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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

posted: 11/20/2017 11:58 a.m. Discuss

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's ruling party Monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign and instead summoned ministers to a Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning.

VIDEO: U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

updated: 11/20/2017 4:44 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.

Balking at exit, Mugabe insists he's still leader

posted: 11/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe remains in political limbo after President Robert Mugabe declined to announce his much-anticipated resignation in a televised address, saying he'll preside over a ruling party conference next month.

Cities in EU covet 2 agencies on move

posted: 11/20/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS — Britain’s departure from the European Union is still well over a year away but two European cities today will already be celebrating it.

China urges world to help Rohingya

posted: 11/20/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

NAYPYITAW, Burma — After meeting with Burma’s leader, China’s foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Burma’s Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crackdown.

ISIS stronghold in Syrian hands

updated: 11/20/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- The Islamic State militant group was defeated in its last major stronghold in Syria by pro-government forces, state media and a monitoring group reported Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus.

Iran roiling region, Arab League says

updated: 11/20/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

CAIRO -- Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo on Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism in a resolution against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.

Kenyan seeks world's help in election crisis

updated: 11/20/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia forces since he returned Friday from an overseas trip.

German leader pledges stability

posted: 11/20/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early today to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.

The world in brief

updated: 11/20/2017 4:58 a.m. Discuss

Argentines can’t link calls, missing sub

EU official decries Catalan push

updated: 11/20/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

BARCELONA, Spain -- Catalonia's secessionist push is nothing short of a "disaster" that the European Union will work to impede in support of a unified Spain, the European Commission's president said in comments published Sunday.

Mugabe still Zimbabwe president despite pressure to quit now

posted: 11/19/2017 3:19 p.m. Discuss

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as well as more protests demanding his ouster.

102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

posted: 11/19/2017 10:35 a.m. Comment 1

Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace.

Palestinians: Closing D.C. office will end talks

updated: 11/19/2017 3:34 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians threatened Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if President Donald Trump's administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine Trump's bid for Mideast peace -- a mission he has handed to his son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner.

Zimbabwe crowds call for Mugabe to go

updated: 11/19/2017 3:29 a.m. Discuss

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- For the first time in decades, in a country where protests have often been violently dispersed, thousands of Zimbabweans marched through the streets of the capital demanding the resignation of their president, a swelling of public opposition that followed a military takeover last week.

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