Iraqi leader decries ‘failure’ of world to confront Islamic State gains

In Paris, the U.S.-led coalition discussed the Ramadi crisis, but no major shifts in strategy emerged.

In Greece, a familiar crisis poses new dangers

The consequences of a potential financial collapse in Greece are now just as geopolitical as economic.

Hope fades for finding more China ship survivors

The Chinese government, ever wary of public outrage, has been trying to control the narrative.

Charles Kennedy, a leader in Britain’s center-left Liberal Democrats, dies at 55

He resigned in 2006 after admitting he was an alcoholic. His death brought tributes from across politics.

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Jacques Parizeau, former separatist Quebec premier, dies at 84

Mr. Parizeau nearly led the French-speaking province out of Canada during a 1995 referendum.

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How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weakening support from the U.S.

Gunmen kill 9 in attack on aid workers in northern Afghanistan

Militants have recently stepped up operations in what has been one of the country’s most stable areas.

While nobody was looking, the Islamic State launched a new, deadly offensive

Rebels are seeking international help to help counter an attack that could mark a new direction in Syria’s war.

Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

Solar Impulse 2 makes an unscheduled stop in Japan to await better weather for Hawaii leg.

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Moscow blasts E.U. for leaking list of Europeans banned from Russia

Russia’s foreign minister accused the European Union of ethical breaches of diplomatic norms in news leaks.

As ideology fades in Cuba, spirituality and popes intervene

Why the Vatican pays so much attention to the less-than-devoted communist nation.

Kerry hurt in bike accident; rest of Europe visit canceled

The secretary of state suffered a broken right femur. He will remain hospitalized in Geneva overnight.

In an online world, Cuba remains a stand-in-line society

Waiting in long lines for just about everything is an inescapable fact of life on the island.

Afghanistan’s justice system is moving faster — maybe too fast

The speedy prosecution of 49 people in the mob killing of a woman raises questions about fairness.

Britain joins E.U. to criticize Russia for its ‘stop list’ of 89 European officials

The list includes politicians and other high-ranking people, whose reactions ranged from anger to satisfaction.

Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal, dies in Canada at 93

Mr. Katriuk was said to have served with the SS in Eastern Europe during World War II.

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Indonesia raises alert status of volcano to highest level

Indonesia has raised the alert status of Sinabung volcano in the western part of the country to the highest level following a sharp increase in activity, an official said Wednesday.

AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks

The second-in-command of Yemen’s Shiite rebels has assailed Saudi-led airstrikes targeting his fighters but insists they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on resolving the country’s crisis.

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Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government

An independent Afghan anti-corruption body lashed out at the government on Wednesday, saying that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth II’s medical appointment

Buckingham Palace has taken the unusual step of confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual medical checkup after social media comments touched off speculation on her health.

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Decaying factories transformed into culture center in Warsaw

The space once housed weapons and motorbike factories. Today, it is Warsaw’s Soho Factory, a hip new space of exhibitions, offices and restaurants.

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Amnesty slams Nigeria army for abuses in Boko Haram battle

Amnesty International say Nigerian military abuses are responsible for the deaths of some 8,000 people in its fight against Boko Haram extremists and names senior officers that should be investigated for alleged war crimes.

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