UNITED NATIONS — The United States will ask the U.N. Security Council this week to discuss North Korea’s recent missile launches and the the possibility of an “escalatory” provocation, a State Department official said on Monday.
LAUSANNE/MOSCOW — Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.
WATFORD, England — President Donald Trump, who has demeaned his rivals for being laughed at around the world, found himself the scorned child on the global playground at a NATO summit here Wednesday, as widely circulated video showed leaders gossiping about and mocking him.
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran in the Gulf of Oman, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump's administration pressures Tehran to curb its regional activities.
THE HAGUE — A lawyer for President Donald Trump argued at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday that prosecutors were wrong to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan which he said “specifically targeted U.S. soldiers.”
PARIS/LONDON — France and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth $2.4 billion.
When three friends set off for a drive through the Australian outback last month, the few provisions they packed — beef noodles, biscuits and some cans of vodka — indicated they didn’t expect to be gone long.
MEXICO CITY — Clashes between police and suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 21 people this weekend, authorities said, adding fuel to a debate sparked by President Trump, who has vowed to designate the gangs as terrorists.
President Donald Trump's confident assertion that the Taliban is ready and even eager for a cease-fire demanded by the United States in Afghanistan's 18-year-old war may be more wishful thinking than reality.
LONDON — The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda, with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offenses but freed early from prison.
BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq — Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities.
SEOUL — Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea’s military said.
China’s government-owned CRRC is fighting for more lucrative Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) contracts to keep its Springfield, Mass., plant humming as the Trump administration looks to ban federal dollars going to the mass transit company and state lawmakers want jobs to s…
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The U.S. national security adviser urged Canada on Saturday not to use Huawei 5G technology, saying that doing so would put in jeopardy intelligence sharing with the United States and expose Canadians to being profiled by the Chinese government.
ERBIL, Iraq — Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly perverse and immoral and their use a crime against mankind and nature.
JERUSALEM — Benny Gantz, the former army chief, failed in his month-long attempt to put together a governing coalition Wednesday, prolonging Israel’s protracted political gridlock and making it likely voters will have to endure a third national election in less than a year.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but could mean a return to “provocative” steps that preceded the past two years of…
HONG KONG — Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but firemen prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system.
HONG KONG — Riot police surrounded a university campus with a handful of protesters remaining inside as Hong Kong’s showdowns took a dramatic turn after a day marked by clashes, mass arrests and hundreds of injuries.
WASHINGTON — The clock has run out on President Donald Trump’s “Section 232” tariffs on imports of foreign-made cars and auto parts after he failed to announce a decision by a self-imposed deadline, trade law experts say.
North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump could have something to boast about, and it demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.
JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces killed a senior leader of the militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in a targeted airstrike in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, sparking retaliatory rocket fire from the enclave and raising fears of escalating reprisals.
ISTANBUL — Turkey said Monday that it has deported an American citizen and a Danish national suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began following through on a pledge to repatriate foreign-born extremists detained in Turkey.
BAGHDAD — For more than a month, Iraq’s protesters have withstood bullets and stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, as they chanted, danced and called for the ouster of the entire political system.
WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday condemned “unjustified use of deadly force” in the latest Hong Kong violence and urged police and civilians alike to deescalate the situation, a senior Trump administration official said.