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The Latest: Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:47am

The Latest on explosion near Baghdad earlier in the month (all times local):

Flights canceled due to strike at Kosovo's Pristina airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:38am

A short strike at the Pristina International Airport has caused the cancellation of some flights and delays of others.

Mexican court says cocaine should be allowed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:36am

A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it.

Turkey: 30 detained in protest over elected mayors' ouster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:02am

Turkish media reports say police have used water cannons to disperse crowds protesting a government decision to oust three elected mayors in Turkey's mainly Kurdish-populated southeast and replace them with government appointees.

Hong Kong protesters mark brutal mob attack with sit-in

Johnson Lai and Yves Van Dam, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:25am

Hong Kong protesters held a sit-in at a suburban train station on Wednesday evening to mark a month since a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:19am

The Latest on Donald Trump's cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local):

Italian politicians try to keep election, Salvini, at bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:17am

Some Italian political leaders are trying for a deal to keep at bay elections and right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini, who's rising in popularity.

Danish Prime Minister: 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel trip over Greenland sale.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:10am

Danish Prime Minister: 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel trip over Greenland sale. .

The Latest: Merkel says Irish border is key Brexit issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:52am

The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local)::

More Rohingya families say they will not return to Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:58am

A Bangladeshi refugee official says the heads of some 200 Rohingya families interviewed by officials from the U.N. refugee agency and the government have told them they will not go back to Myanmar unless their demands for citizenship and safety are ensured.

The Latest: EU stands ready to supervise migrant relocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16am

The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local):

Polish judges want lawmakers to probe hate campaign

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:07am

Polish judges on Wednesday urged lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations.

Syrian activists: Airstrikes hit hospital in rebel village

Basse Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:06am

Airstrikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held village in northwestern Syria, knocking it out of service early on Wednesday, opposition activists said as government forces pressed their offensive on the last major rebel stronghold in the war-torn country.

Iraq probe: Drone strike caused explosion at Baghdad base

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:55am

A drone strike caused a massive explosion last week at a munitions depot run by an Iranian-backed militia near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, according to an Iraqi government report obtained Wednesday.

Greece says it won't assist Iranian tanker sought by US

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:48am

Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding an Iranian supertanker sought by the U.S. but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea, believed heading for a Greek port.

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:07am

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discrimination.

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:59am

Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections.

A quarter of people living in Germany have foreign roots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:47am

A quarter of all people living in Germany have a migrant background — the highest figure yet recorded in the country of 83 million.

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:38am

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year.