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Greek firefighters close to containing wildfire near Athens

August 16, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire department says it's close to containing a wildfire that is burning north of Athens for a fourth day. more »»

Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

August 16, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has formally asked the German government to arrest and extradite a top suspect in last year's failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotte... more »»

German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads

August 16, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads found in a package that had arrived from Nigeri. more »»

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

August 16, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan electoral official, among those who oversaw this country's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the U.S. more »»

North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights

August 16, 2017

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring... more »»

China, India soldiers hurl stones at 1 another in Kashmir

August 16, 2017

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially... more »»

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

August 16, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on... more »»

UK's new flagship aircraft carrier arrives at home port

August 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at its home port in southern England on Wednesday to great fanfare as tens of thousands jammed the harbor in... more »»

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

August 16, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite... more »»

China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

August 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's... more »»

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

August 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will... more »»

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

August 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China is telling the U.S. more »»

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

August 16, 2017

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. more »»

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

August 15, 2017

BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. more »»

The Latest: Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local):

7:15 p.m. more »»

13 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. more »»

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. more »»

12 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials sai. more »»

 
 
 

 

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