Vatican’s sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile

February 21, 2018

Vatican’s sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile.…

CAS to hear doping case against Krushelnitsky on Thursday

February 21, 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear the doping case against Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky on Thursday.…

World markets mixed as investors eye Fed minutes

February 21, 2018

Shares slid Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve.…

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

February 21, 2018

New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring…

Did the U.S. ‘hack back’ at Russia? Here’s why this matters in cyberwarfare.

February 21, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo dropped a big hint last week.…

Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st ever medal in cross-country skiing by taking gold

February 21, 2018

Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st ever medal in cross-country skiing by taking gold.…

Cyprus: Gas search to continue despite Turkey’s opposition

February 21, 2018

Cyprus’ president says a search for offshore gas will carry on as planned despite strong opposition from Turkey and the ethnically split island nation’s breakaway Turkish Cypriots.…

CORRECTS: Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st medal in women’s cross-country skiing

February 21, 2018

CORRECTS: Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st medal in women’s cross-country skiing. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was the first medal ever for the US…

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

February 21, 2018

Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country.…

EU anti-trust watchdog imposes big cartel fines

February 21, 2018

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog is sounding the warning to business cartels by announcing fines totaling more than half a billion euros ($600 million) in three anti-trust cases.…

Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiers

February 21, 2018

An explosion on a passenger bus in Sri Lanka injured 19 people, including 12 military personnel, the military said Wednesday.…

Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

February 21, 2018

Friends, rivals, and soon, medalists.…

Israeli media: Netanyahu confident to testify against him

February 21, 2018

Israeli media are reporting that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in corruption allegations.…

Philippines gives Aussie life sentence for child trafficking

February 21, 2018

A Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges.…

Vonn 3rd in last Olympic DH; her pal Goggia of Italy wins

February 21, 2018

Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn’t have…

Court in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweets

February 21, 2018

Court in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweets.…

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

February 21, 2018

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo’s destiny was linked to…

In South Korea’s Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

February 21, 2018

A former seaside villa for North Korea’s ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque…

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

February 21, 2018

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia.…

Turkey and Iran face off in a new battle in Syria

February 21, 2018

There’s yet another geopolitical twist in a war that’s growing ever more complicated.…

Australia helps Indian Ocean neighbors enhance rescue skills

February 21, 2018

Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search…

Brazil’s Congress approves military intervention in Rio

February 21, 2018

Brazil’s congress approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces on Tuesday as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to…

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

February 21, 2018

Japan’s military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it “strongly suspects” violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in…

Australia resettles Cambodian activist’s family as refugees

February 21, 2018

Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist’s family had been accepted as refugees.…

At least 200 dead in Syrian government airstrikes as the war ramps up

February 21, 2018

Warplanes pounded the rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta in what aid agencies called one of the deadliest episodes of bloodshed yet.…

Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

February 21, 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.…

Lindsey Vonn set to compete in last Olympic women’s downhill

February 21, 2018

Lindsey Vonn is set to compete in her last Olympic downhill, but she says she’d rather not focus on that right now.…

Kurdish fighters say pro-Assad militias have arrived to thwart Turkish offensive in Syria’s Afrin

February 21, 2018

Turkey is framing assault as a matter of national security, viewing Kurdish fighters as an extension of Turkey-based militants it has fought for decades.…

Venezuela’s Maduro just invited Trump to hang out over Twitter

February 21, 2018

“Dialogue in Caracas or Washington DC?” President Nicolás Maduro wrote. “Time and place and I will be there.” The invitation comes as bilateral relations continue to deteriorate.…

Abbas, Haley exchange strong criticism over Middle East at U.N. Security Council

February 21, 2018

The Palestinian president accused the U.S. of abdicating its commitment to peace, while the U.N. ambassador said Abbas is shortchanging his people.…

A British woman left a nasty note on an ambulance. Turns out, that’s a crime.

February 21, 2018

Authorities said the 26-year-old verbally abused paramedics as they were responding to a call and left a profane note saying they had no right to park in front of her…

Japanese millionaire dubbed the ‘baby factory’ dad just won custody of 13 surrogate children

February 21, 2018

A Bangkok court said it did not find evidence of human trafficking, concluding a bizarre episode that contributed to a ban on foreign surrogacy in Thailand.…

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

February 20, 2018

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):…

Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

February 20, 2018

The Vatican’s sex abuse investigator on Tuesday began a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering…

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

February 20, 2018

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals…

AP Explains: Syria’s starved, rebellious suburb under attack

February 20, 2018

The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away…

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100

February 20, 2018

Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive…

Sessions convenes cyber task force in part to explore election interference

February 20, 2018

The Justice Department announced the task force in the wake of an indictment of a Russian Internet troll farm.…

The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to Palestinians

February 20, 2018

The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local):…

More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: official

February 20, 2018

Venezuelan’s major opposition groups edged closer Tuesday to an all-out boycott of an upcoming presidential election, warning the vote won’t be free or fair.…

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

February 20, 2018

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo’s destiny was linked to…

Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia

February 20, 2018

Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake…

Russia’s election boss warns of ‘fake news’ designed to undermine Kremlin vote

February 20, 2018

“Huge resources will be shelled out by those who find it necessary to weaken our country at any price.”…

Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily

February 20, 2018

Egyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.…

UK Labour chief says Communist spy claims ‘ridiculous smear’

February 20, 2018

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party says a claim that he gave information to a Czechoslovak spy during the Cold War is “a ridiculous smear.”…

India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

February 20, 2018

India’s federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that…

17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

February 20, 2018

A group of Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday.…

Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mount

February 20, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already reeling from a damaging police report into alleged corruption, faced yet another scandal on Tuesday — with allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe…

Is India’s government ‘snubbing’ Canada’s Justin Trudeau?

February 20, 2018

Trudeau may be getting a chilly reception because of Indian perceptions that he favors Sikh separatist groups in Canada.…

The #KFCCrisis has some Britons so upset that they’ve called police — and Parliament

February 20, 2018

“Kentucky Fried CLOSED,” screamed the Sun as #KFCCRISIS trended. KFC blamed delivery problems, not fowl play.…

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