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Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

Published Jun. 24 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM

Published Jun. 24 2018

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to...

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

Published Jun. 23 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country’s strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes...

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Published Jun. 23 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the...

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

Published Jun. 22 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a disputed law ordering a hand recount of the ballots from...

Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Published Jun. 22 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public...

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

Published Jun. 21 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s...

Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

Published Jun. 21 2018

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating...

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Published Jun. 21 2018

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday marijuana will be legal nationwide on October 17.

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Published Jun. 20 2018

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery...

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

Published Jun. 20 2018

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting...

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Published Jun. 20 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and...

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Published Jun. 20 2018

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands...

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

Published Jun. 20 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise in hopes...

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4

Published Jun. 19 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area...

More than 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

Published Jun. 19 2018

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. spokesman said on Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting...

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election

Published Jun. 19 2018

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uncertainty loomed over Colombia’s fragile peace deal Monday with the victory of one of its most...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Published Jun. 19 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her...

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Published Jun. 18 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six...

Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained

Published Jun. 18 2018

PARIS (AP) — A woman crying “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — injured two people with a...

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Published Jun. 18 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Published Jun. 18 2018

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group’s ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of...

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban

Published Jun. 17 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding...