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Inquiry begins into London’s Grenfell Tower blaze

WASHINGTON POST - 5 min 37 sec ago
An inquiry into last year’s devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London is set to begin with two weeks of tributes to the 71 people who died.

Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

WASHINGTON POST - 46 min 37 sec ago
A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case.

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 6 min ago
An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country’s iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.

Syrian government to resume anti-IS offensive in Damascus

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 36 min ago
Syrian state TV says that government forces are to resume their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of the capital, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area.

Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupts again

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 45 min ago
Indonesia’s most volatile volcano has spewed smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver’s seat at stake

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 6 min ago
For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity.

Police question Thai politicians who criticized junta

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 6 min ago
Supporters of eight prominent Thai politicians who criticized the country’s ruling junta shouted “fight, fight” as the group arrived at a Bangkok police station for questioning.

‘You can’t appease tyrants and bullies’: Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 8 min ago
In their second debate, Mexico’s presidential candidates competed over how to confront Trump.

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 18 min ago
Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street.

83-year-old Palestinian leader still in hospital after fever

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 18 min ago
The Palestinian president remains in hospital after being taken there with a fever following a minor ear procedure.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago
Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street.

Nepal official says 2 foreign climbers died on Mount Everest

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 8 min ago
A Nepal mountaineering official says two foreign climbers have been reported dead on Mount Everest.

Italy draws its battle lines with Europe

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 18 min ago
The prospect of an all-populist ruling coalition sparks fear across the continent.

2 injured in flurry of bombings in Thailand’s south

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 28 min ago
Thai authorities say suspected Muslim insurgents set off small bombs at about two dozen location in the country’s deep south, wounding two women.

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 28 min ago
China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year.

Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 18 min ago
Four years after seizing power, Thailand’s junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals.

2nd Mexican presidential debate starts with US relationship

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 58 min ago
Mexico’s second presidential debate started Sunday night with all four candidates insisting that mutual respect must be the basis for their country’s relationship with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 58 min ago
Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday’s presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding.

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 17 min ago
The Philippine government is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy to avoid problems.

Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 48 min ago
Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities.

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 9 min ago
Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy.

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 9 min ago
Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy.

The Latest: Venezuela opposition calls election a ‘farce’

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 49 min ago
The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 37 sec ago
Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey to North Korea’s mountains this week to observe the official closing of the country’s nuclear test site in a public display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 19 min ago
A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he’s already planning his next trip.

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 30 min ago
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming.

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 50 min ago
The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference.

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 50 min ago
At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 50 min ago
The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.

Britain’s top diplomat honors Argentines killed in Falklands

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 29 min ago
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has honored Argentine soldiers who fought Britain in the Falkland Islands.

Asylum seekers have flooded into Canada. The government is putting them to work.

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 20 min ago
“Irregular” border-crossers who file refugee claims are encouraged to work while they wait.

The high price of feminism in the ‘new’ Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 20 min ago
A 28-year-old facing a heavy prison sentence was forcibly returned to the country in March. 

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:33
Cameroon’s national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists.

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:02
The 75-year-old mayor was hospitalized overnight.

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:33
At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.

France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:31
The lower house has passed a measure that would impose steep on-the-spot fines for whistling at or badgering a woman for her number.

Trump’s ZTE push could imperil $150 million for terrorism victims

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:02
Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.

Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China 'on hold'

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:02
Mnuchin said the two sides have agreed on a “framework” to avoid sanctions.

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:01
Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen.

Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:01
Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings.

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:42
One of Italy’s two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them.

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:12
NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Trump, South Korean leader commiserate over upcoming summit

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:10
The president sought Moon Jae-in’s interpretation of North Korea’s shift to a harder-line position on denuclearization.

Greek police arrest 2 in mob beating of Thessaloniki’s mayor

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:01
Police in Greece’s second-largest city say they have arrested two people as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized.

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 18:42
Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran.

Spain may block jailed separatists from Catalan government

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 18:42
Spain’s government says it is studying the “viability” of the proposal by Catalonia’s separatist leader to name former lawmakers who are in jail or fugitives from justice to his new Cabinet.

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:32
The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference.

Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as a Maduro power grab

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:10
Opposition parties have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.

Taiwan ‘angry’ over not being invited to WHO assembly

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:01
Taiwan’s health minister says the island feels “very angry” that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva.

Spanish boats pick up 162 migrants crossing Mediterranean

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:01
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it picked up 162 migrants who were attempting to make the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this weekend.

