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Subscriber onlyMigrants' voyage a disaster off Libya Continue reading...

Watchdog reports 2016 drop in nuclear warheads globally

Subscriber onlyThe global number of nuclear warheads dropped last year, but China, India, North Korea and Pakistan appear to be expanding the size of their atomic arsenals, a Swedish arms watchdog said Thursday. Continue reading...

Mexicans coalesce, search quake ruins

Survivor hunt still on at fallen school

Subscriber only Rescue workers and residents in Mexico's capital searched frantically Wednesday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that turned high-rise buildings into piles of rubble and caused the collapse of a school attended by hundreds of children. Continue reading...

Manafort sent offer to Russian

Mogul would get ’16 race briefings

Subscriber onlyLess than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Continue reading...

Iranian rips Trump talk as 'absurd'

Subscriber onlyIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump's speech before the United Nations as "ignorant, absurd and hateful" and vowed that Iran will not be the first to walk away from the nuclear deal. Continue reading...

Catalonia vote supporters flood streets

Spanish officials arrest regional leaders, seize ballots as crackdown escalates

Subscriber onlyThousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets Wednesday amid an intensifying government crackdown that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials and the seizure of 10 million ballot papers. Continue reading...

Fire on Cousteau’s ship delays revamp

Subscriber onlyA fire on marine explorer Jacques Cousteau’s iconic ship Calypso has delayed the vessel’s restoration by six to eight months, a representative of the Cousteau Society said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Australia readying trip for 50 refugees to U.S.

Subscriber only The first 50 refugees to be resettled in the U.S. under a contentious agreement with Australia will receive notice within days about their impending departure from the Pacific island camps where they have languished for years, the Australian prime minister said Wednesday. Continue reading...

50 nations sign treaty to shun nuclear arms

Subscriber only Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world's nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless. Continue reading...

Kenya court tells why it voided vote

Subscriber only Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results. Continue reading...

U.S. plans $32M in Rohingya aid

At U.N., Pence calls on Burma’s forces to end ‘savagery’

Subscriber onlyThe United States plans to contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the administration's first major response to the minority group's mass exodus from Burma. Continue reading...

Possible Shiite corridor worries Israelis

Gains in Syria by Assad’s troops, Iranian-backed Hezbollah heighten fears

Subscriber onlyAs Syrian President Bashar Assad holds the upper hand in his country's civil war, Israeli leaders are growing concerned about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. Continue reading...

U.S. memo takes Egypt to task on human rights

Subscriber onlyEgypt is failing to protect free speech and minority groups, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a report from President Donald Trump's administration. Continue reading...

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N. Korea risks war, Trump says at U.N.

Little talk of unity as Iran, Syria also hit

Subscriber only President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs.-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil. Continue reading...