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The Latest: Kurdish forces lose more territory in Iraq

October 17, 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local):

11:30 a.m. more »»

Deadly fires ease, anger grows over Iberia's 41 fire deaths

October 17, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday over its 37 fire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the government to explain why... more »»

George Saunders is bookies' favorite for Man Booker prize

October 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo. more »»

Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar

October 17, 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces lost more territory in Iraq on Tuesday, withdrawing from the town of Sinjar a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the disputed city of Kirku. more »»

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

October 17, 2017

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are... more »»

Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges

October 17, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron. more »»

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

October 17, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants... more »»

Alleged IS female recruiter arrested in Spain with FBI help

October 17, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says the civil guard has arrested a 21-year-old Spanish woman who allegedly recruited other women to join the Islamic State group in conflict... more »»

The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes

October 17, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the militant siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi (all times local):

2:20 p.. more »»

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

October 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and... more »»

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

October 17, 2017

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in... more »»

Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

October 17, 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State group, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields an... more »»

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

October 17, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national... more »»

The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

October 17, 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local):

8:10 p.m. more »»

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss

October 17, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation. more »»

Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss

October 17, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting sites were shifted to distant neighborhoods with rampant crime. Ballots featured the faces of opposition candidates who lost in primaries. more »»

Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe

October 16, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while the... more »»

The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertainty

October 16, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):

12:20 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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