Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site-2

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North...


Spain: Police arrest 66-year-old suspected bank robber

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a 66-year-old man suspected of robbing nine different banks in Spain in the past month. He was arrested in a hotel in Getafe near Madrid, where police said he had spent Friday night. Authorities say they believe the man has been robbing banks for...


Ethiopia releasing British national detained in 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it is releasing an Ethiopia-born British national detained in Yemen in 2014 under the country’s infamous anti-terror law. Andargachew Tsige was secretary-general of the opposition group Ginbot 7 based mainly in Ethiopia’s arch- foe Eritrea. The state-...


Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 1 dead, 40 missing

Oman Cyclone-7

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least one dead and 40 missing, officials said. Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made...


Cameroon sentences Anglophone activists on terror charges

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced seven Anglophone activists to prison on terrorism and other charges as the government continues to crack down on protests in the country’s English-speaking regions. Defense lawyers for the activists say they will appeal. The...


Struggling in parliament, German far right takes to streets

Germany Populist Protest

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right party that swept into Parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest the influx of refugees. Alternative for Germany, known by its German acronym AfD, accuses Chancellor Angela Merkel of...


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Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are uncomfortable with the...


Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Official counting began Saturday in Ireland’s historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country’s strict ban. The Irish Times and RTE television exit polls suggest the Irish people have voted overwhelmingly...


Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

Colombia Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s most powerful politician, was making his rise to the presidency more than two decades ago, U.S. officials were repeatedly told that the up-and-coming politician had ties to the nation’s drug cartels, according to newly declassified State...


EU budget chief warns new Italian government on debt

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union’s budget commissioner says he hopes Italy’s prospective new government will master a “big learning curve,” and cautions that the eurozone’s rescue fund wouldn’t be able to stabilize the country. Law professor Giuseppe Conte is trying to form a government of two...

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