cuba Opening

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 05:15
President Donald Trump will issue a policy directive on Friday aimed at scaling back some of the changes made by his predecessor to U.S.-Cuba policy, taking aim at tourist travel and transactions with Cuba’s military.

Arab Diplomats Seek to Sway Trump in Qatar Rift

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 04:11
Diplomats from feuding Arab nations are squaring off in Washington in a bid to bend President Donald Trump to their positions on the future of Qatar, an issue that could broadly impact U.S. interests across the Middle East.