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France is spending $1.6 million to kill rats

International Desk: The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to Read More

‘Syria war: 2016 deadliest year yet for children’

International Desk:Syria's children "hit rock bottom" in 2016, with more killed than in any other year of the civil war, the United Nations children's organization says. Unicef said, at least Read More

Ivanka is exception to dad's 'Buy American' rule

International Desk:In his January opening speech, US President Donald Trump made a seemingly straightforward pledge: "We will follow two general rules: buy American and hire American." His daughter is the Read More

Saudi women unite to inspire new generation

International Desk:Saudi women from adventurers to inventors are expecting a unique meeting in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing role and inspire younger women to push for new opportunities Read More

Malaysian police formally identify Kim Jong Nam

International Desk:The identification process touches on one of the flashpoints in a case that has broken once-warm ties between Malaysia and North Korea. Malaysian police in a formal press briefing Read More

Gunmen attack military hospital in Kabul

International Desk:Gunmen stormed a military hospital Wednesday in a neighborhood in the Afghan capital Kabul that is also home to a number of embassies. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a Defense Ministry Read More

President Donald Trump signs new travel ban

International Desk:President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, targeting to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority Read More

16 killed in Panama after bus drives into ravine

International Desk:At least 16 farmers were killed and 35 injured when a bus drove off a highway down a ravine and plunged into a river on Sunday, local authorities said. Read More

Wave of IS car bombs targets Iraqi troops

International Desk:Iraqi troops encountered the 'heaviest' clashes yet with Islamic State group fighters Sunday in western Mosul since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago, according Read More

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

International Desk:Jordan executed 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between Read More