King's forces arrest prominent Saudis in warning to critics

Saudi Arrests and Ascension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When news broke of a possible breakthrough in an impasse that...


The Latest: Trump: 'God Bless the people of Mexico City'

Mexico Earthquake-3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.” Trump’s tweet comes after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central...


7.1 magnitude quake kills 119 as buildings crumble in Mexico

CORRECTION Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were...


Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Guadeloupe Hurricane Maria-3

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane barreled toward...


Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing dozens

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off Mexico’s Pacific...


The Latest: El-Sissi makes passionate plea for Mideast peace

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Egypt’s president is making an impassioned pitch for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling for both sides to take advantage of a “rare” opportunity to achieve the elusive goal. President Abdel-...


In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

United Nations General Assembly-4

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of...


Analysis: Trump insists on 'America First.' Who will follow?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump invited the question, and now the world must answer: If America insists on putting itself first, will anyone else follow? Trump scolded and badgered in his United Nations debut. He declared parts of the planet are “going to hell.” Standing Tuesday before...


Russia calls Trump's North Korea remarks a dangerous step toward instability

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - President Donald Trump’s vow that the United States may have to “totally destroy” North Korea if it feels threatened sent shockwaves across the world on Tuesday. Trump’s statements at the United Nations General Assembly came in the middle of the night for...


Global differences abound as leaders address UN

United Nations General Assembly-5

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to work together, while America’s emphasized nations’ own sovereignty. And U.N....


Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing at least 49 people

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - On the anniversary of a deadly 1985 earthquake, central Mexico again shook with terrifying force on Tuesday, as a 7.1-magnitude temblor caused buildings to tremble and collapse. At least 49 people were reported killed. Just hours after a siren signaled...

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