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Brazil police: ex-governor considered fugitive in custody

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

Brazilian police say a former governor who was convicted of embezzlement and money laundering has turned himself in.

1 killed, dozens injured in Spain fireworks explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:55pm

Authorities in northwestern Spain say a blast at a fireworks storage facility has killed at least one person and injured 26 others, including seven children.

Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abuses

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:38pm

Four retired high-ranking military officers in Guatemala were convicted Wednesday of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother.

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:22pm

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been "slow and painful," and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday.

US Ambassador to Israel says Trump peace plan months away

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

The U.S. Ambassador to Israel says the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan is months away.

Aides: Hospitalized chief still controls Polish ruling party

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

Aides to the hospitalized leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party say Jaroslaw Kaczynski has retained full control and no decisions are made without him.

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:44am

Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country.

Italy premier-designate Giuseppe Conte confirms Italy's role in Europe, says he'll be "defense lawyer" of all Italians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:43am

Italy premier-designate Giuseppe Conte confirms Italy's role in Europe, says he'll be "defense lawyer" of all Italians.

Arab League severs ties with Guatemala over embassy move

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:43am

The Arab League says it will no longer cooperate on any level with Guatemala because of the country's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Italy premier-designate Conte confirms Italy's role in Europe, says he'll be 'defense lawyer of the Italian people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:42am

Italy premier-designate Conte confirms Italy's role in Europe, says he'll be 'defense lawyer of the Italian people'

Pompeo: US to retaliate for Venezuela expulsion of diplomat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:40am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the U.S. will respond reciprocally to President Nicolas Maduro's expulsion of the top American diplomat in Venezuela.

UN envoy urges quick action to avoid Israel-Palestinian war

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:28am

The U.N.'s Mideast envoy called Wednesday for urgent action to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war sparked by the violence in Gaza.

Greece: 3 convicted in videotaped beating of mayor

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

Three men have been convicted over the videotaped assault of the mayor of Greece's second-largest city, which had touched off a heated political debate over public order.

Italian president gives political neophyte Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form western Europe's first populist government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:25am

Italian president gives political neophyte Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form western Europe's first populist government.

Macron says France to resume cooperation with Rwanda

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

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to resume cooperation between France and Rwanda even though relations between the two countries are not yet fully normalized.

The Latest: Syria's Assad meets with Putin envoy

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

The Latest on Syria developments (all times local):

Yulia Skripal says she wants to return to Russia eventually, but doesn't want Russian Embassy's help now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:51am

Yulia Skripal says she wants to return to Russia eventually, but doesn't want Russian Embassy's help now.

New US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:44am

U.S. President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak.

Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:44am

Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning.