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France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection

December 4, 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund... more »»

Fidel Castro's final resting spot shrouded in mystery

December 4, 2016

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiag. more »»

Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

December 4, 2016

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader... more »»

Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation

December 4, 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. more »»

Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

December 4, 2016

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader's desire to... more »»

Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler's death

December 4, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation's first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader... more »»

Cuba nears end of mourning for Castro with second big rally

December 4, 2016

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Cuba is nearing the end of its nine-day public mourning for Fidel Castro with a second massive rally in honor of the revolutionary leader. more »»

Fidel Castro's ashes arrive in eastern city of Santiago

December 3, 2016

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro's ashes have arrived in the eastern city of Santiago, ending a four-day journey across Cub. more »»

Under dusty fog cover, IS strikes Iraqi forces near Mosul

December 3, 2016

QABR AL-ABD, Iraq (AP) — Under the cover of dust and fog, Islamic State group fighters launched a series of counterattacks on Iraqi positions to the south and west of the militant-held city of... more »»

Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE

December 3, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies. more »»

France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection

December 3, 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund... more »»

Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro

December 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting view. more »»

AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win

December 3, 2016

YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help... more »»

Italy's voter referendum: The nuts and bolts behind the buzz

December 3, 2016

ROME (AP) — A voter referendum on changes to Italy's post-war Constitution scheduled for Sunday has turned into a virtual plebiscite on Premier Matteo Renzi's center-left government. more »»

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

December 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that... more »»

IS exploits rain, hits Iraqi militias west, south of Mosul

December 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage... more »»

The Latest: Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war

December 3, 2016

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

4:30 p.m. more »»

Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side

December 3, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club

December 3, 2016

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense... more »»

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

December 3, 2016

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking... more »»

 
 
 

 

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