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Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

February 22, 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) — The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribal. more »»

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

February 22, 2017

DACHAU, Germany (AP) — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when it was stolen more than two years ago, has been returned to the... more »»

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his... more »»

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

February 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is... more »»

Russia: Syria safe zones need to be agreed with Damascus

February 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is open for dialogue with the United States on safe zones in Syria but believes that any such initiative needs to be coordinated with the Syrian government, Moscow's top... more »»

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

February 22, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic Stat... more »»

Partner of UK author Helen Bailey convicted of her murder

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder.

A jury at S. more »»

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the... more »»

Authorities say German school shooting alert a false alarm

February 22, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. more »»

Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

February 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the compan. more »»

The Latest: Facebook photo shows suspect in similar shirt

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

6:25 p.m. more »»

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

February 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. more »»

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

February 22, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans... more »»

Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct

February 22, 2017

HONG KONG (AP) — A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a... more »»

Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

February 22, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four... more »»

The Latest: Son of slain N. Korean not in Malaysia: police

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

12:15 p.m. more »»

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life... more »»

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

February 21, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A former CIA agent will be handed over to Italy in the coming days to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. more »»

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

February 21, 2017

HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. more »»

 
 
 

 

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