The widely expected outcome, decried by critics as a grab for dictatorial powers, gives Maduro a second six-year term. The United States says it will not recognize the results and may consider additional sanctions. Venezuela is now facing near-total societal collapse.
North Korea’s actions in recent days, including a threat to call off Kim Jong Un’s upcoming summit with President Trump, have alarmed the White House and created new complications for the preparations.
“Irregular” border-crossers who file refugee claims are encouraged to work while they wait — a boon for companies during a time of low unemployment.
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A funeral procession in Apaseo El Alto for Jose Remedios Aguirre, the second mayoral candidate to be killed in one week. (AP)
A funeral procession in Apaseo El Alto for Jose Remedios Aguirre, the second mayoral candidate to be killed in one week. (AP)
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Political killings have tripled from the 2015 elections, according to research. Criminal groups are using violence to try to influence candidates, analysts say. In some cases, targeted politicians might have refused to show deference or provide payoffs.
Yiannis Boutaris, 75, who is one of Greece's most outspoken advocates for multiculturalism, was hospitalized overnight after he was attacked at a public ceremony.

In their second debate, Mexico’s presidential candidates competed over how to confront Trump.

The prospect of an all-populist ruling coalition sparks fear across the continent.

A 28-year-old facing a heavy prison sentence was forcibly returned to the country in March. 

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

The lower house of Parliament has passed a measure that would impose steep on-the-spot fines for whistling at a woman or badgering her for her number.

Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.

Mnuchin said the two sides have agreed on a “framework” to avoid sanctions.

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.

Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

Known for his a hard-line views toward communism, Dr. Pipes rejected detente with the Soviet Union.

His sometimes controversial scholarship helped shape views of the region for decades.

Friday’s detentions came just weeks before the ban on female drivers is set to be lifted.   

Detainee reports portray Baghdadi as preoccupied with educating future terrorists.

The Pakistani student was in Texas on an exchange program when a gunman opened fire on her school.

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TV reporting from America’s side was giddy, ecstatically romantic — and a much needed escape.

The two sides release a joint statement Saturday as the nations work to defuse a brewing trade war.

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The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.

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Indonesia’s most volatile volcano has spewed smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks.

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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.

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

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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.

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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.

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