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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)

NAFTA negotiators dig in for the long haul

MEXICO CITY — It’s looking increasingly likely that NAFTA talks will extend…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, seen here in 2016, resigned on Thursday. (Sun Ruibo/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Ethiopia in disarray as leader quits

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ethiopia, an opaque authoritarian country where protesters, bloggers…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, seen here in 2016, resigned on Thursday. (Sun Ruibo/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Helicopter crashes into earthquake survivors in Mexico, killing 13

MEXICO CITY — After a powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday afternoon, survivors…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, during an official welcome ceremony on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel. (Ilia Yefimovich/DPA/Abaca Press)

Israeli police recommend charging Benjamin Netanyahu in corruption cases

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli police recommended charging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, during an official welcome ceremony on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel. (Ilia Yefimovich/DPA/Abaca Press)

Admitted terrorist testifies about his secret Guantanamo perks

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A tortured al-Qaida terrorist turned prosecution…

An anti-fascist demonstration on Feb. 10, 2018 in Macerata, Italy in response to the assault on immigrants by extremist Luca Traini. (Jacopo Landi/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

Riots flop as Italy’s far right takes election fight to Facebook

ROME — Italian authorities braced for the worst Saturday, deploying riot police…

An anti-fascist demonstration on Feb. 10, 2018 in Macerata, Italy in response to the assault on immigrants by extremist Luca Traini. (Jacopo Landi/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)
A member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force looks through binoculars from Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, on Feb. 10, 2018. (Jinipix/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Iranian drone penetrates Israeli airspace; Israel responds with attacks in Syria

JERUSALEM — In its first known military engagement with Iranian forces, Israel…

A member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force looks through binoculars from Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, on Feb. 10, 2018. (Jinipix/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrives at the Houari Boumedien Airport in Algiers for a two-day visit on Sept. 10, 2017. (Billal Bensalem/APP/Abaca Press/TNS)

Starving soldiers and anger after killing of rebel cop loosens Maduro’s grip on Venezuela’s military

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, hated by much of the…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrives at the Houari Boumedien Airport in Algiers for a two-day visit on Sept. 10, 2017. (Billal Bensalem/APP/Abaca Press/TNS)
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during the session "The 21st-Century Social Compact" on Jan. 24 at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Santos broke off peace talks with Colombia's National Liberation Army guerrillas after the group claimed responsibility for a weekend bombing that killed five police officers and injured more than 40 others. (Jakob Polacsek/World Economic Forum/Abaca Press/TNS)

After deadly bombing, Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN guerrillas

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos broke off peace talks with…

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during the session "The 21st-Century Social Compact" on Jan. 24 at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Santos broke off peace talks with Colombia's National Liberation Army guerrillas after the group claimed responsibility for a weekend bombing that killed five police officers and injured more than 40 others. (Jakob Polacsek/World Economic Forum/Abaca Press/TNS)
Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga, speaks to supporters at Uhuru Park Nairobi on Oct. 25, 2017. (Billy/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Kenya has one president. In a political showdown, it’s about to swear in another

Kenya’s main opposition leader is scheduled to be sworn in as president.…

Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga, speaks to supporters at Uhuru Park Nairobi on Oct. 25, 2017. (Billy/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, during an official welcome ceremony on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel. (Ilia Yefimovich/DPA/Abaca Press)

Pence says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

JERUSALEM — Vice President Mike Pence told the Israeli parliament Monday that…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, during an official welcome ceremony on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel. (Ilia Yefimovich/DPA/Abaca Press)
In the village of Qiyasabad, farmers are dealing with a sustained drought by cutting back on the areas they plant in the summer. Danial Mirakhouri helps his father, Hossain Mirakhouri, with irrigating the cotton fields they plant despite the severe drought. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Climate change a long simmering factor in Iran protests

TEHRAN, Iran — In the mountains of western Iran, the province of…

In the village of Qiyasabad, farmers are dealing with a sustained drought by cutting back on the areas they plant in the summer. Danial Mirakhouri helps his father, Hossain Mirakhouri, with irrigating the cotton fields they plant despite the severe drought. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, fifth from right, front row, poses with participants of the meeting of the Olympic Committee delegations from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and South Korea in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Xu Jinquan/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

North, South Korea solidify plan to march together at Olympics

North and South Korea solidified a plan to march together at next…

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, fifth from right, front row, poses with participants of the meeting of the Olympic Committee delegations from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and South Korea in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Xu Jinquan/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a joint interview with Chinese media in Manila, capital of the Philippines, on May 9, 2017. Philippine authorities have ordered independent news site Rappler to close, infuriating media rights groups and casting uncertainty on the sanctity of press freedoms. (Wang Yu/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Philippines government orders news site to over violation of ownership rules

BEIJING — Rappler, a digital pioneer in the Philippine media scene, won…

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a joint interview with Chinese media in Manila, capital of the Philippines, on May 9, 2017. Philippine authorities have ordered independent news site Rappler to close, infuriating media rights groups and casting uncertainty on the sanctity of press freedoms. (Wang Yu/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
Pope Francis, left, and Chilean President, Michelle Bachellet, attend a meeting on Tuesday with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps held at La Moneda Palace in Santiago de Chile, Chile. (Elvis GonzáLez/EFE/ZUMA Press/TNS)

Pope Francis, in Chile, apologizes for sexual abuse by priests

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis on Tuesday opened his weeklong visit to…

Pope Francis, left, and Chilean President, Michelle Bachellet, attend a meeting on Tuesday with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps held at La Moneda Palace in Santiago de Chile, Chile. (Elvis GonzáLez/EFE/ZUMA Press/TNS)
Soldiers escort Joaquin Guzman Loera, "El Chapo," upon his arrival to the hangar of the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City on Jan. 8, 2016. Loera was the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel. (Pedro Mera/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Violence in Tijuana worsens with 1,744 homicides in 2017, officials say

After reaching a new high last year, the bloodshed in Tijuana has…

Soldiers escort Joaquin Guzman Loera, "El Chapo," upon his arrival to the hangar of the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City on Jan. 8, 2016. Loera was the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel. (Pedro Mera/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
El Salvador's gang violence made it the murder capital of the world in 2015. About 262,000 Salvadorans have been allowed to live and work in the U.S. under a program known as temporary protected status, many fleeing violence or natural disasters. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Salvadoran immigrants to have temporary protected status revoked

Immigrants who came to the U.S. from El Salvador in recent years…

El Salvador's gang violence made it the murder capital of the world in 2015. About 262,000 Salvadorans have been allowed to live and work in the U.S. under a program known as temporary protected status, many fleeing violence or natural disasters. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei delivers a speech during his meeting with families of martyr's on Jan. 2, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei said that the country's enemies have meddled in recent protest rallies. (SalamPix/Abaca Press/TNS)

Hundreds detained in Iran as Trump renews attack on regime

TEHRAN, Iran — Hundreds of people involved in protests roiling Iran since…

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei delivers a speech during his meeting with families of martyr's on Jan. 2, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei said that the country's enemies have meddled in recent protest rallies. (SalamPix/Abaca Press/TNS)
Logan Paul arrives at the KIISFM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 held at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Friday, December 1, 2017. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS)

YouTube star Logan Paul apologizes after posting video with suicide victim

YouTube star Logan Paul was blasted for an insensitive New Year's Eve…

Logan Paul arrives at the KIISFM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 held at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Friday, December 1, 2017. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS)