Kabul suicide bomber strikes Shiite ceremony, killing at least 30

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL - When a suicide bomber killed at least 30 people Wednesday near the majestic Sakhi shrine in West Kabul, where worshippers had gathered to mark the Persian new year, it was the latest in a fast-growing list of insurgent attacks that have targeted the capital’s...


Russia-UK war of words over ex-spy's poisoning gets uglier

Britain Spy

MOSCOW (AP) — The war of words between Russia and Britain over an ex-spy’s poisoning got uglier Wednesday as the U.K. foreign secretary called it vomit-inducing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejoicing over hosting the World Cup. Russia shot back that Boris Johnson is “poisoned with venom...


The Latest: Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines steps

Facebook Expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is admitting mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining...


Peru's president offers resignation, citing unjustified attacks by opponents that made it

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s president offers resignation, citing unjustified attacks by opponents that made it impossible to govern.


Teen Palestinian protester gets 8 months in prison

Palestinians Protest Family

OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a...


Britain's Boris Johnson compares Russian World Cup to 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared the upcoming soccer World Cup, due to be held in Russia this summer, to the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany. “I think the comparison to 1936 is certainly right,” Johnson said Wednesday before the British...


Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Nigeria Mass Abduction

DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: “Don’t ever put your daughters in school again.” Several of the girls...


DMZ? Sweden? Washington? Trump-Kim summit site rumors swirl

North Korea US Summit Sites

TOKYO (AP) — With just weeks to go, there’s still no official word on where President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their unprecedented summit. Will they pick an obvious place like one of their own capitals, or something off the wall, like a ship at sea? Or a place so...


Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

Israel Syria

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military confirmed on Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory. Although Israel was widely...


Koreas, US conclude 'constructive' talks in Finland

Finland Koreas

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Finland’s government said Wednesday that delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the United States concluded “constructive” unofficial diplomatic talks in the Nordic country that were widely believed to be laying the groundwork for an upcoming meeting between the Koreas...

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