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In talks with Southeast Asian leaders Wednesday in the Indonesian capital, Chinese Premier Li Qiang underscored his country’s importance as the world’s second-biggest economy and as the top … more
The U.K. says it will declare Russia’s Wagner mercenary group a banned terrorist organization. British officials say the group remains a threat to global security even after the death of leader … more
The future of a program in Niger that encourages jihadi fighters to defect and reintegrate into society is unclear after mutinous soldiers toppled the government that launched it. Also uncertain are … more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s possible trip to Russia this month might be like his first one in 2019 — a rattling, 20-hour ride aboard a green-and-yellow armored train that is a quirky symbol … more
The weeklong clashes between rival U.S.-backed militias in eastern Syria point to dangerous seams in the coalition that has kept a lid on the defeated Islamic State group for years. That could be an … more
The Indian government has seized upon its role as host of this year’s G20 summit and mounted an advertising blitz that stresses India’s growing clout under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The … more
A senior UN official says the humanitarian situation in conflict-wracked eastern Congo has deteriorated alarmingly in the past 18 months with 8 million people in urgent need of assistance and women … more
Japanese media reports say a man has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges over an explosives attack targeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April. Kishida was unhurt when a man threw … more
Fierce rainstorms are battering neighboring Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, causing at least seven deaths. In northwestern Turkey, two people died Tuesday when a flash flood swept through a campsite, … more
Authorities in southern Brazil say at least 21 people have died due to a fierce storm that caused floods in several cities in the region. The governor of Rio Grande do Sul state said Tuesday that the … more
In a bid to slow down deforestation in the Amazon, Brazil will provide financial support to municipalities that have reduced deforestation rates the most. The announcement was made Tuesday by the … more
The United Nations has released $125 million from its emergency relief fund to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 14 countries around the world, saying needs are skyrocketing. Afghanistan … more
Belarus’ authoritarian president banned citizens from renewing their passports while staying abroad, which could force those who fled the country amid growing repression to return to maintain their … more
The head of the aid group International Rescue Committee in Ukraine says he is bracing for fewer donations this year because not enough international attention is being placed on Ukraine as Russia's … more
Israel’s Supreme Court has delayed the first of three pivotal hearings on the legality of the judicial overhaul, spearheaded by the far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu, after the country’s … more
Russia's defense minister says southeast Ukraine has become the most recent hot spot for battles in the 18-month war as Kyiv’s forces press ahead with their counteroffensive. Russian Defense … more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has replaced the name India with a Sanskrit word in dinner invitations sent to guests attending this week’s Group of 20 summit, in a move that reflects … more
Just one new case of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in southeast Poland in an area close to the Ukraine border, an indication the spread of the disease has been curbed following chlorine … more
A U.S. official said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may travel to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin. That's a trip that would bring the two isolated leaders closer together. U.S. … more
The U.N. food agency says it is forced to drop another 2 million hungry people from food assistance in Afghanistan in September due to a massive funding shortfall. The move announced Tuesday means 10 … more
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