US asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

World 10/11/18, 16:44

Vice President Mike Pence has told leaders of three Central American countries that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to fight illegal immigration.Pence addressed President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala and Vice President Oscar ...

Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side

World 10/11/18, 15:26

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation, and is next in line to the throne. But behind the public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting with the world's top leaders lurks a darker side.FILE - In this March 7, ...

PHOTOS: Growing up female, across the globe

Europe 10/11/18, 14:46

As the world marks the International Day of the Girl Child, women's rights activists point to progress on a wide array of issues but say more needs to be done to protect girls from child marriage, sexual assault and other forms of exploitation.Experts say girls in their first decade are ...

Brazil foreign minister seeks to allay election fears

Europe 10/11/18, 13:11

Brazil's foreign minister says whoever wins his country's presidential election won't be able to throw out human rights safeguards.Aloysio Nunes insisted Thursday that Brazil has "well-established parameters" on an independent judiciary, a free press and foreign policy, whoever comes to power in the Oct. 28 runoff vote.Nunes made the remarks ...

Former UK envoy says May’s Brexit plan a ‘pipe dream’

Europe 10/11/18, 12:44

Britain's former ambassador to the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for Brexit is a "pipe dream" that has no chance of being accepted by the bloc.Ivan Rogers says that, more than two years after voting to leave the EU, Britain is "on fantasy island" about what kind ...

Russia’s launch failures affect manned, unmanned spacecraft

Europe 10/11/18, 11:29

The booster rocket failure that forced an emergency landing for two astronauts headed to the International Space Station was the first launch accident for Russia's manned-space program in 35 years. But several launches of unmanned Progress cargo ships have not gone as planned in the past decade.Emergency services wait as ...

Bosnian Croat nationalists protest election of moderate

Europe 10/11/18, 10:46

Several thousand Bosnian Croat nationalists have protested the election victory of a moderate politician last weekend in the race for the Croat seat in Bosnia's three-person presidency.People lace candles by a poster reading "not my president" during protest in Mostar, Bosnia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Several thousand Bosnian Croat nationalists ...

US stocks turn higher after report shows modest inflation

Asia & Pacific 10/11/18, 10:23

U.S. stocks are slightly higher in unsteady trading one day after their biggest drop since February. A report indicating that inflation remains limited seemed to calm U.S. investors.Following yesterday's sell-off in the U.S., markets in Asia tumbled and European stocks suffered more modest losses.Bond yields, which have spiked over the ...

Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace

Europe 10/11/18, 10:16

Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbors and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says this is the first visit by a Western leader since the peace accord that ended years of deadly border tensions.Italy's Prime Minister ...

Analysis: Macron too busy to rush French govt reshuffle

Europe 10/11/18, 09:45

Emmanuel Macron won't be rushed. The 24-hour news cycle? The French leader isn't interested. At least, that's what he wants people to think.France's president is turning a government reshuffle into a soapbox against the time-pressures of modern politics and wall-to-wall news coverage.Behind the scenes, Macron's government is struggling to quickly ...

UK’s Prince William warns of criminal threat to wildlife

Europe 10/11/18, 09:39

Britain's Prince William has told a two-day international wildlife protection conference that he could not face his children if his generation allows elephants, tigers and other species to become extinct.Britain's Prince William, officially opens the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace in London, Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. ...

Bishop: Possible pope trip to North Korea ‘a gigantic step’

Europe 10/11/18, 09:39

A South Korean bishop says a visit by Pope Francis to North Korea would mark a "gigantic step" for peace on the peninsula but that there are many issues about religious freedom that must be resolved. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to relay North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's ...

Police: Trump’s UK visit used 10,000 officers, cost $24M

Europe 10/11/18, 08:05

British police chiefs say security for U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in July involved almost 10,000 officers and cost nearly 18 million pounds ($24 million), making it the biggest police operation since riots swept England in 2011.National Police Chiefs' Council chairwoman Sara Thornton said Thursday that nearly every police force ...

India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

World 10/11/18, 07:59

A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country's burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists ...