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Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:07 GMT2017-11-22T16:40:07Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars....



Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:41:28 GMT2017-11-22T19:41:28Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran....



Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:52:03 GMT2017-11-22T21:52:03Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy....



US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:31 GMT2017-11-22T16:47:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh....



Bosnian ex-prisoner says justice served with Mladic verdict

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:24:41 GMT2017-11-22T14:24:41Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A former prisoner of Serb-run camps in northwestern Bosnia who became a symbol of the horrors of the 1992-95 war says justice has finally been served with the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic....



Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:54:45 GMT2017-11-22T15:54:45Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom....



Romanian confesses to killing of German jogger

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:48 GMT2017-11-22T16:47:48Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A Romanian truck driver confessed at the opening of his trial Wednesday that he killed a woman who was out jogging in a forest in southwestern Germany....



Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:21:05 GMT2017-11-22T19:21:05Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva....



UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:28:58 GMT2017-11-22T20:28:58Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction - until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world....



Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:48:11 GMT2017-11-22T19:48:11Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month....