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Hungary begets new standoff

Migrants allowed on train, but it stops at asylum camp

Subscriber onlyThousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers. Continue reading...

Russia delays U.N. on new panel

Envoy questions bid to assign blame in Syria chemical attacks

Subscriber onlyRussia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time. Continue reading...

N. Korea: 'Regret' misread as apology

Subscriber onlyNorth Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of misreading the two countries' recent agreement on easing border tensions, insisting that Pyongyang's expression of "regret" over the wounding of two soldiers from the South was never meant as an apology. Continue reading...

Pope's U.S. visit poses security challenges

Subscriber onlyThose planning security for the New York City leg of the United States visit of Pope Francis have circled Sept. 25 on their calendars, preparing for a busier day than usual. Continue reading...

Liberia declared Ebola-free again

Subscriber onlyThe World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good. Continue reading...

Netanyahu still resists Iran deal

Subscriber onlyIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will keep campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord even though President Barack Obama has enlisted congressional support in the U.S. to ensure its passage, Israeli officials said. Continue reading...

President of Guatemala steps down

Subscriber onlyGuatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it in the middle of a fraud investigation that centers on him. Continue reading...

Image of drowned boy strikes chord worldwide

Subscriber onlyThe 3-year-old in blue shorts and a red T-shirt photographed facedown in the surf set out for Europe only after Canada had rejected his family's refugee application, a Canadian lawmaker said. Continue reading...

In war-hit Mideast, school dropouts up

Subscriber onlyForty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyNATO opens 6 units in Eastern Europe VILNIUS, Lithuania — NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital despite growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyLaura Hipp, a spokesman for Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, said the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday gives residents a break from the state's 7 percent sales tax when they buy guns, ammunition, archery, and other hunting and shooting equipment as they gear up for the hunting season. Continue reading...

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370

PARIS — A French prosecutor says the piece of wing discovered in July on a remote Indian Ocean island has been formally identified as having come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Continue reading...

Votes secured on Iran deal

Mikulski 34th senator to support it, calls it best option

Subscriber only President Barack Obama has secured enough votes in the Senate to ensure his nuclear-arms deal with Iran, an agreement that has drawn intense criticism from Republicans and some Democrats. Continue reading...

Judge orders Guatemalan leader held

Subscriber onlyA Guatemalan judge on Wednesday issued an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a government corruption scandal. Continue reading...

Hungarian border protests flare

Police circle migrants as mob shouts for them to go home

Subscriber onlyHundreds of frustrated migrants demanding passage to Germany jostled with riot police beside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungary spent a second day trying to keep thousands of asylum-seekers from spilling deeper into Europe. Continue reading...

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