Security Tight as Congo Prepares to Release 1st Vote Results
Anti-riot police with water cannon and armored vehicles are outside Congo’s electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election.
Iran Supreme Leader Calls US Officials ‘First-Class Idiots’
Iran’s supreme leader has called U.S. officials 'first-class idiots,' mocking American leaders as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tours the Mideast.
Spanish Police Arrest Suspected Migrant Smugglers
Spanish police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled people and drugs by boat from Morocco into Spain, charging migrants up to 2,000 euros ($2,300) a trip.
Asst. Principal Accused of Harassing Trans Boy May Keep Job
The Harrison, West Virginia, Board of Education has voted to allow the conditional return of a high school assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender student.
Norway: Businessman’s Wife Abducted; Ransom Demanded
Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway’s richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.)
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Kurds’ Ambitions Caught in Power Games
They always anticipated U.S. support would run out, but President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to rapidly pull U.S. forces out of northeast Syria has nevertheless stunned the Kurds there, who for the past three years have been America’s partner in fighting the Islamic State group.
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Asian Shares Rally on Hopes for China-US Trade Breakthrough
Share prices have surged in Europe and Asia on Wednesday on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing.
China Officer Says Island Fortification Driven by Threats
China may further fortify man-made islands in the South China Sea depending on threats faced by the outposts, a Chinese naval officer said Wednesday.