Double hotel bombing strikes Iraqi capital

Rigged cars exploded just minutes apart outside Baghdad’s two most upscale hotels.

In overtime, Israel is saved from soccer suspension vote

Palestinian soccer chief agrees to compromise as both sides claim victory.

Islamic State claims militants carried out twin blasts at Baghdad hotels

The coordinated strikes claim at least 15 lives in the latest bloodshed in the Iraqi capital.

Kerry attends inauguration of Nigeria's new president

Kerry’s presence was a show of the Obama’s administration’s hope for better relations with Nigeria.

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After FIFA arrests, Brazilians ask: Why didn’t we do this?

Brazilians savor soccer arrests

It’s not corruption that keeps FIFA’s Sepp Blatter in power. It’s history.

To understand the power of Sepp Blatter, you need to understand the history of the 20th century.

After 33 years, the U.S. drops Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Here’s what it means.

A bureaucratic changing of status means a great deal for U.S.-Cuba relations.

Does Brazil’s new speaker of the lower house want the government to fall?

Eduardo Cunha has been criticized for his ruthless ambition and “imperial” leadership style.

World Digest: May 28, 2015

France’s Hollande urges Britain to stay in E.U.; Amnesty says Yemeni conflict puts civilians in crossfire.

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Report: Western women are attracted to Islamic State for complex reasons

British researchers cited isolationism and a desire for sisterhood as motivators for women and girls.

Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees certain deaths secret

Soldiers lost during “special operations” have been classified as secret.

Brits turn to breast-feeding for pay to wean moms off bottle-feeding culture

Researchers hope to counteract the country’s bottle-feeding culture, but critics call the program patronizing.

Amnesty International: Hamas guilty of torture, summary executions

On the day the report was released, rocket fire from Gaza was met with Israeli airstrikes in the coastal strip.

Iran envoy: Nuclear talks possible beyond June 30 deadline

French ambassador also predicted negotiations could extend past the self-imposed date.

Militants storm upscale area in Kabul

An Afghan official said the four attackers, who may have targeted a small hotel frequented by foreigners, were killed.

With rural Japan shrinking and aging, a small town seeks to stem the trend

To combat declining populations, some rural Japanese towns are trying to persuade young people weary of big-city life to trade in skyscrapers and noise pollution for cedar trees and singing birds.

Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial adjourns; it’s unclear if it will resume

Jason Rezaian, The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, has been kept in detention for 10 months.

Iraq opens operation to choke off Islamic State lifelines in Ramadi

The offensive, led by Shiite militias, is necessary before any attempt to retake the city, officials said.

Chinese military sets course to expand global reach as ‘national interests’ grow

China says it does not want confrontation but condemns U.S. "meddling" in the South China Sea.

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Top Canadian minister to announces he’s leaving politics

Another prominent member of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will not seek re-election in Parliament in October.

Nigeria’s new president pledges fight against Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis Friday with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption.

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Guatemala: Ex-VP’s bank accounts frozen amid graft probe

A Guatemalan court froze bank accounts linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned this month after a corruption scandal reached into her office, the magistrate who made the ruling said Friday.

Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Despite Americans’ shifting opinions on a range of moral and ethical issues, abortion foes have been encouraged by numbers showing that opposition to abortion rights appeared to have resisted serious slippage, and was even gaining traction.

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Canada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting video

Footage released Friday of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada’s national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October’s attack.

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Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data

Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

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