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Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:52pm

An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense.

Amnesty criticizes Iran's mass arrests as US frees reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:33pm

Amnesty International says Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year in a "shameless campaign of repression."

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump has conceded that there's no place like the House for a State of the Union address and will postpone this year's message until after the partial government shutdown ends. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn her invitation to use the chamber as scheduled Tuesday night. While the White House considered other venues for a time, Trump tweeted Wednesday night that he would wait after all.

Showdown in Venezuela as US backs Maduro rival's power claim

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:04pm

Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.

Death toll from Indonesian floods and landslides rises to 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:19pm

The death toll from flooding and landslides in central Indonesia has risen to 26, the governor of a province that has been inundated by torrential rains said Thursday.

Spokesman for former Jakarta governor who was imprisoned for blasphemy says he was released early Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:30pm

Spokesman for former Jakarta governor who was imprisoned for blasphemy says he was released early Thursday.

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:27pm

Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.

North Korea says Kim orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:07pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday.

UN envoy urges Colombia to act quickly to protect leaders

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:25pm

The new U.N. envoy for Colombia urged the government on Wednesday to swiftly implement its plan to protect social leaders, saying seven leaders were killed in just the first week of January.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:23pm

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is breaking off relations with the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:20pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is breaking off relations with the US.

Top Jordanian politicians arrested on corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:58pm

Jordan's state security court has arrested several high-profile politicians on charges of illegal tobacco production, smuggling and bribery.

French protest group to field candidates for EU parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:29pm

A group of France's yellow vest protesters says it is fielding a slate of candidates for the European Parliament elections.

Official: Canada recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:18pm

Official: Canada recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela.

Report: Iran court sentences whistle-blower to 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:51am

The official IRNA news agency reports that an Iranian court has sentenced a prominent journalist to five years in prison.

Israel's Netanyahu calls for probe into investigation leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:27am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a "serious complaint" with the country's attorney general over leaks to Israeli media by investigators involved in corruption cases against him.

Pakistan opposition asks PM to quit over killing civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:02am

Pakistan's opposition leader has asked the country's prime minister to resign after an investigation concluded that police killed an innocent couple and their teenage daughter in a botched operation.

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself interim president before thousands cheering in support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:50am

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself interim president before thousands cheering in support.

In Congo, some party on eve of opposition taking presidency

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:45am

Memorial caps, vibrant T-shirts, plenty of food. The surprise win by Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has breathed new life into one neighborhood of the capital, Kinshasa, as supporters celebrate ahead of his Thursday inauguration.