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German security officials warn of far-right border patrols

German security officials are warning far-right groups not to carry out vigilante patrols along the country’s eastern border with Poland, amid a rise in the number of migrants crossing the frontier illegally in recent weeks
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A federal police officer guards an arrested migrant at a police station on the German border town with Poland in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. German federal police said more than 4,300 people illegally crossed the border from Poland this year, with most of the migrants coming from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran, German news agency dpa reported. The German government is working on various measures to curb migration on the country's eastern border. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Facebook, Google, Twitter face grilling by UK lawmakers

British lawmakers are grilling Facebook and other tech giants over how they handle online safety as European efforts to regulate social media companies gain momentum
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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen leaves after giving evidence to the joint committee for the Draft Online Safety Bill, as part of British government plans for social media regulation, at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to fix the problems, providing strong momentum for efforts by European governments working on stricter regulation of tech giants. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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N. Korea's Kim lost 20 kilograms but remains healthy

South Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him amid worsening economic problems
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Workers' Party meetings in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 8, 2021, left, and June 15, 2021. Kim has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but he remains healthy and tries to boost a public loyalty toward him in the face of worsening economic difficulties, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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Laos reports seizing huge amount of methamphetamine

Police in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos have made one of Asia’s biggest-ever drug busts, seizing more than 55.6 million methamphetamine pills in a single raid
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Animals are in the Halloween spirit at the Chester Zoo

Creatures from lemurs to pythons feasted on tasty snacks to get into the Halloween spirit at the Chester Zoo.
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Creatures from lemurs to pythons feasted on tasty snacks to get into the Halloween spirit at the Chester Zoo.
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Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope

The Vatican has abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo Pope Francis shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden as he takes part in a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican. The Vatican on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2021 abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, pulling the plug on the eagerly-awaited audience and consolidating the limits on independent information coming out of the Holy See for the past 18 months. The Vatican press office provided no explanation for why the live broadcast of Biden’s visit had been trimmed to just the arrival of his motorcade in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
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Minister: Poland should not pay any of its EU court fines

Poland's justice minister says the European Union member should not pay any of the total $1.8 million daily fines the EU's top court has imposed for Warsaw's ignoring its injunctions regarding changes to the judiciary and a lignite mine
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Dutch zoo celebrates birth of rhinoceros calf

A Dutch zoo celebrated the arrival of Stark, a healthy rhinoceros calf named after a retiring mechanic at the zoo.
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A Dutch zoo celebrated the arrival of Stark, a healthy rhinoceros calf named after a retiring mechanic at the zoo.
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Report: Dutch govt missing climate targets, must act faster

An independent Dutch government advisory panel says the government must urgently take more action to rein in emissions of greenhouse gases
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The sun tries to break through the clouds over Central Station and the harbor in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Germany's Merkel due in post-crisis Greece on 2-day visit

Germany’s outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is due in Greece Thursday evening for a two-day visit to the country whose financial crisis marked much of her tenure and Germany’s relationship with Europe
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Chancellor Abgela Merkel sits on the visitors tribune as she attends the constituent session of German parliament at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Following the national elections on September 26th, the parliament Bundestag meet for the constituent parliamentary session. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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UN, US officials urge action to avert climate disaster

The U.N.‘s top human rights official and U.S. President Joe Biden’s envoy to this year’s climate summit called Thursday for countries to step up the fight against global warming
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Steam comes out of the chimneys of the coal-fired power station Neurath near the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Oct.25, 2021. The climate change conference COP26 will start next Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Polish parliament to examine anti-LGBT legislative proposal

Poland’s parliament is preparing to give a first reading to proposed legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which aims to prohibit the “promotion of homosexuality” and would ban gay pride parades
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Nokia 3Q profit beats expectations despite chip shortage

Wireless and fixed-network equipment maker Nokia has reported third-quarter profit above analyst expectations on increasing sales of 5G technology and trimmed costs
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FILE- In this Wednesday Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, a puddle reflects the logo of Nokia in front of the Nokia factory in Bochum, western Germany. Wireless and fixed-network equipment maker Nokia has reported third-quarter profit above analyst expectations on increasing sales of 5G technology and trimmed costs. But the company warned on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 that the global shortage of semiconductors clouded the market outlook and could hamper growth. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

