National International

Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president

Published Feb. 23 2017

HAVANA (AP) - If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's...

Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official

Published Feb. 23 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its...

Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

Published Feb. 23 2017

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say that an opposition senator and leading critic of the president's deadly anti-drug crackdown...

Iraq forces retake Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

Published Feb. 23 2017

Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a...

Fritz Koenig, sculptor whose art withstood 9/11 attack, dies

Published Feb. 23 2017

BERLIN (AP) - Fritz Koenig, a German sculptor whose work "The Sphere" became a symbol of resilience after the 9/11...

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

Published Feb. 23 2017

HELSINKI (AP) - Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples...

Author Helen Bailey's partner jailed for 34 years for murder

Published Feb. 23 2017

LONDON (AP) - The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison...

AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kids

Published Feb. 23 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm...

North Korea calls Malaysian investigation 'full of holes'

Published Feb. 23 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea on Thursday...

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

Published Feb. 23 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before...

UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

Published Feb. 23 2017

GENEVA (AP) - Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations have resumed in Geneva, 10 months after...

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Published Feb. 23 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after...

The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway

Published Feb. 23 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on the Iraqi government forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the...

The Latest: Malaysia wants Interpol help on tracing suspects

Published Feb. 23 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's...

Iraqi forces push into Mosul's main military base by airport

Published Feb. 23 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State group on a sprawling...

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

Published Feb. 22 2017

BEIJING (AP) - An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually...

McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

Published Feb. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with...

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

Published Feb. 22 2017

GENEVA (AP) - Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday that he's not expecting a breakthrough in...

The Latest: UN does not expect breakthrough at Syria talks

Published Feb. 22 2017

GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Russia to build Reichstag model for youths to storm at park

Published Feb. 22 2017

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to...

France: Le Pen staff questioned in parliament jobs probe

Published Feb. 22 2017

PARIS (AP) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and a top aide are being questioned in an...

'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

Published Feb. 22 2017

DACHAU, Germany (AP) - The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when...

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

Published Feb. 22 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of...