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Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them

Aug 21, 2019 • 4:55 PM ET World Los Angeles Times  

Russia changed its policy on extinguishing remote forest fires four years ago. Now the Kremlin is considering changing the way it fights fires. …

Recreational cocaine use approved for two people in landmark decision in Mexico

Aug 21, 2019 • 4:52 PM ET World USA TODAY  

An anti-crime group hopes the decision will push authorities to put more resources towards the prevention of violent crimes.              …

Wildfire forces large-scale evacuations of residents on Gran Canaria

Aug 21, 2019 • 3:53 PM ET World USA TODAY  

Around 2,000 residents have been moved from their homes on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria because of a new wildfire.              …

China's Hong Kong propaganda rules revealed

Aug 21, 2019 • 3:47 PM ET World The Washington Times  

The ruling Communist Party of China issued internal guidelines recently mandating that state-run propaganda outlets avoid any positive reports on the …

A man was bitten in the arm by Fidel Castro's old crocodile in Sweden

Aug 21, 2019 • 3:38 PM ET World USA TODAY  

The man, who was in his mid-70s, was attending a crayfish party — a summer celebration customary in Sweden — at Stockholm's Skansen Aquarium.   …

China’s Delivery Drivers Rage Against the Algorithm

Aug 21, 2019 • 3:07 PM ET World The Nation  

Nick Aspinwall Underpaid and overworked, drivers for food delivery apps like Meituan and Ele.me are speaking out about brutal hours and dangerous …

Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties

Aug 21, 2019 • 2:42 PM ET World The Washington Times  

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties …

US urges Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist

Aug 21, 2019 • 2:12 PM ET World The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this …

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:51 PM ET World The Washington Times  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support …

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:28 PM ET World The Washington Times  

HELSINKI (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to …

South Carolina editorial roundup

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:26 PM ET World The Washington Times  

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 18 The Post and Courier on the impact of Hong Kong protests and trade war talks on South …

Former Czech foreign minister to become new culture minister

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:19 PM ET World The Washington Times  

PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused …

Russia wary of Trump talk of rejoining G-7

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:16 PM ET World The Washington Times  

President Trump is ready to welcome them back, but Russian officials reacted warily to talk of rejoining the Group of Seven club of leading …

Trump calls the Danish Prime Minister 'nasty' after she nixes notion of Greenland sale

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:11 PM ET World USA TODAY  

"All she had to do was say no," President Trump said, adding that Frederiksen was "not very nice" in her refusal.              …

Why There’s No End in Sight to the Hong Kong Protests

Aug 21, 2019 • 1:10 PM ET World The Nation  

Ilaria Maria Sala The authorities are using unprecedented police brutality and selective arrests to silence pent-up public demands for more …

As big cuts in foreign aid loom, State Department again endures resignations, turmoil

Aug 21, 2019 • 12:33 PM ET World Los Angeles Times  

The ranks of the United States' foreign policy and national security establishment are being roiled once again by resignations, reports of partisan …

G-7 'counter-summit' protest mobilizes against inequality

Aug 21, 2019 • 12:27 PM ET World The Washington Times  

IRUN, Spain (AP) - Protesters are beginning to set up camp on both sides of the border between France and Spain ahead of this year's G-7 summit of …

Louisiana sheriff re-elected after challenger disqualified

Aug 21, 2019 • 12:10 PM ET World The Washington Times  

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff's has been re-elected to a third term after his only opponent in the race was disqualified. News outlets …

U.S. drone shot down in Yemen: Report

Aug 21, 2019 • 11:59 AM ET World The Washington Times  

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels reportedly shot down a U.S. drone over Yemen on Tuesday, marking the latest apparent downing of an American unmanned …

After Trump backtracks, Parkland shooting survivors issue sweeping gun-control plan

Aug 21, 2019 • 11:46 AM ET World Los Angeles Times  

The "Peace Plan for a Safer America" plan, which comes less than a day after President Trump backtracked on gun control proposals, calls on 2020 …