Pirate attack off Suriname leaves 16 missing and feared dead

April 30, 2018

Sixteen fishermen are missing and feared dead after pirates raided their boats off the coast of Suriname and forced them to jump overboard, authorities in the South American country said Monday.…

The Latest: EU says Netanyahu doesn’t show Iran broke deal

April 30, 2018

The Latest on Israel’s claim that it has documents proving Iran had a nuclear weapons program in the past (all times local):…

The Latest: UN report says IS expanded control near Damascus

April 30, 2018

The latest on developments in Syria (all times local):…

U.S. disbands command overseeing American ground forces in Iraq, as major combat against ISIS ends

April 30, 2018

No one is saying how many troops will stay, as U.S. forces in the country has become an election issue.…

British home secretary has resigned, but May remains under fire amid immigration scandal

April 30, 2018

The government is facing blowback over its treatment of migrants, both legal and illegal. Amber Rudd resigned as Britain’s home secretary following accusations that she lied to Parliament last week about deportation targets for illegal immigrants.…

Israel says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

April 30, 2018

Israel’s prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a “half ton” of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming it proved that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015.…

UN’s AIDS agency reopens sex harassment case amid criticism

April 30, 2018

The United Nations agency that fights AIDS has reopened a sexual harassment investigation of a top official who was cleared in an initial probe, saying Monday that additional allegations have emerged.…

Report: Ex-Brazil gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse

April 30, 2018

A community center fired a former coach of the Brazilian national gymnastics team Monday after a news report revealed that dozens of athletes he worked with have accused him of sexual abuse.…

Albania, Greece resume maritime border delimitation talks

April 30, 2018

Albania and Greece have restarted negotiations to delineate maritime borders in the Ionian Sea.…

Albania, Greece resume maritime border delimitation talks

April 30, 2018

Albania and Greece have restarted negotiations to delineate maritime borders in the Ionian Sea.…

The Latest: UN chief ‘outraged’ by attacks in Afghanistan

April 30, 2018

The latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local):…

Pirate attack off Suriname leaves 16 missing and feared dead

April 30, 2018

Authorities in Suriname say 16 fishermen are missing and feared dead after pirates raided their boats off the coast of the South American country.…

Pompeo’s visit to the Mideast suggests he expects to own U.S. diplomacy in the region

April 30, 2018

The new secretary of state wraps up an action-packed maiden journey.…

Trump’s pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down

April 30, 2018

Thomas Homan championed the president’s policies but grew frustrated with DHS politics.…

Trump’s pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down

April 30, 2018

Thomas Homan championed the president’s policies but grew frustrated with DHS politics.…

Venezuela boosts minimum wage 155 percent to fight inflation

April 30, 2018

Venezuela’s president says he’s boosting the minimum wage by 155 percent to keep up with runaway inflation that’s making it difficult for people to afford daily goods.…

Libya Quartet backs elections this year, offers observers

April 30, 2018

The Quartet trying to help bring order to chaotic Libya says it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections this year, and will provide observers and electoral assistance to ensure the voting is free and fair.…

Top-level UN team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe

April 30, 2018

Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority met Monday with the country’s leader and military chief after visiting Bangladesh, where about 700,000 Rohingya who fled military-led violence live in refugee camps.…

Sexual assault reports in the military spiked, but the Pentagon thinks assaults are down

April 30, 2018

The number of female service members reporting sexual assault jumped 13 percent.…

Nobel Literature prize may be postponed after reports that Swedish princess was allegedly harassed at academy event

April 30, 2018

Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet quoted three sources describing a 2006 incident in which French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, the husband of former Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson, allegedly groped the heir to the Swedish throne, Crown Princess Victoria.…

UK government suffers Brexit defeat in House of Lords

April 30, 2018

The British government faced pressure over Brexit at home and abroad Monday, including a defeat in Parliament over who gets the final say on an exit deal with the European Union.…

Anti-migrant League party wins big in Italian regional vote

April 30, 2018

Italy’s right-wing League party has a new regional election win, fueling its determination Monday to govern the entire country.…

New UK interior minister vows to resolve immigration scandal

April 30, 2018

Britain’s new interior minister vowed Monday to sort out an immigration scandal shaking the government, saying that as the child of immigrants he was angered by the mistreatment of long-term residents from the Caribbean.…

4 climbers die in Swiss Alps after unexpected storm

April 30, 2018

An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn’t reach shelter, officials said.…