An investigation by The Associated Press has found that the Myanmar military has been torturing detainees across the country in a methodical and systemic way since its takeover of the government in February
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(AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
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UK: Demon-obsessed teen gets 35 years in slaying of sisters

A 19-year-old British man obsessed with demons has been sentenced to serve at least 35 years in prison for murdering two sisters, in the belief that the killings would help him win a lottery jackpot
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Brazil probe of Bolsonaro offers COVID-19 families solace

A Brazilian Senate committee has recommended criminal indictments for President Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no health issues despite weight loss, Seoul says

South Korea's Intelligence denies rumors about a North Korean leader double.
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Photos provided by the North Korean government, show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 8, 2021, left, and June 15, 2021, right, at Workers' Party meetings in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Skypod firm in UAE tied to investment company flagged abroad

A company in the United Arab Emirates hopes to sell its electric pod transit system that it now tests in Sharjah
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A small, four-seat pod made by uSky glides above the sands of a test track in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. The futuristic transit solution is being promoted by a Belarusian firm that hopes to secure contracts here in the near future. However, uSky has ties back to a Belarusian investment firm called SkyWay that has seen multiple nations in Europe and elsewhere issue warnings to investors that they "may be involved in a scam." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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New airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray capital; kids among dead

An Ethiopian government spokesman says a new airstrike has hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region following several days of such strikes last week, and a Tigray spokesman asserts that six people have been killed, as the year-long war intensifies
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Residents sift through rubble from a destroyed building at the scene of an airstrike in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. An Ethiopian government spokesman says a new airstrike has hit Mekele, targeting a site used by rival Tigray forces to make and repair weapons, while a Tigray spokesman instead says it struck a "civilian residence" killing six people and wounding more than 20. (AP Photo)
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Spanish court rules on conservative party's slush fund use

A top Spanish court has given a 2-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain’s powerful conservative party for using a slush fund to pay for the renovation of the party’s headquarters in Madrid
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FILE - In this Monday, May 28, 2018 file photo, Former Popular Party's treasurer Luis Barcenas arrives to the National Court. A top Spanish court has delivered a 2-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain's powerful conservative party for using a slush fund to pay for the renovation of the party's headquarters. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Sudan military leader fires 6 diplomats who criticized coup

A Sudanese military official says Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan has fired at least six ambassadors, including the country’s envoys to the U.S., the European Union and France
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People walk on a street in Khartoum, Sudan, two days after a military coup, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. The coup threatens to halt Sudan's fitful transition to democracy, which began after the 2019 ouster of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government in a popular uprising. It came after weeks of mounting tensions between military and civilian leaders over the course and pace of that process. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
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UK hits back over French threat to block fishing boats

The U.K. government vowed to retaliate if Paris goes ahead with the move.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug.26, 2020 file photo, French government's spokesman Gabriel Attal speaks after the weekly cabinet meeting, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France announced Wednesday, Oct.27, 2021 that it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the U.K. in a dispute over fishing licenses – and suggested it may restrict energy supplies to the Channel Islands, too. After weeks of negotiations, British authorities have issued more licenses but that still only accounts for 50% of what France “is entitled to,” French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, file)
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French, Australian leaders have 1st talk since sub fallout

French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have had their first conversation since Australia pulled out of a multibillion-dollar submarine deal with France
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Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

For centuries, Lake Tuz in central Turkey has hosted huge colonies of flamingos that migrate and breed there when the weather is warm
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A man walks along Lake Tuz in Aksaray province, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Lake Tuz, Turkey’s second largest lake, and home to several bird species has seen its waters entirely recede this year, a victim of climate change-induced drought that has hit the region as well as decades-long wrongful agricultural policies that have exhausted the lake’s underground waters. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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European Central Bank leaves pandemic stimulus running unchanged even as consumer prices spike

European Central Bank leaves pandemic stimulus running unchanged even as consumer prices spike
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EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

