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The Latest: Ardern says its 'honor and a privilege' to lead

October 19, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on New Zealand's government (all times local):

9:30 p.m. more »»

5 months of Marawi siege reveals Philippine city in ruins

October 19, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a... more »»

Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

October 19, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — A top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked militants killed in fighting overnight in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, a... more »»

Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recovered

October 19, 2017

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one deat. more »»

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

October 19, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second... more »»

5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

October 19, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling... more »»

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

October 19, 2017

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing... more »»

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

October 19, 2017

KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically... more »»

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

October 19, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of... more »»

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

October 18, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of... more »»

Quebec lawmakers pass law obliging citizens to uncover faces

October 18, 2017

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec legislators passed a religious neutrality bill Wednesday that will oblige citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services, triggering criticism... more »»

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

October 18, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The lawyer representing the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in 2012 told a judge and a jury of magistrates that testimony given by the men's mother... more »»

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

October 18, 2017

ROME (AP) — Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it's got a nickname t... more »»

Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid

October 18, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian celebrity TV host shook up the country's political scene Wednesday by announcing her presidential bid, a move that would likely boost public interest in the race but could... more »»

Hungary: Police search Scientology center in Budapest

October 18, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police carried out a search at a Church of Scientology center in Budapest on Wednesday. more »»

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book

October 18, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton. more »»

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as the... more »»

Tillerson: US seeks accountability for Myanmar abuses

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Wednesday reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanma. more »»

Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible election

October 18, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It is "difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election" in Kenya's fresh presidential vote just eight days away despite "full technical preparedness," the head of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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