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China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism' as tensions with US, neighbors rise

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn’t impose rules on others.  Xi’s speech at an economic forum comes [...]

Putin critic Navalny transferred to prison hospital, officials concerned he could die at ‘any minute’

Russia’s penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital — amid grave fears for his health. The decision comes a day after the [...]

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny to be moved to a hospital

MOSCOW — The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital. The announcement comes two [...]

Italian right-wing leader Salvini to go on trial for not allowing migrant ship to dock

Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini will go on trial for “kidnapping” migrants in September for his decision in 2019 as interior minister not to allow an NGO ship packed with migrants dock in an Italian port. Salvini’s [...]

Royal Caribbean sends ships to St. Vincent to assist with evacuations amid La Soufriere eruption

Royal Caribbean continued its evacuation efforts Saturday, one day after the island of St. Vincent was rocked by another volcanic eruption. Since the initial eruption on April 9, authorities have worked to clear the Caribbean island and [...]

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Iran named a suspect Saturday in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country “hours before” the sabotage happened. While the extent of the damage from the April 11 [...]

St. Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak as positive cases climb after volcano eruption

Officials in St. Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and [...]

Russian military vehicles descend on Ukrainian border, don 'invasion stripes'

More than 100,000 Russian troops in assault vehicles painted with “invasion stripes” were headed to Ukraine’s border Wednesday, intensifying fears of war between the neighboring nations. The advancing force includes 1,300 battle [...]

What are the Iran nuclear talks about?

Negotiations to bring the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran resumed Thursday in Vienna amid signs of progress — but also under the shadow of an attack this week on Iran’s main nuclear facility. WHAT IS THE DEAL [...]

Burma charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

YANGON, Burma — Burma’s ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military’s Feb. 1 coup, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday. Doctors, nurses and [...]