As U. S-China relations tumble, Beijing unleashes fury at one target: Mike Pompeo

The jet-setting secretary of state embodies that which unnerves China the most: being encircled by the United States and allies.

Australia ‘urgently seeking clarification’ on man reportedly detained in North Korea

Alek Sigley, 29, has been studying at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang. His family said he has not been in contact since Tuesday.

Paris’s biggest migrant shelter and other spots in France face extreme heat

The city has opened air-conditioning centers and offered monitoring services for the most vulnerable as temperatures rise.
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Germany’s Angela Merkel spotted shaking for second time in 10 days

The German chancellor was seen shaking in public hours before she was set to depart for Japan to join world leaders at the Group of 20 summit. Her office insisted she is fine.

Tunisia’s relative stability has been periodically threatened by political assassinations as well as deadly militant attacks claimed by the Islamic State.

Xi’s visit may have come at a vital moment for Kim Jong Un.

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Maduro’s communications minister called ex-spy chief Figuera a traitor, mercenary, slave — and “the hero of The Washington Post.”

Protesters are demanding change in Sudan and Algeria. But what are the prospects for meaningful reform?

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The “Revolution of Smiles” has already triggered once-unthinkable changes, and optimism is coursing through the grand colonial boulevards.

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Tensions between the world’s two largest democracies over trade show little signs of easing.

It is building new coal power plants at home and around Asia.

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Trump will dominate the summit, no matter what's on the agenda.

Facilities are bare-bones, classes are big and professor salaries are low.

Some participants said they weren’t sure why they were invited. Some were enthused.

A man and his 23-month old daughter, migrants from El Salvador, were swept away in the river waters in Brownsville, Tex., on Sunday. A graphic photo of them shocked the world.

“I know what I’m risking,” Carola Rackete said.

Worries about eroding democracy now loom over the grounds.

Beijing has said it will not discuss the Hong Kong unrest at the summit in Japan.

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Ehud Barak announces a return to the political stage, giving a boost to the left-wing bloc.

For many, the wrenching photo recalled the image of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian boy who lay lifeless on a beach in a doomed attempt to reach Europe.

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Officials say a minibus carrying students to a picnic has fallen into a gorge along a Himalayan road in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least 11 and injuring seven others

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Investigators say two crew members have been killed and 31 passengers injured in a plane incident in Russia’s eastern Siberia

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A report says two Chinese fighter jets buzzed a Canadian warship operating in international waters in the East China Sea at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Ottawa

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Ford Motor Co. said it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines its operations there in an effort to increase profitability

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Tunisia’s 92-year-old president has been taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill

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Twin suicide attacks targeting security forces struck Tunisia’s capital, killing 1, injuring at least 8

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