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Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba

Published Jan. 17 2017

An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the...

Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

Published Jan. 17 2017

Sustained gunfire rang out over central Tehran on Monday afternoon as anti-aircraft guns targeted what officials said was a drone...

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Published Jan. 17 2017

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music early Monday, causing five deaths and setting off...

World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

Published Jan. 16 2017

Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel...

Iraq makes swift territorial gains against ISIS in Mosul

Published Jan. 15 2017

MOSUL, Iraq—Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State...

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with U.S. grow

Published Jan. 15 2017

HAVANA—Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company.

Zhou Youguang, father of Chinese Romanization, dies

Published Jan. 15 2017

BEIJING—Zhou Youguang, a linguist considered the father of modern China's Pinyin Romanization system, died Saturday at the age of 111.

Israel's diplomatic 'bright future' runs into anger over settlement

Published Jan. 15 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel—Benjamin Netanyahu likes to boast of the new allies Israel has made around the world, and how they'll...

China overtakes U.S. in screens but cinemas sit empty

Published Jan. 14 2017

ZHUOLU TOWN, China—The brightly-decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to...

Syria says Israeli missiles struck near military airport

Published Jan. 13 2017

Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early Friday that landed near a major military base west of Damascus, in the...

In eastern Mosul, small signs of progress amid the fighting

Published Jan. 12 2017

Small stalls and carts have sprung up outside the bombed-out buildings in eastern Mosul, selling meat and vegetables, cigarettes and...

Secret police file: Trump sure of presidential win — in 1996

Published Jan. 12 2017

Nearly 30 years ago, Donald Trump was confident he would win the U.S. presidential election — as an independent in...

Turkey bogged down in Syria as it realigns with Russia

Published Jan. 12 2017

Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the Islamic...

Compromising material appears frequently in Russian politics

Published Jan. 12 2017

Blurry video of highly placed men engaging in sexual acts, audio recordings of influential figures profanely insulting their nominal allies...

Lowest temperatures in decades in parts of eastern Europe

Published Jan. 12 2017

Authorities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed Eastern Europe Wednesday and people struggled with travel delays, power outages...

US lashes out at Russia at UN

Published Jan. 11 2017

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, in one of her last appearances at the U.N. Security Council, lashed out at Russia on...

17 arrested over Kardashian West jewelry heist

Published Jan. 9 2017

French police arrested 17 people Monday in the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim...

Syria's Assad ready to 'negotiate everything' with rebels

Published Jan. 9 2017

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Monday that he was prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks later...

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

Published Jan. 9 2017

Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the...

Suspect in shooting of consular official is US citizen

Published Jan. 9 2017

Mexican prosecutors said Sunday that they have detained a U.S. citizen as the main suspect in the shooting of an...

Truck attack kills 4 Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

Published Jan. 9 2017

A Palestinian truck driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a popular Jerusalem tourist spot Sunday,...

Mexicans march against gas price hike

Published Jan. 8 2017

MEXICO CITY—A protest against Mexico's 20-percent gasoline price hike turned violent Saturday after a lone protester drove his truck into...

Blast in Syria kills dozens

Published Jan. 8 2017

BEIRUT—A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing...