Germany arrests 7 suspected far-right extremists in Chemnitz

Europe 10/01/18, 04:20

German police have arrested seven men on suspicion of forming a "far-right terrorist organization" in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planning to carry out attacks against foreigners and political enemies, officials said Monday.Six of the men, all German citizens ranging in age from 20 to 30, were arrested Monday ...

Update: Catalan activists return to scene of violence

Europe 10/01/18, 03:21

The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local):9:10 a.m.Catalonia's regional government has returned to a school in northern Catalonia where police stormed in to bar people from voting in a banned independence referendum one year ago.Student strikes, emotional speeches and mass demonstrations are planned to commemorate Monday the ...

UK Brexit chief says no deal better than being tied to bloc

Europe 10/01/18, 03:16

Britain's chief Brexit minister is warning the European Union, and his divided party, that the country will leave the bloc without a deal rather than accept close adherence to its rules and obligations.Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab will tell Conservative Party members on Monday that if the EU tries to "lock ...

Denny Tamaki, critic of US bases on Okinawa, wins election

Asia & Pacific 10/01/18, 03:01

Denny Tamaki, who campaigned criticizing the American military presence on Okinawa, won the election for governor Sunday, becoming the first Amerasian to lead the southwestern Japanese islands.The race was to choose a successor to Takeshi Onaga, who died in August of pancreatic cancer. He wanted the bases off Okinawa.Tamaki, a ...

PHOTOS: Scenes of destruction and suffering in Indonesia

World 10/01/18, 01:25

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi left heart-wrenching scenes of destruction and human suffering.In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, people survey outside the flooded shopping mall which was damaged following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, ...

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

World 10/01/18, 00:21

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on a military parade. The launch was the Islamic Republic's second such missile attack on Syria in over a year.Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news ...

Mexican students massacred by army in 1968, by gangs today

World 10/01/18, 00:16

When soldiers massacred as many as 300 people at a student protest in Mexico City's Tlatelolco plaza on Oct. 2, 1968, the killers wore uniforms. Today, students in Mexico say they are still under attack, but now from thugs, drug cartels, paramilitaries or rapists.In this Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Enrique ...

Medicine award to kick off naming of new Nobel Prize winners

Europe 10/01/18, 00:12

This year's Nobel Prize recipients will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute — 50 professors at the Stockholm facility — chooses the winner or winners of the prize honoring research into the microscopic mechanisms of life and ways to ...

Asian trading mixed amid lingering trade tension worries

World 09/30/18, 23:55

Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent in morning trading to 24,277.51. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost nearly 0.6 percent to 6,169.00. ...

Explains: Removal of mines from Korean Demilitarized Zone

World 09/30/18, 23:39

South Korea has begun removing mines at two sites inside its heavily fortified border with North Korea, which is expected to do the same as part of their recent deals to ease decades-long military tensions. They will likely end up pulling out a very small portion of an estimated 2 ...

Update: Indonesia’s president authorizes foreign help

World 09/30/18, 23:13

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local):9:45 a.m.Indonesia's president has authorized for the country to accept international help for the earthquake and tsunami disaster on the central island of Sulawesi.Thomas Lembong, chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board, tweeted Monday morning ...

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

World 09/30/18, 22:54

South Korea began clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday under tension-reducing agreements reached this year. Seoul says North Korea is expected to do the same.The development comes amid renewed international diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear weapons program after weeks of stalemated ...

Separatists block traffic to recall divisive Catalan vote

Europe 09/30/18, 22:38

Activists advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region, one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.Monday's protests have been called on online messaging apps by the Committees for the Defense of the ...

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

World 09/30/18, 22:03

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, says up to 1.6 million people could be affected by the magnitude ...

Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

World 09/30/18, 22:03

A mass burial was being prepared for more than 300 bodies in an Indonesian city hit hard by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the ...

3 people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Europe 09/30/18, 10:05

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.A firefighter tries to drain water from a house after a storm hit Kalamata town, southwest of Athens, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A powerful Mediterranean storm ...

A year later, Catalonia’s secession vote scars region, Spain

Europe 09/30/18, 09:07

Separatists in Spain's Catalonia region are using the anniversary of their explosive independence vote to regain momentum from an event that divided families and challenged Spanish democracy.Catalan police officers clash with pro independence demonstrators on their way to meet demonstrations by members and supporters of National Police and Guardia Civil, ...