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Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence

Published Oct. 20 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain's central government prepared the unprecedented...

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

Published Oct. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration had no answers Thursday to key questions two weeks after an ambush in the...

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

Published Oct. 19 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, about 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control,...

US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

Published Oct. 19 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend...

UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

Published Oct. 19 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he is going to visit conflict-torn Central African Republic next...

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Published Oct. 18 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the...

After Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of more areas in Iraq

Published Oct. 18 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas Tuesday across northern and eastern Iraq, a day after...

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

Published Oct. 17 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores...

S. Korea, US begin naval drills amid North threat

Published Oct. 17 2017

South Korean and U.S. troops began five days of naval drills on Monday after North Korea renewed its threat to...

UN elects Congo to Human Rights Council despite abuses

Published Oct. 17 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday's U.N.

Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel

Published Oct. 17 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that...

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somali history; death toll expected to climb

Published Oct. 16 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300...

Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them

Published Oct. 15 2017

SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was...

Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

Published Oct. 15 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed...

Venezuela opposition hopes for victory in elections

Published Oct. 14 2017

GUARENAS, Venezuela (AP) — Carlos Ocariz was pressing the flesh at a bus stop, trying to persuade potential voters to...

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group freed

Published Oct. 13 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of...

The sound in Havana: What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

Published Oct. 13 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from...

US, Israel to exit UN agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

Published Oct. 13 2017

PARIS (AP) — The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency...

Video of fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam shown at trial

Published Oct. 12 2017

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A security camera video showing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader being attacked...

US rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Raqqa

Published Oct. 12 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday that it won't accept a negotiated withdrawal...

Puerto Rico investigates post-Maria disease outbreak

Published Oct. 12 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a...

Catalan leader says region earns independence, but delays it

Published Oct. 11 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader on Tuesday said he had a mandate to declare independence from Spain but stopped...

S. Korean lawmaker says North hacked war plans

Published Oct. 11 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker said Tuesday that North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified...