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US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:31pm

Russia and the United States are blaming each other for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a recent mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers.

Polish authorities say 5 dead, more than 100 people injured in lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:24pm

Polish authorities say 5 dead, more than 100 people injured in lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains.

Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:04pm

Mexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to some armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals.

US-Central America talks focus on drug, migrant trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:53pm

The U.S. acting homeland security secretary is meeting with officials of Central America and Colombia to discuss fighting drug trafficking and migrant smuggling.

Navalny to be released Friday, court rejects term extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:33pm

A Moscow court has rejected an attempt to prolong the jail sentence of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, clearing the way for him to be released on Friday morning.

Mexico arrests 6 police in 2015 killings of civilians

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:56am

Prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested six federal police officers in connection with a series of shootings in which eight demonstrators died.

Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:27am

As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation.

The Latest: Italy's president gives parties more time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:25am

The Latest on political developments as Italy tries to form new government (all times local):

Polish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:11am

Polish air ambulance service says 4 dead, over 30 injured by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains.

Hundreds gather in Goma, Congo for "Stop Ebola" march

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:05am

Hundreds gathered in Congo's eastern city of Goma Thursday to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread.

France, Greece to push for EU solidarity on migrant crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:53am

French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to push for more solidarity in the European Union over the migrant crisis.

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:43am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit.

US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war

Kathy Gannon and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:29am

A United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America's longest war after earlier signaling they were close to a deal.

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:55am

Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said.

New school transgender rules fire debate in Portugal

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:46am

New rules on gender identity at schools are causing a stir in Portugal, where some parents are expressing alarm that transgender children will be able to choose which bathroom they use.

Pompeo: US focused on helping detained Canadians in China

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:03am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that President Donald Trump brought up China's detainment of Canadians directly with China's president and said the Trump administration is working "diligently" to return them to Canada.

Invisible army set stage for liberation of Paris from Nazis

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:53am

The Nazis knew everything about the city of Paris that they occupied — almost.

Indian court orders ex-finance minister held for questioning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:27am

An Indian court on Thursday ordered that a former finance minister belonging to the opposition Congress party be held for four days for questioning by investigators in suspected bribery and money laundering cases.

The Latest: UK says officials can't contact consulate worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:14am

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):