News  /  World  / 

Most Recent

Malaysians return, Kim Jong Nam's body handed to North Korea

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:45pm

Nine Malaysians held in North Korea returned to Malaysia's capital early Friday after the government released the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, to the North. The exchange ended a bitter diplomatic battle between the two countries more than a month after Kim's murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:45pm

Fending off growing criticism, the Trump administration invited lawmakers from both parties Thursday to view classified material it says relates to surveillance of the president's associates. The White House refused to say whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegations

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:27pm

South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

Jorge Rueda and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:27pm

Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the responsibilities of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation.

US wants China to take action to stop North Korea nuke tests

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:15pm

The United States wants China to prove that it is really seeking to stop North Korea's nuclear testing with actions — and that's what President Donald Trump will be pressing China's President Xi Jinping to do when they meet in Florida next week, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday.

Germany: Turkish spy list may be deliberate provocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

Germany's interior minister said Thursday that Turkey's intelligence agency may have given its German counterpart a list of suspected supporters of a U.S.-based cleric to "provoke us in some way."

New tips back search at Mexico mass grave site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:36pm

Volunteer searchers pounded metal probes into hard-packed earth at a clandestine grave site in Mexico's Veracruz state on Thursday, redoubling efforts after receiving a tip that hundreds more bodies may be buried there.

German far-right party urges supporters to infiltrate police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:36pm

A far-right party in Germany is urging its supporters to join the police force in the eastern state of Saxony to obtain information about migrants accused of committing crimes.

The Latest: S. Korea ex-leader arrives at detention center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:07pm

The Latest on legal problems of South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Belgium warns against violence during Turkey referendum vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:05pm

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that the government will not tolerate violence as Turks living abroad vote on a referendum that would give Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power.

South Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:55pm

South Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrest.

Prince Charles joins folk dance on European tour amid Brexit

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:27pm

Britain's Prince Charles joined in a traditional folk dance Thursday during a visit to Romania, the first stop in a three-nation trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally.

Ukraine gov't pledges to cease fire in the east on Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:03pm

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his country's troops to cease firing on Russia-backed separatists on Saturday.

A South Korean court approves the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:54pm

A South Korean court approves the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations .

IS claims deadly mid-March suicide attack in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:20pm

An online publication linked to the Islamic State group says two of its Syrian members carried out the deadly twin suicide attacks in mid-March in Syria's capital.

Kenya arrests 3 alleged human traffickers for IS group

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

Three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group have been arrested in a town on Kenya's coast, police said Thursday.

UN criticizes Hamas for closing crossing on Israel border

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

The United Nations and human rights groups have accused Gaza's Hamas rulers of endangering their own people by closing the territory's main crossing with Israel.

Major newspapers in Serbia hit stands with same front pages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:40am

Only days before Serbia's presidential election, seven major newspapers have hit the stands with the same front pages: the ruling candidate's campaign poster.

South African opposition parties aim at President Jacob Zuma

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:05am

South Africa's two main opposition parties took aim at President Jacob Zuma with one appealing to the highest court to order impeachment proceedings and the other announcing it will launch a vote of no confidence in the president.