South Korea seizes North Korean paintings due to sanctions

South Korea says it has stopped businessmen from bringing in North Korean paintings in a potential violation of U.N. sanctions.Observers say similar incidents could...

2 Cambodian opposition politicians get bans dropped

A veteran Cambodian politician and his son have become the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the...

The Latest: Injured soldier taken from scene in ambulance

The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):9:52 a.m.An injured member of the Kenyan special forces...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home,...

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption.Xie Haojie (SHEE'-ye hao-JEE'-ye) was arrested on...

Kenya forces still securing hotel after extremist attack

Kenyan police say there is still "an active security operation" in and around the hotel complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen amid sporadic gunfire...

New caravan of Honduran migrants makes first border crossing

The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan...

Bloomberg believes he can be elected president despite age

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says if he decides to run for president he can still win despite being older.The 76-year-old billionaire...

Fight against India joins 2 Kashmir teens in life and death

The anti-India unrest in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has claimed the life of the youngest militant, a 14-year-old soccer player who was...

Guam Catholic Church enters bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims

Guam's Catholic Church has filed for bankruptcy, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits...

Judge won't toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping...

Palestinians announce plans to again seek full UN membership

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday he plans to reactivate an application for the Palestinians to have full membership in the United Nations, and...

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own firearms, the first of many expected changes by...

Millions congregate for world's largest gathering, a Hindu festival in India

Elephants, horses and an expected crowd of more 120 million people began to descend on Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, marking the beginning of Kumbh Mela,...

Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian sailors

Twenty-four sailors, taken prisoner by Russia when it seized three Ukrainian navy ships in November, have appeared in a Moscow court for the first...

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