Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned…

An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Greece from a German university

Brexit Chaos Had an Impact on Tesla

One consequence of Brexit: Tesla has chosen Berlin as the site of its first European factory. The UK was under consideration, but "Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK," CEO Elon Musk told industry website Auto Express after making the announcement Tuesday night. Reuters reports...

At Least 1 Dead After Historic High Tide Floods…

Venice officials said the tide peaked at over six feet Tuesday night.

Airport Smuggler Used a Body Double for a Cat

A Russian cat owner is out hundreds of thousands of air miles—the price for smuggling his fat feline aboard a flight in an elaborate scheme using a body double. Mikhail Galin might have gotten away with the ruse had he not bragged about it after the fact on Facebook,...

Tunisia elects new parliament speaker from Islamist party

The longtime leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha has been elected speaker of the North African country’s new parliament

State Department Tells U.S. Citizens Not To…

The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Bolivia because of political instability and ongoing protests in the country.

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2 People in China Contract the Plague

The New York Times is reporting on "fears of an outbreak" of plague—and, no, you haven't traveled back in time. On Tuesday, officials in China announced that two people had been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, which the CDC calls the most serious of three forms of the infectious disease...

Moldova’s president nominates ex-adviser for prime minister

Moldova’s president says he is nominating his former adviser as the country’s next prime minister

EU Court: Food Made In Palestinian Territories…

The EU's top court has ruled that products made in Israeli settlements must be labeled has having been made in the Palestinian territories.

US ‘gravely disappointed’ by South Sudan unity gov’t delay

US ‘gravely disappointed’ by South Sudan coalition government delay, will reevaluate relationship

Germany offers support on N. Macedonia’s stalled…

Germany’s foreign minister has offered backing for North Macedonia’s efforts to start membership talks with the European Union, after a minority of EU members blocked the process

U.N. Watchdog Says Iran Is Increasing Its Uranium…

Uranium particles have been discovered at an undeclared site in Iran, violating its 2015 nuclear pact with other world powers.

German mom convicted of faking kids’ sicknesses for cash

A German court has convicted a 49-year-old mother of child abuse and fraud for claiming her children suffered from bogus medical conditions for years to receive additional social assistance

French Beaches Close Due to 'Extremely Pure' Drug Packs

A mystery in southwest France has investigators puzzled and multiple beaches shuttered as they try to figure out what's going on. The AFP reports that since the middle of last month, almost 1 ton of "extremely pure" cocaine (83%, officials say) and other drugs have washed up from the Atlantic...

Bolivia's Former President Morales Accepts Asylum…

Despite initially saying he would stay in Bolivia, Morales announced his departure to Mexico on Monday following what he has described as a "coup."

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Germany split over EU bank plan to nix fossil fuel funding

Officials say the German government is split over whether to back a proposal for the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects

Auditors urge EU to quickly fix migrant policy…

The European Court of Auditors is urging the EU to improve its approach to easing migrant pressure on Greece and Italy and to draw lessons from its failures before a new crisis hits

Hong Kong Protesters Extend Demonstrations Into…

Protesters forced public transit delays and clashed with police on college campuses following two violent incidents on Monday.

Beijing to Hong Kong: 'Use Every Necessary…

Beijing has urged Hong Kong authorities to crack down even more harshly on pro-democracy demonstrators, raising fears that the mainland is preparing to intervene after more than five months of protests. Beijing's liaison office in the territory issued a statement late Tuesday calling for the government to adopt "every necessary...

The Latest: Trump denies asking about…

President Donald Trump is denying he asked a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine a day after his call with that country’s president

Gaza Launches Rockets After Israel Kills Islamic…

Israel's Foreign Ministry described Baha Abu Al-Ata as "a ticking bomb" who'd prepared to launch terror attacks against Israeli citizens.

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect…

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end 5-year war

Body of White Helmets’ founder to be flown to…

Turkey's state-run news agency says the body of a former British officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer group in Syria, has been transferred to Istanbul's main airport to be flown to London, following an autopsy

'Non-Lethal' Crackdown On Protests Turns Deadly…

Photos and video evidence show an unexpected source of protester casualties: tear gas canisters fired directly into crowds.

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2 men arrested in Denmark following churchyard…

Police say two men, aged 27 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark

Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12…

Afghan officials raise death toll to 12 in Kabul car bombing targeting security convoy; children among those killed

Chilean Government To Write New Constitution…

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera told a local news outlet the government has been working on a new draft of the constitution.