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N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:58:08 GMT2017-05-01T00:58:08Z

FUSSA, Japan (AP) -- Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles....



Australia warns NKorea against 'reckless, dangerous threats'

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:19:26 GMT2017-05-01T00:19:26Z

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister has used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle to warn that his country and the United States will not tolerate North Korea's "reckless, dangerous threats" to regional peace....



Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:06:15 GMT2017-04-30T23:06:15Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal....



Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:54:31 GMT2017-04-30T22:54:31Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges....



7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:28:21 GMT2017-04-30T22:28:21Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven armed men in their 20s....



Italy's Renzi easily in Democratic Party primary

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:20:58 GMT2017-04-30T22:20:58Z

ROME (AP) -- Former Premier Matteo Renzi regained the Democratic Party leadership, handily winning a Sunday primary that he hopes will bolster the center-left's ability to counter growing support for populist politicians in Italy ahead of national elections....



Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:25:38 GMT2017-04-30T21:25:38Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women's rights, the war in Yemen and other sensitive issues....



French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:56:15 GMT2017-04-30T20:56:15Z

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso....



Bag with 2 embryos in jars found outside Greek cemetery

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:51:45 GMT2017-04-30T20:51:45Z

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say a black bag left outside a village cemetery in northern Greece contained two jars, each with an embryo in formaldehyde....



Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:30:11 GMT2017-04-30T20:30:11Z

POITIERS, France (AP) -- Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable....



France's Macron honors Holocaust victims, vows 'Never again'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:26:18 GMT2017-04-30T20:26:18Z

PARIS (AP) -- Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron paid homage Sunday to the tens of thousands of French Jews killed in the Holocaust with a somber, simple message to voters: Never again....



Israel s

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:47:07 GMT2017-04-30T17:47:07Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel paused to honor its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism Sunday evening as it began commemorating its annual Memorial Day....



Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:44:36 GMT2017-04-30T17:44:36Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group....



Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:26:18 GMT2017-04-30T17:26:18Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday....



Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:07:31 GMT2017-04-30T17:07:31Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said....



FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:47:09 GMT2017-04-30T16:47:09Z

GENEVA (AP) -- Under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed FIFA voters, Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait resigned from his soccer roles on Sunday....



Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:32:49 GMT2017-04-30T16:32:49Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen."...



Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:13:18 GMT2017-04-30T16:13:18Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's security forces say they have arrested 46 people suspected of belonging to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside of one of Islam's holiest sites last year....



The Latest: Macron visits the Holocaust Memorial in Paris

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:06:15 GMT2017-04-30T16:06:15Z

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local):...



Technology-loving Dubai unveils its own typographic font

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:01:16 GMT2017-04-30T16:01:16Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more: its own typographic font....



The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:53:45 GMT2017-04-30T15:53:45Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):...



Albanian opposition given time to register for June 18 polls

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:50:59 GMT2017-04-30T15:50:59Z

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's election authorities have extended for a few days the registration period for candidates for the June polls in an attempt to get participation from the opposition....



Report: Iran becomes self-sufficient in gasoline production

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:37:28 GMT2017-04-30T15:37:28Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has become self-sufficient in producing the amount of gasoline the country requires on a daily basis, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday....



15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:36:15 GMT2017-04-30T15:36:15Z

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian police say they've filed criminal charges against 15 people suspected of being involved in a violent attack against the parliament three days ago....



Merkel ally: 'Enlightened patriotism' part of German culture

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:30:23 GMT2017-04-30T15:30:23Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says "enlightened patriotism" should be part of Germany's national culture....



UK: Police arrest woman who was shot during police raid

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:22:06 GMT2017-04-30T15:22:06Z

LONDON (AP) -- British police say they have arrested a woman who was shot and seriously injured during a counter-terrorism raid in London earlier this week....



Temporary Knights of Malta order chief takes oath of office

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:20:33 GMT2017-04-30T15:20:33Z

ROME (AP) -- The new, temporary head of the ancient Knights of Malta lay religious order has taken his oath of office....



Turkey arrests Iranian, seizes anti-tank missile parts

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:11:35 GMT2017-04-30T15:11:35Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities have arrested an Iranian national who they say tried to smuggle in parts of a Russian-made anti-tank missile system with the suspected aim of delivering them to a terror organization....



Report: Swiss man held in German was spying on tax officials

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:23:36 GMT2017-04-30T14:23:36Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Welt newspaper reports that a Swiss man arrested for espionage Friday in Frankfurt may have been spying on German tax officials....



Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work released early

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:09:33 GMT2017-04-30T14:09:33Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An award-winning Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work has been released after serving about five months of his yearlong sentence, though he doesn't know whether he'll make movies again in the Islamic Republic....



May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:49:43 GMT2017-04-30T13:49:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal....



Multiple car collision kills 11 on Indonesia's Java island

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:04:21 GMT2017-04-30T13:04:21Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Police said a multiple car collision involving a tour bus killed at least 11 people Sunday on Indonesia's main Java island....



Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:02:18 GMT2017-04-30T13:02:18Z

HELSINKI (AP) -- Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she's on her way to a rock band rehearsal session....



Egypt court sentences cleric to death in absentia

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:03:46 GMT2017-04-30T12:03:46Z

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced a hard-line cleric to death in absentia on charges of establishing a "terror group" after the 2013 overthrow of an elected Islamist president....



Report: Iranian who ran TV network shot dead in Turkey

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:58:40 GMT2017-04-30T11:58:40Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network was shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, Turkish media reported Sunday, just months after reportedly being convicted of spreading "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic....



Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:39:52 GMT2017-04-30T11:39:52Z

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said....



Pope to Catholics: get out, spread faith, help cholesterol

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:30:03 GMT2017-04-30T11:30:03Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is trying to energize Catholics, telling them to be active, help others, spread the faith, and that's all good for cholesterol levels, too....



Spanish, Moroccan police arrest 30 hashish smugglers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:59 GMT2017-04-30T11:16:59Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say 30 drug smugglers have been arrested in raids carried out in cooperation with Morocco to bust a ring that introduced hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar....



Pope to Venezuela: avoid more violence, respect human rights

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:41:59 GMT2017-04-30T10:41:59Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners....



Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:37:19 GMT2017-04-30T10:37:19Z

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest....



Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:54:16 GMT2017-04-30T07:54:16Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's "militarization" of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in a major concession to Beijing....



Polish official suspended after depicting Tusk as SS officer

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:18:12 GMT2017-04-30T07:18:12Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer....



Minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in Pakistan

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:13:19 GMT2017-04-30T06:13:19Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people....



Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:01:13 GMT2017-04-30T06:01:13Z

LONDON (AP) -- The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance....



Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:59:53 GMT2017-04-30T05:59:53Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Philippine leader and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship" with Duterte....



Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:08:30 GMT2017-04-30T01:08:30Z

CARAMBOLA, Cuba (AP) -- A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said....



British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:23:41 GMT2017-04-29T23:23:41Z

LONDON (AP) -- Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like a one-sided heavyweight title fight. He was just celebrating too early....



The Latest: Joshua knocks out Klitschko for title

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:49:41 GMT2017-04-29T21:49:41Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight in Wembley Stadium. Unofficial scores by AP's Tim Dahlberg. (all times local):...



Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:41:21 GMT2017-04-29T21:41:21Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants....



Puerto Rico releases offer to bondholders

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:03:57 GMT2017-04-29T21:03:57Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Puerto Rico government is offering to pay its senior creditors around 50 cents on the dollar as part of efforts to address its economic crisis....