International and world news - Tucson News Now

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Updated:

Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response. More>>

Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacy

Updated:

The new CEO of Uber has apologized for past mistakes just days after London told the company it was revoking its operating license. More>>

Feds send aid to Puerto Rico amid growing requests for help

Updated:

Federal agencies ramp up their response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as the Trump administration seeks to blunt criticism its response to Hurricane Maria has been less than for other recent storms. More>>

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

Updated:

North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country. More>>

Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears

Updated:

Polls open in Iraq's Kurdish-run provinces, disputed Kirkuk as Iraqi Kurds vote for independence from Baghdad. More>>

The Latest: Israel premier congratulates Merkel, ignores AfD

Updated:

A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany has laid open differences inside the party after it surged to third place in Germany's election, announcing she won't join its new parliamentary caucus. More>>

German nationalists' triumph rooted in eastern discontent

Updated:

Leaders of the anti-migrant nationalist Alternative for Germany pledged Monday to use their strong third-place finish to form a robust but "constructive" opposition, and sought to allay fears raised by Jewish groups and others. More>>

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Updated:

U.S. contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of strong-arm tactics to force them to pay tax bills, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists. More>>

Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

Updated:

The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or not. More>>

Germany: Merkel faces thorny task in building new government

Updated:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party. More>>

Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

Updated:

It's already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more. More>>

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

Updated:

Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking. More>>

Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policy

Updated:

A cricket legend who may be Pakistan's future prime minister says the United States should stop trying to destroy the Taliban and instead talk to them with help from Pakistan. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court cancels arguments

Updated:

North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the North Asian country already under severe sanctions. More>>

The Latest: UK minister in Romania for Brexit diplomacy

Updated:

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has told British counterpart Boris Johnson that he welcomes that Britain is ready to honor its financial commitment to the European Union. More>>

Official: 34 inmates escape prison in eastern Congo

Updated:

A local official says 34 prisoners escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains. More>>

French govt official: Senate elections 'failure' for Macron

Updated:

French government spokesman Christophe Castaner says Senate elections have been a "failure" for President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. More>>

Polish president sets out judicial plan as party alternative

Updated:

Poland's president has proposed his own changes to the nation's judicial bodies and the constitution in a dispute that is at the heart of a standoff with the European Union. More>>

Top eurozone official: Greece needs 'clean' bailout exit

Updated:

The eurozone's top official says that Greece and its European creditors are on a good path to completing bailout talks, with a view to a "clean exit" from strict fiscal supervision. More>>

More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake

Updated:

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble in Mexico City hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of the city's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. More>>

The Latest: UN says Kurdish vote could be 'destabilizing'

Updated:

The Latest: Turkey says it doesn't recognize Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Thousands of Libyans march for new politician, others oppose

Updated:

Nearly 2,000 demonstrators have gathered in the Libyan capital in support of a Switzerland-based Libyan businessman who had called for a rally to reject the leadership of both main sides in the divided country. More>>

Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months

Updated:

An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year's elections to three months in prison for offending public morals. More>>

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

Updated:

U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria have accused Russia of bombing their positions in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants. More>>

Venezuela: Trump acted 'like the world's emperor' at UN

Updated:

Venezuela's top diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump acted "as if he was the world's emperor" at the United Nations last week. More>>

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend gets suspended sentence

Updated:

An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife will be able to avoid prison after receiving a suspended sentence. More>>

The Latest: HRW says US-led coalition Syria strike killed 84

Updated:

An international human rights group says two airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on northern Syria earlier this year killed 84 civilians, including 30 children. More>>

Russian authorities investigating possible cannibalism case

Updated:

Investigators in Russia's south are looking into a possible cannibalism case. More>>

4 men accused of killings in Syria go on trial in Germany

Updated:

Four asylum-seekers have gone on trial in Germany accused of executing 36 members of the Syrian security forces while they were members of the Nusra Front extremist group. More>>

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

Updated:

Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

Updated:

The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker says authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S. by seeking his return to Russia. More>>

Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers

Updated:

Police say they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindus in two mass graves in Myanmar's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, and the government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. More>>

Lawyer for man accused of kidnapping UK model: case a 'sham'

Updated:

A lawyer representing a suspect accused of kidnapping a British model says the entire case may have been fabricated as a publicity stunt. More>>

