Israeli settlers celebrate Trump’s policy shift in their direction

For many living in Israel's settlements, the news from Washington was a welcome relief from the drumbeat of condemnation from the international community.
Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya. (AP)
Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya. (AP)

Nicaragua’s government in fierce clash with Catholic Church over mothers’ hunger strikes

Security forces have typically not stifled protests at churches or church-affiliated universities, aware of the sensitivities in this majority-Catholic country.

American and Australian hostages released as detained Afghan insurgent commanders flown to Qatar

The prisoner exchange was intended as a goodwill gesture that could help restart peace talks between the Taliban and the United States.

Three security personnel killed in Iran amid wave of unrest

The demonstrations began Friday following a government decree to cut fuel subsidies and ration supplies.
A showdown at the university ended with the largest number of arrests and injuries on a single day since protests began five months ago.
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The University of Huddersfield, Outward Bound and AstraZeneca are among those reviewing their links to the prince.
The 6 billion euro flood barrier project has been plagued by delays, cost overruns and corruption.
Amid mounting global concern about climate change, Denmark has turned into a buzzing hive of green experimentation.
Assange, who is serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for jumping bail in 2012, is fighting extradition to the United States, which accuses him of publishing secret documents. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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The Trump administration is pressing Seoul to pay sharply more, but those demands are triggering protests on the peninsula.
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Angry protests at home and in neighboring Iraq reveal a regime and political order under pressure.
The U.N.-backed government is seeking international assistance as it cites growing involvement of Russian mercenaries in the battle for Tripoli.
When Jeanine Áñez took over the presidency from Evo Morales, she pledged to focus on new elections. Now she’s trying to undo nearly 14 years of socialist rule.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Trump administration, as it did with recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, had simply “recognized the reality on the ground.” This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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A couple of hundred demonstrators have protested against a proposed Mexico City law that would allow children and adolescents to change the gender listed on their birth certificates
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Wails have filled a church in Haiti during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests
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Outgoing EU leader Donald Tusk says Croatia’s first ever presidency in the European Union could come at a ‘critical period’ for the bloc
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One of the most ancient churches of Venice, a Byzantine basilica established in the year 639, counts among the 60 churches damaged in three exceptional floods last week
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Day 3 of the House impeachment hearings featured the testimony of a career foreign service officer and a career Army officer, who said he heard President Donald Trump try to persuade Ukraine’s president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden
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