Subway service in Chile’s capital suspended as protest grows

Subway service in Chile’s capital was suspended Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work, after high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike. By nightfall, the protests had extended throughout Santiago with students setting up barricades

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti’s unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Moïse said during a surprise news conference at the National Palace that he was constitutionally elected and would

Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala’s president-elect

The president-elect of Guatemala said he was blocked Saturday from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is seeking to oust socialist President Nicolás Maduro. The commercial flight carrying Alejandro Giammattei, who takes office in Guatemala on Jan. 14, made an early morning landing at the airport near Caracas, but

The Latest: UK court defers ruling in Brexit extension case

The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A Scottish court has decided for now against ordering British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to write a letter asking the European Union to delay Brexit. The Court of Session in Edinburgh says there’s no need to make a ruling yet because the government has promised to

Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests

Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters and wounded more than three dozen in a sustained deadly response that has claimed

UK to send Brexit deal ‘final offer’ to a skeptical EU

The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a realistic compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold “rapid negotiations towards a solution” after years of wrangling. Interested in Brexit? Add Brexit as an interest to stay up to

Amid crackdown, leading Egyptian rights activist is arrested

A leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist was re-arrested Sunday while on probation, his family and a security official said, amid a sweeping security clampdown following small but rare anti-government protests earlier this month. Alaa Abdel-Fattah rose to prominence with the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Middle East and in Egypt toppled long-time President Hosni Mubarak.

Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raised its caution level about North Korea‘s missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the Cabinet, underscores Japan‘s fear of being targeted by its neighbor. Its reaction to

The Latest: Swede stuck on Cyprus says he’ll enjoy the sun

The Latest on the collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Swedish Thomas Cook customer stranded on Cyprus is making the best of a bad situation, saying he’ll enjoy the sunshine until Friday when arrangements will hopefully be made for his return. Bengt Olsson from Gothenberg said Monday he’s

Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran’s orbit are feeling the heat. Interested in Iraq? Add Iraq as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iraq news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and