Border wall talk leads top Mexican official to float American entry fee
A top Mexican official announced Tuesday that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country.
Albania opposition threatens 'civil disobedience' in vote
Albania's opposition is threatening to block voting on May 7, demanding that a caretaker government bring the country to the June polls.
Poland's ruling party, main opposition force even in survey
An opinion poll shows that support for Poland's ruling conservative party is now about even with that of the main opposition party.
Pope warns the powerful in surprise TED talk
Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly in a new TED talk.
Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary
About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus.
Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds
Russia on Wednesday criticized Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, saying they hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State group, as Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters traded fire across the increasingly tense frontier.
Oil companies in Venezuela pull more expat employees as unrest escalates
The OAS head has said Venezuela should be suspended from the body if it does not hold general elections.
Cyprus activists protest Turkey's planned nuclear plant
Greek and Turkish Cypriot activists have formed a human chain across Cyprus' ethnic divide to protest Turkey's planned nuclear power station, which they say poses real dangers to the nearby east Mediterranean island.
Russia bans Khodorkovsky's 'Open Russia' group
Russian authorities have banned the British-based organization Open Russia, which is a strong critic of the Kremlin, but the group's Russia branch claims it is administratively separate and can continue to operate.
German court upholds Greek teacher's case against pay cut
A German federal court has upheld a complaint by a teacher at a Greek school in Germany against a pay cut that the Greek government imposed at the height of the country's financial crisis.
Hungary premier dismisses university fear as EU takes action
The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves
Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third as performance in Europe and Asia picked up.
THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea nearly set
The U.S.-delivered THAAD anti-ballistic missile system being installed in South Korea is set to be operational in a “couple of days,” as continued North Korean saber-rattling stirs fears of hostilities breaking out in the region and a U.S. carrier strike group steamed into “striking range” of the rogue state.
The Latest: Iowa man "mourning" after death of giant rabbit
The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local): 6:20 p.m.
Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats
Gaza's ruling Hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signaling escalating tensions between the militant group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Indigenous protesters in Brazil shoot arrows at police in response to tear gas
The indigenous fear that some parliamentarians could work in favor of large landowners.
Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes
French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is going hunting for blue-collar votes, planning to meet with workers from a home appliance factory that is the latest hot-button symbol of the loss of French jobs to plants overseas.
North Korea's soldiers: A closer look the military's 'fake' capabilities
North Korea is flexing its military muscles again this week.
20 more deaths in volatile central Congo, UN mission says
New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people
A spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says at least 25,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the South Sudan town of Kodok.
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