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China’s Xi calls on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue 

China’s Xi calls on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue 

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chinese President Xi Jinping called on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue during a...

France’s allies relieved by Le Pen loss but wonder what’s next 

France’s allies relieved by Le Pen loss but wonder what’s next 

LONDON/BRUSSELS — Many of France’s allies breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after Marine Le Pen’s far-right failed to win...

  Russia hits children’s hospital in Ukraine’s capital during widespread deadly missile attack 

  Russia hits children’s hospital in Ukraine’s capital during widespread deadly missile attack 

Russia targets multiple Ukrainian regions with missiles, drones

Russia targets multiple Ukrainian regions with missiles, drones

NATO secretary general: Quickest way to end Ukraine war is to lose it; but won’t bring peace

NATO secretary general: Quickest way to end Ukraine war is to lose it; but won’t bring peace

WASHINGTON — As NATO prepares to convene on Tuesday a three-day summit in Washington to celebrate its 75th birthday, the alliance...

Hungary PM Orban in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi

Hungary PM Orban in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrived in Beijing Monday for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Orban’s press...

Chinese Premier Li congratulates new British PM Starmer

Chinese Premier Li congratulates new British PM Starmer

Beijing — Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday congratulated new British Prime Minister Keir Starmer on his election, state media reported,...

Scammers swipe billions from Americans every year, many getting away with it

Scammers swipe billions from Americans every year, many getting away with it

Ukrainian drone triggers warehouse explosions in Russia as war of attrition grinds on 

Ukrainian drone triggers warehouse explosions in Russia as war of attrition grinds on 

Kyiv — A village in western Russia’s border region was evacuated Sunday following a series of explosions after debris from a...

Pope deplores state of democracy, warns against ‘populists’

Pope deplores state of democracy, warns against ‘populists’

Vatican City — Pope Francis decried the state of democracy and warned against “populists” during a short visit to Trieste in...

Bardella, 28, could become youngest French prime minister

Bardella, 28, could become youngest French prime minister

NICE, France — At just 28 years old, Jordan Bardella has helped make the far-right National Rally the strongest political force...

France votes in key elections that could see a historic far-right win or hung parliament

France votes in key elections that could see a historic far-right win or hung parliament

PARIS — Voting has begun in France on Sunday in pivotal runoff elections that could hand a historic victory to Marine...

NATO to discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation

NATO to discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation

Washington — The NATO summit scheduled for this week will include a discussion among the allies about strengthening security ties with...

TikTok has launched tons of trends. Will its influence last?

TikTok has launched tons of trends. Will its influence last?

new york — TikTok and its bite-sized videos arrived in the United States as a global version of the Chinese app...

Russian-linked cybercampaigns focus on Olympics, French elections

Russian-linked cybercampaigns focus on Olympics, French elections

paris — Photos of blood-red hands on a Holocaust memorial. Caskets at the Eiffel Tower. A fake French military recruitment drive...

French voters head to polls Sunday

French voters head to polls Sunday

PARIS — French voters face a decisive choice Sunday in the runoff of snap parliamentary elections that could produce the country’s...

Putin: No need for nuclear weapons in Ukraine; keeps option open

Putin: No need for nuclear weapons in Ukraine; keeps option open

German army to vacate Niger air base in August

German army to vacate Niger air base in August

Berlin — The German army will end operations at its air base in Niger by August 31 following the breakdown of...

Nuclear tension could ease, but not end after Iran election, say analysts

Nuclear tension could ease, but not end after Iran election, say analysts

Kylian Mbappé is enduring a tough Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappé is enduring a tough Euro 2024

HAMBURG, Germany — He has a broken nose that requires him to wear a vision-limiting face mask. He is managing fitness...

New UK PM says Rwanda deportation plan is ‘dead and buried’

New UK PM says Rwanda deportation plan is ‘dead and buried’

LONDON — British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said Saturday that he is scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to...

Starmer begins Britain ‘rebuild’ after landslide election win

Starmer begins Britain ‘rebuild’ after landslide election win

LONDON — Newly elected British prime minister Keir Starmer on Saturday began his first full day in charge with a meeting...