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Tens of millions without power in South America blackout

Published Jun. 17 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and...

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Published Jun. 17 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the...

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

Published Jun. 17 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

Published Jun. 16 2019

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for...

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

Published Jun. 16 2019

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame...

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Published Jun. 16 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular...

Mexico migration chief offers resignation to president

Published Jun. 15 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration chief presented his resignation to the president Friday as the country embarks on a...

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Published Jun. 15 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government Friday...

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

Published Jun. 14 2019

LONDON (AP) — The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain’s next...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Published Jun. 14 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern...

Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Published Jun. 14 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between...

Mexican journalist rescued hours after abduction by gunmen

Published Jun. 14 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A kidnapped journalist was rescued by security forces in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hours...

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

Published Jun. 14 2019

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was...

When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help

Published Jun. 12 2019

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua’s house have gotten him police warnings, but the wiry...

Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case

Published Jun. 12 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as...

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

Published Jun. 12 2019

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in the first cross-border case of the...

Japan premier hopes to ease US-Iran tensions in Tehran visit

Published Jun. 12 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Tehran represents the highest-level effort yet to...

Amnesty warns war crimes continuing in Sudan’s Darfur

Published Jun. 12 2019

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese security forces have continued to commit “war crimes and other serious human rights violations” in...

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

Published Jun. 12 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — In a stunning turnaround, Russian authorities Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter after...

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension

Published Jun. 12 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges...

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

Published Jun. 11 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to...

Extradition bill pushes Hong Kong to a political crisis

Published Jun. 11 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited...

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

Published Jun. 11 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change...