Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

A humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico as towns are left without fresh water, fuel, power...


Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath

Mexico Earthquake Women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds of people trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation involving police, firefighters, soldiers and other professionals bolstered by an army of everyday civilians. The...


Palestinian shoots dead 3 Israelis at settlement near Jerusalem

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HAR ADAR, West Bank - A Palestinian shot dead an Israeli policeman and two security guards at the entrance to a settlement near Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, in one of the deadliest attacks in recent years. The attacker, from the neighboring Palestinian village, was...


Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker opened fire early Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Gaza’s...


U.S. sees `four or five' ways to resolve North Korean crisis

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries. While McMaster said the threat from...


Iraqi Kurds voted in their independence referendum. Now what?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. For millions of ethnic Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan, Monday was a historic day. After a century of despair and neglect, they had the chance to vote for their own independence in a controversial referendum staged by the Kurdistan Regional Government - the body that holds...


The Latest: Iran parliament to hold meeting on Kurd vote

Iraq Kurdish referendum

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iran’s parliament will hold a closed-door meeting on the referendum in Iraq’s Kurdish area. The meeting Wednesday will see...


Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent...


A Russian love story about Nicholas II and a ballerina leads to death threats

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - A blockbuster film about the romance between Russia’s last czar and a ballerina has inflamed a simmering culture war between artists and conservative activists, testing the Kremlin’s ability to promote conservative values without unleashing a reactionary...


Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican government officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant, the result is already all too clear. Sitting in the entrance of his Guapa Papa restaurant...


Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed. Most food stores and restaurants remain closed. That is largely because power is out for most of the island and...

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