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Rome’s next luxury hotel has some very good bones. Archaeologists said Wednesday that the ruins of Nero’s Theater have been discovered under the garden of the future Four Seasons Hotel. Ancient … more
China’s sharp-tongued foreign minister, Qin Gang, was something of an avatar for nationalist Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping, warning of “conflict and confrontation” with the … more
Iran says it gave new details to the U.N. about two sites near Tehran that inspectors say bore traces of manmade uranium. The comments Wednesday by Mohammad Eslami, the head of Iran’s civilian … more
A Palestinian man was killed in a shootout with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, the latest bloodshed in one of the most violent stretches of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in years. … more
Singapore has executed a man for drug trafficking and is set to hang a woman on Friday. She will be the first female hanged in the city-state in 19 years. The new executions have prompted renewed … more
Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire populist who was ousted by a 2006 military coup, plans to return home next month from years of self-imposed exile, as Thailand … more
The European Union’s official watchdog says it has opened a probe into the role of the bloc’s Frontex border agency in the shipwreck off Greece last month that is feared to have killed hundreds … more
Japan's population has declined in all of its 47 prefectures for the first time in a record drop, while its population of foreign residents reached a new high of almost 3 million people, highlighting … more
The truce that stopped the bloodshed in the Korean War turns 70 on Thursday and the two Koreas are marking the anniversary in starkly different ways, underscoring their deepening nuclear tensions. … more
A surge of wounded soldiers has coincided with the major counteroffensive Ukraine launched in June to try to recapture its land from Russian forces. Surgeons at the Mechnikov Hospital, one of the … more
India’s fractured opposition parties have joined forces in a rare show of unity and formed an alliance to unseat the popular but polarizing prime minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist … more
Typhoon Doksuri has ripped tin roofs off of homes, flooded low-lying villages, knocked out power and displaced more than 12,000 people as it smashes into a small island and lashes northern Philippine … more
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting the tiny kingdom of Tonga as the United States continues to increase its diplomatic efforts in the Pacific while China’s influence in the region grows. … more
Nearly 100 pilot whales have stranded themselves on a beach in western Australia, and about half had died by Wednesday morning, despite the efforts of wildlife experts and volunteers to save them. … more
Both Russia and China are sending government delegations to North Korea this week for events marking the 70th anniversary of the armistice that halted fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War. The visits … more
British lawmakers say the U.K. has underestimated the threat posed by the Russian Wagner mercenary group and should ban it as a terrorist organization. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee … more
The first panda ever born in France bid farewell to the French zoo where it grew up and set off Tuesday for its new home in China. The 264-pound panda peered out of the cage as staff at the Beauval … more
Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso is again making use of the executive’s power to suspend some of people’s rights and mobilize the military in an attempt to quell the most recent spike in … more
Intense rainfall in the Himalayan regions of India’s Kashmir state and adjacent mountainous cold desert of Ladakh earlier this week destroyed roads and caused flooding of dozens of villages. Such … more
The most reliable count shows that homicides in Mexico declined for the first time in several years in 2022, but the number appears to have flatlined in the first half of 2023. Mexico's National … more
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