A senior U.S. coalition commander says the partnership with Syrian Kurdish forces remains strong and focused on fighting the Islamic State group
Exceptionally high tidal waters have surged again through Venice, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square
Israel says its missile defenses have intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip
Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in
Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein.
British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth sailing, expounding his socialist dream in nightly television addresses and attending international conferences.
Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage in Russia were freed Friday in exchange for two Russians who had been in prison in Lithuania.
The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise.
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.
Authorities in French Polynesia have handed preliminary drug charges to the founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil
A cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday despite sporadic rocket fire, after two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel.
An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously believed.
Protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university have partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24
Italy’s government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, aiming to swiftly secure repair funding for the historic lagoon city after the highest tide in 50 years.
China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal. The deal is expected to benefit several Washington producers located mostly on the western side of the state.
Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.
Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 24 Palestinians, including a 7-year-old boy and two other minors.