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Spain on hunt for Moroccan in van attack

Police suspect man, 22, was driver; 4 people held so far

Subscriber onlyBARCELONA, Spain -- Spanish authorities said Saturday that they were hunting for a 22-year-old Moroccan-born man who they suspect drove the van that plowed through central Barcelona last week in Spain's worst terrorist attack in more than a decade. Continue reading...

Brewing beer passes time at Guantanamo

Club concocts suds in garage

Subscriber onlyGUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- On a Sunday morning outside the gates of the war-on-terror Detention Center Zone and, while many on base are bound for the beach or church, five men are brewing an Oktoberfest beer in Stephen Prestesater's garage. Continue reading...

1846 shipwrecks just the tip of waters' mysteries

Even today, Arctic gulf largely uncharted

Subscriber onlyQUEEN MAUD GULF, NUNAVUT, Canada -- In 1846, in perilous seas to the north of Nunavut, Canada, the two steam-propelled ships of British explorer Sir James Franklin, the Erebus and the Terror, froze in the ice. It was the beginning of the end of the Franklin mission, in which more than 100 men perished in the cold despite the launch of scores of ships to try to rescue them. It was the greatest disaster in a long and troubled history of trying to find the Northwest Passage. Continue reading...

Finland stabbing attack investigated as 'terror act'

Subscriber onlyHELSINKI -- The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and eight others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain. Continue reading...

Legislators defy Maduro push

Foreign envoys back Venezuelan congress in power dispute

Subscriber onlyCARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's congress met Saturday in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers. Continue reading...

Neo-Nazis blocked in Germany

Counterprotesters disrupt march to former Spandau prison

Subscriber onlyBERLIN -- Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the Berlin prison where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago. Continue reading...

Car bomb at checkpoint in Syria kills two people

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- A car bomb killed two people Saturday in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad's government, activists said. Continue reading...

Zimbabwe-S. Africa dispute blocks flights

Subscriber onlyJOHANNESBURG -- Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline on Saturday in an escalating dispute over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Continue reading...

Police kill knife attacker in Siberia

Subscriber onlyMOSCOW -- A man wielding a knife attacked and wounded seven people Saturday on the central street in the Siberian city of Surgut, Russian news reports and investigators said. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyIndia train derails; 23 people killed Continue reading...

Van's run called 1 part of plot

Spain blast tied to ‘cell,’ officials say

Subscriber onlyBARCELONA, Spain -- A cell of at least nine extremists plotted to use vehicles and explosives in two attacks on tourists that killed 14 people, authorities said Friday, as police in Spain and France conducted a manhunt for any remaining members of the group. Continue reading...

Venezuela power to legislate shifts

Constitutional assembly takes over the role from congress

Subscriber onlyCARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes. Continue reading...

U.S. to help Iraq find unexploded bombs

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Thursday that for the first time the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped there by the U.S.-led coalition, specifically in regard to the retaking of the city of Mosul. Continue reading...

Japan sizes up future role as regional leader

Subscriber onlyTOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, unlike many other world leaders, has never seemed to waver in his support for President Donald Trump, seeking out meetings and regularly speaking by telephone with him. Continue reading...

Publisher cuts site content in China

Cambridge Press yields to censors

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- One of the world's oldest publishing houses, Cambridge University Press, has bowed to pressure from Beijing and removed some content on its site in China. Continue reading...

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