Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

Brazil Prison Killings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that...


Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Italy Quake Avalanche

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The strain showed on Fabio Salzetta’s face. The maintenance worker at the luxury Hotel Rigopiano who escaped being buried under the deadly avalanche because he had gone to check the boiler told Italian media Saturday that he called for hours to find survivors, but no one...


Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's west

Iraq Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A crowd of Iraqi officers looked out at the Tigris River Friday from a balcony of Mosul’s Nineveh International hotel. Just over three months ago, the men were some 45 kilometers (28 miles) away in a cluster of desert villages on the edge of Nineveh plain. “Our message to the...


European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

Germany Europe Nationalists

KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent’s governments. Right-wing...


Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

Gambia Crisis

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. As he mounted the stairs...


More than 670 sister events staged worldwide

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, people in cities worldwide hit the streets Saturday to show solidarity with Americans and to promote human rights and gender equality in their own countries. While the march in Washington was by far the biggest and...


Turkish parliament approves changes that could boost president's powers


Terrorist bombing in northwest Pakistan town leaves 24 dead, 50 wounded

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At least 24 people were killed and more than 50 injured Saturday morning when a bomb exploded in a busy outdoor vegetable market in a remote tribal town near the Afghan border, security and tribal officials said. The terrorist attack appeared to...


Mexico: President Pena Nieto, Trump have phone conversation

Mexico Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says President Enrique Pena Nieto has spoken by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump. A statement issued Saturday says the two leaders’ conversation happened in the morning. It said Pena Nieto congratulated Trump on his inauguration and expressed...


Prime Minister Netanyahu probed for excessive gift consumption and media

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Night after night over the past two weeks, at the top of the evening news hour, Channel 2 investigative reporter Guy Peleg has read aloud from leaked transcripts of secret recordings of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The revelations have dominated the...


Gambia's defeated president finally agrees to step down

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NAIROBI - More than 22 years after taking power and a month after a shocking election defeat, Gambia’s president agreed to step down Saturday morning. Yahya Jammeh announced on state television in the tiny West African country he had ruled since taking power in a 1994...

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