In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

September 24, 2018

Hong Kong takes an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds…

Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

September 24, 2018

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson took a stroll on a Sydney beach at dawn as he recuperates from more than a year in a Cambodian prison…

Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds

September 24, 2018

Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds…

Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang

September 24, 2018

Vietnam will hold a state funeral and national mourning this week for President Tran Dai Quang who died last week of a rare viral illness at age 61…

Pilot blamed for Australian plane crash that killed Texans

September 24, 2018

Investigators say the pilot was at fault in the crash of a light plane into an Australian mall last year that killed him and his 4 American passengers…

Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

September 24, 2018

Iran sees gathering threats from abroad after attack on military parade kills at least 25…

The Latest: Boy wounded in Iran parade attack has died

September 24, 2018

Iran’s president is accusing an unnamed ally of the U.S. of aiding the militants who attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran…

Teenager killed in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare again

September 23, 2018

Armed men wearing hoods have clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua’s capital, and police say a teenager was killed and five people were injured…

Guatemalan human rights activist shot to death, 21st in 2018

September 23, 2018

Authorities in Guatemala say another indigenous rights activist has been killed in the Central American nation…

Children’s remains found in Mexican mass graves

September 23, 2018

Tiny pants for a baby no older than 6 months and shiny pink sandals for a toddler are among the personal items that have turned up at mass graves in the Gulf state of Veracruz, driving home the brutality of rising violence in Mexico…

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate claims victory

September 23, 2018

Opposition presidential candidate declares victory in the Maldives…

The Latest: German coalition reaches deal on spy chief

September 23, 2018

Germany’s interior minister says leaders of the governing coalition have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over the future of the country’s domestic intelligence chief…

Why Russia is wooing South Africa’s white farmers

September 23, 2018

The sales pitch includes abundant land, relative safety and Putin’s disdain for the liberal West.…

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed in overnight protest

September 23, 2018

Gaza’s Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and 20 injured by Israeli gunfire in east Gaza…

Maldives opposition declares victory over autocratic ruler in presidential election

September 23, 2018

The incumbent had turned increasingly autocratic, jailing opponents, undermining parliament and overruling the judiciary. …

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

September 23, 2018

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved over 400 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea…

Game paused as soccer fans protest esports

September 23, 2018

Soccer fans in Switzerland held up play by throwing tennis balls and games consoles on the field in an unusual protest against esports on Sunday…

The Latest: Maldives’ opposition candidate declares victory

September 23, 2018

Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives’ third-ever multiparty presidential elections…

Children’s remains found in Mexican mass grave

September 23, 2018

Mexican authorities have found remains of children in a mass grave in the Gulf state of Veracruz…

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate has declared victory in contentious election

September 23, 2018

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate has declared victory in contentious election…

German government reaches deal to solve spy chief dispute

September 23, 2018

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition have reached a deal to resolve a standoff over the future of the country’s intelligence chief…

Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

September 23, 2018

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 60…

Russia revives allegations of Israeli culpability in downed plane in Syria

September 23, 2018

Russia’s harsh critique of Israel’s role raises questions about their alliance in the future.…

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

September 23, 2018

Burials begin in Tanzania as death toll rises to 224 after ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, says state broadcaster…

3 Greek journalists set free after minister’s complaint

September 23, 2018

Three Greek journalists who had been detained overnight Saturday following a complained filed against them by the country’s defense minister have been released by an investigating magistrate…

The Latest: Boy wounded in Iran parade attack has died

September 23, 2018

Iran’s president is accusing an unnamed ally of the U.S. of aiding the militants who attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran…

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

September 23, 2018

Pope Francis warned Sunday against the rebirth of the “pernicious” anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II…

Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

September 23, 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry has again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and says Israel appears “ungrateful” for Moscow’s efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria…

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

September 23, 2018

A remembrance ceremony is taking place Sunday for the 1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive, America’s deadliest battle ever that cost 26,000 lives but helped bringing an end to World War 1…

The Latest: Pope visits ex-KGB headquarters in Lithuania

September 23, 2018

Pope Francis warns Lithuanians not to forget the suffering of past generations and stay alert to future threats as he visited a museum dedicated to the atrocities committed during a half-century of Soviet and Nazi occupation…

Russian opposition candidate on track to win regional vote

September 23, 2018

Partial results in a regional election in Russia’s Far East show an opposition candidate has beaten the incumbent governor by a wide margin…

Russian opposition candidate on track to win regional vote

September 23, 2018

Partial results in a regional election in Russia’s Far East show an opposition candidate has beaten the incumbent governor by a wide margin…

Japan’s Abe finds himself on sidelines amid outreach with North Korea

September 23, 2018

Anti-American propaganda has largely vanished from North Korean TV and news media, and President Trump is no longer described as “mentally deranged” or a “dotard.” Instead Japan has assumed the mantle of Public Enemy No. 1.…

Japan’s Abe finds himself on sidelines amid outreach with North Korea

September 23, 2018

Shinzo Abe, who championed the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, now finds himself boxed in.…

2 militant groups reject demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

September 23, 2018

Two insurgent groups have rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region with one saying the agreement aims to “bury the revolution.”…

For Nikki Haley, a lower profile as Trump heads back to the U.N.

September 23, 2018

When Trump appears at the annual U.N. gathering this week, Haley will still be a central figure. But her role narrowed as aides with more nationalist agendas gained favor.…

Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

September 23, 2018

An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president…

Macedonia’s president says he won’t vote in referendum

September 23, 2018

Macedonia’s president says he won’t vote in a Sept. 30 referendum on whether to change the Balkan country’s name to ‘North Macedonia’…

Iran sees threats from abroad after parade attack kills 25

September 23, 2018

Iran sees gathering threats from abroad after attack on military parade kills at least 25…

Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

September 23, 2018

Swiss voters have roundly rejected two proposals aimed at giving the country’s farmers greater protection and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier…

Gunmen kill 4 pro-government militiamen in Pakistan

September 23, 2018

A Pakistani official says gunmen have attacked the base camp of a pro-government militia, killing four of its members…

India launches ‘Modicare,’ the world’s biggest government health program

September 23, 2018

But nobody seems to know whether it will work or how much it will cost.…

AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives’ future

September 23, 2018

AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives’ future…

The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap on it.

September 23, 2018

The custom has been around for centuries, but costs are swelling as the country copes with one of the biggest demographic imbalances in history.…

Police: Maoist rebels fatally shoot Indian lawmaker

September 23, 2018

Police say Maoist insurgents have fatally shot a state lawmaker visiting a rural village in southern India…

Iran executes 9 men convicted of rape

September 23, 2018

Iranian media say nine men convicted of raping a woman have been hanged…

American victims want Palestinian leader barred from UN meet

September 23, 2018

A group of American victims of Palestinian violence are asking President Donald Trump to bar Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas from entering the United States for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting…

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

September 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides…

Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance

September 23, 2018

The proposed changes amount to a broad expansion of the government’s ability to deny visas or residency to immigrants if they benefit from programs like Medicaid or housing vouchers.…

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

September 23, 2018

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries…

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