World

 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard (L) walk with Gatineau resident Michel Papineau (2nd L) as they make their way to a military helicopter in Ottawa, Canada, May 11, 2017.

Canada hikes military spending as Trump demands allies step up

By Greg Quinn and Theophilos Argitis, Bloomberg on June 08, 2017, at 6:59 a.m.
Justin Trudeau’s government plans to ramp up defense spending by more than C$10 billion ($7.4 billion) annually within a few years as the nation braces for a more isolationist U.S.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the 8th Congress of the Korean Children's Union at the April 25 House of Culture in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang, June 7, 2017.

North Korea slams Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris accord as ‘the height of egotism’

By Adam Taylor, The Washington Post on June 07, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, dubbing it a “shortsighted and silly decision.”
Floral tributes are seen near the scene of the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market in central London, June 7, 2017.

Death toll rises to 8 in London Bridge attack after body found in river

By Karla Adam, The Washington Post on June 07, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
The death toll from the London Bridge terrorist attacks rose to eight Wednesday after police found the body of a missing French national in the River Thames.
Members of Iranian forces run during a gunmen attack at the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iranian parliament and shrine

By Paul Schemm and Brian Murphy, The Washington Post on June 07, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
If confirmed, they would be the first assaults by the hardline Sunni Muslim group inside the Shiite Muslim country.
U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies during the annual recurring multinational, maritime-focused NATO exercise BALTOPS 2017 near Ventspils, Latvia, June 6, 2017.

Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea

By Andrew Osborn and Dmitry Solovyov, Reuters on June 07, 2017, at 5:54 a.m.
Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.
People walk past the entrance to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Feb. 8, 2013.

Paris police say attacker shot, wounded outside Notre Dame

By Reuters on June 06, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
Police sources said the officers shot at the man after he had threatened them with a hammer and refused to stop.
A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration June 5, 2017.

Turkey, Kuwait move to mediate Middle East rift over Qatar

By Kareem Fahim and Paul Schemm, The Washington Post on June 06, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Middle East countries scrambled Tuesday to mediate the deep rift between Qatar and several other Arab nations that is threatening to splinter the U.S.-backed regional alliance.

UK police reveal names of London attackers, say one investigated before

By Costas Pitas and David Milliken, Reuters on June 06, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
British police and security services had previously investigated one of the Islamist militants who carried out Saturday’s attack in London, but with resources scarce, he was not deemed enough of a threat to warrant close monitoring, police said on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 20, 2017.

Trump urges end to political correctness in wake of London attack

By David Morgan, Reuters on June 04, 2017, at 1:18 p.m.
Seven were killed and at least 48 people were injured in the attack, the third to hit Britain in less than three months.
Armed police officers walk outside Borough Market after an attack left 6 people dead and dozens injured in London on June 4, 2017.

‘Enough is enough,’ PM May says after London attackers kill seven

By Guy Faulconbridge and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters on June 04, 2017, at 8:22 a.m.
A van driving at high speed mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge late Saturday night before the occupants got out and began stabbing patrons at nearby bars and restaurants.

At least 18 Afghans killed as multiple blasts target funeral for protester in Kabul

By Sayed Salahuddin, Washington Post on June 03, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
At least 18 Afghans were killed when three back-to-back explosions ripped through a funeral Saturday for one of the demonstrators killed during anti-government protests Friday.
Tourists are pictured after being evacuated from a Resorts World building in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on June 2, 2017.

Gunfire reported at resort complex in Philippine capital

By William Branigin, Washington Post on June 01, 2017, at 8:31 p.m.
At least one gunman burst into a resort complex in Manila early Friday in an attack that initially ignited fears of terrorism in the Philippine capital. Authorities later expressed doubt that it was terror-related.

U.S.-led coalition strike kills founder of Islamic State media outlet

By Reuters on May 31, 2017, at 7:10 p.m.
“I’m pleased to announce the martyrdom of my older brother Baraa Kadek, known as Rayan Meshaal…in an air strike by the coalition,” the Facebook post reportedly by his brother said.

Frenchman Hamou kicked out of French Open after kissing journalist

By Reuters on May 31, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
Maxime Hamou was banished from the French Open on Tuesday after the French player kissed and cuddled a TV journalist following his first-round exit, the French tennis federation said.
Injured Afghans run from the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017.

Truck bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

By Mirwais Harooni and Josh Smith, Reuters on May 31, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
Even by the standards of war-torn Kabul, however, this blast stood apart for its sheer magnitude, blowing out windows across the city and setting dozens of cars ablaze.

With eyes on North Korea, US successfully destroys mock ICBM over Pacific

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on May 30, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
“North Korea is obviously one of the reasons why we have this capability.”
Soldiers destroy poppies during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catatlan in Mexico, Mexico April 18, 2017.

America’s appetite for heroin brings violence and fear to Mexico

By Joshua Partlow, Washington Post on May 30, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
The opioid epidemic that has caused so much pain in the United States is also savaging Mexico.
Manuel Noriega gestures while giving a speech in Panama City in this March 1988 file photo.

Manuel Noriega, Panamanian strongman toppled in US invasion, dies at 83

By Peter Eisner, The Washington Post on May 30, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
Gen. Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian strongman and one-time American ally who was toppled from power in a 1989 U.S. invasion and who spent more than two decades imprisoned on drug dealing and conspiracy convictions, died late Monday. He was most likely 83.

Greece calls for debt relief deal in June, says lenders have no excuses

By Renee Maltezou, Reuters on May 30, 2017, at 6:07 a.m.
Greece’s creditors need to reach a deal on debt relief measures at the next meeting of euro zone finance ministers in June to help the country return to bond markets.

From crops to chemicals, Canada CN Rail strike would hit shippers

By Rod Nickel and Allison Lampert, Reuters on May 30, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
Canadian rail shippers are urging Ottawa to intervene in a looming strike at Canadian National Railway Co, the country’s largest railroad, fearing that a shut-down would immediately damage business.