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:42
Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe.

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:30
Malaysia’s national news agency is reporting that former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family’s safety.

Pope: Holy Land needs “gestures of dialogue, reconciliation”

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:11
Pope Francis says “gestures of dialogue and reconciliation” are needed for the Holy Land and all the Middle East.

Royal wedding sermon on 'love' was about more than the marriage of Harry and Meghan

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:59
Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

Richard Pipes, historian who helped shape Reagan-era Soviet policy, dies at 94

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:59
Known for his a hard-line views toward communism, Dr. Pipes rejected detente with the Soviet Union.

Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:59
His sometimes controversial scholarship helped shape views of the region for decades.

TV’s delectable coverage of the royal wedding created a safe space for dreamers

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:59
TV reporting from America’s side was giddy, ecstatically romantic — and a much needed escape.

China agrees to buy 'significantly' more from the U.S., but doesn't commit to specific amount

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:59
The two sides release a joint statement Saturday as the nations work to defuse a brewing trade war.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:50
A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he’s already planning his next trip.

The Latest: Pope Francis prays for Venezuelans

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:30
The Latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

Erdogan in Sarajevo to rally European Turks for re-election

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:30
Turkey’s president has arrived in the Bosnian capital to address supporters living in Europe, ahead of snap elections in his country.

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:30
A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever.

36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is still 2 months away.

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:09
Parties are scrambling to replace candidates who were assassinated or dropped out of the electoral race because of violence. Many appear to be victims of criminal groups seeking to exert control.

Iraq’s al-Sadr says next government will be ‘inclusive’

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:00
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, says the next government will be “inclusive.”

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 13:21
The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.

Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:49
Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:49
Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.

Insect ambassadors: Honeybees buzz on Berlin cathedral

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:49
On the roof of Berlin’s cathedral, bees are buzzing.

Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria’s capital

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:40
A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave.

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:19
Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest.

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:19
Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 5 police killed

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:49
Police say at least five police officials were killed and two others critically injured when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India.

Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 09:29
Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 08:19
The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument’s sake, let’s say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United.

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 06:37
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday’s election, despite a deepening crisis that’s made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 06:17
A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children.

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 06:09
President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will step up security to respond to military threats from China.

Princess Diana wasn't forgotten at the royal wedding. Her sons still mourn her death.

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 03:35
Prince Harry, who was 12 when his mother was killed, made sure to include her memory in his wedding to Meghan Markle.

US criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 03:17
The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range.

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors ‘critical’

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 03:17
The only three survivors of Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana’s rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

Sri Lanka marks end to civil war as a divided nation

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 03:17
Sri Lanka commemorated the ninth anniversary of the end of its civil war as a divided nation, with minority Tamils calling for an international investigation into alleged wartime atrocities and the government defending soldiers from allegations.

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 02:32
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:59
Friday’s detentions come just weeks before the ban on women drivers is set to be lifted.   

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:49
Detainee reports portray Baghdadi as preoccupied with educating future terrorists.

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:19
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade.

Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:54
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.

The surprise star of Harry and Meghan’s wedding: Bishop Michael Curry from Chicago

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:28
Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, delivered a 14-minute barnstorming address that people in Windsor and beyond were talking about long after Harry and Meghan officially tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.

Official: Nationalist mob beats mayor of major Greek city

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:19
A city official says the mayor of Greece’s second-largest city has been hospitalized with head, back and leg injuries after being set upon by nationalist extremists.

Insurgents have waged a war on education in her home country. But she died in a Texas school shooting.

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:15
The Pakistani student was in Texas on an exchange program when a gunman opened fire on her school.

CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday’s passenger jet crash.

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:59
CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday’s passenger jet crash. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 113 dead; the minister corrected his own statement)

Macedonian PM says agreement on new name reached with Greece

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:48
The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens.

Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:48
Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister.

Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday’s passenger jet crash

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:29
Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday’s passenger jet crash.

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:18
A prominent American economist says getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord.

Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:00
Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash .

The royal wedding's teenage cello player skipped U.S. debut to play in the ceremony

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:14
Sheku Kanneh-Mason canceled performance plans in Los Angeles to be at the royal wedding.

Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingers

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:47
A former rebel ideologue is suspending a 41-day hunger strike after Colombia’s special peace tribunal cast doubt on his extradition to the U.S. on drug charges.

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:17
Continental leaders worry the president may be the new normal, not an aberration.

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