Jailed Maldives' ex-president transferred to house arrest after his party candidate wins presidency
Jailed former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has been transferred from prison to house arrest, fulfilling the campaign promise of his party candidate who won the presidential election runoff.
EU's top diplomat urges US to reconsider dropping Ukrainian aid from stop-gap budget bill
The European Union’s foreign policy chief has called on U.S. lawmakers to reconsider their decision to omit financial support for Ukraine from a stop-gap budget created to halt a federal government shutdown.
Nigeria's leader increases wages to avert a strike that could shut down the government
Nigeria’s leader has increased the wages of some government workers in last-minute efforts to appease labor unions whose planned strike this week could shut down government offices in all sectors of Africa’s largest economy.
Turkey strikes suspected Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq after suicide attack in Ankara
The Turkish defense ministry says its warplanes have carried out raids on suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq following a suicide attack on a government building in the Turkish capital.
India's devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come, as climate and poor planning combine
The devastation of this year’s monsoon season in India has been significant, with over 400 deaths and more property damage in the Himayalan state of Himachal Pradesh in a single season than the last five years combined.
A populist ex-premier who opposes support for Ukraine leads his leftist party to victory in Slovakia
A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message.
Slovakia election pits a pro-Russia former prime minister against a liberal pro-West newcomer
Voters in Slovakia are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election that pits a populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal, pro-West newcomer.
A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier looks headed for victory in Slovakia's parliamentary elections
A populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russian and anti-American message looks to be heading for victory in the early parliamentary election in Slovakia, according to preliminary results.
Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk seeks to boost his election chances with a rally in Warsaw
Poland’s opposition leader Donald Tusk is leading a march in Warsaw on Sunday aimed at energizing supporters and winning new hearts in his against-the-odds battle to unseat the right-wing government in the nation’s upcoming parliamentary election.
Maldives opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz wins the presidential runoff, local media say
Media in the Maldives say opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz, who supports closer ties between the Indian Ocean archipelago and China, won the presidential runoff on Saturday with more than 53% of the vote.
Dozens dead after blast in southwestern Pakistan at a rally celebrating birthday of Islam's prophet
Authorities in Pakistan say at least 52 people were killed and nearly 70 wounded after a suspected bomber blew himself up in a crowd of people celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in the southwest of the country.
US quietly acknowledges Iran satellite successfully reached orbit as tensions remain high
The United States has quietly acknowledged that Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard successfully put an imaging satellite into orbit this week in a launch that resembled others previously criticized by Washington as helping Tehran’s ballistic missile program.
Traveling with Milley: A reporter recalls how America's top soldier was most at home with his troops
An Associated Press reporter traveled with Gen. Mark Milley as he made his last trip to Normandy to honor those who fought on D-Day and celebrate with the young American soldiers in the French town that welcomes them every year.
What to know and what's next for Travis King, the American soldier who ran into North Korea
An American soldier who sprinted into North Korea and was held there for two months before being returned to the U.S. is now set to undergo medical testing and extensive questioning about his time in the isolated country before potentially facing charges under the military justice system.
Blinken meets Indian foreign minister as row between India and Canada simmers
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with India's foreign minister amid a simmering row between New Delhi and Ottawa over allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada.
GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration's foreign policies
A Senate hearing on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon’s top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration’s foreign policies.
Romanian court eases geographical restrictions on divisive influencer Andrew Tate
A court in Romania’s capital on Thursday has eased geographical restrictions on Andrew Tate, the divisive social media influencer who is charged with rape, human trafficking and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women.
16-year-old boy arrested in England over the 'deliberate' felling of a famous tree at Hadrian's Wall
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in northern England in connection with what authorities described as the “deliberate” felling of a famous tree that had stood for nearly 200 years next to the Roman landmark Hadrian’s Wall.
Dutch police say 3 people are killed in shootings at a university hospital and home in Rotterdam
Police in the Netherlands say a lone gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire in an apartment and a hospital in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, killing three people, including a 14-year-old girl.
Kosovo accuses Serbia of direct involvement in deadly clashes and investigates possible Russian role
Kosovo’s interior minister has accused Serbia of direct involvement in weekend clashes and was investigating the possibility of Russian involvement in the violence that left four people dead and further strained relations between the former wartime foes.
Spanish police raid soccer federation as part of probe into Barcelona's payments to referee official
Spanish police have raided offices of the country's soccer federation as part of an investigation into the payment of millions of dollars over several years by Barcelona to a former vice president of Spain’s refereeing committee.
The American soldier who bolted into North Korea 2 months ago has returned to the US
The Pentagon says that the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas more than two months ago was whisked to a Texas Army base for medical checks and interviews after his return to the U.S. North Korea abruptly announced a day earlier that it would expel Pvt. Travis King.
As thaw accelerates, Swiss glaciers have lost 10% of their volume in the past 2 years, experts say
A Swiss Academy of Sciences panel is reporting a dramatic acceleration of glacier melt in the Alpine country, which has lost 10% of its ice volume in just two years after high summer heat and low snow volumes in winter.
Miguel Cabrera's career coming to close with Tigers, leaving lasting legacy in MLB and Venezuela
Miguel Cabrera's career will end with the Detroit Tigers on Sunday against Cleveland at Comerica Park, where a sold-out crowd will include a few thousands fans paying for standing-room only tickets to cheer for him one more time.
At US Antarctic base hit by harassment claims, workers are banned from buying alcohol at bars
From Sunday, workers at the main United States base in Antarctica will no longer be able to walk into a bar and order a beer, after the federal agency overseeing the research program decided to stop serving alcohol.
TikTok says it regrets Indonesia's decision to ban e-commerce sales on social media platforms
Chinese-owned app TikTok says it regrets the Indonesian government’s decision to ban e-commerce transactions on social media platforms and particularly the impact it would have on the millions of sellers who use TikTok Shop.
North Korean leader urges greater nuclear weapons production in response to a 'new Cold War'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for an exponential increase in production of nuclear weapons and for his country to play a larger role in a coalition of nations confronting the United States in what he described as a “new Cold War.”.
University of the People founder and Arizona State professor win Yidan Prize for education work
Shai Reshef, president and founder of the online, tuition-free University of the People, and Arizona State University professor and researcher Michelene Chi, who has developed a framework to improve how students learn, are the 2023 winners of The Yidan Prize, the biggest award in education.