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Sudanese hold mass marches to protest army rule

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country on Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Talks between the two sides …

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Boarder

At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks on the pariah nation’s nuclear program. Trump, pressing his bid for a legacy-defining deal, became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea. …

Joe Biden

Biden, Trump assailing each other in dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other in overlapping visits to the key state of Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden becomes his party’s nominee. The president unleashed a series of schoolyard taunts of the former vice president before taking off from …

Myanmar Journalists

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage

Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a vigorous global campaign — and backroom diplomacy — for their release. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon’s notorious Insein …

Thai general election

Thai junta party takes shock lead in first general election since 2014 coup

Thailand’s ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country’s first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, putting it on course to return to power at the expense of the kingdom’s pro-democracy camp. Sunday’s election was held under new laws written by the military to smooth its transformation …

New Zealand Mosque Shooting

‘Multiple fatalities’ as gunman targets New Zealand mosques

At least one gunman who targeted crowded mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch killed a number of people friday, police said, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the shooting as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. The mosques were packed with worshippers gathering for Friday afternoon prayers, and members of the Bangladesh cricket …

Abused Saudi sisters

‘Abused’ Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom, where they now fear they will be forcibly returned. The siblings are the latest example of Saudi women plotting their escape from the ultra-conservative kingdom only to find themselves dodging officials and angry family …

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Vatican investigates after nuns report sex abuse by priests

The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of sexual violence against nuns. The scandal at the Institute of …

Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumed the Mexican presidency on December 1, 2018, succeeding the unpopular Enrique Pena Nieto/ AFP / Alfredo ESTRELLA

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico president

Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed a “deep and radical” change in Mexico as he swore in as the country’s president Saturday, after winning a landslide election victory. The leader, widely known by his initials as “AMLO,” took the oath of office and donned the presidential sash before Congress — where the coalition led …

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