Zimbabwe’s president dodged an apparent assassination attempt ahead of a historic election, and a blast at a rally attended by Ethiopia’s new leader killed one person, rattling politics in two African nations in the midst of major transitions.
Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92.
Belgian prosecutors said they are investigating whether two brothers trafficked antiquities that had been taken from Syria, escalating Belgium’s role in an international probe into the prominent dealers of ancient art.
North and South Korea agreed to hold reunions of families separated by the Korean War for the first time in almost three years, a trust-building step between the rivals and a humanitarian goal sought by the South’s leader.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Russia’s energy minister in Washington next week, putting the top energy officials from the world’s largest oil and gas producers in the same room at a time when relations between the countries are increasingly under the spotlight.
Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is expected to clash with U.S. President Donald Trump if he wins the election and Nafta talks aren’t concluded. But the candidate sees eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on some issues.
The Philippines may expand President Rodrigo Duterte’s antinarcotics crackdown into schools by imposing mandatory drugs tests of children as young as 10, a new front in a campaign plagued by allegations of extrajudicial killings and human-rights abuses.