Local
December 7, 2017
As part of the process, President Donald Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American Embassy from

Trump's move to call Jerusalem Israel's capital draws criticism, praise in Minn.

While some state religious leaders praised the president's decision to break with longstanding U.S. policy, others were nervous.
World
December 6, 2017

Talks can begin if North Korea stops missile testing, U.S. envoy says

GUANGZHOU, China – The U.S. would be ready to talk with North Korea if it renounced further nuclear or missile tests and followed through…
World
December 6, 2017
Putin declares reelection bid, no Olympic boycott

Putin declares reelection bid, no Olympic boycott

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will run for reelection and he claimed that Russia will not be boycotting the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Russian team has been banned for doping violations at the Sochi games.
World
December 6, 2017
Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
Sports
December 5, 2017
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 20

Russian Olympic team barred from 2018 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee handed Russia penalties -- for doping violations -- that are so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.
World
December 1, 2017
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, in Nottingham, England, Friday,

Harry and Meghan meet the public

Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, received a rapturous welcome from the people of Nottingham as they began their public life together.
World
November 29, 2017
In this photo provided by the ICTY on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in

War crimes tribunal winds down with defendant's stunning death in court

Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, "I am not a war criminal!" threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered judge halted the hearing and Praljak was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.
World
November 28, 2017
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile as they pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. It was

Spring wedding at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Markle

It will be a spring wedding on the glorious grounds of Windsor Castle for love-struck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
World
November 27, 2017

Brexit deal hinges on Northern Ireland party as talks get down to wire

Theresa May's chances of getting a Brexit breakthrough in the coming days hinge on the prime minister convincing the Northern Ireland party that props up…
World
November 27, 2017
A billboard in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, shows new President Emmerson Mnangagwa with the slogan “A new era.”

Fear, confusion and anguish mark Mugabe's final days in office

An emotional Robert Mugabe finally agreed to end his 37-year rule in Zimbabwe when army generals who had seized power told him they wouldn't prevent…
World
November 27, 2017
Raw: South African wins Miss Universe

Raw: South African wins Miss Universe

The woman representing South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
World
November 27, 2017
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle attend the wheelchair tennis competition dur

Prince Harry engaged to American actress

Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. The announcement came Monday from the office of Harry's father, Prince Charles.
St. Paul
November 25, 2017
Oswaldo Cabrera of the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul talked to Mexican citizens about their rights at a recent workshop.

Mexican Consulate responds to new immigration climate

Mexico launches $50 million program to help its citizens in Minnesota and elsewhere.
World
November 25, 2017
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum

McCollum joins congressional trip to Burma, facing humanitarian crisis

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum was part of a congressional delegation that traveled to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Bangladesh last week with a goal of addressing…
World
November 24, 2017
In a park in Havana, a wall is painted with the face of Cuba’s late leader Fidel Castro next to the words “Death is not true.”

Castro's cult of personality lives on in Cuba

It's been a year since the death of Fidel Castro, but on the island, his name is still invoked almost as much as when he was alive.
West Metro
November 24, 2017
The charges, made possible by new German legal guidance allowing the prosecution of former Nazis who can’t be tied to specific killings, represent a

Minn. Holocaust survivor's help leads to new criminal charges against Nazi guards

The St. Louis Park woman is helping German prosecutors in case against ex-guards.
World
November 23, 2017

Britain faces longest fall in living standards on record

The new warnings underscore the challenge faced with a budget that left little room for fiscal maneuver as Brexit looms.
World
November 22, 2017
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier escape

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier escape

The US-led UN command released dramatic video showing a North Korean soldier dash across border into South Korea as North Korean troops fire at him. The defector was wounded. The UN says North Korea violated the Korean War armistice by firing.
World
November 20, 2017
Trump to declare North Korea a terror sponsor

Trump to declare North Korea a terror sponsor

President Donald Trump said Monday that he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" against the North.
World
November 19, 2017

Argentine navy pares back hopes of finding missing submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – After an initial burst of optimism that they might be closer to finding a submarine that has been missing…