Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.
Mexicans responded angrily to what they saw as a weak performance by President Enrique Pena Nieto, who appeared to let Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emerge unscathed from a meeting Wednesday.
The head of the United Nations nuclear test ban treaty organization says it should take at most five years for Israel to ratify the treaty — and he thinks Iran will also ratify but the timing is uncertain.
On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised.
For years, President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer had a political partnership of convenience. From different parties, they ran on the same presidential ticket and served together for more than half a decade.
Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud, looting and burning buildings.
Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil's president — have now concluded. But Brazil is far from answering the biggest challenge facing the country: How can Latin America's largest economy climb out of a deep recession?
With the killing of Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State group lost one of its most powerful figures, a militant with multiple roles: A propaganda chief, overseer of spectacular attacks in Europe and a trusted lieutenant of the group's top leader.
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.
Days before a closely watched regional election in Germany, a leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling Wednesday for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down.
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern Yemeni city of Saada in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state news agency reported.
Courts in Bahrain have issued a string of guilty verdicts against Shiite activists and clerics, including a blogger who was sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the king and inciting hatred against the government.
Macedonia's feuding party leaders agreed late Wednesday to hold early national elections on Dec. 11 to end a festering political crisis that has seen two previously agreed election dates cancelled this year.
As summer temperatures soared outside, the world's largest indoor theme park, featuring popular Marvel and Cartoon Network-branded rides, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday in the Middle East's tourist hub of Dubai — the latest in a myriad of new attractions here.
Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for the high death toll.
A flock of 1,300 sheep invaded the northeastern Spanish city of Huesca early Tuesday morning , June 7. According to reports, the shepherd looking after the flock fell asleep and the sheep decided to explore the town. The shepherd was eventually located and with the help of local police, they were able to round up the sheep and return them to their pen.
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