Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary... more »»

 
 
 
Venezuelan forces use tear gas to block latest protest march

April 26, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched again in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, with the rejuvenated anti-government movement showing no sign of letting up on political unrest... more »»

White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear... more »»

Cyprus activists protest Turkey's planned nuclear plant

April 26, 2017

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greek and Turkish Cypriot activists on Wednesday formed a human chain across Cyprus' ethnic divide to protest Turkey's planned nuclear power station, which they say poses... more »»

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

April 26, 2017

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 400 people have marched in Belarus' capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant... more »»

Ousted Maltese knight returns in defiance of pope's wishes

April 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order took on new drama Wednesday as its ousted leader returned to Rome on the eve of the election for his successor i... more »»

Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds

April 26, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia on Wednesday criticized Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, saying they hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State group, as Turkish troops and... more »»

Russia bans Khodorkovsky's 'Open Russia' group

April 26, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have banned the British-based organization Open Russia, which is a strong critic of the Kremlin, but the group's Russia branch claims it is administratively... more »»

Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats

April 26, 2017

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, a senior leader said Wednesday, signaling escalating tensions between the militants and Palestinian... more »»

The Latest: Russia slams Turkish strikes in Iraq, Syria

April 26, 2017

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

8:50 p.m. more »»

Death of giant British rabbit adds to United Airlines' woes

April 26, 2017

LONDON (AP) — United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing... more »»

The Latest: Iowa man "mourning" after death of giant rabbit

April 26, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local):

6:20 p.. more »»

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

April 26, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top... more »»

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

April 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, using the first-ever papal TED talk to urge the world to show more solidarity with the poor and the weak. more »»

Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

April 26, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party said Wednesday it would challenge the outcome of the country's April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers at the European Court o... more »»

Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

April 26, 2017

AMIENS, France (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with ... more »»

20 more deaths in volatile central Congo, UN mission says

April 26, 2017

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center. more »»

US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of an extraordinary White House briefing for senators, South Korea on Wednesday started installing key parts of a contentious U.S. more »»

Hungary premier dismisses university fear as EU takes action

April 26, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country's new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is... more »»

Iraqi forces say they've seized Hatra antiquities site

April 26, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.. more »»

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

April 26, 2017

PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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