HONG KONG — Protest leaders will meet government officials Tuesday for talks to end more than three weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations, as Hong Kong’s top official blamed foreigners for adding to the foment.
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HIROSHIMA, Japan — Two months after massive landslides in northern Hiroshima claimed the lives of 74 people, the effects of the tragedy are still being felt.
MILAN — European leaders jolted by the sudden return of debt-crisis turmoil will gather for talks in Brussels this week as they attempt to restore investor confidence in the euro area.
KIEV, Ukraine — Sweden’s navy deployed hundreds of troops and vessels Monday in a search for “suspected foreign activity underwater” after reportedly intercepting a Russian-language distress signal coming from a submerged craft in Stockholm’s archipelago.
ISTANBUL — In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said.
ABUJA, Nigeria — The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria Ebola-free after the disease killed seven people in Africa’s most populous country.
MUNICH — Authorities in Germany are investigating a woman who took her 8-year-old son to Syria in August to join jihadists there.
Category 4 Gonzalo is starting to spread wind and rain over Bermuda this morning, with much worse conditions expected as the day wears on.
TOKYO — Japan and Australia have agreed to begin talks on the joint development of a cutting-edge submarine possessing advanced Japanese technology, a process that will take bilateral defense ties to a new level and could eventually result in the first major transfer of Japanese military technology abroad.
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday signaled a standstill on talks over Ukraine as European leaders met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to prevent the war from evolving into a frozen conflict.