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An Iraqi woman leaves a voting booth on May 12 during the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Baghdad. Nearly 7,000 candidates are vying for seats in the 329-strong parliament, which will later elect Iraq's president and prime minister. (Ameer Al Mohammedaw/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
An Iraqi woman leaves a voting booth on May 12 during the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Baghdad. Nearly 7,000 candidates are vying for seats in the 329-strong parliament, which will later elect Iraq's president and prime minister. (Ameer Al Mohammedaw/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on behalf of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 28, 2017. (Ma Zhancheng/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Chinese missiles are transforming balance of power in the skies

LONDON — For a quarter century, the U.S. and its allies owned…

Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on behalf of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 28, 2017. (Ma Zhancheng/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley attends Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Haley is calling for a regime change in Venezuela. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

UN Ambassador Haley calls for regime change in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration for the first time Tuesday called for…

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley attends Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Haley is calling for a regime change in Venezuela. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump crosses the South Lawn after arriving at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2018. President Trump traveled to a rally in Cleveland. (Zach Gibson/Sipa USA/TNS)

Trump to make Iran announcement tomorrow

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday that his long-awaited decision on…

President Donald Trump crosses the South Lawn after arriving at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2018. President Trump traveled to a rally in Cleveland. (Zach Gibson/Sipa USA/TNS)
Sen. John McCain on July 11, 2017, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

CIA’s legacy of torture lives on in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand — In February 2015, security forces in southern Thailand hauled…

Sen. John McCain on July 11, 2017, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)
Alba Mora Roca, right, a journalist with Verificado 18, works on a video at the group's Mexico City office. The group's staff is fact-checking fake news ahead of Mexico's July 1 presidential vote. (Kate Linthicum/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Mexico has its own fake news crisis, and journalists fight back

MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico’s upcoming presidential election did…

Alba Mora Roca, right, a journalist with Verificado 18, works on a video at the group's Mexico City office. The group's staff is fact-checking fake news ahead of Mexico's July 1 presidential vote. (Kate Linthicum/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

For residents of Syria’s capital, the attack packed a jolt but didn’t shake their resolve

Hundreds of residents gathered at major squares in the Damascus and other…

The funeral of Winnie Madikizela Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on April 14, 2018. (Oupa Mokoena/ANA/RealTime/Zuma Press/TNS)

South African liberation fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela laid to rest with songs, tears and cheers

South Africans bid farewell to liberation fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Saturday in a…

The funeral of Winnie Madikizela Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on April 14, 2018. (Oupa Mokoena/ANA/RealTime/Zuma Press/TNS)
People from Venezuela stand in line at the foundation 'Posada el Peregrino' for a red mark for lunch in Bucaramanga, Colombia, February 7, 2018. The Posada offers affordable meals for migrants, many of them who have fled the crisis-hit country Venezuela. More than half a million people have fled to Colombia. (Natalia Ortiz Mantilla/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

US to call on Latin America, Caribbean ‘to do more’ about Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration was to challenge Latin America and the…

People from Venezuela stand in line at the foundation 'Posada el Peregrino' for a red mark for lunch in Bucaramanga, Colombia, February 7, 2018. The Posada offers affordable meals for migrants, many of them who have fled the crisis-hit country Venezuela. More than half a million people have fled to Colombia. (Natalia Ortiz Mantilla/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and interim South African President Kalema Motlanthe attend an election campaign rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg to show support for ANC President and Presidential Candidate Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 19, 2009. (Erik Forster/Abaca Press/TNS)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and ‘Mother’ of South Africa, dies at 81

JOHANNESBURG — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela who died…

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and interim South African President Kalema Motlanthe attend an election campaign rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg to show support for ANC President and Presidential Candidate Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 19, 2009. (Erik Forster/Abaca Press/TNS)
Screenshot of the exclusive interview of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont at the Belgian television RTBF in Brussels, Belgium, on November 3, 2017. The Catalonian separatist leader sought by Spanish authorities on charges of rebellion, has been detained by police in Germany. (Danny Gys/Reporters/Abaca Press/TNS)

Former Catalonia president detained in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany — Carles Puigdemont, the Catalonian separatist leader sought by Spanish…

Screenshot of the exclusive interview of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont at the Belgian television RTBF in Brussels, Belgium, on November 3, 2017. The Catalonian separatist leader sought by Spanish authorities on charges of rebellion, has been detained by police in Germany. (Danny Gys/Reporters/Abaca Press/TNS)
Kemerovo residents lay flowers at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping centre in Prospekt Lenina Street, where people were killed in a fire on March 25, 2018. (Maxim Grigoryev/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

Investigators: Russian mall security guard turned off fire alarm

MOSCOW — A security guard who turned off the fire alarm during…

Kemerovo residents lay flowers at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping centre in Prospekt Lenina Street, where people were killed in a fire on March 25, 2018. (Maxim Grigoryev/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, feeds himself inside an enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya, on April 18, 2015. Sudan has died. (Sun Ruibo/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

The last male northern white rhino has died, spelling probable extinction for the species

JOHANNESBURG — Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya,…

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, feeds himself inside an enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya, on April 18, 2015. Sudan has died. (Sun Ruibo/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, center left, and his wife Cilia Flores, center right, wave next to electoral candidates after the first results of the controversial election for a constituent assembly on the Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 31, 2017. (Manu Quintero/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

US imposes more sanctions on Venezuela but no oil ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed fresh economic sanctions on the leftist…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, center left, and his wife Cilia Flores, center right, wave next to electoral candidates after the first results of the controversial election for a constituent assembly on the Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 31, 2017. (Manu Quintero/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)
Russian president Vladamir Putin addresses the United Nations on September 28, 2015. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Putin easily wins re-election as Russian president

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has cemented his position in power…

Russian president Vladamir Putin addresses the United Nations on September 28, 2015. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Jovenel Moise, center, as he leaves the Provisional Electoral Council on Dec. 2, 2015 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. (Luz Sosa/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Haiti hires Clinton-linked PR firm to soften image in Washington

WASHINGTON — The government of Haiti, so cash-strapped that its teachers are…

Jovenel Moise, center, as he leaves the Provisional Electoral Council on Dec. 2, 2015 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. (Luz Sosa/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they review the honour guard during a welcome ceremony on Jan. 9, 2018 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Ludovic Marin/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

China’s parliament drops term limit, allowing Xi to rule for life

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping can now rule China for as long…

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they review the honour guard during a welcome ceremony on Jan. 9, 2018 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Ludovic Marin/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Congress warns North Korea — and Trump — on nuke talks

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were cautious in response to the news…

President Donald Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they review the honour guard during a welcome ceremony on Jan. 9, 2018 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Ludovic Marin/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

China’s parliament opens amid possibility of lifelong rule by president Xi Jinping

BEIJING — China’s annual parliament opened Monday with the expected show of…

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they review the honour guard during a welcome ceremony on Jan. 9, 2018 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Ludovic Marin/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona, Spain, on  Oct. 8, 2017. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan separatism

BARCELONA, Spain — Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona…

Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona, Spain, on  Oct. 8, 2017. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)