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Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12

January 17, 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency... more »»

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund

January 17, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has stepped in to help out the U.. more »»

NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bid

January 17, 2018

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's secretary-general arrived in Macedonia on Wednesday for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an... more »»

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

January 17, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. more »»

Romanian president backs having 1st female prime minister

January 17, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Wednesday proposed that a European member of Parliament be country's the next prime minister and potentially its first female leader. more »»

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

January 17, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. more »»

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — France will abandon plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering the activists who have been protesting the project for nearly a decade... more »»

France to loan Britain famed 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French officials plan to loan the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, allowing the 11th-century artwork depicting the conquest of England to leave France for the first time in... more »»

New eurozone chief urges speed in strengthening euro

January 17, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency, the new leader of the 19-nation eurozone's finance ministers... more »»

The Latest: Another Chilean church burns during papal visit

January 17, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local):

1:20 p.m. more »»

Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

January 17, 2018

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he travelled Wednesday to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where ... more »»

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

January 17, 2018

BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and... more »»

50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — The travelling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday — kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless parties, million-dollar business deals and the last... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit

January 17, 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs tha... more »»

Pope recalls dictatorship, indigenous cause in symbolic Mass

January 17, 2018

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples Wednesday, celebrating Mass at a former military base that not only lies on... more »»

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

January 17, 2018

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continu... more »»

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

January 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening... more »»

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

January 17, 2018

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her... more »»

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

January 17, 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the... more »»

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

January 17, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Six families of French jihadis captured during Islamic State's retreat filed a complaint Wednesday demanding that the government bring them home, a week after a video of two notoriou... more »»

 
 
 

 

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