Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn…

Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors

The Latest: China body criticizes court ruling on…

China’s rubber stamp parliament has criticized the Hong Kong high court’s ruling to strike down a ban on face masks

U.S. Will No Longer Consider Israeli Settlements…

The U.S. reversed its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and that could set back Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood.

N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill…

North Korea says it won’t consider a U.S. decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea a concession in stalled nuclear diplomacy

US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says

The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities, a congressional report says

NYT: Leaked Documents Expose China's Crackdown On…

The Chinese government has dismissed a New York Times report detailing Beijing's ongoing detention of Muslim minorities, including the Uighurs.

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UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside…

The U.N. envoy for Libya says an agreement to end Libya’s conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference in their affairs

Twins Prospect, 23, Found Dead in Hotel Room

A 23-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect was found dead Sunday in his New Zealand hotel room, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Ryan Costello had just joined the Auckland Tuatara, a member of the Australian Baseball League, days before his death. A press release from the team says that "preliminary indications suggest he...

Russia Returns Seized Ships To Ukraine

Russia seized the ships and crew nearly a year ago, claiming the Ukrainian vessels were in its waters illegally.

Teacher union to sue Quebec on religious symbols ban

A union federation representing 45,000 teachers in Quebec is suing the Canadian province over its ban on the wearing of religious symbols by many public employees

Venezuelan opposition struggling for momentum…

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolás Maduro from power

Venice Flooded Again After Another Exceptionally…

Water levels peaked at nearly five feet on Sunday, flooding already soaked shops, restaurants and hotels.

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli…

The Trump administration is softening the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinian effort to gain statehood

UN expert: 100,000 kids in migration-related detention in US

An independent expert working with the U.N. human rights office estimates that over 100,000 children are being held in migration-related detention in the United States

Hong Kong Protesters Arrested As They Try To…

Anti-government demonstrators set up a heavily fortified camp on Hong Kong Polytechnic University's campus last week.

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Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind h…

Prince Andrew's effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm.

Nicaragua files weapons charges against…

A Nicaraguan lawyer says prosecutors have charged 16 opposition activists with allegedly transporting weapons

Turkey Returns Suspected American ISIS Member To…

When the man arrived in Virginia, authorities questioned him and inspected his electronics.

Mexican president defends indigenous pensions plan

Mexico’s president on Monday defended a plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65, compared with 68 for other Mexicans

Hungary signs special agreement with Orthodox…

The Hungarian government has signed a special agreement with an Orthodox Jewish group

Chinese Troops Clean Streets After Protesters…

Troops have been allowed to do community service without the government's permission since last year.

Tests on Boeing ‘Greenliner’ part of effort to…

Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, says it is launching one of the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes

Art World's 'Indiana Jones' Tracks Down a Famous…

In 1876, Oscar Wilde and another friend gave a "friendship ring" to a fellow student at Magdalen College Oxford, where the Irish writer was studying at the time. The 18-karat gold ring, shaped like a belt and buckle, became part of the college's collection of Wilde memorabilia, but in 2002,...

Many Hong Kong Protesters Abandon Camp At…

It's not clear why so many people left the camp, but China recently warned that protesters were "on the edge of doom" and should "walk away."

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Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since…

A Brazilian government report says the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest level in more than a decade, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday-night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday

Kurdish Refugees React To Turkish Military…

Reporting inside a Syrian refugee camp, Elizabeth Hagedorn interviews a Kurdish refugee who hopes to change common misconceptions about the Kurds.