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General who brought East Timor peace returns 20 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:58pm

The Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage following East Timor's vote for independence has returned to the national capital Dili to mark the 20th anniversary of his arrival.

The Latest: Opposition says Trudeau unfit to lead Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:44pm

The Latest on the emergence of a photo showing Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001 (all times local):

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says he should have known better after photo surfaces showing him wearing brownface

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:22pm

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says he should have known better after photo surfaces showing him wearing brownface.

Justin Trudeau campaign hit with 'brownface' photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:04pm

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaigning for national elections has been hit by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001.

AP Interview: Nicaragua opposition leader sees long road

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:34pm

Nicaraguan opposition leader Félix Maradiaga says after returning from 14 months in exile that he will not leave again, even though he believes President Daniel Ortega has imposed what he calls a "peace of the graveyard."

UN faces rival cease-fire resolutions in Syrian rebel area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:53pm

The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation."

Rockets fired from Gaza fall short, wound 7 Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:54pm

Seven Palestinians have been wounded after a rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip exploded near a house inside the coastal enclave.

Ukraine: Police seize man threatening to blow up Kyiv bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:29pm

Police in Ukraine's capital say they apprehended a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a major bridge and shot down a police drone monitoring him.

UN says deal reached on committee for new Syria constitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:27pm

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria.

4 killed in Mexico City shooting; 3 women, 1 child injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:23am

Mexico City prosecutors say a woman and a 14 year old boy are among four people under arrest for allegedly shooting at a house in a gritty downtown neighborhood, killing four men and wounding three women and a 7-year-old girl.

Migrants a top meeting topic for leaders of France and Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:15am

How Europe can better manage migrants is slated to be a key topic of discussion when Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron meet in Rome on Wednesday night.

Algeria army chief orders move to cut protests in Algiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:40am

Algeria's army chief has ordered members of the military to arrest people heading into the capital for weekly pro-democracy demonstrations — and to seize their vehicles — claiming that some come with "malicious intentions."

Pakistan: No talks with India until Kashmir status restored

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:36am

Pakistan's prime minister says his government will not hold any talks with India until New Delhi lifts a curfew in Kashmir and reinstates the disputed region's special autonomous status.

The Latest: Defiant Israel PM seeks to lead ruling coalition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:31am

The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local):

German women facing eviction blow up house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:31am

German authorities say a mother and daughter are under investigation for attempted murder after setting off an explosion at their home near Muenster when police and a court officer showed up to evict them.

Senior Portugal official quits amid corruption investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:57am

Portugal's secretary of state for civil protection has quit on the same day police and magistrates searched government offices as part of a corruption investigation.

Saudi military says attack on its oil sites came from the north and were "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:44am

Saudi military says attack on its oil sites came from the north and were "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."

UK's Boris Johnson confronted by angry parent at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:38am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been confronted by an angry parent during a hospital visit.

Sri Lanka to hold presidential poll on Nov. 16

Kf, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:55am

State media say Sri Lanka will hold its presidential election on Nov. 16.