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Spain’s conservative opposition Popular Party (PP) made significant gains in local and regional elections, offering a perilous assessment of public feeling towards the country’s ruling left-wing … more
Police in Venice are investigating the source of a phosphorescent green liquid patch that appeared Sunday in the city’s famed Grand Canal. The governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, posted a … more
Police say a man who opened an emergency exit door during a flight in South Korea was formally arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of violating the aviation security law. During a … more
The United States and Saudi Arabia are calling on warring sides in Sudan to extend a cease-fire due to expire Monday. A joint statement early Sunday noted that the current cease-fire was … more
Hong Kong has criticized Amnesty International’s accusation that a Uyghur student disappeared after being interrogated at the airport. It says government records show he had not entered or been … more
One of the few remaining pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong has voted to dissolve itself, joining a growing list of organizations that have disbanded as authorities crack down on dissent. Civic Party … more
Sudanese and U.N. officials say the United Nations secretary-general was “shocked” by a letter from Sudan’s army chief demanding the removal of the U.N. envoy to the country. Secretary-General … more
Ukraine’s military intelligence claims that Russia is plotting a “large-scale provocation” at a nuclear power plant designed to put hostilities on pause and give Moscow’s forces a respite … more
Lebanon’s Sursock Museum has reopened to the public, three years after a deadly explosion in the nearby Beirut port reduced many of its treasured paintings and collections to ashes. Friday's … more
The European Union has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the protection of nature for years. But it now finds itself under pressure from within to pause new environmental … more
Guatemalan police arrested the country’s prosecutor for crimes against migrants Friday, accusing him of alleged abuse of authority. Stuardo Campos was formerly an anti-corruption prosecutor in the … more
Brazil’s government has announced that a U.N. Latin America regional group has endorsed a Brazilian city in the Amazon region to host the 2025 U.N. climate change conference, though the world body … more
A Spanish Jesuit priest who died in 2012 has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in Bolivia three decades ago, the latest in a string of pedophilia cases that have shaken the Catholic Church in … more
Poland's lawmakers have approved a contentious law targeting the opposition. Critics say the law approved Friday violates a number of provisions in Poland's constitution and is a clear example of how … more
A German government spokesperson on Friday rejected the notion that comments by Chancellor Olaf Scholz criticizing climate activists might have prompted raids against them this week. Police on … more
The World Bank has approved a $300 million additional financing to Lebanon's poor, giving cash to families struggling in the country’s historic economic meltdown. The World Bank's financing … more
One of Rwanda’s most wanted suspect in that country's genocide has appeared in a South African courtroom holding a Bible. Fulgence Kayishema had been on the run for 22 years after his indictment … more
Pope Francis has tapped an Argentine bishop with years of ministry in the country’s prisons as his successor as archbishop of Buenos Aires. The appointment on Friday came a day after Francis again … more
Authorities say Russia’s southern Belgorod region that borders Ukraine has come came under attack from Ukrainian artillery fire, hours after at least one nighttime blast rocked a Russian city in a … more
German police have been left red-faced after a member of the public was able to slip into a VIP convoy for Chancellor Olaf Scholz and then give him a hearty hug as he prepared to board a plane at … more
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