China's foreign ministry has accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and urged the U.S. to stop interfering in China's internal affairs.
German prosecutors say a far-right extremist arrested over the killing of a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is also now suspected in the attempted killing of an Iraqi asylum-seeker.
French authorities say six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France's most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least 2 million euros' ($2.2 million) worth of jewels and cash.
Israelis are coming to grips with an uncertain political future two days after an election that left the country's two main political parties deadlocked and with no clear path to a coalition government.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly rejecting claims by five human rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully.
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau is apologizing and begging Canadians to forgive him following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" theme party. Time magazine published the photo Wednesday. Trudeau also acknowledged wearing blackface in college while performing a version of Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" during a talent show.
The Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage following East Timor's vote for independence has returned to the national capital Dili to mark the 20th anniversary of his arrival.