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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

February 16, 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa was preparing to give his first state of the nation address Friday to a country with high expectations as he vows to... more »»

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

February 16, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened... more »»

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

February 16, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on th... more »»

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

February 16, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings. more »»

Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

February 16, 2018

MUNICH (AP) — Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats were gathering Friday in southern Germany for an influential security conference, amid growing strains between the U.S. more »»

Death of dementia patient stirs Belgium euthanasia fears

February 16, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the... more »»

Zimbabwe's president has clear road to election, few rivals

February 16, 2018

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As the body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader awaits repatriation home for burial, his party already faces nasty power struggles to replace a man praised by both allies... more »»

Seoul footing record tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

February 16, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — How much was it worth to Seoul for hundreds of North Koreans to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics? Try $2.5 million. more »»

Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

February 16, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. more »»

Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

February 16, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity. more »»

Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

February 16, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1. more »»

3 independents poised to shake up Mexico's presidential race

February 16, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bronco, the jaguar, and the former first lady: These three outsiders appear destined for Mexico's July 1 ballot as the first independent candidates to seek the presidency i... more »»

AP Interview: Putin foe Khodorkovsky doesn't want presidency

February 16, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president — but he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next... more »»

Australian leaders open hostile rift over office affair

February 16, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and his deputy have criticized each other in an open and hostile rift over politically damaging revelations that the deputy is expecting a... more »»

Sweet Distraction? North Korea's feminine touch at Olympics

February 16, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — To pour on the charm at the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea has turned to ball-gown clad singers, pompom-waving cheerleaders and two of its most influential women. more »»

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

February 16, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago,... more »»

US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineerin. more »»

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

February 15, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink... more »»

Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

February 15, 2018

KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. more »»

Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

February 15, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1. more »»

 
 

 

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