Residents of Spain's Basque and Galicia regions voted in regional parliamentary elections on Sunday, but with few hopes of ending the country's 9-month political stalemate and avoiding a third round of national elections in one year.
French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged the state's culpability in abandoning Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence — and were then massacred as traitors after the French retreat in 1962.
Turkey's foreign ministry says 60 security personnel belonging to the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq who were critically wounded fighting the Islamic State group are receiving treatment in Turkey.
Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted Sep 24th - 11:11pm
North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children. Women who've made that choice have lived with the guilt and shame for years, but some are breaking their silence and trying to get international help for their situation. What some of the women told The Associated Press about their experiences:
Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.
Dave Bryan, Associated Press | Posted Sep 24th - 4:31pm
Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's development.