2 British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo

by Associated Press by Associated Press May 13 at 10:53 AM KINSHASA, Congo — Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign secretary. Boris Johnson didn’t give any further details, but paid tribute to the authorities from […]

Trump’s ‘buy now, pay later’ foreign policy

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Given all of the Trump administration’s big foreign-policy announcements in recent weeks, the official move of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv […]

Disillusionment appears to help Shiite cleric in Iraq vote

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the posters, celebrate in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, May 14, 2018. Iraq’s electoral commission announces influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country’s provinces. (Hadi Mizban/Associated Press) by Philip […]

Mexico’s banking system misplaces $18M to $20M in transfers

by Associated Press by Associated Press May 14 at 6:07 PM MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s banking system has somehow misplaced between $18 million and $20 million in electronic transfers between banks, authorities said Monday, the latest in a series of embarrassing breakdowns that have affected debit card purchases and e-payments across the country. Mexico’s central […]

Man stands trial for Sydney bombings and shootings in 1980s

by Associated Press by Associated Press May 15 at 3:43 AM SYDNEY — A 71-year-old man is standing trial over a spate of Sydney bombings and shootings that terrorized Australia’s legal fraternity more than 30 years ago. Leonard John Warwick has pleaded not guilty in the New South Wales state Supreme Court to four murder […]

How a soccer jersey sparked the latest Germany-Turkey spat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan in London on May 13. (Kayhan Ozer/Turkish Presidential Palace via Reuters) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s semiprofessional soccer career ended in 1982. But the 64-year-old still loves the sport so much that he makes occasional appearances on the field at ceremonial matches in Turkey — […]