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Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

August 16, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on... more »»

UK's new flagship aircraft carrier arrives at home port

August 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at its home port in southern England on Wednesday to great fanfare as tens of thousands jammed the harbor in... more »»

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

August 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China is telling the U.S. more »»

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

August 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will... more »»

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

August 16, 2017

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. more »»

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

August 15, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. more »»

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. more »»

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

August 15, 2017

BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. more »»

The Latest: Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local):

7:15 p.m. more »»

13 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. more »»

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. more »»

12 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials sai. more »»

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

August 15, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had... more »»

Tree crashes down in Portugal during festival, killing 12

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials sai. more »»

Deadly driver took drugs, medicine before ramming restaurant

August 15, 2017

MEAUX, France (AP) — A security guard who deliberately rammed his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl, told investigators he was a suicidal habitual drug user an... more »»

The Latest: Sierra Leone survivors describe mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local):

4:35 p.. more »»

Sign at Swiss hotel directed to 'Jewish guests' draws anger

August 15, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's tourism office on Tuesday decried an "unfortunate" incident in which a small Alpine hotel posted a sign asking "Jewish guests" to shower before swimming in the hotel... more »»

Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

August 15, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both... more »»

Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

August 15, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both... more »»

At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number... more »»

 
 
 

 

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