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Photos: Many Dead After Van Attack on Barcelona Thoroughfare

More than a dozen people were killed in the northern Spanish city in what police said was a terrorist attack.

A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks

Housing prices rose more slowly in China's interior for the second time in two months,a potentially worrying sign for growth following a raft of weak data in July.

Photos: How Indonesians Celebrate 72 Years of Independence

Indonesia's Independence Day, Aug. 17, is about climbing greased poles,but not all about climbing greased poles. There are also sack races.

Terror Hits Barcelona, Killing at Least 13

A van mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city, killing at least 13 people in a terror attack claimed by Islamic State. Hours later, police said they killed five alleged terrorists as they responded to a possible attack in Cambrils, a town southwest of Barcelona.

Terror Hits Barcelona, Killing at Least 13

A van mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city, killing at least 13 people in a terror attack claimed by Islamic State. Hours later, police said they killed four alleged terrorists and injured a fifth as they responded to a possible attack in Cambrils, a town southwest of ...

Post-Brexit Trade Rules as Murky as Ever for U.K.

New British proposals over 'frictionless trade' in goods leaves both exporters and importers in a quandary.

Mattis, Tillerson Say North Korea Could Face U.S. Military Response

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed that a military response to a North Korean aggression remained on the table Thursday, one day after the president's White House strategist said that there can be no military solution to the crisis.

Islamic State Claims Deadly Barcelona Attack; Two Arrested

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in which a terrorist plowed a van into pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city, killing at least 13 people, Catalonia's interior minister said.

13 Killed, More Than 50 Injured in Barcelona Terror Attack

A terrorist plowed a van into pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50 others, Catalonia's interior minister said.

Saudi Arabia Calls Up Private Planes to Fly Qatari Pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi Arabia's king has ordered private planes to ferry in Qatari pilgrims for the hajj to Mecca this month, as Riyadh tries to contain diplomatic fallout in the Muslim world from its decision to cut ties with Doha.

Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard

A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas, at a time of shifting allegiances in the Middle East.

South Korea Leader: U.S. to Seek Approval Before Action Against North

South Korea's leader said President Donald Trump agreed to discuss options, including a U.S. military strike, with him before taking any action to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard

A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas and a sign of shifting allegiances in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia Calls Up Private Planes to Fly Qatari Pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi Arabia's king has ordered private planes to ferry in Qatari pilgrims for the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this month, as Riyadh tries to contain diplomatic fallout in the Muslim world from its decision to cut ties with Doha.

Despite Growth, Many in Europe Still Lack Steady Jobs

In many corners of Europe, the recession cost millions their jobs and, since then, many have remained unemployed with little hope of finding new ones, despite an economic turnaround.

Trump to Seek Seoul's Approval for Any Action on North Korea

South Korea's leader said President Donald Trump agreed to discuss options, including a U.S. military strike, with him before taking any action to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

India's Debt Crisis Explained in Six Charts

India is taking a series of aggressive steps to reduce the mountain of bad debts weighing down its banks and threatening to derail the world's fastest-growing large economy. A look at the crisis in six charts.

India Is Going Radio Gaga

The South Asian nation is in the middle of a radio boom and media companies are rushing to get new stations and talent on the air while advertisers shift strategies to capture audiences and revenue.

Hong Kong Protest Leader Joshua Wong Sentenced to Six Months in Jail

An icon of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement was effectively disqualified from running for political office for five years after being jailed over protests in 2014 that drew world-wide attention.

China's Anbang Hits a Wall in South Korea

China's Anbang Insurance dived into South Korea, spending over $1 billion as it took control of two insurers, agreed to buy an asset-management company and picked up a bank stake. Now those deals are fraying.

Trump to Seek Seoul's Approval for Any Action on North Korea

South Korea's leader said President Donald Trump had agreed to discuss options, including a U.S. military strike, with him before taking any action to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Top U.S. General Breaks Bread With PLA on North Korea's Doorstep

The Pentagon's top general on Wednesday said he discussed with his Chinese counterparts ways to coordinate with China's military to avoid dangerous miscalculations should war break out with North Korea.

Venezuela Police Raid Former Attorney General's Home

Former Attorney General Luisa Ortega, on the run since being fired for denouncing the government's slide into authoritarianism, said the intelligence police raided her Caracas residence in retaliation.

Pence Urges Latin American Nations to Shun North Korean Regime

In speech in Santiago, Vice President Pence urged Latin American countries to step up economic sanctions against Pyongyang.

Conflicting Views Mark Opening of Talks to Remake Nafta

The Trump administration launched the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday by laying out a starkly different vision from that of its two continental trading partners of the pact's affects and how radically it should be rewritten.

Kenyan Opposition Leader Pledges Court Fight Over Election

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said he will challenge the result of last week's election in the Supreme Court and promised to show evidence of mass fraud that led to his opponent, incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta, being pronounced the victor.

Top U.S. General Builds Closer Ties to Chinese Military During Visit

The Pentagon's top general on Wednesday said he discussed with his Chinese counterparts ways to coordinate with China's military to avoid dangerous miscalculations should war break out with North Korea.

