INTERNATIONAL

Germany sees calls for quick decisions on new government

BERLIN (AP) — Pressure grew for a quick start to talks on Germany’s next government as newly elected lawmakers held their first meetings on Tuesday… Read more

Top Pakistan diplomat details Taliban plan

UNITED NATIONS — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don’t isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal… Read more

Mexican forces surround border migrant camp

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico  — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday,… Read more

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

BEIJING  — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began… Read more

Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America

TIJUANA, Mexico  — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from… Read more

Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job

ATHENS, Greece  — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s… Read more

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with… Read more

Powerful earthquake near Mexico’s Acapulco kills at least 1

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings… Read more

China chases ‘rejuvenation’ with control of tycoons, society

BEIJING  — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them:… Read more