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Kremlin looks into reports of high pollution in mining town

February 14, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin is looking into reports of alarmingly high pollution levels in a town in the Urals emanating from a decommissioned copper mine. more »»

Swedish foreign ministry investigates ambassador to China

February 14, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two... more »»

Nigeria's youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated

February 14, 2019

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election Saturday after being raised during the country's two decade... more »»

AP Interview: Envoy says Russia's clout in Afghanistan rises

February 14, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian envoy asserted Wednesday that the U.S. more »»

NATO weighs future of Afghan mission, seeks to support talks

February 14, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Thursday weighed the future of the alliance's operation in Afghanistan and debated how best to use its military presence to support political talks aimed... more »»

Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS

February 14, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 52 Syrian nationals over their suspected links to the Islamic State group. more »»

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

February 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her... more »»

Papua New Guinea on hunt for 275 cars missing after APEC

February 14, 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Papua New Guinea police superintendent on Thursday was hot on the trail of one of the many high-end cars he's trying to recover after an international summit. more »»

Several dozen miners believed trapped after Zimbabwe floods

February 14, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Media in Zimbabwe say several dozen artisanal miners are missing after rains flooded mines while they were undergroun. more »»

Fentanyl deaths from 'Mexican oxy' pills hit Arizona hard

February 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. more »»

In El Chapo's state, people see little change with verdict

February 14, 2019

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. more »»

Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

February 14, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom... more »»

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

February 14, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality. more »»

Philippine journalist, Duterte critic arrested in libel case

February 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government... more »»

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

February 14, 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared following a frenzy of outrage online in the world's... more »»

Bus plunges into ravine in North Macedonia, killing 14

February 13, 2019

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A bus carrying workers in North Macedonia crashed into a ravine outside the capital of Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30, officials said. more »»

Rights groups hail arrest of 3 Syrian torture suspects

February 13, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday hailed the arrests in Europe of three suspects in bloody secret police crackdowns on Syrian opposition activists, including a senior figure in the... more »»

Israeli leader sees 'common interest' in confronting Iran

February 13, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday sent out a belligerent rallying cry to his Arab partners at a U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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