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Cuban officials blast Trump, US embargo, amid UN General Assembly

Cuban officials blast Trump, US embargo, amid UN General Assembly

Cuban officials have taken to social media all week to denounce President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly as well as his overall approach to U.S.-Cuba policy. Cuba’s top diplomat for the Americas, Josefina Vidal, tweeted Wednesday …

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China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuse

China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuse

China is hosting an Interpol meeting amid concerns Beijing is using the police network to pursue political foes overseas. President Xi Jinping said in a speech to the Interpol General Assembly on Tuesday that China wants to work with other countries and …

Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling in same-sex partner's visa appeal

Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling in same-sex partner’s visa appeal

Hong Kong (CNN)A Hong Kong court has ruled that the same-sex partner of a British expatriate has the right to live in the territory as a dependent, a game-changing decision that could open the door for other foreign workers. In a statement, Vidler & Co., a …

US defense chief in India for talks on jets, Afghanistan

US defense chief in India for talks on jets, Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was in the Indian capital on Tuesday, marking the first visit to the country by a Cabinet-level official from President Donald Trump’s administration. In meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other …

Trump Tweets About Puerto Rico's Debt as the Island Struggles With Hurricane Recovery

Trump Tweets About Puerto Rico’s Debt as the Island Struggles With Hurricane Recovery

President Donald Trump posted a trio of tweets Monday night that appeared to center on Puerto Rico’s fiscal debt, as the devastated U.S. territory struggles to recover from powerful Hurricane Maria. After commending the recovery of Texas and Florida …

Jerusalem terror attack: 3 Israelis killed in shooting

Jerusalem terror attack: 3 Israelis killed in shooting

Israeli police and medical services say an attacker has opened fire at the entrance to a town outside Jerusalem, killing three Israelis. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the attack took place early on Tuesday just outside the community of Had Adar.

Refugee hitches ride in trunk of UK couple's car on return trip from vacation

Refugee hitches ride in trunk of UK couple’s car on return trip from vacation

A UK couple brought back more than souvenirs from their vacation in France when they found an Ethiopian refugee hiding in the trunk of their car. Paul Edmunds, 59, of Caersws, Wales, was unpacking his car after a four-day trip to France when he noticed the …

Murder of Indian journalists sparks concern over press freedom

Murder of Indian journalists sparks concern over press freedom

New Delhi (CNN)On the evening of September 5, Gauri Lankesh, a prominent journalist, activist and staunch critic of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, was fatally shot outside of her house in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. Her murder sparked …

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions …

Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath

Mexican women show resolve in earthquake’s aftermath

When a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds of people trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation involving police, firefighters, soldiers and other professionals bolstered by an army of …

Hong Kong and Malaysia Looking Better as India Slows: ADB

Hong Kong and Malaysia Looking Better as India Slows: ADB

Hong Kong and Malaysia are proving to be the biggest growth surprises in Asia. The two nations received the largest upgrades for this year among major economies in the Asian Development Bank’s latest outlook released on Tuesday. Meanwhile, India …

Cuban officials blast Trump, US embargo, amid UN General Assembly

Cuban officials blast Trump, US embargo, amid UN General Assembly

Cuban officials have taken to social media all week to denounce President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly as well as his overall approach to U.S.-Cuba policy. Cuba’s top diplomat for the Americas, Josefina Vidal, tweeted Wednesday …

The Latest: UN regrets Iraq's Kurds went ahead with vote

The Latest: UN regrets Iraq’s Kurds went ahead with vote

The latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 5 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing regret that Iraq’s Kurds have gone ahead with an …

Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policy

Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US’s Afghan policy

Cricket legend and potential Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday criticized the United States’ new strategy for Afghanistan and said a continued military campaign will not solve the 16-year-old conflict in the neighboring nation. Khan, who is …

Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Abe is calling an election

Q&A: Why Japan’s Prime Minister Abe is calling an election

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of parliament on Thursday to call a snap election on Oct. 22, more than a year before required by law. It’s widely seen as a bid to reconsolidate his grip on power in the ruling …

Modi secures $2.5 billion in funds for program to electrify every home in India

Modi secures $2.5 billion in funds for program to electrify every home in India

Sept. 25 (UPI) –Indian Prime Minister Narendra has secured 163.2 billion rupees, or $2.5 billion, in funding for his pledge to electrify every home in India. Modi announced the program’s funding and goals on Monday. The effort, called Saubhagya, promises …

Kurdish independence vote threatens war against ISIS

Kurdish independence vote threatens war against ISIS

WASHINGTON — A controversial Kurdish referendum on whether to seek independence from Baghdad threatens to weaken the U.S.-backed fight against the Islamic State by heightening political tensions in Iraq. Monday’s vote in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish …

'You Have To Try': Puerto Ricans, Without Power, Find Ways Forward

’You Have To Try’: Puerto Ricans, Without Power, Find Ways Forward

Outside of his little business on the side of the road in a small town in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Santiago Quiñones adjusts a small solar panel. It’s charging a floodlight, to illuminate the cramped space at night. He takes it down and demonstrates how it works.

Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

Irma Rivera Aviles, like nearly 200 others, are stuck at shelter in Cataño, Puerto Rico where conditions are getting worse daily. Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria rampaged through the country, she’s desperately pleading for help, “The governor needs to …

British Lesbian Wins Right to Spousal Visa in Landmark Hong Kong Case

British Lesbian Wins Right to Spousal Visa in Landmark Hong Kong Case

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong appeals court on Monday ruled that a British lesbian whose partner works in the city should be granted a spousal visa, a landmark decision that could lead to expatriate same-sex partners moving to the Chinese-ruled financial hub.

French tourist saves bus from careening off cliff in Austrian Alps

French tourist saves bus from careening off cliff in Austrian Alps

A French tourist is being praised for saving a busload of fellow passengers from “catastrophe” after the driver passed out. The bus was on a winding road in the Austrian Alps near Schwaz when the 76-year-old driver collapsed, the BBC reports. As the bus …

Angela Merkel is still the most powerful leader in Europe, but she's been weakened at home

Angela Merkel is still the most powerful leader in Europe, but she’s been weakened at home

Having won reelection to a fourth term leading Germany, Angela Merkel has probably reached the pinnacle of her powers abroad as Europe’s most important leader. But, ironically, Sunday’s general election victory has left Merkel weaker than ever at home …

U.S. Sees ‘Four or Five’ Ways to Resolve North Korean Crisis

U.S. Sees ‘Four or Five’ Ways to Resolve North Korean Crisis

The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions again peaked between the two countries. While …

‘This Is Chaos’: Day 5 in Storm-Ravaged, Blacked-Out Puerto Rico

‘This Is Chaos’: Day 5 in Storm-Ravaged, Blacked-Out Puerto Rico

A nursing home in San Juan made desperate pleas for diesel as its power generator ran low. An elderly man was carried out on a stretcher after going a week without dialysis. Children wearing nothing but diapers camped out on balconies to stay cool.

Iraqi Kurds vote on creating an independent Kurdistan — but big obstacles stand in the way

Iraqi Kurds vote on creating an independent Kurdistan — but big obstacles stand in the way

Sometimes, in the fractious world of Iraqi politics, no means yes. That was the central message from Kurdish leaders Monday morning when Iraq’s Kurds cast their ballots in a controversial independence referendum, despite repeated entreaties and threats …

Iraq's Kurdish Region Votes In Controversial Independence Referendum

Iraq’s Kurdish Region Votes In Controversial Independence Referendum

Residents of Iraq’s Kurdish region cast their votes today in a controversial independence referendum seen as a way to signal the ethnic minority’s desire for self-determination, despite strong opposition from regional and international powers. The historic …

Merkel Faces Big Challenges in Forming Government

Merkel Faces Big Challenges in Forming Government

BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel started laying the groundwork Monday for an unprecedented three-way governing coalition, but faced headwinds from conservative allies reeling from losses to an upstart nationalist party and clamoring for a tougher line on …

North Korea's 'gruesome' murder of Kim's brother meant to 'horrify world,' new report says

North Korea’s ‘gruesome’ murder of Kim’s brother meant to ‘horrify world,’ new report says

The daring assassination of Kim Jong Nam in February undertaken by two prostitutes in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport has mostly been shrouded in mystery, with few reports from South Korean media speculating why the estranged half-brother of the North …

Poland Moves to Retire One-Third of Supreme Court Judges Amid EU Scrutiny

Poland Moves to Retire One-Third of Supreme Court Judges Amid EU Scrutiny

WARSAW—Poland’s President Andrzej Duda introduced a law Monday that would retire the most senior judges on the supreme court and allow parliament to select which officials should appoint new judges, a proposal that comes as the European Union considers …

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump's Travel Ban

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump’s Travel Ban

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 …

U.S. launches first airstrikes in Libya under Trump; 17 IS fighters dead

U.S. launches first airstrikes in Libya under Trump; 17 IS fighters dead

Sept. 25 (UPI) –The U.S. military, in coordination with the Libyan government, has launched airstrikes inside the North African nation for the first time under the administration of President Donald Trump, officials said. United States Africa Command said …

US not seeking regime change in N. Korea: Official

US not seeking regime change in N. Korea: Official

The Trump administration says it is not advocating regime change in North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer.” North Korea’s top diplomat responded to that Monday at the U.N., telling reporters …

Officials plead for swift aid to Puerto Rico to prevent 'humanitarian crisis'

Officials plead for swift aid to Puerto Rico to prevent ‘humanitarian crisis’

(CNN)Officials are pressuring Congress and the White House to fast-track disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico, where millions remain without power after Hurricane Maria and the governor warns of a looming “humanitarian crisis.” “We need something tangible …

Berliners Vote To Keep Cold War-Era Airport Open

Berliners Vote To Keep Cold War-Era Airport Open

Berliners have voted to keep the centrally located Tegel Airport open, in a nonbinding referendum that has starkly divided the city. The margin of victory in Sunday’s vote was narrow, with 56 percent of voters supporting the plan. Tegel was built during …

