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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit to Russia is to ensure that he agrees to possible peace initiatives with Russia, Iran and Turkey. Vladimir Putin hosted Assad...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria suicide bombing (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Police in northern Nigeria say the death toll has risen to 50 in a suicide bombing at a mosque during morning prayers. Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells The Associated Press they...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva, Russian and Syrian state media reported Tuesday. The report said...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say a woman went to a police station and confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for the babies. Police said 53-year-old Mayumi Saito was arrested Tuesday on...
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face...
BEIJING (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer in China was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. The Intermediate People's Court in the city...
BEIJING (AP) — A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. The Intermediate People's Court in...
HONG KONG (AP) — Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as Zimbabwe appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is...
BEIJING (AP) — State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a...
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois correctional officer received a four-month prison sentence for choking,...
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica...
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials are offering free rides this week on a 200-foot Chicago Ferris wheel. Riders have to sign...
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's...