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Spain presses Algeria to guarantee natural gas supply

Spain has sent another member of its government to Algeria to seek guarantees that its supply of natural gas won't be impacted when Algeria closes its pipeline through Morocco on Sunday
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FILE - In this Friday, June 8, 2018 file photo, Spain's then Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera poses for the media at the Moncloa palace in Madrid. Spain has sent another member of its government to Algeria to seek guarantees that its supply of natural gas won't be impacted when Algeria closes its pipeline through Morocco on Sunday. Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Teresa Ribera said on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that she has secured a renewed pledge by Algeria that its commitments to supply natural gas will be met via a second pipeline that crosses the Mediterranean directly.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
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Lebanese man severely injured in Beirut port blast dies

A Lebanese man who was critically injured in the massive explosion at Beirut’s port last year has died nearly 15 months after the blast
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FILE - This Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, shows the scene of a deadly explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Abbas Mazloum, a Lebanese man who was critically injured in the massive explosion died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, nearly 15 months after the blast, his cousin said. The 45-year-old father of five had been paralyzed and mostly bed-ridden since the blast occurred. Mazloum’s death, brings to at least 216 the number of people killed by the blast, according to official records. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
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Israeli body to OK settlement homes after US condemnation

An Israeli settlement monitor says Israel has approved about 3,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 file photo, Palestinian laborers work building new houses in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Bruchin near the Palestinian town of Nablus, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. An Israeli settlement monitor said Wednesday that Israel has approved about 3,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank. The decision by a government committee came a day after the Biden administration issued its strongest condemnation yet of the proposed construction. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
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Greek minister: Aegean deaths show flaws in EU-Turkey deal

Greece’s migration minister says the sinking of a migrant boat in the Aegean Sea that cost the lives of four people shows up the flaws of an EU-Turkey deal to stem unchecked westward migratory flows
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Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Relatives and activists say Sudanese security forces have detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2021, file photo, pro-democracy protesters take to the streets to condemn a takeover by military officials in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures, family members and activists said Wednesday, Oct. 27, as international pressure mounted on the country's military to walk back the coup it staged earlier this week.(AP Photo/Ashraf Idris, File)
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Queen Elizabeth cancels trip to Global Climate Summit in Scotland next week

Buckingham Palace is keeping a tight lid on the reason for the queen’s trip to the hospital after she was told by doctors to “keep calm as you carry on.”
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VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth cancels trip to Global Climate Summit in Scotland next week
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EU investigates Nvidia's purchase of chip designer Arm

European Union regulators have opened an investigation into graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, people gather in the Nvidia booth at the Mobile World Congress mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 into graphics chip maker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns it would limit competition, adding to global scrutiny of the deal. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file)
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Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returns after threat message

EgyptAir says a Moscow-bound flight has returned to the Egyptian capital shortly after its takeoff after a threatening message was found onboard
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Violent rally in Pakistan leaves 4 police, 2 Islamists dead

Officials say violence at an anti-France Islamist rally in eastern Pakistan has left at least four police officers and two demonstrators dead
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Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a radical Islamist party, chant religious slogans during a protest march toward Islamabad, in Mureedke, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The radical Islamist party agreed on Sunday to suspend for three days its march of thousands toward the capital Islamabad after Pakistan agreed to drop pending charges against the party's leader. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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US set to appeal UK refusal to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange

The U.S. is scheduled to ask Britain’s High Court to overturn a judge’s ruling.
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Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei joins supporters of Julian Assange as they stage a demonstration outside the High Court in London, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. The U.S. government is scheduled to ask Britain's High Court to overturn a judge's decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. A lower court judge refused extradition in January on health grounds, saying Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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In Haiti, the difficult relationship of gangs and business

Youri Mevs is not starving, not struggling for survival -- in so many ways, she is unlike the migrants who are fleeing Haiti’s misery
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Watchdog: 30 recent cases of violence to Afghan journalists

