Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon Hariris Future

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two...


Asian stocks flat as Fed minutes show support for rate hike

South Korea Financial Markets-1

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that the Fed will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. Japan was closed on...


Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

APTOPIX Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining,...


Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

US Navy Aircraft Crash

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon,...


The Latest: Search continuing for 3 sailors after Navy crash

US Navy Aircraft Crash

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Navy says the search continues for three sailors after an aircraft crashed Thursday in the Philippine Sea. Eight sailors were rescued and are in good...


The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

APTOPIX Netherlands War Crimes Mladic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo’s Foreign...


Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Bosnia Mladic Verdict

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers’ bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the...


Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil-24

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Poised to become Zimbabwe’s next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised “a new, unfolding democracy” and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled...


The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local): 6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they’re investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company’s massive data breach. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if...


Saudi Arabia just reopened two key ports in Yemen. That won't prevent a famine.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. For the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has made it virtually impossible to get food to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world. Yemen has been tiptoeing toward famine for the better part of three years. It’s a man-made crisis borne of immense political...


Euphoric Zimbabwe greets former Mugabe deputy as new leader

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - The man expected to lead Zimbabwe after the dramatic toppling of longtime president Robert Mugabe returned from abroad on Wednesday, promising democracy but also warning that the ruling party would remain firmly in control. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...

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