AP

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

AP - 5 min 55 sec ago
BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria. 2018-02-24T10:12:00-05:00 2018-02-24T15:12:43-05:00

Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'

AP - 5 min 55 sec ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. president's daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was "so incredibly inspiring" and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and — in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics — "be here with our allies in South Korea." 2018-02-24T17:32:00-05:00 2018-02-24T22:32:47-05:00

Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'

AP - 21 min 54 sec ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. president's daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was "so incredibly inspiring" and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and — in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics — "be here with our allies in South Korea." 2018-02-24T17:05:00-05:00 2018-02-24T22:05:53-05:00

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

AP - 21 min 54 sec ago
PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding. 2018-02-24T09:44:00-05:00 2018-02-24T14:44:29-05:00

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

AP - 1 hour 23 min ago
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. 2018-02-24T10:29:00-05:00 2018-02-24T15:29:10-05:00

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

AP - 1 hour 27 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. 2018-02-24T16:00:00-05:00 2018-02-24T21:00:14-05:00

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:47
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. 2018-02-24T10:33:00-05:00 2018-02-24T15:33:39-05:00

Adine Pintilie's "Touch Me Not" wins Berlin's Golden Bear

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:39
BERLIN (AP) — Director Adine Pintilie's "Touch Me Not" has won the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. 2018-02-24T09:16:00-05:00 2018-02-24T14:16:38-05:00

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:25
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. 2018-02-24T09:08:00-05:00 2018-02-24T14:08:19-05:00

Politician: Ex-Austrian chancellor part of Manafort lobbying

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:04
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker said Saturday that a former Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians who were allegedly secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine by Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. 2018-02-24T06:41:00-05:00 2018-02-24T11:41:35-05:00

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:49
ROME (AP) — Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign. 2018-02-24T07:35:00-05:00 2018-02-24T12:35:11-05:00

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:35
PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding. 2018-02-24T07:27:00-05:00 2018-02-24T12:27:35-05:00

Italians march to protest fascism, racism, labor, vaccines

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:24
ROME (AP) — Students opposing a neo-fascist party have scuffled with police in Milan at one of at least a dozen rallies being held across Italy on the last weekend for political action before the March 4 national election. 2018-02-24T04:20:00-05:00 2018-02-24T09:20:46-05:00

Politician: Ex-Austrian chancellor part of Manafort lobbying

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:34
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker said Saturday that a former Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians who were allegedly secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine by Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. 2018-02-24T05:17:00-05:00 2018-02-24T10:17:16-05:00

Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:34
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the Kremlin: a sprawling Russian media empire. 2018-02-24T04:46:00-05:00 2018-02-24T09:46:58-05:00

Politician: Ex-Austrian chancellor part of Manafort lobbying

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:25
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman said Saturday that a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine. 2018-02-24T03:55:00-05:00 2018-02-24T08:55:04-05:00

Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:42
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21. 2018-02-24T01:23:00-05:00 2018-02-24T06:23:30-05:00

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:16
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. 2018-02-24T03:01:00-05:00 2018-02-24T08:01:35-05:00

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:30
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said. 2018-02-24T00:14:00-05:00 2018-02-24T05:14:22-05:00

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:15
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said. 2018-02-24T00:06:00-05:00 2018-02-24T05:06:15-05:00

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:15
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. 2018-02-24T00:02:00-05:00 2018-02-24T05:02:20-05:00

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:52
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. 2018-02-23T23:35:00-05:00 2018-02-24T04:35:58-05:00

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:35
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said. 2018-02-23T23:28:00-05:00 2018-02-24T04:28:01-05:00

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:23
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. 2018-02-23T23:15:00-05:00 2018-02-24T04:15:50-05:00

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:20
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. 2018-02-23T21:03:00-05:00 2018-02-24T02:03:18-05:00

The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:16
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local): 2018-02-23T21:00:00-05:00 2018-02-24T02:00:59-05:00

The Latest: Interior Ministry says 2 killed in Afghan attack

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:07
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local): 2018-02-23T20:55:00-05:00 2018-02-24T01:55:39-05:00

Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least one person and injured six in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, an Afghan official said. 2018-02-23T20:35:00-05:00 2018-02-24T01:35:16-05:00

Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:38
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least one person and injured six in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, an Afghan official said. 2018-02-23T20:22:00-05:00 2018-02-24T01:22:09-05:00

The Latest: Afghan official says at least 3 killed in south

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:25
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local): 2018-02-23T20:05:00-05:00 2018-02-24T01:05:08-05:00

As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:25
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — As the Syrian government escalates its attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with volleys of mortar shells and rockets into the capital, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks and spreading fear among its 4 million residents. 2018-02-23T20:16:00-05:00 2018-02-24T01:16:33-05:00

Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:43
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, an Afghan official said. 2018-02-23T19:40:00-05:00 2018-02-24T00:40:17-05:00

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:27
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. 2018-02-23T15:20:00-05:00 2018-02-23T20:20:56-05:00

Blast hits a diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:35
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion has occurred in a diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital. 2018-02-23T18:22:00-05:00 2018-02-23T23:22:47-05:00

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:35
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she will use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. 2018-02-23T18:27:00-05:00 2018-02-23T23:27:33-05:00

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:23
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. 2018-02-23T18:14:00-05:00 2018-02-23T23:14:51-05:00

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 04:15
NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president's son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate. 2018-02-23T15:02:00-05:00 2018-02-23T20:02:16-05:00

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 03:37
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she will use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. 2018-02-23T16:32:00-05:00 2018-02-23T21:32:47-05:00

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:07
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting. 2018-02-23T13:55:00-05:00 2018-02-23T18:55:08-05:00

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:25
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. 2018-02-23T13:09:00-05:00 2018-02-23T18:09:42-05:00

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:07
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. 2018-02-23T13:02:00-05:00 2018-02-23T18:02:15-05:00

The Latest: UN delays vote on 30-day Syria cease-fire

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:51
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-02-23T12:41:00-05:00 2018-02-23T17:41:51-05:00

US gymnasts say sport rife with verbal and emotional abuse

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:11
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. 2018-02-23T12:08:00-05:00 2018-02-23T17:08:25-05:00

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:57
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. 2018-02-23T11:40:00-05:00 2018-02-23T16:40:55-05:00

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. 2018-02-23T10:49:00-05:00 2018-02-23T15:49:46-05:00

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:03
PARIS (AP) — France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs. 2018-02-23T07:55:00-05:00 2018-02-23T12:55:16-05:00

AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. 2018-02-23T06:49:00-05:00 2018-02-23T11:49:55-05:00

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:56
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed, a police official said. 2018-02-23T06:43:00-05:00 2018-02-23T11:43:58-05:00

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:56
DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked. 2018-02-23T06:50:00-05:00 2018-02-23T11:50:26-05:00

AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. 2018-02-23T06:22:00-05:00 2018-02-23T11:22:49-05:00

The Latest: EU renews appeal for Syria cease-fire

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:16
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-02-23T06:01:00-05:00 2018-02-23T11:01:53-05:00

German food bank criticized, praised for anti-migrant stance

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:16
BERLIN (AP) — A food bank in western Germany drew widespread criticism Friday for its decision to stop giving access cards to foreigners, who it says make up a growing percentage of its users. The move was hailed by some far-right groups. 2018-02-23T05:45:00-05:00 2018-02-23T10:45:20-05:00

The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:06
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they've become a global sensation. 2018-02-23T05:02:00-05:00 2018-02-23T10:02:19-05:00

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:53
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing nine people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. 2018-02-23T04:38:00-05:00 2018-02-23T09:38:15-05:00

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:02
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. 2018-02-22T23:34:00-05:00 2018-02-23T04:34:41-05:00

More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:33
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. 2018-02-23T00:15:00-05:00 2018-02-23T05:15:47-05:00

The Latest: Opposition group: Russia shouldn't vote on Syria

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:39
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-02-23T02:28:00-05:00 2018-02-23T07:28:39-05:00

AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. 2018-02-23T00:02:00-05:00 2018-02-23T05:02:21-05:00

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:27
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears. 2018-02-22T23:18:00-05:00 2018-02-23T04:18:05-05:00

Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:31
BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. 2018-02-22T22:20:00-05:00 2018-02-23T03:20:24-05:00

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:31
MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 2018-02-22T12:22:00-05:00 2018-02-22T17:22:47-05:00

The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:19
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they've become a global sensation. 2018-02-22T19:35:00-05:00 2018-02-23T00:35:30-05:00

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:19
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. 2018-02-22T22:12:00-05:00 2018-02-23T03:12:35-05:00