A media watchdog says it has recorded more than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists in the last two months
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2021 file photo, Afghan journalists Neamatullah Naqdi, 28, left, and Taqi Daryabi, 22, pose for a portrait at the Etilaat Roz daily's office, after they were detained and beaten by Taliban forces while covering a women's protest, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghanistan National Journalists Union said Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that more than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists were recorded in the last two months and nearly 90% were committed by the Taliban. One journalist was killed. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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Kosovo sanctions 7 people, 1 company for links to Hezbollah

Kosovo has sanctioned seven local businessmen and a company for links with Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah
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Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia

The Republic of Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter after failing to renew a long-term supply contract with Moscow
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A man walks by pipelines of the national natural gas distribution network outside Ungheni, Moldova, March 4, 2015. The country faces a looming natural gas supply shortage this winter after it failed to renew a long-term contract with Russia, as on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, the former Soviet republic received a million cubic meters of gas from Poland, the first time in history it has turned to a non-Russian supplier, amid increasing geopolitical tensions as Moldova looks to forge closer ties with the European Union after for years being under strong Russian influence.(AP Photo/Aurel Obreja)
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EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

The European Union's top court has fined Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU’s legal order and values
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda shake hands before a working lunch at the Elysee Palace Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Paris. The European Union's top court has ordered Poland to pay 1 million euros a day ($1.2 billion) over the country's longstanding dispute with the bloc over judicial independence. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Looted Benin Bronze statue returned to Nigeria in 'institutional first'

The statue of a cockerel was stolen by British soldiers in 1897.
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Archivist Robert Athol looks at a bronze statue of a cockerel called The Okukor, at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, England, Oct. 15, 2021. The Cambridge University college will return the looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes.
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Iran's president says cyberattack meant to create 'disorder'

Iran’s president is saying that a cyberattack that shut down gas stations across the nation aimed to get “people angry by creating disorder and disruption.”
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A gas station is empty because the gas pumps are out of service, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Gas stations across Iran on Tuesday suffered through a widespread outage of a system that allows consumers to buy fuel with a government-issued card, stopping sales. One semiofficial news agency referred to the incident as a cyberattack. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Tokyo governor hospitalized for fatigue _ 2nd time this year

Tokyo’s governor has been hospitalized with severe fatigue for the second time in four months and will take about a week off
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Gov. Koike has been hospitalized due to severe fatigue and will take time off for about a week, the metropolitan government said Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
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Dutch court convicts Iranian refugee on terror charges

A court in the Netherlands has convicted an Iranian refugee of preparing and financing terror attacks in his homeland
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Pope OKs Canada trip to help healing with Indigenous peoples

The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church's role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children
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FILE - In this May 31, 2021 file photo, shoes sit on the Eternal flame memorial in recognition of the discovery of children's remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, on parliament hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Vatican announced Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help ongoing efforts at reconciliation with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church's role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, file)
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India slams China's new boundary law amid border tensions

India is criticizing China for passing a new land boundary law which it says could impact the two countries’ long-running border dispute
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. India on Wednesday criticized China for its passage of a new land boundary law which it said could impact the two countries’ border dispute amid tense ties. Both countries have stationed tens of thousands of soldiers backed by artillery, tanks and fighter jets along the de facto border called the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
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Bombing in Myanmar city highlights escalating violence

Midday bombings have injured at least nine people near a busy government office in Myanmar’s second biggest city
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October 27

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, who led this week's coup in Sudan, has vowed to usher the country to an elected government
October 27
Sudan's head of the military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan,peaks during a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Burhan said that some members of the government he dissolved in a coup could face trial but said that the deposed prime minister was being held for his own safety and would likely be released soon. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
October 27

NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says

NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Operations John Manza says the military organization's security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of “mission creep” that bogged it down in the country
October 27
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
October 27

Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift

A Group of 20 summit scheduled for this weekend in Rome is the first in-person gathering of leaders of the world’s biggest economies since the COVID-19 pandemic started
October 27
FILE - In this Thursday, July 29, 2021 file photo, Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, left, welcomes Premier Mario Draghi as he arrives for the G20 Culture ministerial meeting at the Colosseum in Rome. A Group of 20 summit scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 30-31, 2021, in Rome is the first in-person gathering of leaders of the world’s biggest economies since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the U.S., Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris’ $66 billion submarine deal Down Under. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, file)
October 27

Warsaw court bans far-right march, nationalists plan appeal

A Polish court has upheld the Warsaw mayor's ban on an annual march organized by nationalists on Poland’s Independence Day
October 27
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 file photo, people take part in the March of Independence organized by far right activists to celebrate 101 years of Poland's independence in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish court has upheld an attempt by the Warsaw mayor to ban a yearly march organized by nationalists on Poland’s Independence Day. But organizers vowed Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to appeal and insisted they would march as planned. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
October 27

UK Treasury chief hails economic rebound from pandemic

Britain’s Treasury chief Rishi Sunak is painting a relatively rosy picture of the state of the country's economy following the U.K.'s deepest recession in around 300 years
October 27
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak holds up the traditional ministerial red dispatch box as he leaves for the House of Commons to deliver the Budget in London, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 27

Council of Europe: Government in Cyprus 'too centralized'

Europe's leading human rights organization says Cyprus remains a “very centralized country” where local authorities are too dependent on state hand-outs and not adequately financed to provide municipal services
October 27
October 27

24 migrants rescued from North Sea off Belgian coast

A small boat transporting 24 migrants has been rescued from the North Sea by emergency services off the coast of the Belgian port of Zeebrugge
October 27
October 27

European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc

European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc
October 27
October 27

UK climate activists target roads again despite injunction

The move comes despite court injunctions banning them from disrupting traffic.
October 27
Protesters from the Insulate Britain campaign block a road near Canary Wharf in east London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade have resumed a road-blocking campaign in London ahead of the United Nations’ annual climate conference. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
October 27

Portuguese govt faces budget vote defeat; election likely

Portugal’s parliament is poised to reject the minority Socialist government’s proposed state budget for 2022
October 27
Finance Minister Joao Leao addresses the Portuguese Parliament during a debate before the voting of the government's state budget, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who has no governing powers but oversees the smooth running of the country, has warned that if parliament does not approve the budget he will call a snap election. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 27

Belgium warns Poland "not to play with fire" over EU dispute

European Union founding member Belgium warned Poland on Wednesday not to treat the EU like “a cash machine” to boost its economic fortunes while disregarding its democratic and rule of law principles at will
October 27
Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo addresses a conference on biotech at the Residence Palace in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. More than 100 Belgian and international executives from the health and biotech sector met in Brussels Tuesday to discuss a forward looking process in the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 27

Deutsche Bank makes profit as recovery reduces bad loans

Deutsche Bank has seen its net profit increase 6%, to 329 million euros, in the third quarter despite a sharp increase in restructuring costs
October 27
FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, a Deutsche Bank sign and logo are seen on the outside of their building in London. Deutsche Bank saw its net profit increase 6%, to 329 million euros ($381 million), in the third quarter despite a sharp increase in restructuring costs. The bottom line at Germany's largest bank benefited from fewer loans going bad as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic and credit support from governments and the European Central Bank. The bank said Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 that its years long effort to streamline its business was on track and that 90% of the costs of its transformation were already accounted for. (AP Photo/Natasha Livingstone, file)
October 27

Chinese, Greek foreign ministers discuss economic ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is meeting with Greek officials during a visit to Athens that's expected to focus on furthering Chinese investments in Greece
October 27
Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi touch elbows and wear protective face masks to curb he spread of COVID-19 prior to their meeting, in Athens, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 27

