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Mexico mothers dig through nation's dirt for missing children

Martha Gonzalez used to have the soft hands of a homemaker. But they have grown callused and leathery since she started digging up bodies in search of her son, Alberto, one of Mexico's tens of thousands of missing people. Gonzalez lives...Show More Summary

US investigators wiretapped Trump campaign chief Manafort: CNN

US investigators wiretapped Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, under secret court order before and after the 2016 US presidential elections, CNN reported Monday. The wiretapping continued until at least early this year, a period when Manafort was known to talk to Trump, the report said. Show More Summary

Dominica braces for Hurricane Maria

Dominica braced for Hurricane Maria on Monday as the "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm bore down on the island nation, packing winds of 160 miles (257 kilometers) per hour. Residents flocked to supermarkets to stock up on essentials as island officials warned people living in low-lying areas or along rivers to move to high ground. Show More Summary

Trump warns Venezuela is 'collapsing'

President Donald Trump warned Monday that Venezuela is "collapsing," suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy. Trump told Latin American allies gathered on the fringes of the United Nations GeneralShow More Summary

US halts arms sales to Erdogan bodyguards: Congress

The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his aides attacked demonstrators in Washington last May, two senators said Monday. Senators Patrick Leahy and Chris Van HollenShow More Summary

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said. A malfunction in a circuit panel distributing...Show More Summary

EU antitrust chief defends probe of Google, US tech giants

Europe's top antitrust regulator Magrethe Vestager on Monday defended her agency's investigations of Google and other US tech giants, arguing that dominant companies have a "special responsibility" to avoid abusing their market power. Show More Summary

US has 'many' military options in Korea crisis: Mattis

The United States has "many" military options against North Korea, including some that don't put Seoul at risk, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. His comments come after President Donald Trump's administration ramped up pressure...Show More Summary

Brazil's economy needs your prayers: minister

Brazil's economy has taken such a battering that veteran Economy Minister Henrique Meirelles wants serious help: your prayers. Meirelles made his appeal for divine intervention in a video circulated widely in the Brazilian media and social media sites Monday. Show More Summary

Western powers warn Suu Kyi on Rohingya before speech

Britain led world powers Monday in warning Myanmar of potential action if leader Aung San Suu Kyi does not move to end a campaign against the Rohingya minority. Hours before Suu Kyi delivers a national address Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called a meeting on the crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Show More Summary

All eyes on Suu Kyi as Myanmar leader breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised Tuesday to break her near-silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, in a televised speech on a Rohingya refugee crisis that has shocked the world and prompted the UN to accuse the country's army of ethnic cleansing. Show More Summary

Poland's leader condemns anti-Semitism, praises Israel

The powerful head of Poland's governing right-wing party denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel at a ceremony Monday honouring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, widely regarded as Poland's de facto decision-maker,...Show More Summary

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

Tunisia has indefinitely postponed its first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the electoral commission said Monday. The announcement came after a meeting between representatives of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, President Beji Caid Essebsi and party heads. Show More Summary

Togo ruling party calls rally to drown out opposition

Togo's ruling presidential party on Monday urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition demonstrations against the slow pace of political reform. Georges Kwawu Aidam, the first vice-president of the Union...Show More Summary

Dutch troops fail to stop looting after Irma: island leader

The leader of the Dutch side of the island of St. Martin on Monday accused troops deployed from the Netherlands of doing nothing to stop looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a Dutch newspaper reported. "The curfew that was put...Show More Summary

Russia court rejects family bid for files on vanished diplomat Wallenberg

A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his death in a Soviet jail. Wallenberg used his diplomatic powers to help thousands of Jews flee Nazi-controlled Hungary during World War II and has been compared to Germany's Oskar Schindler. Show More Summary

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade. Eirik Jensen, who was in charge of fighting organised...Show More Summary

France tells Trump that quitting Iran nuclear deal risks 'spiral of proliferation'

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says pact is being ‘strictly implemented’ Donald Trump praises ‘fantastic’ secretary general’s UN reform agenda The French government will use meetings at the UN this week to try to persuade Donald...Show More Summary

Turkey again summons German envoy in growing spat

Turkey on Monday summoned the German ambassador for the second time in just three days, Turkish diplomatic sources said, as an intensifying bilateral crisis showed no sign of ending. Germany ambassador Martin Erdmann had already been...Show More Summary

Shock in suburbia for neighbours of London blast suspect

Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall. Residents of Sunbury-on-ThamesShow More Summary

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