Parliament of Catalonia to respond Thursday to Spanish govt’s move to control region, possibly vote on independence.
Swiss police say eight people were hurt, at least one of them seriously, during an ax attack in a small northeastern town that ended with the suspect’s arrest. The alleged assailant, a 17-year-old Latvian boy, lived locally and studied at a vocational school.
An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province. In Kabul, two rockets fired from the east of the Afghan capital hit inside the city but caused no casualties.
A far-left pro-independence party in Catalonia is calling for “mass civil disobedience” in the region following the Spanish government’s unprecedented move to trigger a section of the constitution allowing the central government to intervene in the running of the region.
Syrian activists are reporting that at least 65 bodies of civilians have been found in a central town retaken by government forces from the Islamic State group. Most of the victims are believed to have been killed by IS.
The United Nations and the African Union are appealing for peace as tensions build in Kenya, where the main opposition group says it will boycott a planned presidential election on Thursday.
French authorities say firefighters have mostly contained wildfires that spread across the Mediterranean island of Corsica over the weekend.
Syrian activists say bodies of 65 civilians found in town retaken by government troops, many believed killed by IS.
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Eight months after the audacious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality — a scheme allegedly cooked up by a network of North Koreans who have never, and almost certainly never will, set foot in the courthouse.
U.N. humanitarian officials, government ministers and advocacy group leaders are convening for a conference aimed at drumming up funds to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August.
Donald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as the U.S. president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says after election win he will pursue “strong diplomacy” to pressure North Korea.
It wasn’t just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress.
Philippine defense secretary declares the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi city are “finished” .
Iraq’s prime minister and an influential Shiite cleric have visited Jordan, just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Iraq and Saudi Arabia to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness.
A new book charts the rise of anti-immigrant populists.
As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. His image is depicted on coins, amulets, statues and pins, and his works on Thailand’s behalf are immortalized in art showing him visiting rural areas and working on development projects he supported. Millions of mourners have prostrated themselves before Bhumibol’s body, which has lain in state at a Bangkok palace for a year. The Associated Press asked Thais about their thoughts on Bhumibol and what mementos they’ve kept to honor the monarch they hail as “Father.” Here are their responses:
A senior U.S. diplomat has apologized to Indonesia’s government after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington D.C. and says the general is welcome in the U.S.
Toddlers roam in diapers or even naked in an abandoned building in Rio de Janeiro that has become home to hundreds of squatters. Mounds of trash create pockets of stench in what used to house the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.