Jake Coyle, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 11:30am
"The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America.
Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 10:43am
Ecuadoreans are choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 10:35am
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.
News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register with state labor exchanges.
Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 9:32am
An attorney general's legal review of legislation seeking to ban lucrative video gaming on tribal casinos in Idaho says the measure could spark multiple legal headaches for the state, while also pointing out holes in the bill's language.
Adam Beam, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 8:40am
When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit.
Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 7:05am
As the world's oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of President Robert Mugabe. For weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes.
Ganbat Namjilsangarav, Associated Press | Posted Feb 19th - 5:20am
The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track.
The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that it and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track.
China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.