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Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement

January 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.

The Fontanka. more »»

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

January 20, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. more »»

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

January 20, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong... more »»

South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

January 20, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe... more »»

Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods

January 20, 2018

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes,... more »»

Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

January 20, 2018

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. more »»

The Latest: Traditionalist blog questions mid-flight wedding

January 20, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local):

8 p.m.

The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. more »»

Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

January 20, 2018

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking... more »»

Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

January 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Friday exhorted President Donald Trump to counter "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States to improve ties between Washington and... more »»

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. more »»

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

January 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S. more »»

French prison guards protest, 2 attacked by inmates

January 19, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Two prison guards were seriously injured Friday by inmates on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, an attack that threatened to further ignite national protests by prison... more »»

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

January 19, 2018

ROME (AP) — A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Ital. more »»

Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau

January 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said Pakistani authorities closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal on Friday after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused... more »»

US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

January 19, 2018

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali and U.S. more »»

European watchdog: More migrants heading to Spain by sea

January 19, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Europe's border watchdog says the number of migrants and asylum-seekers coming across the western Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year is likely to increase, after 2017 closed with... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle East

January 19, 2018

Associated Press journalists visited the old city of Homs, Syri. more »»

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

January 19, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its... more »»

 
 
 

 

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