In Brazil, a truckers' strike brings Latin America's largest economy to a halt

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAO PAULO, Brazil - A truckers’ strike that has thrown Brazil into chaos entered its sixth day, with protesters blocking traffic on hundreds of highways, supermarkets rationing fruit and gas station pumps running dry. São Paulo, Brazil’s financial center and home to...


Iran detains professor over insulting Sunni Muslims

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s authorities have detained a university professor over insulting Sunni Muslims. The Saturday report said that, after locals voiced their anger, forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard detained a...


The Latest: No longer a battleground, fans pack Kiev square

Ukraine Soccer Champions League Final-1

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Four years ago, Kiev’s central square was a battleground. Now it’s packed with fans ahead of the Champions League final. Popularly known as Maidan, in late 2013 and early...


Bus service cut, flights canceled during strike in Brazil

Brazil Truckers Protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Bus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers’ strike enters its sixth day. Brazil’s public security ministry issued a statement Saturday saying that about 20 percent of more than 500 areas where...


The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 8:15 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim’s...


Bangladesh detains 100 suspects in anti-drug crackdown

Bangladesh Anti-drugs Crackdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security officials in Bangladesh said they raided an area in the capital on Saturday and detained at least 100 suspects as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown, amid accusations that extrajudicial killings have taken place during the drive. Over 60 suspected drug...


North, South Korean leaders meet to 'frankly' discuss Trump-Kim summit, Seoul says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed their hopes for a U.S.-North Korea summit at a previously unannounced meeting Saturday, South Korean officials announced. The two leaders met for two hours Saturday and “frankly”...


Ireland votes to overturn abortion ban, 'culmination of a quiet revolution,' prime

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish are poised to end, perhaps in a landslide, one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the developed world, according to incoming tallies of the votes cast in Friday’s referendum. The early count of votes on Saturday mirrored the results...


Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are uncomfortable with the...


Albania opposition rallies, demands prime minister resign

Albania Opposition

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama during an anti-government protest in the capital Saturday, accusing him of links to organized crime. Participants marched along Tirana’s Martyrs of the Nation boulevard chanting...

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