Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 1:04am
North Korea has lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of an increasingly embattled plan for its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump to meet next month, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy" and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 12:52am
Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing.
Murtada Faraj, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 8:08pm
A suicide bomber blew himself up late Wednesday at a crowded park in Iraq's capital, killing at least seven people in the first such attack in Baghdad since the start a week ago of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, security officials said.
Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters that began a year ago.
Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked down on the nation's last remaining critical major newspaper.
The United States is rejecting a call from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the world body to fund a new 5,000-troop African force meant to fight extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 4:08pm
A U.N. committee on Wednesday granted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's entire delegation an exemption from U.N. sanctions ahead of its scheduled trip to Singapore to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Elaine Ganley, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 2:16pm
Police are preparing to dismantle makeshift camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital, France's interior minister said Wednesday amid a debate over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrival of homeless newcomers — with humanity or muscle.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 2:14pm
A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 1:16pm
Italy's president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running western Europe's first populist government.