The Latest: 4 climbers die in Swiss Alps during snowstorm

April 30, 2018

The Latest on weather in Europe (all times local):…

‘We don’t seem to be a priority’: Vet’s VA clinic room filled with trash, dirty medical tools

April 30, 2018

Iraq veteran Christopher Wilson said he was shocked at the condition of a VA clinic exam room in early April.…

Islamic State suicide bombing kills 25 in Kabul, including at least 9 journalists

April 30, 2018

The second of two explosions appeared to target journalists and emergency workers responding to the first blast.…

After political snag, Israel in gear to host Giro d’Italia

April 30, 2018

After resolving a brief crisis over the status of its proclaimed capital, Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the Giro d’Italia cycling race.…

Israeli official says Israel should welcome Trump peace plan

April 30, 2018

A top Israel official said Monday that his government has never had a more favorable ally in the White House than Donald Trump and therefore it should welcome his administration’s forthcoming peace plan regardless of its content.…

Germany: Sitter held in death of 7-year-old found in tub

April 30, 2018

A 69-year-old woman is being held in the death of a 7-year-old boy she was looking after in southern Germany.…

Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

April 30, 2018

Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.…

Vatican to discuss if non-Catholics could receive Communion

April 30, 2018

The Vatican says officials from its doctrinal watchdog and German churchmen are meeting this week to discuss if non-Catholic spouses could receive Communion.…

Indian police arrest 4 after video shows attack on girl

April 30, 2018

Indian police have arrested four teenagers after a video of them allegedly tearing the clothes off a girl in a village was widely shared.…

Thai editor free after 7 years in jail for 2 articles

April 30, 2018

The editor of a political magazine who was convicted of insulting Thailand’s monarchy has said on his release from prison that he will join public demonstrations to call for elections and an end to military rule.…

EU Brexit negotiator urges Irish border solution

April 30, 2018

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has urged faster action on the fraught problem of the Irish border, saying there should be agreement by June on a way to keep it open.…

AP Interview: Poland against EU linking funds to rule of law

April 30, 2018

Poland says it will oppose a European Union proposal to cut funding to countries where the rule of law is deemed under threat, calling it unfair political pressure that would hurt Poland while letting other countries off the hook for different problems.…

Iraq to use new electronic system in May elections

April 30, 2018

Iraq says a new electronic system will be used to limit fraud in next month’s national elections, and will allow for the announcement of the results within hours of polls closing.…

Lawyer on hunger strike over killing of Shiites in Pakistan

April 30, 2018

A lawyer in Pakistan has gone on hunger strike to bring attention to the killing of Shiites in the city of Quetta.…

Myanmar policeman who testified about entrapment is punished

April 30, 2018

A police officer in Myanmar who testified that he was ordered to help entrap two Reuters journalists investigating abuses by security forces against the Muslim Rohingya minority has been punished under police regulations.…

Syria monitor: Missile attack kills 26, mostly Iranians

April 30, 2018

A missile attack targeting government outposts in Syria’s northern region killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, a Syria war monitoring group said Monday, amid soaring Mideast tensions between regional archenemies Israel and Iran.…

Did you hear the one about the North Korean leader, the $100 bill and the trump card?

April 30, 2018

Magic tricks lightened the mood at the inter-Korean dinner — and indirectly brought Trump into the room.…

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law

April 30, 2018

A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law.…

Sweden arrests 3 suspected of preparing “an act of terror”

April 30, 2018

Swedish officials say three people have been arrested on suspicion of preparing “an act of terror.”…

Pompeo says Israel, Palestinian peace still a US priority

April 30, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a priority for the Trump administration, despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its planned move of the U.S. Embassy to the holy city over Palestinian protests.…

Kabul police spokesman raises casualty toll from double suicide attacks in the Afghan capital to 25 killed, 45 wounded

April 30, 2018

Kabul police spokesman raises casualty toll from double suicide attacks in the Afghan capital to 25 killed, 45 wounded.…

Japan inmate recaptured 3 weeks after escape, island manhunt

April 30, 2018

A convicted thief has been recaptured three weeks after a rare escape from a Japanese prison and an island manhunt he may have eluded by swimming.…

South Korea to remove propaganda loudspeakers at border

April 30, 2018

South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders’ summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.…

Landslide in China kills 3, rescue underway for trapped

April 30, 2018

A landslide in northern China killed three people Monday morning after a total of nine were buried beneath the falling earth.…

5 firefighters, 2 workers killed in Taiwan factory blaze

April 30, 2018

Taiwan is mourning the deaths of five firefighters and two Thai migrant workers in a weekend blaze at a computer equipment factory.…

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