Virginia Mayo, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 8:44am
A special remembrance installation of 600,000 crouching clay figures is opening to the public soon in Ypres, Belgium, seeking to help visitors from around the world reflect on what happened during World War I a century ago.
Jim Heintz, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 6:50am
As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 6:50am
Wang Qishan is known as China's "Mr. Fix-It," a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises — from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption. Those who've met him describe him as bold and probing, a problem solver who enjoys philosophical debates and has a wicked sense of humor.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 6:26am
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has always wanted to lead the diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis, even as he was overshadowed in his first year in office by a belligerent standoff between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Nataliya Vasilyeva and Angela Charlton, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 6:20am
Russian voters are gearing up for a presidential election Sunday that Vladimir Putin is guaranteed to win. They are facing unusually intense pressure to vote, to grant him a convincing new mandate to pursue his nationalist strategy.
Bassem Mroue and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 17th - 5:58am
Government airstrikes on a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus killed dozens and wounded scores on Friday, opposition activists said, as thousands of people left the besieged areas known as eastern Ghouta.