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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German official says coal deadline is premature

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The governor of Germany’s most populous state says it’s premature to set a firm date for phasing out the use of coal-fired power plants, as environmental campaigners are demanding. North Rhine-Westphalia state governor Armin Laschet … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German official says coal deadline is premature

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official says death toll in mosque blast climbs to 27

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official says death toll in mosque blast climbs to 27

CONAKRY, Guinea | 2 dead in continuing unrest in W. African country of Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea— Two young men were fatally shot amid continuing political unrest following the disputed results of this West African country’s first municipal elections in 13 years, authorities said Thursday. The two were killed at a demonstration in the capital city of Conakry on Wednesday night, according to police and opposition officials. Protesters have called … Continue reading CONAKRY, Guinea | 2 dead in continuing unrest in W. African country of Guinea

NILTEPEC, Mexico | Migrant caravan demands transport as 2nd group enters Mexico

NILTEPEC, Mexico— The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it. Worn down from long miles of walking and frustrated by the caravan’s slow progress, some … Continue reading NILTEPEC, Mexico | Migrant caravan demands transport as 2nd group enters Mexico

WASHINGTON | Trump demands answers from Saudi ally about missing writer

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. is “demanding” answers from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of a well-known Saudi writer and government critic Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul. Trump said he plans to invite to the White House the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, a writer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump demands answers from Saudi ally about missing writer

MOSCOW | Ukraine demands access to filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry is demanding that Russia allow consular access to an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike since mid-May. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa made the demand Saturday on Twitter. Russia’s penitentiary service said Friday that an unspecified “correction” in Oleg Sentsov‘s treatment had been ordered; it published … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine demands access to filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

MADRID | Spain: Uber, Cabify drivers block road to protest new rules

MADRID— Hundreds of drivers are blocking a central artery in the Spanish capital to protest the government’s plan to approve new rules limiting the operations of app-based ride-hailing services The drivers, who work for companies including Uber and Cabify, brought traffic in Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana to a standstill as they moved slowly toward … Continue reading MADRID | Spain: Uber, Cabify drivers block road to protest new rules

VILNIUS, Lithuania | Baltic countries want Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Three Baltic countries have lashed out at retail giant Walmart for using the letters USSR and Soviet Union emblems on T-shirts and other products for sale online, and are demanding that the goods be removed. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were forcibly annexed by Moscow in 1940 and remained part of the Soviet … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | Baltic countries want Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts