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Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a … more
PARIS — Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and … more
BEIJING — The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you.That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's … more
WASHINGTON — In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey … more
BEIRUT — United States and allied aircraft will be banned from flying over much of Syria in a deal between Iran, Russia and Turkey, a senior Russian diplomat said on Friday.The diplomat, Aleksandr Lavrentiev, also suggested that Russian and … more
PARIS — The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said late Friday that it has been subjected to a "massive and coordinated piracy action" of emails and other internal communications.The announcement emerged as the last … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plunged into the other side of Middle East peacemaking on Wednesday as he met for the first time with the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and committed himself to pulling off "the toughest deal" in the … more
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, … more
Sayed Salahuddin, Pamela Constable 2017 The Washington PostKABUL, Afghanistan — The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh province. There, thousands of Afghan National … more
PARIS — The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout.Not so in France.Rules dating back more than half a … more
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