Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | Posted Jun 24th - 1:50pm
The top North Korean official for U.S. relations told The Associated Press on Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government's collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment.
Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Posted Jun 24th - 1:40pm
On its face Britain looked the same on Friday: The White Cliffs of Dover gleamed, the clamor of construction rumbled across London and bathers in the Hampstead Heath park took a dip in a murky pond while the rare sun lasted.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted Jun 24th - 12:50pm
Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby IS stronghold, activists said Friday.
Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted Jun 24th - 11:41am
The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision earlier this month to expand America's involvement against the insurgents, two U.S. officials said Friday.
U.N. human rights experts are urging Iran to promptly release three men imprisoned on charges that include "insulting Islamic sanctities" and spreading anti-state propaganda by producing and distributing underground music.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Jun 24th - 9:50am
A Japanese survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima who was hugged by President Barack Obama during a recent visit to the city said Friday he still trusts the president's promise to work toward a nuclear-free world.
In a story June 23 about Cameroon's adultery law, The Associated Press reported erroneously that until now, adultery in Cameroon has been a criminal act for women only. In fact has been a criminal act for men as well but under different terms.
Uganda's military chief said Friday the country plans to withdraw its more than 6,000 troops from the African Union force in Somalia by December 2017. The Ugandans are the largest troop contingent in the AU force trying to protect the Somali government from the extremist group al-Shabab.