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The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor

July 17, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local):

5:30 a.m. more »»

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

July 17, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela on Tuesday released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against... more »»

With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

July 17, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. more »»

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

July 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray wel. more »»

Johnny Clegg, anti-apartheid musician in South Africa, dies

July 17, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy... more »»

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

July 16, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the... more »»

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

July 16, 2019

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. more »»

South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66 after cancer

July 16, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy... more »»

Von der Leyen: pro-EU fixture in Merkel's Cabinets

July 16, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — For Ursula von der Leyen, becoming European Commission president and perhaps the most important official in the European Union felt like coming home. more »»

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

July 16, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local):

7:05 p.m. more »»

Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president

July 16, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and... more »»

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

July 16, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet in... more »»

The Latest: German minister confirmed for top EU post

July 16, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on European Commission president (all times local):

7:35 p.. more »»

African man escaped a massacre, but death followed

July 16, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. more »»

Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

July 16, 2019

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. more »»

Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

July 16, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls... more »»

UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

July 16, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after... more »»

Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

July 16, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament started voting Tuesday whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president after the outgoing German defense minister set out her... more »»

 
 
 

 

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