UN human rights office: Russia violating int'l law in Crimea

Updated:

The U.N. human rights office says Russia is violating international law in Crimea, including by imposing Russian citizenship on its people and deliberately transferring hundreds of prisoners and detainees to prisons in Russia. More>>

Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan

Updated:

Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. More>>

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

Updated:

Tokyo's governor is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month. More>>

Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

Updated:

A senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the "Star Wars" films seated next to a Saudi king. More>>

London studying ways to reduce new fatberg under Chinatown

Updated:

British engineers are studying ways to dispose of yet another oversize "fatberg" threatening London's sewers. More>>

Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North Korea

Updated:

North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortages

Updated:

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems. More>>

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

Updated:

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. More>>

Meghan Markle appears at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

Updated:

Prince Harry's girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle is sitting in the stands for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's Invictus Games for wounded veterans. More>>

The Latest: Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goal

Updated:

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. More>>

Berliners back call for city's Tegel Airport to stay open

Updated:

Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. More>>

British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

Updated:

British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received Serbian passport from the Balkan country's president. More>>

Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to about 50,000

Updated:

Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption. More>>

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

Updated:

Thousands of Puerto Ricans are spending long hours hunting resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: Merkel's bloc comes 1st in German election

Updated:

Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in Germany, has voted at a polling station near her home in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood. More>>

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

Updated:

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is "the most urgent refugee emergency in the world" right now. More>>

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Updated:

Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to be handed a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls in an election also likely to give the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, seats in parliament. More>>

London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

Updated:

The mayor of London says people angry about the decision to strip Uber of its license in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself, and not transit authorities. More>>

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

Updated:

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries sunsets Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. More>>

Pope's sex abuse advisers also look into children of priests

Updated:

Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children born to Roman Catholic priests. More>>

Vatican denounces ousted auditor who says he was forced out

Updated:

The Vatican is denouncing its ousted auditor general for revealing that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he says were trumped-up charges. More>>

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

Updated:

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. More>>

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

Updated:

Even as the search continues for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico City, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable. More>>

Russia general killed in Syria fighting

Updated:

Russia's Defense Ministry says a general has been killed in fighting in Syria. More>>

The Latest: Some refuse to return to Mexico police building

Updated:

Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital. More>>

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

Updated:

The United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy. More>>

Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

Updated:

Mexican architects, engineers volunteer to inspect quake-damaged buildings. More>>

Woman dies in northern Greece after deep dive

Updated:

Authorities in Greece say that a Bulgarian woman has been killed and her husband hospitalized after diving to a great depth off northern Greece's coast. More>>

France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

Updated:

French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house. More>>

Italy air force Eurofighter crashes at air show, pilot dead

Updated:

Italy's air force says a Eurofighter jet performing in an air show south of Rome has crashed in the sea, killing the pilot. More>>

Airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

Updated:

A Syrian war monitoring group says airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo for the first time in months since a cease-fire has taken hold in the province. More>>

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

Updated:

As rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too. More>>

Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports

Updated:

The president of Iraq's Kurdish region says the controversial vote on independence will go ahead as planned on Monday, despite mounting pressures from within the region and beyond. More>>

Iran strikes IS bases on Syria-Iraq border with drones

Updated:

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. More>>

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

Updated:

Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security. More>>

The Latest: French conservatives keep majority in Senate

Updated:

Partial official results show France's conservatives on track to keep their majority in the Senate, with President Emmanuel Macron's party trailing as his popularity suffers. More>>

Ethiopia bans weapons at upcoming religious gathering

Updated:

Ethiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year. More>>

Iran displays S-300 air defense missile system to public

Updated:

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country's sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran. More>>

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

Updated:

North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. More>>

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Updated:

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. More>>

Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan

Updated:

With Gigi Hadid on the runway and Lauren Hutton in the front row, Bottega Veneta honors icons as it embraces the now. More>>

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

Updated:

Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Updated:

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. More>>

Saudi festivities stress unity amid political, economic woes

Updated:

Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day with an array of family-friendly festivities, including allowing women to enter the main stadium in the capital, Riyadh, for the first time, to see a performance recounting the country's founding 87 years ago. More>>

Egypt: Life sentences for 2 over 2015 soccer violence

Updated:

An Egyptian court has sentenced two men to life in prison and a dozen others to two to ten years over deadly soccer violence in 2015 that it blamed on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. More>>

Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote

Updated:

Thousands of Catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in Barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from Spain. More>>

The Latest: Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for vote

Updated:

Grassroots groups driving Catalonia's independence movement say they have started distributing one million ballots to be used in a referendum on secession that the Spanish government has vowed to stop. More>>

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

Updated:

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

Updated:

The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. More>>

Turkish FM visits 2 Turks jailed in the US for May brawl

Updated:

Turkey's top diplomat has visited two Turks imprisoned in the United States for their alleged involvement in an infamous brawl that has raised tensions between the two countries. More>>

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

Updated:

South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. More>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

Updated:

New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Video included

Updated:

In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. More>>

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Updated:

Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. More>>

10 photos from Bangladesh camps, 10 stories of desperation

Updated:

An AP photographer shares stories of desperation and hopelessness behind 10 pictures from Bangladesh camps where Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar violence now struggle. More>>

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

Updated:

Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is "marching steadily" toward the goal of rooting out terrorism _ and "victory is now within reach.". More>>

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Updated:

Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. More>>

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

Updated:

You may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman, but his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen. More>>

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

Updated:

The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. More>>

Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

Updated:

British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. More>>

Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

Updated:

A French paratrooper died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appeared to be the first official French casualty in the operation. More>>

Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

Updated:

The first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Mexico City has begun on a somber note. More>>

Italy's 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premier

Updated:

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country's premiership by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. More>>

Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

Updated:

Spain's Interior Ministry has begun coordinating all police efforts in Catalonia, a tactic to halt the region's referendum on secession following tensions with the regional police force controlled by the pro-independence Catalan government. More>>

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

Updated:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign helpers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before the country votes. More>>

US-backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS

Updated:

Senior official with U.S.-backed SDF says his fighters have captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province Syrian that borders Iraq. More>>

Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence

Updated:

Yemeni Shiite rebel officials say a prominent journalist who was sentenced to death over accusations of collaborating with a Saudi-led coalition battling the group has been pardoned. More>>

Russian oppositionist Udaltsov detained before Moscow rally

Updated:

Russian news reports say a prominent opposition figure who was recently released after serving more than four years in prison has been detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. More>>

The Latest: Catalonia refuses to give police over to Spain

Updated:

Catalonia's top security official says the regional government is refusing to hand over control of a regional police force to Spanish central authorities who are trying to stop a referendum on independence. More>>

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches Video included

Updated:

The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

Updated:

London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Updated:

The top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia says America remains deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state and allegations of human rights abuses there. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

Updated:

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

Updated:

Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

Updated:

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

Updated:

Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. More>>

Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni

Updated:

On the runway at Milan Fashion Week: When times go dark, designer Giorgio Armani goes bright. More>>

In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

Updated:

In Mexico quake, forgotten villages on edge of capital clamor for aid. More>>

Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

Updated:

Britain and the EU are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders. More>>

Prime Minister Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

Updated:

Polls have closed in New Zealand's national elections and the first results were trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race. More>>

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Updated:

Turkey's political and military leaders are set to meet to mull over possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope Video included

Updated:

Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

Updated:

Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

Updated:

New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

Updated:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

Russia: Relations with US poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

Updated:

Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria.". More>>

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

Updated:

Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

Updated:

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

Updated:

The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

Updated:

Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

Updated:

Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

Updated:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

21 migrants dead, 5 missing after boat sinks in Black Sea

Updated:

Turkey's state-run news agency says a vessel carrying migrants has sunk in the Black Sea, killing four people on board. More>>

Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89

Updated:

The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

Updated:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

Updated:

President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegal

Updated:

President of Iraq's Kurdish region says controversial referendum on independence will go forward, despite increasingly urgent calls from international community to delay. More>>

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

Updated:

Pakistan's military says death toll from Indian attack in disputed Kashmir rises to 6, India says Pakistan initiated. More>>

Syrian activist, journalist daughter found dead in Turkey

Updated:

Turkish media reports say a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul. More>>

British police charge 18-year-old over London subway bombing

Updated:

London' police chief says the bomb that failed to detonate in London's subway was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. More>>

Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

Updated:

Greece's Supreme Court has ruled that refugees can be returned to Turkey under last year's European Union-Turkey deal, rejecting arguments by 2 Syrian men that Turkey is not a safe destination. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

Updated:

Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: Spanish prosecutor seeking sedition charges

