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Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

October 22, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament. more »»

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previousl... more »»

Somalia readies for 'state of war' as death toll up to 358

October 21, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack, as the toll... more »»

IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack

October 21, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital as Afghan officials on Saturday raised the number of casualties... more »»

The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

October 21, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

12:30 p.m. more »»

Trump: UN has 'tremendous potential' under new leadership

October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the United Nations has "tremendous potential" but has been underutilized in recent years.

Trump praised U.N. more »»

Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US since 2005

October 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, and the problem, which worsened last year,... more »»

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

October 20, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people... more »»

The Latest: US condemns twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan

October 20, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

1:25 a.. more »»

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

October 20, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of Britain and the 27 other European Union members agreed Friday that much remains to be done in Brexit talks amid deep divisions about the terms of their breakup,... more »»

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

October 20, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. more »»

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

October 20, 2017

VERONA, Italy (AP) — It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions in... more »»

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

October 20, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former "capital" of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the... more »»

Catalan crisis looms large at Spanish prize-giving event

October 20, 2017

OVIEDO, Spain (AP) — The Catalonia region's controversial bid for independence was an unavoidable topic Friday at the prize-giving ceremony for Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards. more »»

Police: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

October 20, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A man with a knife stabbed people Friday at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland, killing one person and injuring nine others, police said, ruling out terror or political... more »»

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

October 20, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hol... more »»

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

October 20, 2017

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and... more »»

The Latest: Somalia to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab

October 20, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on Somalia's deadliest attack (all times local):

10:25 p.m. more »»

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

October 20, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Militants killed 14 policemen and wounded eight in a shootout during a raid Friday on a militants' hideout southwest of Cairo, an Egyptian security official said. more »»

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

October 20, 2017

ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops seized a town from Kurdish forces after a brief but intense firefight on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory... more »»

 
 
 

 

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