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A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks

Summer in the city is tough—especially if you’re a construction worker in China’s furnace-like interior.<p>In July, as temperatures in China were breaking records, the economy showed distinct signs of slowing following a strong run in the first half. The heat itself may have been a factor. But July …

World Economy

Trump pushes 'huge historical lie' after attack

In condemning Thursday's terror attacks in Spain, President Trump repeated a lie about General John J. Pershing, which Trump first mentioned in 2016 …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Top Defense and Diplomatic Chiefs Insist There's a Military Option for North Korea

(WASHINGTON) — America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea …

North Korea

Spanish police kill 5 suspects linked to Barcelona attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group.<p>Two people were arrested …

Terrorism

Barcelona Attack: California Teacher Says Husband Is Missing

Heidi Nunes thought nothing of it when her husband, Jared Tucker, told her he was going to the bathroom.<p>The couple from Walnut Creek, California, were in Europe celebrating their first wedding anniversary and had just enjoyed drinks on Barcelona's wide, largely pedestrianized tourist street of La …

Terrorism

Japan Still Seeks U.S. Protection but Quietly Stakes Its Own Path

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has never seemed to waver in his support for President Trump, seeking out meetings and regularly speaking by telephone. He is one of a few world leaders who rarely criticize or even comment on Mr. Trump’s political turmoil at home.<p>That approach, as much as …

North Korea

After Charlottesville, the U.S. military grapples with its history of racism and extremism

Timothy McVeigh was known in the Army as disciplined and motivated but awkward toward many people and hostile to the black soldiers he led. He shined in evaluations but failed in an attempt to join the Special Forces because of an injury, and left the service disillusioned in 1991.<p>The tall, …

News (U.S.)

The potential conflict between nuclear powers that Trump barely acknowledges

<i>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.</i><p><b>The two most populous countries in the world are dangerously close to armed conflict.</b> Both are fast-growing …

Geopolitics

What Is MRKH Syndrome? Women Share Brave Stories Of Surviving Co-genital Abnormality

Kaylee Moates from Arizona who was born without a vagina because of a rare co-genital abnormality known as the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser or the …

Women's News

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.<p>Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country …

News

Visions of the future propel Ruhrtriennale arts festival

How long can we live in luxury? Ruhrtriennale arts festival director Johan Simons is driven by questions of globalization and inquality in an event …

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pentagon identifies Special Forces soldier killed battling Islamic State in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has identified the U.S. Army Green Beret who was killed Wednesday battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan.<p>Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah was killed by an improvised explosive device in Nangahar Province, the Pentagon said in a statement late …

Afghanistan War

Police Are Searching For This Teen In Connection With The Barcelona Terror Attack

An EU police official confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Moussa Oukabir, aged 17 or 18, was wanted for questioning over the van attack on Las Ramblas on Thursday.<p>Spanish police are seeking a teenager in connection with the terrorist attack on a busy tourist area of central Barcelona on Thursday, which …

Terrorism

Surge in migrant arrivals in Spain

Recent numbers of migrants arriving on European shores suggest shifting migration routes. While numbers in Italy fell sharply in July and August, …

Refugees

Israeli, Czech special forces complete joint urban-warfare exercise

IDF Duvdevan unit and Czech 601st Special Forces Group emphasize combat knowledge.<p>A joint, two-week-long military exercise between Israeli and Czech …

War

Thanks to a Shopping Spree, Japan Is Looking Up. It May Not Last.

TOKYO — Japan’s long-sluggish economy has found its spark. To keep it flickering, Japan needs to find more big spenders like Sayaka Sakata.<p>Ms. Sakata, a 49-year-old mother of four, recently moved to a rented house from an apartment in the city of Yokohama after her husband got a new job. That meant …

World Economy

CIA warned Barcelona about terror threat, report says

The CIA warned local police in Barcelona two months ago that the city’s popular tourist area, Las Ramblas, could be the target of a terrorist attack just like Thursday’s deadly vehicular attack, a Spanish newspaper reported.<p>The warning from the American intelligence agency followed repeated …

Terrorism

Captain of U.S. Navy Warship Involved in Deadly Crash Near Japan Relieved of Command

(WASHINGTON) — The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of …

News (U.S.)

Single Ladder to Safety: A Few Minutes Decided Life and Death on USS Fitzgerald

TOKYO—The water, hundreds of tons of it, started flooding in at 1:30 a.m. Thirty-five sailors were sleeping in a part of the bowels of the Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald when there was a loud noise and a bump that threw some from their bunks. The water rose to their waists, then to their necks, then …

Foreign Policy

Syrian activist who fled to France dies aged 44

Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said Thursday. She was 44.<p>"Fadwa has left us, she has left this ugly world," her brother-in-law Hassane Taha said …

Syria

Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance

Islamic State has been losing ground in Syria.<p>Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series …

Syria

Rising migrant flow to Spain could become 'big emergency': U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The rising flow of migrants to Spain from North Africa could evolve into a "big emergency" if the pace continues, the U.N.'s migration agency said on Friday.<p>After large rescues in recent days, including 300 off Spain's southern coast who had attempted to cross the Mediterranean …

Refugees

This French mayor saw a truck plow through crowds in Nice. After Barcelona, he seeks to make European streets safer.

Last summer, the French seaside of Nice counted its dead after a truck mowed through crowds marking Bastille Day. Thirteen months later, it was Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas that was turned into a killing field as a driver used a delivery van as a tool of terrorism.<p>In between, other streets in …

Bourbon Street

These Are the Victims of the Spanish Terrorist Attacks

The people killed and injured in this week's terrorist attacks in Spain hailed from 34 countries around the world, and the impact will be felt in …

Terrorism

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South.<p>A violent rally this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., centered in part on the city’s plan to relocate a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A memorial to Confederate soldiers …

History

Death Toll Rises in Barcelona Terrorist Attack, Suspect In Custody

Spanish police are reporting that 13 people have died, there was also arrest in relation to the van crash. More reports are coming in about the attack and how to carry on from the attack.

Terrorism

Barcelona's victims: A snapshot of the world

PARIS (AP) — The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from at least two dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team.<p>Families, friends and government …

US to deport Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Jordan

The 1969 terrorist attack perpetrated by Odeh killed two Hebrew University students.<p>A Palestinian woman who perpetrated a 1969 supermarket bombing …

Terrorism

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month's elections.<p>The comments are some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel and her …

Turkey

Why Barcelona is a tourist magnet

The Barcelona terror attack seemed to deliberately target tourists. The Catalan city offers a wealth of cultural attractions. Here are some of the …

Spain