Poland’s right wing secures decisive win in parliamentary elections, exit polls show

A campaign vilifying Poland’s LGBT community and pledging generous social welfare appears to have resonated in the conservative Catholic country.

As Tunisians vote in presidential runoff, a political outsider is certain to win

Nabil Karoui and Kais Saied are anti-establishment candidates that disillusioned Tunisians hope will bring change to the sole democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings.
Firefighters make their way through a flooded street in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on Sunday. (Ren Onuma/The Associated Press)
Firefighters make their way through a flooded street in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on Sunday. (Ren Onuma/The Associated Press)

Typhoon death toll in Japan climbs to 35, with 17 people missing, after storm unleashes widespread flooding

Japan dispatched thousands of troops and rescue workers after Typhoon Hagibis tore through Tokyo and large swathes of Japan’s main island of Honshu, bringing record-breaking rains to many areas. 

The decision was made Saturday amid signs that Turkey’s offensive in Syria is deepening.

French President Emmanuel Macron convened an emergency meeting of his security advisers.

The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria.

The two Koreas have had unified teams in some sports, but they remain major rivals in soccer.

An airport drugs arrest has become a bargaining chip to spring a Russian hacker jailed in Israel and set to be extradited to the U.S.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels might have shot as many as nine people, including a female politician, at a desert roadblock.

U.N. sanctions say all North Korean guest workers must be sent home. Russia has shipped some to a Black Sea enclave.

Unprecedented rains caused flooding and landslides, and paralyzed life in the capital for a day.

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to say he doesn’t know whether the president was being truthful.

After his 1965 spacewalk, he led a Soviet mission that docked in orbit with a U.S. spacecraft.

The propaganda app — mandatory in some workplaces — can give the Communist Party a powerful new surveillance tool. 

The capture of Ras al-Ayn would mark Turkey’s first major advance in battles to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the incursion for months. Here's why he went ahead with it.

The president’s support for the embattled attorney comes just a day after he seemed to put distance between himself and the former mayor when asked if Giuliani still worked for him.

Kurdish forces are caught between protecting the prisons holding Islamic State fighters and their families and staving off Turkish soldiers at their border.

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Russia, the United Nations and Western nations have expressed concern over the rise of the Islamic State in northeast Syria following the Turkish-led incursion.

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Polling agencies say conservative, Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidency

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The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected mayor of Budapest, defeating the incumbent supported by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party

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Poland’s conservative ruling party Law and Justice has won the most votes in a general election in the deeply divided nation and appeared set, according to an exit poll, to have a comfortable majority in the parliament to govern for four more years

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Thousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign

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Turkey’s offensive against the Syrian Kurds is plunging Syria deeper into turmoil

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The leader of Poland’s conservative ruling party has declared victory in an election after an exit poll showed his party expected to have a majority of seats in parliament

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