As you know, Google News revamped the home page as well as added blocking features but during the upgrade a well used feature for searching for articles and stories in "any language" went missing in action.
Sadly it seems they have removed this feature. I hope enough people complain so that maybe they'll realize people LOVED it and miss it and are desperate to have it back. For a company that is touting all kinds of translation features, why they removed this is a complete mystery. Hopefully real humans read these blog posts and will be able to address the problem.
Last night I emailed Google about this going MIA for a story on Search Engine Land and did not receive a response. But overnight the feature came back.
I have to assume it somehow got on Google's radar as a bug and was fixed.
Either way, happy searching in any language!