Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

ANKARA, Turkey — The specter of a U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria loomed over Thursday’s meeting between the top American diplomat and Turkey’s leader as the two NATO allies scrambled to ease some of their worst tensions in years. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is fuming over U.S. assistance to Kurdish fighters near his country’s border. […]

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea that is the latest move in an extraordinary show of […]

Search for more survivors from sunken ferry resumes in Pacific

Search for more survivors from sunken ferry resumes in Pacific

The search for survivors from a ferry which sank with 50 people aboard in the remote Pacific resumed Monday, with rescuers saying they remained optimistic as they comb an area larger than Italy. A New Zealand Air Force Orion plane located seven survivors drifting in a dinghy late Sunday after the sinking of the MV […]

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

KABUL, Afghanistan — Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners. The siege ended on Sunday with Afghan security forces saying they had killed the last of six Taliban militants who stormed the hotel in suicide vests […]

Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two days. “Jallikattu,” or the taming of the bulls, is a hugely popular annual event in Tamil Nadu state but has been criticized by animal rights activists. Police in Sivaganga district, […]

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. Francis faced controversy on another […]

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen called the case “very unusual and extremely disturbing.” Madsen, […]

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