BELFAST — When the clock strikes midnight in Northern Ireland on Monday, abortion and same-sex marriage will be legal, ending sweeping prohibitions dating back to the Victorian era that sent women onto
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave up his struggle to form a governing coalition after last month’s dead-heat national election, opening a possible path to power for rival,
BOA VISTA, Cape Verde — She emerged from the ocean just before midnight, clambering up the shore as her ancestors have for 200 million years. Only stars glowed on this remote beach, where the sea turtle
Thousands of Chileans returned to the streets of Santiago on Monday, banging pots and honking car horns to launch a second week of protests against cost of living pressures and income inequality. At least
DJs in Lebanon, fires in the heart of Barcelona, tanks on the streets of Chile: Scenes from a weekend of worldwide protests
In Chile, at least eight people were killed and hundreds arrested over the weekend in demonstrations against economic inequality, sparked by a transit fair hike last week. And in Barcelona, Catalan separatists
KABUL — The United States has reduced its troop strength in Afghanistan over the past year, the commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan announced Monday, despite the abrupt end last month
ISTANBUL — The Pentagon is discussing keeping a “residual force” of U.S. troops around oil fields in Syria, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said Monday, as a large U.S. military convoy withdrew from a
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s government announced measures on Monday to calm massive protests that erupted last week as public outrage over endemic corruption and the country’s flailing economy boiled over. About
U.S. military vehicles pulled out of Syria on Monday — and were pummeled with what appeared to be rocks and rotting food in the process. As armored vehicles flying the American flag rolled through Qamishli,
LONDON — Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy faced a fresh obstacle on Monday when his bid for a new vote was knocked back by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow. But Bercow’s ruling could be just a hiccup.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — For Moez Mawani, Canada’s election has been uninspiring. The retired business owner voted for the incumbent Liberal candidate in his district, but with no great enthusiasm. “It a
Gantz’s success is far from certain. Israel’s complex political system all but ensures that the final outcome is not likely to be clear for weeks and that a third election in less than a year may be required.
DAKAR, Senegal — The students had come to study the Koran. Instead, officials said, they faced beatings, shackles and dormitories that looked more like jail cells. Police in Nigeria have freed about 1,000
Britain’s notorious press has long targeted Meghan and Harry. A raw new documentary shows the impact.
LONDON — The documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey” on Sunday packed quite a powerful punch, including Prince Harry vowing not to be “bullied” into playing the same game that killed his mother
Australia’s leading media outlets began a coordinated campaign Monday to protest restrictions on press freedom by blacking out copy on front pages. Monday’s show of unity by competing media outlets came
That was one of the loudest rallying cries coming from protesters in Chile over the weekend, as demonstrations against a transit fare hike erupted into violent clashes over economic inequalities — which
HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, defying a ban on assembly before being violently dispersed by police tear gas and a water A
BEIJING — There have been hundreds, perhaps thousands, of instances in which Chinese officials thwarted American diplomats’ efforts to meet with students, local officials and the public in China, the ambassador
TORONTO — Canadian voters head to the polls Monday to decide whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second mandate. Canada has a long history of reelecting its first-term prime ministers who led
KATHMANDU, Nepal — When Khim Lal Gautam reached the top of Mount Everest at 3 a.m. on May 22, it was dark, windy and lethally cold. Gautam carried some unusual baggage — a ground-penetrating radar and
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ISTANBUL — Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria withdrew from a flash-point city as part of a cease-fire agreement with Turkey, a spokesman said Sunday, a move that could ease tensions amid U.S.-led
LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed he’d never, ever ask the European Union to push the Brexit deadline beyond October. At the very last minute on Saturday night, Johnson asked the Europeans for
NEW DELHI — India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the line dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Saturday and Sunday, killing nine civilians and soldiers, according to authorities in
In the middle of the summer, as the Washington Nationals were turning around their sorry start to the season, John Colwell of New Brunswick called up his daughter and swore up and down this was the team’s
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The endless fields of soy and corn outside Norma Gatto’s window sent her into a panic. Harvest was coming, and her husband was dead, killed in a work dispute with a farmhand. Gatto,
CULIACAN, Mexico — They were out there somewhere. Everyone knew the Sinaloa Cartel members dominated this northwestern Mexico city. The gang once led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had influenced Culiacan’s
‘They are livid’: Trump’s withdrawal from Syria prompts rare public criticism from current, former military officials
A cascade of criticism by current and former military officials of President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from Syria has thrust into plain sight internal debates over the military’s role in foreign policy
Chick-fil-A opened the doors of its first United Kingdom restaurant Oct. 10, marking the popular but controversial chicken chain’s second location outside the United States as it seeks to expand internationally.