Hong Kong reinstates mask ban as police look to crack down on violence during elections

A Hong Kong court has flip-flopped – at least temporarily – on its decision earlier this week to strike down a government ban on wearing face masks, which demonstrators have been using to help avoid capture by police. The move comes [...]

British police make another arrest after migrants found dead inside refrigerated truck

A 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland has become the latest person to be arrested following the grim discovery of dozens of bodies inside a refrigerated container truck in Britain. Essex Police say the man was taken into custody Friday [...]

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Nazi death camp at Auschwitz

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make her first visit to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where more than a million people — most of them Jews — were systematically killed during World War II. Merkel accepted an invitation [...]

Pope Francis, in Bangkok, urges respect for prostitutes, victims of human trafficking

Pope Francis, speaking before a packed stadium of devoted followers in a Bangkok stadium on Thursday, urged the international community to respect women and children who have been forced into prostitution or human trafficking. Francis, [...]

Brazilian president sends lawmakers bill to protect officers, soldiers who kill

A bill being proposed by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would offer protections to police officers and military personnel who kill while conducting certain operations. Bolsonaro sent the highly divisive bill to lawmakers Thursday amid [...]

US Navy warships sail through South China Sea, defying China, officials say

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed through the South China Sea this week, a move likely to inflame tensions in a region caught between the U.S. and China’s competing influence. The littoral combat ship Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday came [...]

Six cloned dogs welcomed to Beijing police force

The Beijing police force welcomed six cloned dogs to its ranks on Wednesday, an effort by the authorities to pass on the genes of previous police pups to a new generation of K-9 officers. In a ceremony at the Police Dog Base of the Beijing [...]

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated at US Air Force base in Germany

An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban Tuesday after three years in captivity are receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital in Germany, officials said. U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell and Australian Ambassador [...]

Ukraine accuses Russia of removing weapons, toilet bowls from seized Navy ships: report

The three Ukrainian naval ships seized by Russia in November of last year were returned Monday but officials allege that the weapons, equipment and even the toilet bowls were removed before they were handed back over. Ukraine’s navy [...]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally charged on a series of corruption cases Thursday, threatening the long-time leader’s grip on power. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with fraud, breach of [...]