Hong Kong protesters block roads before handover ceremony

June 30, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong have pushed barriers and dumpsters into the streets in an apparent bid to block access to a ceremony marking the return of the former British colony to China…

The Latest: Democrats skeptical of Trump outreach to Kim

June 30, 2019

Democratic lawmakers in the United States, including some running for the White House, say there’s little in President Donald Trump’s diplomatic track to convince them that his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may lead to a nuclear breakthrough…

‘I have lost hope for my life’: Iranians describe hardships as Trump expands sanctions

June 30, 2019

In interviews, many appear to blame the United States as well as their own government for the economic crisis.…

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

June 30, 2019

Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago…

Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial

June 30, 2019

The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martínez and his young daughter Valeria, who drowned together while trying to cross the Rio Grande to the U.S., have returned to El Salvador…

Turkey accuses Libyan commander of detaining Turkish citizens, threatens retaliation 

June 30, 2019

The warning threatened to further inflame a precarious and violent civil conflict in Libya that has killed hundreds in the last few months. …

New Zealand is trying to buy back the military-style weapons it banned in April. It’s not so easy.

June 30, 2019

The government is facing sobering hurdles over how to enforce the law passed after the Christchurch mosque shootings.…

At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests against army rule

June 30, 2019

A Sudan official says at least seven people died as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir…

Albanians vote with no trouble after fears of poll clashes

June 30, 2019

Voters cast ballots without disruption in Albania, where opposition leaders had threatened to boycott and interfere with municipal elections…

Rescue ship captain held in Italy attracts donors, defenders

June 30, 2019

High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations are pouring in for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied orders to stay out of Italy…

Sudan protests: Masses demand civilian government; scattered clashes in the capital

June 30, 2019

Cities across the country were rocked by the first major protests since security forces broke up a vast sit-in June 3, killing scores.…

Police: $30,000 offered in shooting that wounded Ortiz

June 30, 2019

Police say a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting that wounded baseball slugger David Ortiz, who was sitting alongside the intended victim…

Turkey says 6 nationals held in Libya, vows to respond

June 30, 2019

Turkey says six of its nationals are being held by a Libyan force and is vowing to respond to any attacks on its vessels or interests…

Mexico deploys new National Guard to stem violent crime

June 30, 2019

Mexico has presented with much fanfare its new National Guard, which is supposed to stem endemic violence and restore peace in the country…

Lawsuit targets alleged Puerto Rico power company corruption

June 30, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances has filed a lawsuit to recover what it called massive fraudulent payments made by the island’s power company to fuel suppliers for more than a decade…

Death of Venezuelan navy captain draws US condemnation

June 30, 2019

The Trump administration has joined Venezuelan opposition leaders in blasting the death of a Venezuelan navy captain who’d appeared in court on suspicion of plotting to kill President Nicolás Maduro, bearing what his attorney says were signs of torture…

Woman eight months pregnant stabbed to death in London; baby delivered at the scene

June 30, 2019

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, died at the scene. Her child is in critical condition.…

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

June 30, 2019

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has taken his message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy…

The Latest: Spanish rescue ship now bound for Italian island

June 30, 2019

A Spanish humanitarian group says its rescue vessel spotted 40 severely dehydrated migrants whose boat is now being escorted to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa by Italy’s coast guard…

Istanbul police allow LGBT march remarks, launch tear gas

June 30, 2019

Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people Sunday before police dispersed the crowd at a pride event that Turkish authorities had banned for the fifth year…

New tropical storm forms off southern Mexico

June 30, 2019

A new tropical storm has formed far off Mexico’s southern coast, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it’s likely to reach hurricane strength, though without threatening land…

Migrants stranded in Libya endure sewage, maggots, disease

June 30, 2019

Sewage, maggots, disease: African migrants stranded in a detention center run by militias in the remote Libyan desert say they have been forgotten in squalor…

Brawl in a Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs injured

June 30, 2019

A news agency says a brawl between Kazakh workers and their Arab colleagues in one of Kazakhstan’s largest oil fields has left 30 people injured and led to an outcry in Lebanon and Jordan…

Palestinians release businessman who attended US conference

June 30, 2019

A Palestinian security official on Sunday confirmed the release of a Palestinian man who was arrested after participating in the White House-led Mideast peace conference in Bahrain last week…

SKoreans react with hope, skepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