Updated:

Spain's Interior Ministry says it's deploying police reinforcements to its northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place. More>>

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

Updated:

A government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash the tyrant's crimes. More>>

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

Updated:

Second protest calling for release of Catalan officials underway. More>>

Istanbul's mayor announces his sudden resignation

Updated:

The mayor of Istanbul has announced his resignation as head of the city of nearly 15 million people. More>>

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

Updated:

A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Florence where Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

First UN expert on gender identity resigns

Updated:

A spokesman for the Human Rights Council has confirmed that the U.N.'s first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity has announced his resignation for "personal reasons.". More>>

African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitor

Updated:

South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town. More>>

Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

Updated:

Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's major overhaul of the judiciary as being a threat to the rule of law. More>>

France renews half of senators' seats, a test for Macron

Updated:

On Sunday, France will elect nearly half its Senate, in a vote that is expected to illustrate the slide in President Emmanuel Macron's popularity since his election earlier this year. More>>

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

Updated:

5 things to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unprecedented personal rebuke of Trump. More>>

The Latest: Migrant death toll off Turkey rises to 15

Updated:

Turkey's coast guard has increased to 15 the death toll of migrants who drowned when their boat capsized in the Black Sea. More>>

Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to Trump

Updated:

Full text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to US President Donald Trump. More>>

Newcomer to Swiss executive body chosen as foreign minister

Updated:

The newest member to Switzerland's seven-member executive body is set to become the Alpine country's next foreign minister. More>>

The Latest: UK police charge man with London subway blast

Updated:

British police have charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week's bomb attack on the London subway. More>>

Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law

Updated:

Romania's president cancels a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. More>>

Finnish police: Likely suicide attempt outside parliament

Updated:

Police in Helsinki say it believes two people stabbed themselves in their stomach on the steps outside the Finnish parliament in an apparent suicide attempt. More>>

Russian sub fires cruises missiles at militants in Syria

Updated:

Russia says its submarine in Mediterranean has fired cruise missiles at militant positions in northwestern Syria. More>>

Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire

Updated:

An Estonian court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of causing severe bodily harm for setting his wife on fire and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. More>>

German court sends ax attacker to psychiatric hospital

Updated:

A German court has sent a man who randomly attacked passengers with an ax at Duesseldorf's main train station in March to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. More>>

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

Updated:

Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote on Sunday, but with a weaker mandate as more voters turn to smaller parties, including the anti-immigrant and euroskeptic Alternative for Germany. More>>

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

Updated:

Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

Updated:

President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

Updated:

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

Updated:

South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

Updated:

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

Updated:

Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

Updated:

New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

Updated:

South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

Updated:

Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

Updated:

AP Explains: Japan, despite having suffered atomic bomb attacks, refuses to join nuclear powers and NATO in signing a nuclear ban treaty. More>>

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

Updated:

A senior EU official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

Updated:

Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

Updated:

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

Updated:

Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

Updated:

On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

Updated:

In Shanghai, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in first NHL preseason game played in China. More>>

4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

Updated:

Russian police say they have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

Updated:

The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

Updated:

Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

Updated:

Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them. More>>

  • NationalMore>>

  • Trooper's widow sues sniper's parents for son's actions

    Trooper's widow sues sniper's parents for son's actions

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:27 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:49 GMT
    The widow of a state trooper has sued the parents of the sniper convicted in her late husband's killing, saying they psychologically manipulated their son "into developing a strong dislike for police and acting on...
    The widow of a state trooper has sued the parents of the sniper convicted in her late husband's killing, saying they psychologically manipulated their son "into developing a strong dislike for police and acting on that dislike.".
  • Nurse convicted of killing 6 people at Indiana hospital dies

    Nurse convicted of killing 6 people at Indiana hospital dies

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:17:45 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:48 GMT
    State prison officials say Orville Lynn Majors, who was convicted of killing six people while a nurse at an Indiana hospital, has died.
    State prison officials say Orville Lynn Majors, who was convicted of killing six people while a nurse at an Indiana hospital, has died.
  • What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers

    What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-09-25 18:18:22 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:37 GMT
    A last-ditch attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law gives insurance shoppers only a vague sense of what lies ahead if the bill becomes law.
    A last-ditch attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law gives insurance shoppers only a vague sense of what lies ahead if the bill becomes law.
Powered by Frankly