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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — From the sky, the sprawling Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam appears to erupt from the green expanse of the riverine delta that surrounds it. Millions of … more
North Korea says it has conducted its first flight test of a new cruise missile, as it expands its military capabilities in the face of tensions with the United States and neighbors. The test was … more
Russia’s top diplomat is accusing the United States, South Korea and Japan of preparing for war with North Korea. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a U.N. news conference Wednesday that this new … more
A 72-year-old Israeli woman held captive by Hamas militants for nearly 50 days has told an Israeli TV channel that she was held at length in a dark, humid tunnel where she met Hamas’ leader. She … more
A Zimbabwean opposition figure who has spent close to 600 days in pretrial detention has been convicted of inciting public violence. Some supporters sobbed at the treatment of a man seen by many as … more
Officials in Cyrpus say police have rescued 60 Syrian migrants from a rickety wooden boat that had been at sea six days and appeared to have run short of food and water. Five minors have been … more
Human-induced global warming, and not El Niño, was the primary driver of the severe drought in the Amazon last year that sent rivers to record lows, isolated hundreds of river communities and killed … more
Greece’s center-right government is speeding up its timetable to legalize same-sex marriage despite growing opposition from the powerful Orthodox Church. Government officials said Wednesday that … more
As aftershocks continued to rock western China on Wednesday, more than 12,000 people were staying in tents and other shelters, lighting bonfires to fend off the freezing weather. The previous day, a … more
Sweden’s bid to join NATO has cleared its next-to-last hurdle after being held up for almost two years. Turkey’s parliament gave its go-ahead to let the Nordic country into the alliance Tuesday. … more
China's Foreign Ministry says Beijing has formally restored diplomatic ties with Nauru after the tiny Pacific island nation cut its ties with Taiwan earlier this month. Nauru's announcement on Jan. … more
South Korea’s military says North Korea fired several cruise missiles into the western sea as it continues a streak of weapons testing in the face of deepening nuclear tensions with the United … more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is pitching the United States as a better security partner for Africa in place of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, which he accuses of exploiting coup-hit and … more
The United Nations chief is warning Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau’s rejection of a two-state solution will indefinitely prolong a conflict that is threatening global peace and … more
Dueling political factions are demonstrating on the streets of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. The first competing rallies of the presidential election year took place Tuesday as both sides looked to … more
A man has been arrested hours after he claimed responsibility for starting a building fire in South Africa last year that killed 76 people while trying to get rid of the body of someone he had … more
A four-year-old giraffe named Benito has arrived at his new home, a large animal park in central Mexico. Now starts the hard part for the gangly post-adolescent: fitting in with the crowd of seven … more
Germany’s highest court has ruled that a small far-right party will not get any state funding for the next six years because it’s values and goals are unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional … more
Western countries have used a U.N.-backed review of China's human rights record to press Beijing to do more to allow freedom of expression, protect the rights of ethnic minorities and repeal a … more
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to his Swedish counterpart, Ulf Kristersson, inviting him to Budapest to discuss Sweden’s accession into the NATO military alliance. The … more
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