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Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Published Feb. 27 2017

Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion...

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Published Feb. 27 2017

The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to...

Rio's Carnival: a high-stakes samba parade

Published Feb. 26 2017

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and...

Deadly insurgent attack weighs on Syrian talks

Published Feb. 26 2017

GENEVA—A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace...

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

Published Feb. 26 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the...

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Published Feb. 26 2017

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church...

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria

Published Feb. 24 2017

As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside...

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60

Published Feb. 24 2017

At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the...

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leader

Published Feb. 24 2017

Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to...

Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks

Published Feb. 23 2017

Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N....

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

Published Feb. 23 2017

Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances Thursday, pushing into a sprawling...

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

Published Feb. 23 2017

President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated...

DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations

Published Feb. 23 2017

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations...

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US

Published Feb. 23 2017

The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York was brought back to Egypt...

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

Published Feb. 23 2017

Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace...

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

Published Feb. 21 2017

An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he...

Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Published Feb. 21 2017

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base Tuesday, fearing the...

Russia's ambassador to UN falls ill, dies at 64

Published Feb. 21 2017

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's...

Pence tries to reassure European leaders

Published Feb. 21 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but...

Montenegro accuses Russia over alleged coup plot

Published Feb. 21 2017

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included...

Pence: US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Published Feb. 20 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold...

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

Published Feb. 20 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in...

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

Published Feb. 20 2017

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John...