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said
October 27
October 27

Defense says American charged in Ghosn pay case not involved

The defense for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly has argued there is no evidence or motives linking him to alleged under-reporting of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn’s compensation
October 27
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2021, file photo, former Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. The defense for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly said Wednesday, Oct. 27, in closing arguments that no evidence or motive linked their defendant with the under-reporting of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn’s compensation at the center of the Japanese trial.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 27

UN, US sanction Libyan official over human trafficking

The United Nations Security Council and the United States have imposed sanctions on a Libyan official over the alleged abuse and torture of migrants in a detention center
October 27
October 27

Iran's president says cyberattack targeting gas stations aimed to get 'people angry by creating disorder and disruption'

Iran's president says cyberattack targeting gas stations aimed to get 'people angry by creating disorder and disruption'
October 27
October 27

Greenpeace urges Europe to drop short flights, take trains

One-third of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable rail options.
October 27
FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, a Austrian Airlines airplane takes off from the airport in Munich, southern Germany. A study commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace shows that over one-third of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable train alternatives which are far less polluting. The group called on European governments Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, to boost train travel so fewer polluting planes are flying over the continent. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
October 27

In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace

Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most
October 27
Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, sits with some of her paintings at her home in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia's decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 27

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia to deposit $3 billion with state bank

Pakistan says that Saudi Arabia will deposit $3 billion into its central bank to help bolster the cash-strapped fellow Islamic nation’s shrinking foreign reserves
October 27
October 27

India's top court probes spying charges against government

India’s top court has established a committee of experts to probe accusations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government used Israeli military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists
October 27
October 27

Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Sunao Tsuboi made opposing nuclear weapons the message of his life.
October 27
FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, Sunao Tsuboi, right, a survivor of the 1945 Atomic Bombing and chairman of the Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organization, talks with then U.S. President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan. Tsuboi, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, who made opposing nuclear weapons the message of his life, including in a meeting with then President Obama in 2016, has died. He was 96.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 27

Opposition party to fight next Australia election on climate

Australia’s opposition Labor Party says a looming election will be fought on greenhouse gas reduction targets as Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes under criticism over the modest goals he will take to a U.N. climate summit
October 27
Australia's shadow climate change minister Chris Bowen speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Australia's opposition party said a looming election will be fought on greenhouse gas reduction targets as Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes under criticism from scientists over the modest goals he will take to a U.N. climate summit. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 27

Familiar drive pushes migrant caravan through Mexico

After three days of walking along a scorching highway in southern Mexico, a couple thousand migrants decided to rest here, receive medical attention for badly blistered feet, wash clothing in the river and doze in any shade they could find
October 27
Migrants, mostly from Central America, sleep-in on the street in Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, at daybreak Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, as they use the day to rest during their trek by foot toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 27

EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro

A Brazilian Senate committee has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll
October 27
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2021, file photo, President Jair Bolsonaro attends the launching ceremony of the National Green Growth Program at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. A Brazilian Senate committee will vote Tuesday, Oct. 26, on a report recommending Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions that allegedly added to the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
October 26

Puerto Rico debt-restructuring bill advances amid criticism

Puerto Rico’s Senate and House have approved a bill that would slash the central government's debt by half but also sparked protests and led to fiery exchanges between lawmakers and a federal control board that oversees the U.S. territory’s finances
October 26
October 26

Belarus' underground resistance sheds light on abuses by dictator

ABC News' Ines De La Cuetara reports on groups inside and outside Belarus that are still fighting for their democracy, almost a year after dictator Alexander Lukashenko won the presidency.
October 26
VIDEO: Belarus' underground resistance sheds light on abuses by dictator
October 26

'We're just trusting God’: Friend of kidnapped American missionaries in Haiti

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Carleton Horst, a friend of one of the families kidnapped in Haiti, on his community's response and the work of missionaries in Haiti.
October 26
VIDEO: 'We’re just trusting God': Friend of kidnapped American missionaries in Haiti