South hopeful, wary, but nuke talks crucial for Korean ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often-belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But for liberal South Korean President Moon […]

Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community. Francis earlier Sunday called for the urgent observation of a limited cease-fire in […]

10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

BOGOTA, Colombia — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country’s drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the aftermath of […]

3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said. Witnesses described the sound of the explosion as deafening. Firefighters pulled […]

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

BEIJING — China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship. Talks were due to start Monday but there was no word from the American Embassy or […]

Egypt says its security forces killed 40 militants

CAIRO — Egypt said Saturday its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide. In a Saturday statement, the Interior Ministry, which […]

Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout

  STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the […]

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

PARIS — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an […]

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the […]

UK’s defiant May tells critics it’s her Brexit deal or chaos

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into “deep and grave uncertainty.” Britain’s long-simmering divisions over its future in the EU erupted into turmoil just a day after the […]