US says world should be ‘alarmed’ at new Iran missile launch

January 31, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the world should be “alarmed” at the latest Iranian ballistic missile test and the U.N. Security Council should take action.…

Premier says Mosque shooting shows Quebec has its ‘demons’

January 31, 2017

Quebec’s premier acknowledged Tuesday that his French-speaking province has its “demons” in terms of attitudes toward Muslims, but he said it is generally open and accepting despite this week’s deadly…

African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC

January 31, 2017

African leaders on Tuesday adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The non-binding decision came behind closed doors near the end of an African…

Israel government approves 3,000 new settler homes

January 31, 2017

Israel has announced plans to build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, pressing forward with a construction binge that began after the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.…

The Latest: Mom separated from child appeals to first lady

January 31, 2017

The Latest on President Donald Trump, his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all times local):…

Foreign state seen behind hack into Czech Foreign Ministry email

January 31, 2017

The foreign minister said an extensive amount of data was stolen, but no confidential material was compromised.…

An outburst of violence in Ukraine may be Trump’s first test with Putin

January 31, 2017

In Washington, the State Department called for an immediate ceasefire.…

Israel apologizes to Mexico for Netanyahu’s tweet on US wall

January 31, 2017

Israel’s president has apologized to Mexico for a tweet by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that appeared to endorse U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.…

For Israeli leader, Trump brings friendship — and risks

January 31, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming White House visit aims to cement ties to a surprisingly supportive U.S. president — but it also presents a political minefield.…

Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting

January 31, 2017

Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead…

Reported treason arrests fuel Russian hacking intrigue

January 31, 2017

In the days since it emerged that four men had been arrested on treason charges linked to cyber intelligence and Russia’s domestic security agency, conspiracy theories and speculation about the…

Iraqi leader to U.S.: Americans come to Iraq to fight with ISIS, but I haven’t banned you

January 31, 2017

Abadi said he would not respond to Trump’s executive order with reciprocal measures. …

Court move extends independence of Polish WWII museum

January 31, 2017

A major new World War II museum in Poland unexpectedly gained at least a few more weeks of independence before it is expected to come under government control, thanks to…

Clashes between farmers, herdsmen kill 6 in central Nigeria

January 31, 2017

Police say at least six people have been killed in communal violence between mostly Christian farmers and mostly Muslim herdsmen in central Nigeria.…

Slovakia approves restrictive church law targeting Muslims

January 31, 2017

Slovakia’s parliament has overridden a veto by President Andrej Kiska and approved legislation that will tighten conditions for the official registration of churches.…

Evidence mounts against Walesa, but he is still hero to many

January 31, 2017

A Polish state historical institute presented new evidence Tuesday that Lech Walesa, the leader of a peaceful pro-democracy struggle that challenged the communist regime in the 1980s, acted as a…

‘Not what greatness looks like’: Global anti-Trump petition has 4.2 million signatures and counting

January 31, 2017

Meanwhile, a pro-Trump petition in Britain has passed the 100,000 threshold.…

The Czech foreign minister says his email was hacked — and hints Russia could be behind it

January 31, 2017

Without naming Moscow, the Foreign Ministry said the hack was reminiscent of pre-election attacks in the United States, which intelligence officials blame on Moscow.…

Africa’s leaders consider a future when the U.S. no longer cares

January 31, 2017

Decades of increased engagement with Africa by the United States could end with the Trump administration.…

In Middle East, some Christians are wary of Trump’s embrace

January 31, 2017

With immigration ban in place, promise to admit Christians raised doubts about follow-through and fears of a less diverse region.  …

AP PHOTOS: Tiny objects, big dreams in Bolivia festival

January 31, 2017

Thousands of working class Bolivians crowd the streets of La Paz every year to buy miniature cars, houses and wads of fake dollar bills representing their dreams of wealth.…

Israel allows Venezuelan Jewish converts to immigrate

January 31, 2017

Israeli authorities said on Tuesday that nine Venezuelan Jewish converts will be allowed to move to Israel in light of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, reversing an earlier decision to…

Pistorius prosecutor quits, plans anti-corruption role

January 31, 2017

The South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has quit.…

AP Photos: Syrians stuck in Greece share memories from home

January 31, 2017

They fled their homes in war-torn Syria with only what they could carry on their backs. Then many were forced to leave even those bags on the shores of Turkey…

British government pardons thousands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws

January 31, 2017

British government pardons thousands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws.…

It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men under current conditions, study says

January 31, 2017

In 74 countries, things have gotten worse economically since last year, according to the Global Gender Gap study from the World Economic Forum. But other areas show improvement.…