The European Union's top court has fined Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU’s legal order and values
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda shake hands before a working lunch at the Elysee Palace Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Paris. The European Union's top court has ordered Poland to pay 1 million euros a day ($1.2 billion) over the country's longstanding dispute with the bloc over judicial independence. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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China defends border law after Indian criticism

China has defended a new border law following criticism by India that it might disrupt the resolution of a 17-month-old standoff over disputed territory that has led to violent clashes
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. India on Wednesday criticized China for its passage of a new land boundary law which it said could impact the two countries’ border dispute amid tense ties. Both countries have stationed tens of thousands of soldiers backed by artillery, tanks and fighter jets along the de facto border called the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
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China and Serbia praise 'steel friendship' amid growing ties

Serbian officials have praised the “steel friendship” with China during talks with China’s foreign minister
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, elbow bumps with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after a news conference at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Wang Yi is on a two-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Danish court increases prison for brothers in murder case

A Danish appeals court has increased a sentence to two brothers by a year, giving them 15 years in prison each for the murder of a biracial man on a Danish island in June 2020
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October 28

Portugal’s political fate uncertain after govt budget defeat

Portugal’s president says the ballot box is the best way of breaking a political stalemate after the country's parliament threw out the government’s proposed state budget for next year
October 28
Finance Minister Joao Leao holds his head during a debate at the Portuguese Parliament before the voting of the government's state budget, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Portugal's parliament is poised to reject the minority Socialist government's proposed state budget for 2022. That will likely trigger a snap election and put a brake on the country's post-pandemic recovery plans. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 28

Europe gas prices drop on Putin's order to fill EU storages

European gas prices have dropped after Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country’s major natural gas company to pump more gas into EU storages
October 28
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on development of the resource potential on the Yamal peninsula via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (Evgeny Paulin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 28

AP: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

An investigation by The Associated Press has found that the Myanmar military has been torturing detainees across the country in a methodical and systemic way since its takeover of the government in February
October 28
October 28

Albanian former minister charged in deadly 2008 blast

Albanian prosecutors have brought charges against a former defense minister over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory in 2008 that killed 26 people
October 28
FILE - This is a June 2007 file photo of former Albanian Defense Minister, Fatmir Mediu walking in Tirana, Albania. Albanian prosecutors have brought charges against a former defense minister over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory in 2008 that killed 26 people. A state body in charge of probing high officials said it had charged Fatmir Mediu, a defense minister in 2005-2008, with abuse of his position. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File)
October 28

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

Taiwan’s defense minister says the island must defend itself and not depend entirely on others for help if China were to launch an attack, even as Taiwan’s president says she has faith the U.S. would defend it
October 28
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2021, file photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, speaks with military personnel near aircraft parked on a highway in Jiadong, Taiwan. Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said that Taiwan must defend itself Thursday morning, Oct. 28, 2021 and could not completely depend on others, after the island's President said she had faith the U.S. would defend the island if China made a move. Tsai said in an interview aired Thursday with CNN that she had faith the U.S. would help defend Taiwan if China made a move on the island. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP, File)
October 28

Hong Kong official: Legislature smoother without opposition

The president of Hong Kong’s legislature says it has become more efficient with no opposition members, after all pro-democracy lawmakers resigned late last year to protest the ouster of four colleagues for not demonstrating sufficient loyalty to Beijing
October 28
In this Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, photo, Hong Kong Legislative Council President Andrew Leung attends the policy address at the chamber of Legislative Council in Hong Kong. The president of Hong Kong's legislature said Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, that the legislature has become more efficient with the lack of opposition lawmakers, after they resigned en masse late last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 28

Energy costs give Spain highest price increase in 29 years

Spain's National Statistics Institute says consumer prices increased this month by the country's highest rate in 29 years as a result of soaring electricity costs
October 28
October 28

Sony raises forecast as sales hold up amid COVID damage

Sony has reported its profit fell 54% in the last quarter, mainly due to a one-time tax-related gain that inflated last year’s number
October 28
A woman views products at a Sony electronics store in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Sony reported Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, a 54% drop in its profit in the last quarter, mainly from a one-time tax-related gain that had inflated last year’s number, as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company managed to maintain results despite the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 28

