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Writer Anna Burns smiles Tuesday after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 by Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Photo: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Anna Burns Wins Booker Prize With Troubles Tale ‘Milkman’

LONDON — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and...
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sits below a painting of the country's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole in 2017 in 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Associated Press

EU Official Urges Britain’s May to Get Creative on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union largely abandoned hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters on May 19, 2017, outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photo: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Ecuador Tells Assange to Speak Carefully and Take Care of His Cat

Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to ...
Members of the media attend a Tuesday preview for one of Quebec's new cannabis stores in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Ryan Remiorz / Associated Press

Canada Now World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

TORONTO — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. And there was more...
Eric Franklin Rosser talks to reporters after the extradition order outside a criminal courtroom in 2002 in Bangkok. Photo: Apichart Weerawong / Associated Press

First-Ever Child Porn Suspect on FBI List Pleads Guilty

HELENA, Montana — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law...
Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, second left, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, right, leave the chamber at Parliament House in August in Canberra. Photo: Lukas Coch / Associated Press

Australia Considers Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

CANBERRA — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo hold a joint press conference after the Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) at the Defense Ministry in 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je / Associated Press

Mattis: Trump Says Defense Chief’s Job Is ‘100%’ Safe

HO CHI MINH CITY — Amid speculation that he may soon be replaced, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump told him he...

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space...
Protesters rally in 2014 in front of the Israeli embassy in Bangkok to voice their anger at Israeli air strikes in Gaza, despite the Thai military junta’s existing ban on public gatherings.

When Embassies Become Places of Terror, Not Sanctuaries

CAIRO — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents. When Saudi...

Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Is at Once Intimate and Grand

Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant...





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