Russian Ex-Minister Accuses Rosneft Oil Chief of Entrapment

A former Russian economy minister on trial for allegedly taking a $2 million bribe accused the head of the state oil company of entrapment, in the first hearing of a case that has raised speculation about power plays at the highest levels of the government.

Trump's Loyal Sidekick on North Korea: Japan's Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy of allowing no daylight between him and President Trump on North Korea reflects both Japan's dependence on U.S. military might and Mr. Abe's own frustration with Pyongyang.

Nafta Talks Open With Spat Over Resolving Tariff Conflicts

Talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement start off today with an early dispute,over how to settle tariff disputes.

Chemical Terror Plot Inspired by ISIS, Indonesian Police Say

Authorities are investigating an alleged plot by Islamic State supporters suspected to build chemical bombs for attacks at the presidential palace and other targets.

Frankfurters Aren't Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Brexit Bankers

The city that hosts the European Central Bank has several reasons to welcome London bankers looking for a post-Brexit home. Faced with rising property prices and many construction projects around the city, residents aren't happy and they are starting to say “nein.”

U.K. to Rule Out Extending EU Customs Area to Northern Ireland

The U.K. will on Wednesday rule out extending the European Union's customs area to encircle Northern Ireland after Brexit, saying such a move wouldn't be “constitutionally or economically viable.”

Zambia Opposition Leader Freed After Treason Charges Dropped

Zambia's jailed opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, was released from prison, ending a four-month detention amid mounting international pressure.

MH370: New Analysis Spies Objects Near Plane's Likely Crash Site

An examination of satellite images taken two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished suggests a cluster of likely man-made objects in an area close to where authorities have long thought the plane crashed.

Brazil Abandons Fiscal Targets Through 2020

Brazil abandoned its fiscal targets for this year and next, after a bribery scandal sapped President Michel Temer's ability to push critical economic reforms through Congress and left the public sector with gaping budget hole.

Cleaning Up China With a Mountain of Debt

The IMF's broad measure of China's government debt is much bigger than meets the eye. Much of that goes for water treatment and conservation, projects that won't make much money.

U.S., China Militaries Set Up Speed Dial to Avoid North Korea War

American and Chinese armed forces are looking to establish greater coordination in the face of a potential North Korea crisis.

U.K. to Rule Out Extending EU Customs Area to Northern Ireland Post-Brexit

The U.K. will on Wednesday rule out extending the European Union's customs area to encircle Northern Ireland after Brexit, saying such a move wouldn't be “constitutionally or economically viable.”

U.S., Chinese Militaries Seek Closer Ties Amid North Korea Threat

American and Chinese armed forces are looking to establish greater coordination in the face of a potential North Korea crisis.

North Korea Follows Familiar Playbook With Guam Reversal

North Korea's climbdown from its threat to attack Guam was a product of textbook brinkmanship from Pyongyang, amid pressure from Beijing, President Trump's bellicose rhetoric and an effort by senior U.S. officials to emphasize the need for diplomacy.

U.K. Proposes Broad Customs Deal With EU After Brexit

The U.K. government proposed a customs arrangement with the European Union that it said would eliminate the need for border checks on imports and exports after Brexit.

Iranian President Threatens to Back Out of Nuclear Deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to revive his country's nuclear program if the U.S. continues to pile on sanctions, in a direct warning he is prepared to tear up a deal that set the stage for Iran's opening to the West.

Seoul Warns U.S. Against Unilateral Military Action Against North Korea

South Korea's president warned that the U.S. would need Seoul's consent for any military action on the Korean Peninsula and renewed calls for talks with the North, addressing the country's concerns about becoming ground zero for a catastrophic war it didn't start.

Australian Government's Grip on Power Weakens

The Australian government's fragile grip on power weakened after a crucial lawmaker said he could withhold backing for the ruling party amid a scandal over rules barring politicians from dual citizenship.

Photos: Modi Mobbed as India Marks 70 Years of Independence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the celebrations of the country's Independence Day, 70 years after the end of British colonial rule.

Scandals, Security Concerns Blight Upstart Casino Sector in Manila

Manila's casino sector promised to become one of Asia's most important gaming hubs. But money laundering and security concerns may change those odds.

Seoul Warns U.S. Against Unilateral Military Action Against North Korea

South Korea's president warned the U.S. would need Seoul's consent for any military action on the Korean Peninsula, and renewed calls for talks with the North, after Pyongyang said it had decided not to carry out a plan to attack the U.S. territory of Guam with missiles.

The 'Fire and Fury' Crisis: Trump Risks a Backfire Over China and North Korea

The U.S. president is raising dangerous stakes with Beijing by taking trade action against China while also pressing for help to rein in North Korea.

Australian Government's Grip on Power Weakens

The Australian government's fragile grip on power weakened after a crucial independent lawmaker said he could withhold backing for the ruling conservatives amid a scandal over rules barring politicians from holding dual citizenship.