Israel is flexing its military muscles as it attempts to curb expansion by Iran and Hezbollah.

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Moscow accused U.S.-backed rebels of shelling positions where Russian forces were active amid competing offensives in the eastern Syrian desert.

She’s expected to win Sunday elections as attention turns to her legacy after 12 years in power.

France’s National Front lost big in the last two elections. Now the far-right party is in chaos.

Marine Le Pen deputy Florian Philippot resigned Thursday, saying, “I do not have a taste for ridicule.”

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The refugee crisis once threatened to sink Angela Merkel’s career. How did the German chancellor weather the storm?

The refugee crisis once threatened to topple the long-serving leader. But she has withstood the controversy, for five main reasons.

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How Namibia responded to Trump inventing a country called ‘Nambia’

Denizens of a real country react to comments about a fake one with humor, anger.

In harrowing scenes at a collapsed elementary school, rescue workers dug out the bodies of children who perished in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake.

Officials estimated that 70 to 80 percent of the nation’s structures were damaged before the Category 5 storm moved on to hit St. Croix and Puerto Rico.

The panic over the quake gave way to a sense of solidarity in a city normally riven by class divides.

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The justices blamed election-commission failings for “widespread” discrepancies.

The U.S. president, analysts said, fed right into the Kim regime’s narrative with his threats.

The escalating U.S. rhetoric over North Korea is only making matters worse, China said.

The 7.1-magnitude quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the notorious Mexico City earthquake.

Hundreds of volunteers have turned out to help rescue friends, family, neighbors and strangers.

China and Russia warn that Trump’s words could inflame tensions with North Korea.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claim of injured onlookers as “purposeful provocation.”

Burma’s de facto leader cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country.

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The Islamic State is now under pressure from three sides in the desert region straddling Iraq and Syria.

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The Latest on the major earthquake that struck Mexico (all times local):

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The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo.

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Pakistan’s military says Indian troops opened fire from across the frontier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least

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A small private jet with five people on board ran off a runway at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport on Thursday and caught fire, Turkish media reports said.

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On a stage where many world leaders spotlight their successes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday about one of his nation’s historic failures: the injustices long faced by its native people.

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Mexican navy says no missing child at collapsed school, but believe an adult still alive.

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