UK to pressure social media companies to fight…

Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases

Retrial Clears Rape Victim Convicted After…

A retrial in El Salvador has cleared a rape victim whose baby was found dead in a toilet. Evelyn Hernandez had been sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, the BBC reports. She has said that she didn't realize she was pregnant and that she'd fainted in an outhouse...

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong…

Twitter has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting protests in Hong Kong

Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria…

Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said

American Slips Hiking With Fianceé, Falling to His Death

An American hiking with his fianceé on the Spanish island of Ibiza was killed when he fell off a cliff, plunging more than 80 feet. Dr. Daniel Sirovich, 33, and Kristi Kelly were sightseeing last week near a cliff in the southwestern part of the island, in Sa Pedrera de...

Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off…

More than 100 migrants remain stranded near an Italian island 18 days after rescue

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Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted…

A court in El Salvador has acquitted at retrial a young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela…

AP Exclusive: A senior administration official says the U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela's socialist party boss

Twitter, Facebook Pull Accounts Tied to Chinese…

Twitter and Facebook have taken down scores of accounts they say are being used in the Chinese's government's disinformation campaign against the protesters in Hong Kong. Twitter has pulled 936 accounts, CNBC reports, saying in a post, "We have reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated state-backed operation....

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned…

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward…

Germany's central bank has issued a gloomy economic report suggesting that growth in the summer continued to shrink, raising the possibility Europe's largest economy may be entering a recession

Putin, Macron hold French-Russian talks before G-7

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in southern France to discuss the world's major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference…

Russia's lower house of parliament has set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city election

Putin says Russian nuclear explosion poses no…

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has raised radiation concerns

Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in…

Zimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city

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Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the carbon impact of the planet

Thousands flee from 'monster' wildfire on Canary…

A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands is throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people

More eurozone stimulus expected after inflation…

Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone was lower in July than anticipated, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month

Afghanistan mourns, vows to crush militants after…

Afghanistan mourns deadly attack at wedding, vows to crush militant havens as survivors plead for peace

Danish PM: Trump's idea of buying Greenland is…

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying Greenland from Denmark is "an absurd discussion," reiterating that the Arctic semi-autonomous Danish territory is not for sale

What the PM Kept Japan's Wartime Emperor From…

The substance of a passage that was deleted from a May 3, 1952, speech has finally come to light. The Wall Street Journal reports that Japan regained its independence following WWII in April of that year, and on May 3, then-Emperor Hirohito was to give a speech marking the event....

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir…

Pakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir, killing 2 civilians

Berlin memorial to gay victims of Nazis vandalized

Berlin police say a central memorial to the Nazis' homosexual victims has been vandalized

Lufthansa offers climate-friendly fuel, but at a price

German airline Lufthansa is launching a website that allows customers to buy climate-friendly plane fuel to compensate for the emissions caused by their flight

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Body of French hiker in Italy found after 9 days

Italian mountain rescue squads have recovered the body of a French hiker who had fallen into a ravine and called for help 10 days earlier

This Joke Is the Funniest One-Liner of 2019

The world's biggest arts festival—one whose organizers have said is only dwarfed by the Olympics and World Cup in terms of attendance—has one more week to go in Scotland. But "Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe" has already been decided. For the past 12 years, the public has...

Lead scrubbed from Paris streets as Notre Dame…

Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination