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Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro

December 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting view. more »»

AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win

December 3, 2016

YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help... more »»

Italy's voter referendum: The nuts and bolts behind the buzz

December 3, 2016

ROME (AP) — A voter referendum on changes to Italy's post-war Constitution scheduled for Sunday has turned into a virtual plebiscite on Premier Matteo Renzi's center-left government. more »»

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

December 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that... more »»

IS exploits rain, hits Iraqi militias west, south of Mosul

December 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage... more »»

The Latest: Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war

December 3, 2016

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

4:30 p.m. more »»

Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side

December 3, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club

December 3, 2016

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense... more »»

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

December 3, 2016

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking... more »»

Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

December 3, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin's upcomin... more »»

S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

December 3, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the... more »»

Afghan president and Trump discuss terrorism

December 3, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says U.S. more »»

Small Brazilian city prepares to bury soccer crash victims

December 3, 2016

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club prepared Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team's... more »»

France pledges $30 million toward cultural protection fund

December 3, 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France is committing $30 million toward a new fund set up to protect cultural heritage sites during times of armed conflict. more »»

Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions

December 3, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday. more »»

The Latest: China lodges 'solemn representations' with US

December 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan's leader (all times local):

5:45 p.m. more »»

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

December 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and... more »»

Death toll from last month's IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92

December 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll from a Nov. 24 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 92, including about 40 Iranians. more »»

Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown 'success'

December 3, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. more »»

Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

December 3, 2016

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club planned on Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team's... more »»

 
 

 

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