Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prison

July 25, 2017

A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced an activist to nine years in prison on charges of producing videos that defamed the country’s leadership, in the latest crackdown on dissent.…

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

July 25, 2017

China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to…

Lawyers in Charlie Gard case to be back in UK court

July 25, 2017

Lawyers for the family of critically ill infant Charlie Gard and the hospital treating him were returning to court for a hearing Tuesday, a day after the baby’s parents said…

Australia minister quits Cabinet because he might be Italian

July 25, 2017

An Australian government minister quit the Cabinet on Tuesday after his mother told him he might be Italian and therefore ineligible to be a lawmaker.…

French leader plays peacemaker, hosting top Libyan rivals

July 25, 2017

President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting on Tuesday of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker for a country where the stakes are high…

At least 7 dead, 12 missing in boat accident in Indonesia

July 25, 2017

A speedboat carrying 48 people capsized Tuesday in central Indonesia, killing seven people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.…

EU, Turkey to hold talks amid strained relations

July 25, 2017

Human rights activists on Tuesday urged the European Union to use a meeting with Turkey’s foreign minister to put pressure on Ankara to release rights workers who have been detained…

Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

July 25, 2017

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked…

Reporter Q&A: A look at Duterte’s state of the nation speech

July 25, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second state of the nation speech to a joint session of Congress on Monday, vowing to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite…

The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan ramps up anti-Western rhetoric

July 25, 2017

The Latest on talks between Turkish and European Union officials in Brussels Tuesday (all times local):…

Romanian court rules release of woman wanted in Turkey

July 25, 2017

Romania’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision to release from custody a Turkish woman wanted in Turkey for alleged links to Kurdish militants.…

Not so isolated: North Korea’s elite uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes

July 25, 2017

A new study finds that those at the top are online and, unlike most of the country, have alternative sources of information.…

Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary

July 25, 2017

The office of Poland’s president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.…

Building collapses in India, 11 injured taken to hospital

July 25, 2017

A fire official says 11 people have been rescued and more are feared trapped after a five-story building collapsed in Mumbai.…

Senior cleric says Muslims asked to stay away from Jerusalem shrine pending review of new Israeli security arrangements

July 25, 2017

Senior cleric says Muslims asked to stay away from Jerusalem shrine pending review of new Israeli security arrangements.…

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

July 25, 2017

Syrian opposition activists and a paramedic group say that airstrikes in a Damascus suburb have killed eight people, including children.…

Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

July 25, 2017

Israel has begun dismantling metal detectors it installed a week earlier at the gates of a contested Jerusalem shrine, amid widespread Muslim protests.…

EU plans delegation in Mongolian capital to enhance ties

July 25, 2017

The European Union plans to open a delegation in Mongolia this year, the 28-nation group said Tuesday, in a move that will expand its relationship with the resource-rich country wedged…

Indonesia navy denies wounding 4 Vietnam fishermen in clash

July 25, 2017

Indonesia’s navy has disputed reports that four Vietnamese fishermen were wounded in a weekend incident that was the second clash between the two countries in the South China Sea in…

Al-Qaida in Syria close to snuffing out competition in north

July 25, 2017

Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country’s uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists…

Lawmakers accuse Japan PM of false denial in school scandal

July 25, 2017

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being questioned in Parliament about a cronyism scandal after opposition lawmakers alleged he testified falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence…

The Qatari foreign minister makes his nation’s case

July 25, 2017

“This is a high risk for world order, not just for Qatar.”…

AP: US church goes to Brazil; instills fear, splits families

July 25, 2017

At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from…

The Latest: Israel begins removing metal detectors from site

July 25, 2017

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):…

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

July 25, 2017

The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency’s allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by…

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

July 25, 2017

It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India’s border —…

In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics

July 25, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions Tuesday in New Zealand about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid.…

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

July 25, 2017

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed…

Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

July 25, 2017

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government’s ability to…

Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to Uruguay

July 25, 2017

The strange tale of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who resettled in Uruguay, staged a hunger strike to leave and sparked a regional alarm when he went missing, took another…

Duterte vows end to uprising, ‘jail or hell’ in drug war

July 25, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in “jail or hell.”…

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

July 25, 2017

A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over a major Jerusalem shrine, including…

UN envoy: Jerusalem crisis could have ‘catastrophic costs’

July 25, 2017

The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the crisis at Jerusalem’s holiest site affects millions if not billions of people around the world and has “the potential to have catastrophic…

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

July 25, 2017

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality…

Israel begins to remove metal detectors from al-Aqsa Mosque following protests

July 25, 2017

Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah end diplomatic showdown over embassy shooting.…

Austria: Palestinian gets life for inciting killings of Jews

July 24, 2017

An Austrian jury has convicted a Palestinian man on terrorism-related charges for inciting fellow radicals to kill Jews in Jerusalem.…

The Latest: Trucks seen heading to Jerusalem holy site

July 24, 2017

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):…

Israel to remove metal detectors from entrance to Jerusalem holy site that angered Muslims

July 24, 2017

Israel to remove metal detectors from entrance to Jerusalem holy site that angered Muslims.…

Poland’s president unexpectedly intervenes to protect independent courts

July 24, 2017

The changes he vetoed would have brought the judiciary further under the control of the ruling party.…

The Latest: Polish PM criticizes president for bill vetoes

July 24, 2017

The Latest on Poland’s president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):…

Israel says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoff

July 24, 2017

Israel says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoff.…

Russia calls for tighter compliance with oil output cuts

July 24, 2017

Major oil producers need to show greater discipline in sticking to output cuts aimed at raising the price of crude, Russia’s energy minister said Monday.…

‘Sweet dreams, baby’: Charlie Gard’s parents end months-long legal fight to keep him alive

July 24, 2017

Their attorney said there was no longer any time for an experimental treatment on which the couple had pinned their hopes.…

Philippines’s Duterte keeps lashing out at the United States — over atrocities a century ago

July 24, 2017

Duterte has repeatedly criticized the United States for killing thousands of Filipinos during the Philippine-American war.…

Albania’s new president is sworn in, vows to back democracy

July 24, 2017

Albania’s new president has been sworn in during an extraordinary session of parliament.…

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

July 24, 2017

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official…

8 hurt in riot, escape at Guatemala youth detention center

July 24, 2017

Authorities in Guatemala say at least eight people have been injured in a riot at a youth detention center after inmates attempted to escape.…

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

July 24, 2017

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was…

St. Peter’s Square fountains being shut off due to drought

July 24, 2017

The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter’s Square, because of Italy’s drought.…

Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 US troops

July 24, 2017

Jordan’s military has released security camera footage of a shooting last year in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at the entrance to an air base in…

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