NEW DELHI | Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

NEW DELHI — M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country’s most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar said in a statement that he would “challenge false … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

MOSCOW— The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Russia’s top investigative body says it has identified the man who opened fire in a college in a Crimean town, killing 18 people and wounding more than 40. The Investigative Committee said an 18-year old student identified as … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

BRUSSELS | EU leaders gather for Brexit summit with deal in balance

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders were converging on Brussels Wednesday for what had been billed as a “moment of truth” Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge her counterparts to give ground on Britain’s departure from the bloc, while EU leaders hope … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU leaders gather for Brexit summit with deal in balance

ATHENS, Greece | Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over

ATHENS, Greece — The foreign minister of Greece resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a deal for Greece to drop its objections to neighboring Macedonia joining NATO if the small country’s name is changed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ resignation and intends to take … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over

NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

NEW DELHI — A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centers opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

MOSCOW | Russian official: Student gunman killed 17 at Crimea college

MOSCOW — A Russian official said a student attacked a vocational college Wednesday in Crimea, a rampage that killed 17 other students and left more than 40 people wounded, before killing himself. The comments from Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, were the latest in a series of shifting explanations by Russian officials as … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian official: Student gunman killed 17 at Crimea college

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala | Migrants moving again in Guatemala despite Trump threats

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala — A caravan of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump‘s threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don’t stop them. The weary migrants started walking again under a light rain. The day before they covered … Continue reading CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala | Migrants moving again in Guatemala despite Trump threats