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Thousands of Hondurans are arriving on the doorstep of the U.S. But they may never get in.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:50:00 PST

He ran a produce stand back in Honduras, but Richard Umanzor said he's willing to take any work available — in whatever country that will grant him entry.

He and more than 2,000 other migrants who have arrived in this border city in the last few days can see California with their own eyes. But...

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early elections in Israel
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:10:00 PST

The Israeli government teetered on the verge of collapse Friday after a second key right-wing minister called for early elections in protest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the long-running crisis with Hamas, the Islamist militia that governs the Gaza Strip.

Education Minister...

With 67 women killed here last year, paranoia and anxiety have taken root in Ecatepec
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:30:00 PST
In one of the most deadly regions for women in Mexico, the women of Ecatepec had already begun arming themselves when police arrested a serial killer who boasted he had killed as many as 20 women here, sometimes eating their bodies.

With peace on the horizon in Syria, this Christian city grapples with its decision to back the government
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:00:00 PST

Shadi Shahdeh, a motorcycle mechanic, was working in his shop here when he heard that a missile had struck his neighborhood along the Orontes River.

He rushed home and found his 83-year-old mother dead, slumped in the doorway. Gone too was his 8-year-old daughter, her stomach torn open by shrapnel.


After a month on the road, hundreds of caravan travelers find they're unwelcome in Tijuana
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:05:00 PST

After traveling nearly 3,000 miles, enduring sweltering heat, tropical downpours, chilly evenings and endless stretches of mountains and desert during more than a month on the road, Ana Lidia Cruz acknowledged being somewhat deflated upon her arrival to this sprawling border city.

"Everywhere in...

Messy breakup gets messier: In Britain, draft agreement for 'Brexit' draws howls of protest. What does the deal say?
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:40:00 PST

With the clock ticking on Britain's scheduled March 29 withdrawal from the European Union — the messy breakup universally known as "Brexit" — a draft agreement emerged this week on the terms of the split.

But British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal with the EU ignited a political firestorm,...

British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to save her 'Brexit' deal — and her job
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:35:00 PST

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was thrown into disarray Thursday as she faced a slew of resignations over her "Brexit" strategy and threats of a no-confidence vote in her leadership.

As the British pound slipped and members of her own party questioned her ability to lead, May spoke...

Migrant caravan begins arriving in Tijuana
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:25:00 PST

Hundreds of Central Americans from the migrant caravan that drew indignation from President Trump are now waiting near the U.S. border in Tijuana, with thousands more expected to arrive within days.

Caravan members say they are undeterred by warnings from the Trump administration that few will...

Two men hanged in Iran for hoarding gold coins as the country wages war on economic crimes
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:15:00 PST

Signaling zero tolerance for economic crimes, Iran hanged two financial traders who were convicted of stockpiling gold coins and profiteering during a currency crisis, state media reported Wednesday.

Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the "sultan of coins," and Mohammad Esmaeel Qasemi, an accomplice, were...

Britain says a proposed 'Brexit' deal reached with EU, but an agreement still requires numerous approvals
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:10:00 PST

British government officials said Tuesday that a proposed "Brexit" deal had been reached with European Union negotiators after months of difficulties, though a final agreement still requires overcoming significant political skepticism and opposition.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and a divided...

Pope to visit Morocco in March
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:25:00 PST

Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.

The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.

Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakech next month to participate...

Colombia sets up migrant camp for homeless Venezuelan migrants
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:05:00 PST

Colombian authorities moved homeless Venezuelan migrants to a soccer field filled with yellow tents and cots Tuesday, as the number of migrants fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian calamity continues to rise.

The first migrant camp for Venezuelans in Colombia's capital, Bogota, sparked...

Hamas militants agree to Gaza cease-fire with Israel
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:25:00 PST

After one of the the heaviest flare-ups of violence in years, Hamas, the Islamist militia ruling the Gaza Strip, said Tuesday that it had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel brokered by Egypt.

The delicate truce, after two days of back-and-forth rocket attacks, was not confirmed by the Israeli government....

Putin foe Alexei Navalny stopped at airport, barred from leaving Russia
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:05:00 PST

Russian border guards blocked opposition leader Alexei Navalny from flying out of the country on Tuesday, in a move the Kremlin critic said was meant to prevent him from attending a final hearing on his case in Europe's highest human rights court.

Navalny, whose anti-corruption protests have made...

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its most prestigious human rights award
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:40:00 PST

Amnesty International said Monday that it had withdrawn its highest human rights honor from Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar, citing her defense of the military's deadly crackdown against Rohingya Muslims and growing restrictions on free speech.

The human rights advocacy group,...

Drought has hit Europe's Rhine River and its commerce hard: 'Everyone's hoping for rain'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:00:00 PST

The new stomping ground Cynthia Medzech and her dog Berfin discovered along the Rhine River in Germany normally rests 10 feet under water and about 200 feet from shore.

The strip of land serves as a perfect springboard for the 3-year-old Turkish shepherd as she leaps in and out of the dwindling...

Colombia may have signed a peace deal, but activists keep getting killed
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:00:00 PST

The killers found Hugo Albeiro George Pérez sitting and chatting at a fruit juice stand. It was May 2, and he had been protesting against construction of a massive hydroelectric project in northern Colombia.

George, 48, was fatally shot in the back, according to his widow, Carmen. His nephew, Dilmar...

Fresh fighting erupts amid steps to tone down violence along the Gaza Strip
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:45:00 PST

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence.

Although it was unclear what set off the...

In latest trust-building step, North and South Korean military finish withdrawal from front-line guard posts
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:50:00 PST

The North and South Korean military completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world's most fortified border, a South Korean Defense Ministry official...

Caravan migrants leave Mexico City en masse, headed for U.S.-Mexico border
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:10:00 PST

Thousands of Central Americans left Mexico City on Saturday bound for the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the latest stage in the journey of the migrant caravan that President Trump has labeled an invasion.

Having already traversed a broad swath of Central America and southern Mexico, the migrants...

U.S. and Saudi officials have heard tapes of Khashoggi's killing, Turkey's president says
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:05:00 PST

Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey's president said Saturday, in the first public acknowledgement of the existence of tapes...

Qatar delivers $15 million to Gaza to help pay civil servants and cool unrest
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:50:00 PST

The bundles of greenbacks arrived in three bulging suitcases that crossed the border from Israel in an armored car: an estimated $15 million in U.S. currency.

The Thursday delivery was a gift from Qatar to the civil servants in the Gaza Strip.

Post offices were kept open Friday, a day they are...

Caravan migrants leave Mexico City and head north, some bound for Tijuana
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 14:05:00 PST

Some members of the caravan of Central American migrants that has drawn the ire of President Trump began leaving Mexico City early Friday, splitting from the main group and heading for their ultimate destination — the U.S.-Mexico border — still hundreds of miles away.

But the majority of the 5,500...

Deep in an Indian forest, a deadly battle over wood prized in China
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:50:00 PST
Indian authorities are cracking down on the illegal cutting of red sandalwood, which is smuggled to China to make medicines and prayer beads. But do the police tactics go too far?

For Mexico too, migrant caravan represents a major challenge and dilemma
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:45:00 PST

In the United States, President Trump has condemned the migrant caravan advancing toward the U.S.-Mexico border as an invading force of criminals who threaten national security.

In Mexico, where the roughly 5,000 Central American migrants are ready to embark on the next stage of their northward...

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