Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest
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
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
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
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 ...
A Year After Deadly Mexico Quake, Some Still Wait to Return Home
Hundreds of people in the capital have been unable to return to their homes, according to Reuters interviews with over a dozen people left homeless by the quake
A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of dialysis patients who live on a tiny island just east of Puerto Rico still fear death one year after Maria.
Kurdish Militants Vow ‘New Resistance’ Against Iran Following Missile Attacks
Rocket attack by Iran killed 15 in headquarters located in Iraqi Kurdistan earlier this month
Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — This week's summit between rivals North and South Korea represents, in part, unfinished business for South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Venezuela’s Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations next week because of concerns his opponents would try to kill him if he travels abroad.
Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria hit nearly a year ago.
1 dead, 11 injured in scaffolding collapse at Madrid hotel
MADRID (AP) — Scaffolding at a luxury hotel undergoing renovation in central Madrid collapsed on Tuesday, killing one construction worker and injuring at least 11 others, an official said.
Amnesty calls Egypt an ‘open-air prison’ for critics
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
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
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
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.
EU leaders to tackle Brexit, migration failures at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders grapple this week with two of the biggest threats to the entire European project: the messy divorce with Britain and their failure to share responsibility for people seeking sanctuary or better lives in Europe.
Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm
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.
Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):
German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning ‘highly plausible’
BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, say claims that he was poisoned are "highly plausible," based on his symptoms.
The Latest: Russia says Syrian missile brought down aircraft
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Russian military aircraft over the Mediterranean (all times local):