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Syrian opposition seeks extension of current Geneva talks

May 17, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian opposition will seek an extension of the current round of U.N.-hosted peace talks underway in Geneva, saying Wednesday it needed more negotiating tim. more »»

Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government

May 17, 2017

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president on Wednesday handed the mandate to form a government to left-wing opposition leader Zoran Zaev, an initial step toward ending a political crisis tha... more »»

New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot water

May 17, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the... more »»

Sudan's president risks overshadowing Trump's Muslim speech

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping the Muslim world's leaders join him in confronting extremist ideology when he attends a weekend summit in Saudi Arabi. more »»

Ireland to get new leader as Enda Kenny steps down

May 17, 2017

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced Wednesday he is resigning as leader of the Fine Gael party, paving the way for his replacement as the country's head of government. more »»

AP names Hennessey, Klapper to Washington leadership roles

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has promoted reporters Kathleen Hennessey and Bradley Klapper to a pair of key leadership positions in its Washington bureau. more »»

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail

May 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has deferred sentencing an Oxford University student who pleaded guilty to stabbing her boyfriend in a drug-fueled argument, after remarking that the "extraordinary"... more »»

EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary

May 17, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have called for an investigation of member-state Hungary to determine whether its laws are in "serious breach of EU values. more »»

Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum

May 17, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen from the left and the right, an equal number of men and women, for his new cabinet. more »»

Poland to seek extradition of Minnesota man in Nazi case

May 17, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors say they are working on a request for the extradition from the U.S. of a Minnesota man they accuse of participating in a World War II massacre. more »»

Christian sect attacks Congo prison, frees leader, 50 others

May 17, 2017

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Christian sect members stormed a prison in Congo's capital Wednesday, freeing the leader of their movement and 50 others, Congo's justice minister said. more »»

Comedian's 'Nazi slut' jab at German politician ruled legal

May 17, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a comedian's comments calling a leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany party a "Nazi slut" on a television show were satirical and... more »»

The Latest: Spain: No IS links to migrant smuggling gang

May 17, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):

2:45 p.m. more »»

Nigeria: Too soon to close camps for Boko Haram's displaced

May 17, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Camps for tens of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram will have to stay open beyond the end of this month as Nigeria's military continues to fight the extremists... more »»

Munich council rejects Oktoberfest beer price cap plan

May 17, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Munich's city council has rejected an attempt to take the froth off beer prices at the annual Oktoberfes. more »»

300 migrants in Sweden evacuated after 3 arson fires

May 17, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three fires in southern Sweden apparently aimed at refugees are being investigated as arson, Swedish authorities said Wednesday. more »»

Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

May 17, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Three bomb disposal experts were killed in a car bomb blast west of Somalia's capital on Wednesday, police said. more »»

The Latest: Tear gas fired at Greek anti-austerity protest

May 17, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's general strike (all times local):

1:35 p.m. more »»

Hispanic Society of America wins top Spanish award

May 17, 2017

MADRID (AP) — The Hispanic Society of America museum and library has won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for international cooperation for promoting Hispanic and Latin culture. more »»

Copenhagen police detain 25 after squatter anniversary riots

May 17, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say that 25 people have been detained for allegedly taking part in clashes during a March protest marking the 10th anniversary of a squatter eviction... more »»

 
 
 

 

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