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First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:10pm

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:07pm

The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands.

Opposition leader Guaido says he will meet VP Pence in Colombia's capital as crisis in Venezuela deepens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:04pm

Opposition leader Guaido says he will meet VP Pence in Colombia's capital as crisis in Venezuela deepens .

North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:45pm

North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.

North Macedonia: Ex-minister attacked in prison to stay home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:52pm

A court in North Macedonia has ordered that a former government minister who was assaulted in a prison yard by other inmates be detained at home instead.

Venezuelans rescue emergency aid boxes from burning trucks stalled on bridge to Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:24pm

Venezuelans rescue emergency aid boxes from burning trucks stalled on bridge to Colombia.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:08pm

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia.

Protester killed in clash with Venezuelan armed forces near border with Brazil, relative tells the AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:56am

Protester killed in clash with Venezuelan armed forces near border with Brazil, relative tells the AP.

Wutip upgraded to super typhoon; lashes Guam with high winds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:30am

A powerful typhoon about 170 miles (274 kilometers) off the U.S. territory of Guam is lashing the Pacific island with high winds and heavy rain.

Venezuelan army major rejects President Nicolas Maduro, supports entry of aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:53am

Venezuelan army major rejects President Nicolas Maduro, supports entry of aid.

Maduro's opponents brave tear gas in push to deliver aid

Christine Armario and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:57am

Opponents of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro braved tear gas as they rescued boxes of emergency food and medicine from burning trucks during violent clashes on the Colombian border with security forces blocking the entry of U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido says first aid shipment has entered Venezuela from Brazil.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:19am

Opposition leader Juan Guaido says first aid shipment has entered Venezuela from Brazil.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido sends off trucks carrying aid from a Cucuta, Colombia warehouse to Venezuela border.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:51am

Opposition leader Juan Guaido sends off trucks carrying aid from a Cucuta, Colombia warehouse to Venezuela border.

Young Pakistani man, woman slain in suspected honor killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:00am

Pakistani police say a young man and a woman have been killed in the country's commercial hub, Karachi, allegedly by relatives over a perceived affront to family honor.

Poland party leader vows more social benefits ahead of votes

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:04am

Poland's ruling party leader has pledged more social benefits for families with children and for the elderly as he opened the right-wing party's campaign ahead of key elections this year.

The Latest: North Korea confirms leader on train to summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:46am

The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local):

Train similar to one used in past by Kim Jong Un enters China ahead of Kim's Vietnam summit with President Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:35am

Train similar to one used in past by Kim Jong Un enters China ahead of Kim's Vietnam summit with President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaido will meet VP Pence in Bogota

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:14am

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

Iraq: 5 fishermen killed in suspected IS attack

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:11am

An Iraqi security official says five fishermen have been killed in an attack by Islamic State group militants on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Baghdad.