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Lawyers for the American government are to tell a London court why they think Julian Assange should face espionage charges in the United States. Their statements on Wednesday are in response to a … more
Syrian state TV says an Israeli strike has hit a residential area in the Syrian capital Damascus. State TV reported several missiles hit the western neighborhood of Kfar Sousseh on Wednesday morning … more
When Tucker Carlson asked Vladimir Putin about his reasons for invading Ukraine two years ago, Putin gave him a lecture on Russian history. The 71-year-old Russian leader spent more than 20 minutes … more
As Russia launched its war in Ukraine two years ago, the lives of millions of Ukrainians were irreversibly changed. They now delineate it into periods before and after Feb. 24, 2022. Tens of … more
A court in the Russian capital has ruled to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. The Moscow City Court on Tuesday … more
South Africa has argued at the United Nations’ top court that Israel is responsible for apartheid against the Palestinians and that Israel’s occupation of land sought for a Palestinian state is … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says delays in weapons deliveries from Western allies are opening a door for Russian battlefield advances. He says the delays are making the fight “very … more
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels are still able to launch attacks despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes. This week they seriously damaged a ship in a strategically important strait and apparently … more
Israel has ordered new evacuations from parts of Gaza City, an indication it still faces stiff resistance in areas it said were cleared weeks ago. The U.N. children’s agency, meanwhile, says one in … more
Julian Assange’s lawyers will begin their final U.K. legal challenge to stop the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the United States to face spying charges. The 52-year-old has been fighting … more
Taiwan is protesting China’s boarding of a tourist boat as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies just off the Chinese coast but is controlled by Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported … more
Five years ago this week, Pope Francis convened an unprecedented summit of bishops from around the world to impress on them that clergy abuse was a global problem and that they needed to do something … more
Arab nations are putting to a vote a U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, knowing it will be vetoed by the United States but hoping to show broad global support for … more
TEAHUPO'O, French Polynesia (AP) — Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo'o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a … more
Israel’s foreign minister says Brazil’s president will not be welcome in Israel until he apologizes for comments he made comparing Israel’s war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of a … more
Authorities in Cape Town launched an investigation after a foul stench swept over the South African city. City officials inspected sewage facilities for leaks on Monday and an environmental health … more
The United States has circulated a rival U.N. Security Council resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza after rejecting an Arab-backed resolution. The Arab plan demands an … more
Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to cut off a major city … more
HONG KONG (AP) — Lionel Messi made another conciliatory gesture to fans in Hong Kong and mainland China on Monday by releasing a video on social media to explain why he didn't play in an exhibition … more
Gaza’s Health Ministry says more than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in the territory since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. The ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza said on Monday that 107 bodies … more
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