As Puerto Rico reels from hurricane, Trump focuses on football

As Puerto Rico reels from hurricane, Trump focuses on football

Since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico last week, President Trump has tweeted or retweeted more than 50 messages. Just one was about the hurricane. “Governor @RicardoRossello, We are with you and the people of Puerto Rico,” Trump tweeted …

India's Modi Starts $2.5 Billion Plan to Grow Electricity Access

India’s Modi Starts $2.5 Billion Plan to Grow Electricity Access

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 163.2 billion-rupees ($2.5 billion) program to ensure electricity for all households. The program will help poor people get electricity connections at no cost, Modi said, adding that his government is …

UK hit by 5 terrorist attacks this year, but police thwarted even more: London mayor

UK hit by 5 terrorist attacks this year, but police thwarted even more: London mayor

The United Kingdom has seen five terrorist attacks this year, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that more attacks have been foiled. Since March, seven terrorist plots have been thwarted, he said. “The phrase used by police experts, counterterror …

North Korean Foreign Minister Says Trump Has ‘Declared War’

North Korean Foreign Minister Says Trump Has ‘Declared War’

North Korea’s foreign minister said Monday that President Donald Trump has “declared war” on his country and that Kim Jong Un’s regime would consider shooting down American bombers. “Since the U.S. declared war on our country, we will have every right to …

'Declaration Of War' Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, Minister Says

’Declaration Of War’ Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, Minister Says

President Trump’s tweets about North Korea amount to a declaration of war, says North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. In the latest contentious remarks between the two countries, Ri claims that under international law, his country can legally shoot …

What to Know About the Catalan Independence Referendum

What to Know About the Catalan Independence Referendum

Spanish authorities are racing to block Catalonia secessionists from carrying out an independence referendum currently scheduled for Oct. 1. So far, officials have seized almost 10 million ballot papers, imposed fines on top Catalan officials, and detained …

North Korean minister says Trump has declared 'war' on our country

North Korean minister says Trump has declared ‘war’ on our country

North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Monday that his country has the right to shoot down American warplanes in response to Trump’s “declaration of war” on North Korea. North Korea has “every right to take countermeasures … including to shoot …

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Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors

Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors

Pilot dies in crash during Italian airshow

Pilot dies in crash during Italian airshow

HRW: US-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of civilians near Raqqa in March

HRW: US-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of civilians near Raqqa in March

Trump: Puerto Rico is in 'deep trouble' after Hurricane Maria

Trump: Puerto Rico is in ‘deep trouble’ after Hurricane Maria

North Korea accuses US of declaring war

North Korea accuses US of declaring war

North Korea bolsters east coast defences

North Korea bolsters east coast defences

Trump Healthcare bill dealt new blow

Trump Healthcare bill dealt new blow

Venezuela slams US travel ban

Venezuela slams US travel ban

White House rejects N.Korea 'war declaration' claim

White House rejects N.Korea ‘war declaration’ claim

Myanmar rejects UN  'ethnic cleansing' claim

Myanmar rejects UN ‘ethnic cleansing’ claim

Hamad Al Attiayah shines for Oman at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - sport

Hamad Al Attiayah shines for Oman at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - sport

Uruguay's historic marijuana legalisation experiment

Uruguay’s historic marijuana legalisation experiment

Catalan villagers uncertain about independence referendum

Catalan villagers uncertain about independence referendum

Hurricane Harvey's leftover mould poses danger

Hurricane Harvey’s leftover mould poses danger

Independence vote for Iraqi Kurds

Independence vote for Iraqi Kurds

Far-right AFD success shocks Germany

Far-right AFD success shocks Germany

Inside Story - The resurgence of the right in Germany

Inside Story - The resurgence of the right in Germany

US has declared war on us - North Korea

US has declared war on us - North Korea

Small island of Dominica hit hardest by Hurricane Maria

Small island of Dominica hit hardest by Hurricane Maria

El Gouna Film Festival shows its humanity - cinema

El Gouna Film Festival shows its humanity - cinema

Iraqi Kurds vote in divisive referendum

Iraqi Kurds vote in divisive referendum

Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger

Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger

Far-right party enters German parliament for first time since World War II

Far-right party enters German parliament for first time since World War II

Japan's prime minister calls for snap elections

Japan’s prime minister calls for snap elections

Villages empty out as Bali's volcano becomes active

Villages empty out as Bali’s volcano becomes active

North Korea accuses US of declaring war - BBC News

North Korea accuses US of declaring war - BBC News

AfD leader Frauke Petry stuns Germany by quitting hours after being elected

AfD leader Frauke Petry stuns Germany by quitting hours after being elected

Germany - "a coalition deal by Christmas"

Germany - “a coalition deal by Christmas”

Japan PM Abe calls snap election amid North Korea crisis

Japan PM Abe calls snap election amid North Korea crisis

Britain and Ireland hold Brexit and NI assembly talks

Britain and Ireland hold Brexit and NI assembly talks

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