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Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm
An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew today at the base of Barcelona’s ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that those who drink from the monument will fall in love with the city and always return. Read More

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

A man stabbed eight people today in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack. Read More

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. Read More

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:38 am
Police killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people. Read More

U.S.-S.Korea war games loom as Pyongyang warns of ‘catastrophe’

Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has further complicated the situation, by stating in an interview there’s “no military option” in North Korea while floating a possible deal with Pyongyang that would leave Seoul hanging. Read More

Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island — the chance to help solve the mystery of an American soldier listed as missing in action from World War II. Read More

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm
A van veered onto a promenade today and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Read More

U.S., Japan discuss North Korean threat

The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats were meeting in Washington today to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat. Read More

S.Korea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in N.Korea standoff

In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. Read More

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

Updated on  August 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm
President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.” Read More

Death toll in South Asia monsoon flooding rises to 245

The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 245, while millions of others have been displaced, officials said Tuesday. Read More

Dubai magnate tied to Trump brand seeks new ventures abroad

During recent trips to Croatia and Malta, a Dubai-based billionaire and business partner of the Trump Organization looked more like a head of state himself — mingling with government dignitaries, receiving a presidential reception and visiting the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Read More

18 dead in suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis center asking about her colleagues. Read More