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Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:12:54 GMT2017-02-21T21:12:54Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures in Israeli society and drew Palestinian criticism for being too lenient....



Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:05:14 GMT2017-02-21T23:05:14Z

HELSINKI (AP) -- When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun....



Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:33:10 GMT2017-02-21T11:33:10Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group....



Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hard

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:04:23 GMT2017-02-21T12:04:23Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive....



UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:24:27 GMT2017-02-21T18:24:27Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for a political transition....



Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:25:43 GMT2017-02-21T20:25:43Z

ROME (AP) -- From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent....



Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:57:15 GMT2017-02-21T23:57:15Z

LONDON (AP) -- While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts....



Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:48:39 GMT2017-02-21T17:48:39Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance....



Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:02:49 GMT2017-02-21T16:02:49Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking....