Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

World 09/19/18, 04:56

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.While exiled groups once banned as terror organizations are welcomed home to join political ...

Europe’s solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

World 09/19/18, 04:18

One of Europe's main solutions to migration — Greece's overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp — has suicidal children and conditions that a psychiatrist compared to "an old-fashioned mental asylum."In another heavily criticized solution to immigration, imprisoned men and women have been shuttled away from one gunbattle only to end up ...

Analysis: Summit could be domestic win for S. Korean leader

World 09/19/18, 03:28

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean leaders' surprisingly substantive summit announcement is a huge step toward a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula — and a Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. No, no, it's the death rattle of the once formidable U.S.-led pressure campaign ...

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

World 09/19/18, 02:42

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to appeal their sentences, which were handed down by an anti-graft ...

Amnesty calls Egypt an ‘open-air prison’ for critics

World 09/18/18, 12:55

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

World 09/18/18, 11:43

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching.

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

World 09/18/18, 11:04

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.

Top German spy awaits his fate as party leaders meet

World 09/18/18, 08:51

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's three governing parties are meeting in Berlin to decide the fate of the country's domestic intelligence chief amid calls for him to be fired over his approach to far-right extremism.

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

World 09/18/18, 07:29

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people.