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Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

October 24, 2016

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe... more »»

US: Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world

October 24, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — America's top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's... more »»

China's Xi seeks to enforce will at Communist Party meeting

October 24, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that... more »»

In soccer-crazed Brazil, game central to mayoral runoff

October 24, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In soccer-crazed Brazil, the game is proving central to the sport of electoral politics in one major city amid growing disgust with career politicians. more »»

Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup

October 24, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session tha... more »»

Russia oil minister signals cooperation with Saudis on price

October 23, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Russia's oil minister signaled possible cooperation with Saudi Arabia at a meeting with his Gulf Arab counterparts in Riyadh on Sunday, as the kingdom seeks to convince major oil... more »»

Agrarian newcomers claim victory in Lithuanian election

October 23, 2016

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's political newcomers, representing an agrarian union, claimed victory after Sunday's runoff in parliamentary elections as voters turned their backs on the... more »»

Sheikh Khalifa, deposed former ruler of Qatar, dies at 84

October 23, 2016

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former emir of the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar who was deposed by his son in a bloodless palace coup, died on Sunday. more »»

AP Sources: Belgium has Monday to end EU-Canada deal impasse

October 23, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union's landmark free trade deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled... more »»

Haitian authorities recapture a dozen of 172 escaped inmates

October 23, 2016

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and fled from a... more »»

Poles stage new protests over proposed abortion restrictions

October 23, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women put black clothes back on and returned to the streets Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighte... more »»

Officers: 83 Nigerian soldiers missing in Boko Haram attack

October 23, 2016

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, senior army officers said Sunday. more »»

Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp

October 23, 2016

CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for... more »»

Amid opposition's whistles, Hungary leader hails 1956 revolt

October 23, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Jeering protesters with referee whistles disturbed the Hungarian government's commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the anti-Soviet revolution of 1956 on Sunday, as... more »»

The Latest: Aid convoy reaches Damascus suburb

October 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

9 p.m. more »»

Palestinians arrest 4 who attended settler celebration

October 23, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Four Palestinians have been detained for attending a Jewish holiday celebration in a West Bank settlement, according to Palestinian official. more »»

Hezbollah to stay in Syria until 'apostate project' defeated

October 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah cast the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar Assad as a facade designed to weaken Iran's regional access and make "changes to the map",... more »»

Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia

October 23, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday, according to residents. more »»

Haiti authorities nab some 1 dozen of 172 escaped inmates

October 23, 2016

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from ... more »»

Russia oil minister meets Saudis, Gulf countries in Riyadh

October 23, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says its oil minister is meeting with his Russian and Gulf Arab counterparts in Riyadh, as the kingdom pushes to convince major oil producing countries to... more »»

The Latest: Turkish says its artillery aiding Iraq Kurds

October 23, 2016

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic... more »»



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