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Russia: West is obstructing aid to Syria, return of refugees

August 20, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia lashed out at Western countries on Monday, accusing them of blocking U.N. aid for Syria's reconstruction and trying to prevent the return of refugees. more »»

Russian military braces for massive war games in the east

August 20, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military forces in the country's east were put on high alert Monday ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40... more »»

South Sudan claims civil war is over but skepticism abounds

August 20, 2018

NYAL, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government claims the shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but there is considerable skepticism. more »»

Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack

August 20, 2018

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A man pleaded to be let into a locked police station in Barcelona before dawn Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. more »»

South Africa opens inquiry into corruption during Zuma rule

August 20, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African commission charged with probing allegations of widespread corruption under the government of former President Jacob Zuma started its first public hearings on... more »»

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

August 20, 2018

ISTANBUL (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Turkey was shot at from a moving car before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. more »»

The Latest: Security increased at police stations in Spain

August 20, 2018

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Barcelona (all times local):

1:05 p.. more »»

South African man denied appeal on ax murder convictions

August 20, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday. more »»

Cliff house: Unique Swiss restaurant looks for new tenants

August 20, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — One of Switzerland's most picturesque restaurants will soon be looking for a new operator. more »»

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

August 20, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart... more »»

Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

August 20, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic. more »»

Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush

August 20, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours... more »»

Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala

August 20, 2018

ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) — Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses. more »»

Police in Barcelona shoot knife attacker

August 20, 2018

MADRID (AP) — A man attacked officers with a knife at a police station in Barcelona on Monday and was gunned down, police in the Spanish city said.

The attacked occurred just before 6 a.m. more »»

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

August 20, 2018

ISTANBUL (AP) — Unknown attackers fired shots at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hur. more »»

Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

August 20, 2018

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump said Monday... more »»

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle

August 20, 2018

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. more »»

Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

August 20, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest braze... more »»

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

August 20, 2018

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier... more »»

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

August 20, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy,... more »»

 
 

 

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