• European Union Sep 2, 2019

    No-Deal? Intense Brexit Debate Expected in UK Parliament

    Summer recess is over, and Britain’s Parliament reconvenes Tuesday to face a momentous decision about whether to intervene to try to prevent a possible “no-deal” exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken steps to suspend Parliament during part of the period before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline, giving legislators little time to try to rush through...

  • Donald Trump Aug 21, 2019

    As Trump Questions Loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM Is Quiet

    Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to keep quiet on the controversy reflected the importance of his close alliance with Trump —...

  • European Union Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK's Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • Mexico Jun 9, 2019

    Mexico-US Tariff Deal: Questions, Concerns for Migration

    As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it could mean for people fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. Other than a vague reiteration of a joint commitment to...

  • Facebook May 30, 2019

    Israel Faces New Elections After Parliament Dissolves

    Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament. In what seemed an improbable scenario just days ago, Israel’s newly elected Knesset dissolved itself in an early morning 74-45 vote and set a new election date for Sept. 17....

  • European Union May 24, 2019

    British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. She’ll stay as prime minister until a new party leader is chosen.

  • Nancy Pelosi May 12, 2019

    Maduro's Foes Fill Embassies in Venezuela as Crisis Deepens

    From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador’s residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro’s latest crackdown. “Gracias, Gracias ambassador. In the name of all of us,” said Guevara speaking into his cellphone as he sits down for a rare...

  • PRESIDENT May 2, 2019

    After Bombings, Catholic Services in Sri Lanka Capital Canceled for 2nd Week

    Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. Rev. Edmund Tillakaratne, spokesman for the Colombo diocese, said Thursday that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had canceled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security...

  • Brazil Jan 18, 2019

    Gisele Bundchen Fires Back in Feud with Brazilian Minister

    Brazilian supermodel-turned-environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is responding to criticism from a Cabinet minister.

  • United Kingdom Jan 19, 2018

    Clues Sought in Helicopter Crash That Killed Zimbabwean Leader

    A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

  • Israel Dec 3, 2017

    Police Question Israeli Leader's Ally on Corruption Charges

    Israeli police on Sunday questioned a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges dating to his pre-parliament days as he was pushing for pro-Netanyahu legislation widely seen as stifling police investigations. Coalition whip David Bitan was grilled in relation to accusations that he promoted the interests of criminals in return for debt relief while he was a...

  • Associated Press May 19, 2017

    Brazil's President May Lead a ‘Walking Dead Administration'

    Brazil’s president is vowing to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America’s largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst is calling a “walking dead administration.” President Michel Temer struck a defiant note Thursday, promising he would be found innocent in a Supreme Court...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2017

    British PM: Trump Was ‘Being a Gentleman' by Holding My Hand

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said that President Donald Trump was “being a gentleman” when he was photographed holding her hand during May’s January visit to the White House, NBC News reported. “We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said [the step down the ramp] might be a bit awkward,” May told Vogue. The hand-holding was panned...

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