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Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

August 17, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said — an apparent move to reduce its prison... more »»

Germany: Merkel's deputy flips bird at far-right protesters

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. more »»

Abduction of Mexican drug lord's son could unleash violence

August 17, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A "gutsy" move by a rising Mexican drug cartel to abduct a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is raising alarms of a possible wave of bloodshed as it... more »»

Mexico: Drug lord's son among those abducted at resort

August 17, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta,... more »»

AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife

August 17, 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous... more »»

Mexico: Drug lord's son among those abducted at resort

August 16, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta,... more »»

Mexico: A son of drug lord among those kidnapped at resort

August 16, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they have confirmed that one of the men taken from an upscale restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta was a son of imprisoned drug lord... more »»

Poland plans prison terms for using term 'Polish death camp'

August 16, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government approved a new bill on Tuesday that foresees prison terms of up to three years for anyone who uses phrases like "Polish death camps" to refer to... more »»

French mayor bans 'anarchical' Pokemon settlement in village

August 16, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A French mayor has denounced the "anarchical settlement" of "Pokemon Go" characters on the "territory" of his eastern village and has ordered the game's creator to remove the virtual... more »»

In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria

August 16, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran allowed Russian warplanes to take off from its territory to bomb targets in Syria on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that underscores the deepening cooperation between two... more »»

Iraqi Kurdish forces take more ground east of IS-held Mosul

August 16, 2016

QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — The Kurdish fighters huddled in an abandoned home on the edge of Qarqashah, one of a dozen villages east of Mosul that was captured from the Islamic State group this week i... more »»

Snowden: Exposure of alleged NSA tools may be warning to US

August 16, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding ... more »»

The Latest: UN body calls for action in Syria's Aleppo

August 16, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war after Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from Iran to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria (all times local):

9 p.m. more »»

Germany ministry calls Turkey key Islamist 'platform'

August 16, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said in a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday that Turkey has become "the central platform of action for Islamist groups" in the... more »»

6 Cuban national volleyball team members charged with rape

August 16, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish prosecutor on Tuesday brought charges of aggravated rape against six members of the Cuban national volleyball team, which lost their games at the Rio Olympics with a... more »»

The Latest: Russia bombers back home after using Iran base

August 16, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war after Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from Iran to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria (all times local):

7:30 p.m. more »»

Yellow fever vaccination drive starts; global spread warned

August 16, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children warned on Tuesday as the World Health Organization is set to... more »»

Knifeman on Austrian train wounds 2; police arrest suspect

August 16, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — A knife-wielding man with psychological problems lunged at other passengers early Tuesday on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two, in an attack prompted by the victims... more »»

The Latest: US says Russia hurried to use Iran base

August 16, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war after Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from Iran to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria (all times local):

7 p.m. more »»

The Latest: US military says Russians notified coalition

August 16, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war after Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from Iran to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria (all times local):

6:45 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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