Burst of rising prices tests European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is facing the highest inflation in more than a decade and slowing business activity as it decides on monetary policy for the 19 countries using the euro
October 28
FILE - In this June 25, 2021 file photo, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. The European Central Bank is facing the highest inflation in more than a decade and slowing business activity as it decides on monetary policy for the 19 countries using the euro. The bank's governing council meets Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 with no changes expected in interest rates or stimulus programs aimed at getting the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
October 28

Volkswagen lowers sales outlook as chip shortage hits profit

Volkswagen has lowered its forecast for deliveries to customers and reported a decrease in operating profits for the third quarter
October 28
October 28

A monk, a student, an artist: Tortured by Myanmar military

An Associated Press investigation has found that Myanmar's military has tortured detainees held across the country in a methodical and systemic way since it took over the government in February
October 28
(AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
October 28

India tests nuclear-capable missile amid tensions with China

India has test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile.
October 28
FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, the long range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India. India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile with a strike range of 5,000 kilometers (3,125 miles) from an island off India's east coast on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, amid rising border tensions with China. Beijing's powerful missile arsenal has driven New Delhi to improve its weapons systems in recent years, with the Agni-5 believed to be able to strike nearly all of China. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
October 28

Australia rules out committing to methane reduction target

Australia has ruled out promising to cut methane emissions by 30% by the end of the decade in a stance that will add to criticism the country is a laggard in addressing climate change
October 28
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a government document outlining emissions reductions at the parliament house in Canberra, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Australia's opposition party said a looming election will be fought on greenhouse gas reduction targets as Morrison comes under criticism from scientists over the modest goals he will take to a U.N. climate summit. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
October 27

US set to appeal UK refusal to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange

The U.S. is scheduled to ask Britain’s High Court to overturn a judge’s ruling.
October 27
A protestor with a sticker on her cheek shouts as supporters stage a demonstration outside the High Court in London, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. The U.S. government is scheduled to ask Britain's High Court to overturn a judge's decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. A lower court judge refused extradition in January on health grounds, saying Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 27

Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Relatives and activists say Sudanese security forces have detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight
October 27
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2021, file photo, pro-democracy protesters take to the streets to condemn a takeover by military officials in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures, family members and activists said Wednesday, Oct. 27, as international pressure mounted on the country's military to walk back the coup it staged earlier this week.(AP Photo/Ashraf Idris, File)
October 27

Nicaraguans heading to Honduran border to be vaccinated

Honduras, one of the last countries in Central America to receive COVID-19 vaccine, has designated a portion of its stockpiles for citizens of neighboring Nicaragua as fewer Hondurans line up to be vaccinated
October 27
October 27

France threatens to block British fishing boats from ports

France says it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the U.K. in a dispute over fishing licenses for French boats
October 27
A French fisherman repairs a fishing net at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. France wants more fishing licenses from London, but the UK is holding back. Britain's Brexit minister accused the EU of wishing failure on its former member and of badmouthing the U.K. as a country that can't be trusted. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 27

Young Saudi man released from prison after nearly a decade

A young Saudi man was released from prison after spending nearly a decade behind bars
October 27
October 27

Migrant caravan grows as it heads through southern Mexico

A growing migrant caravan has filled the town square here after knocking off another 13 miles of its trek across southern Mexico
October 27
Migrants leave Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, early Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, as they continue their trek north toward Mexico's northern states and the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 27

Pope OKs Canada trip to help healing with Indigenous peoples

The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church's role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children
October 27
FILE - In this May 31, 2021 file photo, shoes sit on the Eternal flame memorial in recognition of the discovery of children's remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, on parliament hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Vatican announced Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help ongoing efforts at reconciliation with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church's role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, file)
October 27

In Haiti, the difficult relationship of gangs and business

Youri Mevs is not starving, not struggling for survival -- in so many ways, she is unlike the migrants who are fleeing Haiti’s misery
October 27