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1 killed in fire at Trump Tower in New York

International Desk : A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower on Saturday killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner ...

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Activists, medics: Gas attack near Syrian capital kills 40

International Desk : Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government. The alleged attack in the town ...

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Canada police say 14 dead after hockey bus crash

  International Desk : Canadian police say 14 people were killed in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team in Western Canada. Police said early Saturday another 14 were injured, three of them critically. The bus was carrying the ...

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NKorea-Squeezed by Beijing

China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang International Desk : As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China. Beijing appears to have gone well ...

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Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in US ambassador

  International Desk : Central American migrants headed to Mexico City late Friday to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President Donald Trump. The caravan itself never ...

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Gaza violence is latest salvo in war of narratives

  International Desk : Thousands of Palestinians took part in a mass protest along Gaza’s volatile border with Israel, the second large-scale demonstration in what is expected to be a steady turnout over the coming weeks. More than 30 Palestinians ...

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Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump’s call

  International Desk :  Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration. ...

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Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

International Desk : Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive ...

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US approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

International Desk : The Trump administration signed off Thursday on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia, giving a vote of confidence to the Saudi military as young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concludes a marathon tour ...

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Trump: 2,000-4,000 troops needed for Mexico border security

International Desk : President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking, but it wasn’t clear who would ...

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