June 30, 2019

South Koreans have watched the latest meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a mixture of hope and skepticism…

Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ

June 30, 2019

It was to be an impromptu exchange of pleasantries, but President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un turned their historic handshake at the Demilitarized Zone into a 50-minute meeting and agreed to revive talks on the North’s nuclear program.…

Taliban attack kills 8 election officials in Afghanistan

June 30, 2019

Taliban insurgents kill 8 election officials in a bomb attack in the southern Kandahar province…

As swine fever spreads, Asian countries cull millions of pigs

June 30, 2019

In Vietnam, some 2.8 million pigs, representing about 10 percent of the nation’s herd, have been culled. China, the world’s top pork producer, has culled about 1.1 million pigs.…

Taliban say latest round of talks with US ‘critical’

June 30, 2019

A Taliban spokesman says peace talks with US ‘critical’ as both sides push for results…

Trump becomes 1st sitting US leader to enter North Korea

June 30, 2019

With grins and handshakes, President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone…

In Turkey, the latest elections had over 80 percent voter turnout. Here’s why.

June 30, 2019

Elections are hardly free or fair in Turkey. So why do voters keep turning out in high numbers?…

China promises to ease foreign access to gas, call centers

June 30, 2019

China promises to ease foreign access to gas, call centers in new market-opening measure…

DMZ, where Trump met Kim, is a vestige of Cold War

June 30, 2019

The Demilitarized Zone, where President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, may be the most heavily fortified strip of land in the world…

Timeline: Ups and downs in Trump-Kim negotiations

June 30, 2019

Timeline: Ups and downs in Trump-Kim negotiations…

The Latest: Trump ‘was proud’ to cross into North Korea

June 30, 2019

President Donald Trump says he “was proud” to step over the demarcation line between North and South Korea, becoming the first U.S. president to enter North Korea.…

Pakistan’s PM to visit US, meet with Trump in July

June 30, 2019

A Pakistani top official says Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to the US to meet with President Donald Trump in late July…

South Korean President Moon says Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at Korean Demilitarized Zone

June 30, 2019

South Korean President Moon says Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at Korean Demilitarized Zone…

Navy captain’s death in custody sparks outrage in Venezuela

June 30, 2019

Venezuela’s opposition is denouncing what it calls the murder of a navy captain who died in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro…

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted 2 Yemen rebel drones

June 30, 2019

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted two drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom…

Tens of thousands join gay pride parades around the world

June 30, 2019

Thousands of people have turned out for gay price celebrations in cities around the globe, with more planned for Sunday…

Highlights of agreements of G-20 leaders in Osaka

June 30, 2019

Highlights of agreements of G-20 leaders in Osaka…

DMZ diplomacy? Trump outreach to Kim for border rendezvous

June 29, 2019

President Donald Trump plans a Sunday visit to the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he’s extended an invitation on Twitter to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to join him and shake hands.…

The Latest: Possible Trump, Kim DMZ meeting ‘a ‘good thing’

June 29, 2019

Official: Trump and Moon agree that Trump’s possible meeting on Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would be a “good thing”…

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

June 29, 2019

The Associated Press has learned that negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela’s political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados…

Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut

June 29, 2019

Brett Gardner hits tiebreaking homer in 3rd inning, Aaron Judge goes deep to cap 6-run 4th, New York Yankees outslug Boston Red Sox 17-13 in 1st MLB game played in Europe…

Greek police arrest 2 for forging IDs for sale to migrants

June 29, 2019

Greek police say a Syrian man and Egyptian woman have been arrested with a stash of stolen passports and IDs which they were in the process of forging and selling to migrants for 5,000 euros ($5,685) each…

Tens of thousands join gay pride parades around the world

June 29, 2019

Thousands of people have turned out for gay price celebrations in cities around the globe, with more planned for Sunday…

Libyan fighters threaten to target Turkish interests

June 29, 2019

Self-styled Libyan National Army says Turkish vessels and interests are ‘legitimate targets’ after accusing Turkey of helping rival forces retake a strategic town near the capital…

Mexican capital deploys National Guard to stem violence

June 29, 2019

The mayor of the Mexican capital says the National Guard will be deployed throughout the city as the metropolis struggles to contain rising violent crime…

‘American positivity’: Baseball popular with British fans

June 29, 2019

America’s national pastime, with all its rituals, comes up a winner with British fans…

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