The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:34
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's women's curling team has become a global sensation. And they don't even know it. 2018-02-22T19:28:00-05:00 2018-02-23T00:28:31-05:00

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:22
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. 2018-02-22T19:08:00-05:00 2018-02-23T00:08:24-05:00

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:54
LONDON (AP) — A senior official at the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of "the danger" of damaging both organizations. 2018-02-22T12:48:00-05:00 2018-02-22T17:48:03-05:00

AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:54
JERUSALEM (AP) — Qatar's point man for Gaza on Thursday urged the world to send urgently needed humanitarian aid to the territory, warning that the war-ravaged coastal strip is "on the verge of collapsing" and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve. 2018-02-22T09:15:00-05:00 2018-02-22T14:15:57-05:00

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:47
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. 2018-02-22T14:31:00-05:00 2018-02-22T19:31:05-05:00

Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

AP - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:27
MILAN (AP) — The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. 2018-02-22T13:13:00-05:00 2018-02-22T18:13:12-05:00

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:51
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. 2018-02-22T10:56:00-05:00 2018-02-22T15:56:02-05:00

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:37
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. 2018-02-22T11:34:00-05:00 2018-02-22T16:34:17-05:00

Security Council to meet amid calls for Syria cease-fire

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:07
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called for an urgent cease-fire in Syria on Thursday as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. 2018-02-22T09:00:00-05:00 2018-02-22T14:00:21-05:00

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago. 2018-02-22T07:49:00-05:00 2018-02-22T12:49:04-05:00

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:34
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. 2018-02-21T23:24:00-05:00 2018-02-22T04:24:09-05:00

Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You're probably too late

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:21
NEW DELHI (AP) — Want an evening out in India with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president. 2018-02-22T07:06:00-05:00 2018-02-22T12:06:59-05:00

In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:29
BEIRUT (AP) — A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again. 2018-02-22T00:25:00-05:00 2018-02-22T05:25:28-05:00

Syria: A father says last goodbye to child

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:50
BEIRUT (AP) — A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again. 2018-02-21T23:44:00-05:00 2018-02-22T04:44:40-05:00

North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:07
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Unification Ministry says North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by Kim Yong Chol, a senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010, to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. 2018-02-21T22:29:00-05:00 2018-02-22T03:29:34-05:00

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:33
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. 2018-02-21T21:27:00-05:00 2018-02-22T02:27:43-05:00

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:33
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? 2018-02-21T21:21:00-05:00 2018-02-22T02:21:56-05:00

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:17
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. And even that was in a field of 16. 2018-02-21T20:55:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:55:49-05:00

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:25
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. 2018-02-21T20:20:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:20:41-05:00

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:12
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. 2018-02-21T19:03:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:03:36-05:00

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:07
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T18:00:00-05:00 2018-02-21T23:00:17-05:00

Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:57
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said they would boycott unless steps are taken to ease fears it's rigged. 2018-02-21T13:43:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:43:55-05:00

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:57
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term "Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust. 2018-02-21T13:20:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:20:48-05:00

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:31
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T14:17:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:17:56-05:00

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:18
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T15:40:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:40:37-05:00

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:36:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:36:25-05:00

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

AP - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:04:18-05:00

Dua Lipa, Stormzy win as Brit Awards join 'Time's Up' call

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:53
LONDON (AP) — Hometown London stars Dua Lipa and Stormzy were both double winners Wednesday at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards, where many guests wore white roses to symbolize the fight against sexual harassment and assault. 2018-02-21T12:49:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:49:50-05:00

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:17
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T11:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:03:19-05:00

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:44
LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. 2018-02-21T06:32:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:32:36-05:00

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:31
JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. 2018-02-21T08:23:00-05:00 2018-02-21T13:23:32-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:52
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T07:48:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:48:17-05:00

Liberia's new president pays visit to France

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:09
PARIS (AP) — Newly-elected Liberian President George Weah and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have announced the creation of a fund to support sport projects in Africa. 2018-02-21T07:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:04:48-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:57
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T06:51:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:51:08-05:00

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:44
JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. 2018-02-21T06:40:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:40:18-05:00

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:17
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. 2018-02-21T05:59:00-05:00 2018-02-21T10:59:09-05:00

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. 2018-02-21T04:26:00-05:00 2018-02-21T09:26:29-05:00

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