Slain Myanmar lawyer’s family considers him a fallen hero

January 31, 2017

The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of…

Trump state visit plans put queen in ‘difficult position’

January 31, 2017

The British government’s decision to invite U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit, one of the highest honors it can bestow on a visiting statesman, has involved Queen Elizabeth…

EU chief sees Trump announcements as threats

January 31, 2017

European Union President Donald Tusk says that the first weeks of Donald Trump are contributing to the “highly unpredictable” outlook for the bloc.…

EU parliament seeks repayment by far-right leader Le Pen

January 31, 2017

The European parliament is asking France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen to start repaying hundreds of thousands euros it says were wrongly paid to legislative aides.…

Pentagon, caught by surprise by Trump’s travel ban, pushes for some Iraqis to get special consideration

January 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said there are no guarantees it will happen.…

India may give billions of free money to its citizens. What would Gandhi think?

January 31, 2017

India’s chief economic adviser has proposed replacing welfare programs with a cash stipend to most citizens.…

How British tabloids helped kill a women’s aid program in Ethiopia

January 31, 2017

It was mocked as the “Ethiopian Spice Girls,” but aid workers say it was effective.…

A Syrian family escaped the war but now is stuck in Cairo

January 31, 2017

Trump signed the executive order days before they were to be resettled in the U.S.…

Austria: Anti CETA, TTIP petition signed by 562,000

January 31, 2017

An Austrian petition against EU free trade agreements with the United States and Canada has been signed by 562,000 people, and organizers are calling for parliament to reject both pacts.…

Philippine anti-drug crackdown suffers legal setback

January 31, 2017

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited a group of police officers from entering a slum community to prevent them from threatening villagers who have accused them of ruthlessly killing…

UN children agency seeks $3.3 billion in support in 2017

January 31, 2017

UNICEF is appealing for $3.3 billion this year to help millions of children worldwide facing conflict, malnutrition and other humanitarian emergencies.…

Thai authorities seek political foes taking refuge in Laos

January 31, 2017

Thailand’s military government wants neighboring Laos to send back about half a dozen Thai citizens who have reportedly taken refuge there to escape being arrested for insulting the Thai monarchy,…

Greek authorities probing 3 migrant deaths on island camp

January 31, 2017

Greek authorities are investigating the deaths of three migrants over the past week in a camp on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos.…

‘Why not?’ France’s far-right party says it could replicate Trump’s ban if Le Pen is elected

January 31, 2017

“We are in a horrible world, so sometimes you have to take measures of authority, even if it shocks,” National Front vice president Steeve Briois said.…

Japan organizer: No history book at hotel during Asian Games

January 31, 2017

Japanese organizers for next month’s Asian Winter Games say contentious history books will be removed from guestrooms at a hotel that will be used to house athletes.…

Pakistani charity rallies after militant chief’s detention

January 31, 2017

Employees and supporters of a Pakistani Islamic charity are holding protests around the country after their leader was detained by the government.…

Ambassador says US not building arms depot in Philippines

January 31, 2017

The United States is not building any weapons depot anywhere in the Philippines, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday, denying the basis on which President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to abrogate a…

French presidential hopeful Fillon wants quick investigation

January 31, 2017

French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon’s team says he wants the investigation to advance as quickly as possible in a probe centered on whether his wife actually worked while being paid…

Pervasive charcoal trade getting major rethink in Haiti

January 31, 2017

Pungent wood smoke wafts daily across the hinterlands of Haiti’s southern peninsula, where villagers stack smoldering wood beneath dirt mounds to make the charcoal that nearly all the urban households…

After Trump sows chaos, Canada picks up the pieces

January 31, 2017

Canada can take the mantle of moral leadership from the U.S.…

Premier: Trump ban doesn’t affect Australia passport holders

January 31, 2017

The White House had assured Australia that its passport holders won’t be affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Australian prime minister said…

UN experts say Yemen opponents may have committed war crimes

January 31, 2017

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen and Houthi Shiite rebels may have committed war crimes in the conflict that is wracking the Middle East’s poorest nation with no end in…

New Indonesia tsunami network could add crucial minutes

January 31, 2017

Indonesia’s tsunami detection system, made up of seafloor sensors that communicate with transmitting buoys on the surface, has been rendered useless by vandals and lack of funding. Now Indonesian and…

Dutch woman rescued after health crisis on Antarctic cruise

January 31, 2017

A Dutch tourist aboard a cruise ship near Antarctica who suffered a suspected stroke was successfully evacuated Tuesday to a U.S. base on the frozen continent.…

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